Today businesses face a myriad of challenges, both externally and internally. Overcoming these challenges can be the difference between success and failure. Many external issues are beyond an organization’s direct control…natural disasters, global economic turmoil, etc. Internal challenges, however, can present a company with significant opportunities to stimulate and energize the organization.
Internally, organizations face executives retiring in record numbers and many middle-management positions disappearing due to belt-tightening measures. Fierce … Read More >
The range of emotions that come following an unexpected career change are not just felt by the person experiencing the loss. The change and job search are most definitely a family affair. Such a transition impacts everyone that the job seeker holds dear to them. This includes their spouse/significant other/partner, children, parents, and close friends. Sometimes this major change hits the loved ones harder than the person who experienced the unplanned career transition.
The job seeker’s family often feels anger, lack of control, frustration, fear of the unknown, and lo… Read More >
With the economy on the upswing, it is becoming increasingly important for organizations to retain their workforce. Every year companies spend thousands of dollars assessing employee engagement. Surveys are compiled and administered and engagement plans are made, all in an effort to produce happier and more productive employees.
Research indicates that engaged employees contribute to the long term success of organizations. There are many perspectives about the value and practice of employee engagement. This Myths and Realities Checklist can help… Read More >
‘Tis the season to be thankful! Who do you have to thank for supporting your development throughout your career? How has your relationship helped to accelerate your career?
Several years ago, a key leader and major business owner invited me to a lunch meeting during Thanksgiving week. He let me know that there would be a few other people that I would meet. The group included executives from small businesses, non-profit organizations and Fortune 100 companies. All were rising stars and current leaders.
During this special lunch, he shared that he had been … Read More >
By Barbara A.F. Greene, Greene and Associates Inc./Career Partners International - San Antonio
Often, job seekers slow their search efforts during the holiday season. They assume that this time of year will not be productive because employers will be busy with end-of-the-year business activities or taking time off for the holidays.
However, this is not the time to take a holiday from the job s… Read More >