Selecting the Right Goal Setting Protocol for Your Team (part 2)
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2016
The second part of our goal setting series looks at Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), as well as the modern business hurdles none of the current approaches seem to be able to solve. The Rise of Key Performance Indicators An outgrowth of MBO and S.M.A.R.T. goals was the Key Performance Indicator (KPI), or a key factor in monitoring the performance of strategic objectives integral to an organization’s success. Like S.M.A....
 
  Three Preventable Mistakes on Resumes
by Robin Schlinger - Jun, 2016
Resume clients often give me a copy of an outdated resume to serve as a starting point for creating a new, more powerful resume targeted to their current job search. Lately, some preventable writing and proofreading mistakes have been cropping up in those old resumes crop over and over again. For example, Marine Corps has appeared in more than one resume without the “s” in Corps. The word “corp.” is an abbreviation for “cor...
 
  When Your Resume is Useless and When It Is Useful
by Randy Block - Jun, 2016
After a speech, I often encounter someone from the audience who approaches me and asks: “What do you think of my resume?” I smile and ask: “What job are you applying for?” More often than not, they respond with: “Nothing in particular. I just want to know what you think of it?” I give it a cursory look for achievement metrics and style points and usually say, “It’s fine as is; but I could give you a better critique if you w...
 
  ACA Predictions Are Proved False - No Increase in Part-Time Employment
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2016
When the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, first passed, many speculated that there would be an increase in part-time employment. By reducing the work hours of existing full-time employees, or by increasing the number of part-time employees hired, employers could avoid ACA’s mandate that they must offer health insurance to all full-time employees. To briefly recap, the Affordable Care Act provision for employer...
 
  Expressing Your Opinion can Hurt Your Brand
by Debra Wheatman - May, 2016
The other day, I was reading an article on LinkedIn about gender equality at the executive level. It was written by a female executive who noted that there are very few female C-level executives in any size company and that diversity only helps companies to succeed. The article was in no way inflammatory, and it was very well written. However, a quick scan of the comment section was horrifying. I am alternately amazed and...
 
  Hop Off the Fence! The Power of Decision
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May, 2016
When it comes to making important choices or taking risks, for many of us, it’s easier to make the decision not to make a decision. I’ve certainly been there, done that… I was ten years into my opera career…my dream profession…the career I’d spent half my life training for…when I started feeling that the life of an opera singer wasn’t such a wonderful life after all – at least for me. I was performing in opera houses...
 
  Career Satisfaction & Lateral Moves
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2016
Many people change jobs to gain career advancement because they feel stuck where they are and see no likelihood of change in their current organization. Conventional wisdom suggests that moving “up the ladder” is the way to advance professionally, which might mean finding a new job in another company. However, a relatively new trend in the work world indicates that not everyone thinks this way or adopts the traditional care...
 
  Expressing Your Opinion Can Hurt Your Brand
by Debra Wheatman - May, 2016
The other day, I was reading an article on LinkedIn about gender equality at the executive level. It was written by a female executive who noted that there are very few female C-level executives in any size company and that diversity only helps companies to succeed. The article was in no way inflammatory, and it was very well written. However, a quick scan of the comment section was horrifying. I am alternately amazed and...
 
  How Decision-Making Is Different Between Men and Women And Why It Matters In Business
by Kathy Caprino - May, 2016
Part of the series “Today’s True Leadership” In my work as a leadership trainer and a career success coach for women over 11 years, it’s become abundantly clear that the quality of one’s decision-making is not only a critical factor in her professional success and impact, but also reflects a wide range of influences that we’re typically unaware of, including core values, internal preferences, societal influences, social abi...
 
  The Value to Employees in Working From Home
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - May, 2016
Working from home is more common than ever, with technology continually disrupting the landscape of how and where we can do our jobs. While many benefits exist for the company who provides work-from-home set-ups, such as savings in overhead and 24/7 accessibility to key players, equally as many benefits abound for employees who choose the work-from-home option. Following are 10 reasons why working from home is good for your...
 
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