Tag: professionalism

workplace

Everything Sucks! Lessons on How NOT to Behave in the Workplace

Everything Sucks! is a Netflix comedy series set in the mid-1990s at Boring High School. The show follows high school freshman Luke O’Neil, his friends, and his first crush (Kate Messner) as they navigate high school in the 1990s. Over the course of the show, Luke’s mother becomes close to the high school principal (and […]

leader

Leaders: Connect with Your Employees (without Oversharing)

According to research, our brains respond positively to those we feel a personal connection with, causing us to try harder, perform better, and act kinder toward colleagues and leaders with whom we connect. Though leaders should connect with their employees and convey emotion and vulnerability to increase positive employee responses and build trust, they must […]

digital

Strategies for Rethinking Job Creation in the Digital Age

The U.S. unemployment rate continues to edge down after months of impressive job growth, and nearly 90% of companies are either actively hiring or in retention mode. However, job cuts remain a reality for many American businesses. Industries currently leading the United States in the greatest number of job cuts for 2018 include retail (76K), […]

training

Ways for Women to Build Confidence in the Workplace

Despite considerable gains in the last few decades toward greater equality in the workplace in terms of pay and opportunities, women still lag behind men at the top levels of organizations. For example, according to the Center for American Progress, even though women make up 44% of the overall S&P 500 workforce and 36% of […]

freelance

Why You Need an Established Policy for Your Remote Workers

A recent study conducted by Upwork has indicated that nearly two-thirds of companies in today’s workforce rely on remote workers, yet a majority of these companies lack established policies for their remote workers. The study’s findings also revealed the importance of establishing a policy for remote workers in today’s workforce.

emoji

The Harassment Risk of Emoji

We may think they are relegated to the realm of the teenage and the tween. We may deny using them ourselves. But the fact is that emoji—cartoon representations of emotions—have become commonplace in our digital world. “Seventy-one percent of Americans use visual expressions such as emojis, stickers or GIFs when texting or using mobile messaging […]

business

Professionalism: Teaching the Basics

Let’s face it, some people simply do not come across as professional. They may have the necessary skills and knowledge to be effective at their jobs, but you wouldn’t necessarily want to put them in front of a customer. Fortunately, professionalism is something that is learned and, therefore, can be taught.