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The year 2021 ended with a slower rate of job creation than anticipated. But it turned out to be a banner year overall for job growth. The number of jobs increased by almost 6.6 million last year, the largest total on record. That is a 4.6 percent increase from the end of 2020. Industries that… Read more »

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Achieving Career Goals Everyone knows that achieving success in your career requires hard work. But there is another quality just as important, one without which you cannot achieve success. It goes by different names. One of the most common is resilience. Some psychologists use the term grit, which is meant to define the desire, perseverance,… Read more »

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Finding talent has never been more challenging. There are many more job openings now than people to fill them. As a result, competition among companies to find the best people is great. Here are a few tips to improve your recruiting and stand out among the competition. 1. Improve your brand Your brand is what… Read more »

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Why Managers Need to be Good Listeners A recent study has found that managers are not very good listeners. In fact, the study showed that three out of four managers really don’t listen all that well. When managers needed to have a serious conversation with an employee, they were more interested in getting their own… Read more »

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Many people are now working remotely. This arrangement offers workers greater flexibility, but it can also present challenges for maintaining productivity. Here are a few tips for staying productive while working at home. 1, Appropriate dress Just because you’re working at home doesn’t mean you can stay in your pajamas or throw on a T-… Read more »

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In the past, when everyone worked in an office, company leadership could manage by dealing with workers face to face, by walking around and talking with employees in person. But this model is becoming outdated because of the rise of remote working. As more companies move to a hybrid workforce, with some employees in the… Read more »

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Many supervisors are not keen giving negative feedback to their workers. No one likes to be the bearer of bad news. And research has shown, as many already suspect, that negative feedback does little to change a person’s performance. Studies have revealed that negative feedback leads to poor attitudes, an unwillingness to deal with the… Read more »

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At one time or another, we’ve all suffered from procrastination. For some, however, it can become a habit, affecting their performance at work. If you procrastinate too much, you may feel like you’re always behind in your work, cause frustration for those who are relying on you, feel overwhelmed or inadequate about meeting deadlines. Here… Read more »

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Today’s companies, which focus on collaboration and cooperation among people working in teams, are considered marvels of organization. By working in teams, people are able to develop ideas and accomplish tasks that no one person could do alone. But what makes a great team? Research is showing that there are three factors that come together… Read more »

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There are many different methods that have been developed for tackling problems people encounter in the workplace. Some procedures work better than others depending on the type of problem. But having the right problem-solving strategy is essential to finding a solution. It can mean the difference between overcoming the obstacle and moving ahead or getting… Read more »