Tag Archive: millennials at work

Get a Handle on Workplace Stress

November 4, 2017 10:03 am Published by

Workplace stress is real. “Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea”  ~ Doug Hall The Mayo Clinic educates us to some of the silent signals of stress.  From headaches, stomach cramps, overactive sweet tooth, heart palpitations, anxiety or shedding hair – your body can have a physical, obvious or not so obvious, reaction to stress. All of us have our “pain points” or triggers that cause some kind of involuntary stress reaction. Spend sometime today thinking about your triggers.  There may be more than one.... View Article

Sexual Harassment and Emerging Professionals

October 20, 2017 2:57 pm Published by

Sexual harassment in the workplace is real and emerging professionals and new graduates are sometimes the target.  Workplace predators are counting on the naive responses, fearful attempts to push back and lack of knowledge about sexual harassment policies. Often, these emerging professionals, who are new to the workplace, don’t even fully know what is acceptable behavior or expected of them and of co-workers just yet. When you read the op-ed by Lupita Nyong’o in the New York Times, about her encounters with Harvey Weinstein, you really get some insight into... View Article

70% of Employers Looking at Job Applicant Social Media Accounts

July 5, 2017 1:43 pm Published by

Recent Career Builder survey confirms what you already know – Employers are looking at applicant social media accounts.  The number is up from 60% in 2016 to 70% in 2017.  We can only assume it will keep growing.   What’s good about employers looking at applicant social media? Well according to survey respondents, recruiters are looking at the following good things and making hiring decisions: 61% looking for information that supports the candidate’s knowledge and skills for the job 50% are looking to see if you have a good professional... View Article

It’s Official! Paul Quinn Is The First HBCU Work College

March 22, 2017 2:08 pm Published by

After a two-year application process, Paul Quinn College has become the first HBCU to meet the Department of Education’s standards for the “work college” designation. As of Monday morning, Paul Quinn now joins seven other institutions trailblazing this new method for potentially reducing student debt. Unlike traditional work study programs, whose distribution is based solely on the student’s financial needs —since 2015—every student at Paul Quinn, has either a job on campus or with a local business in Dallas, Texas. According to college president Michael Sorrell, due to 80 percent... View Article

Tell Your Story and Push Past Networking Anxiety

November 14, 2016 7:21 pm Published by

Anyone who knows me well enough can tell you about my very real aversion to most conventions, among them, the traditional networking event. Something about the prospect of going into a room full of strangers— not necessarily to have fun per se— but to just chat about what we’re up to professionally and maybe exchange contact information, unnerves me. These events can often begin to feel tiresome when the meaningful exchange of ideas intersects with the need to self-promote, preach, or sell something. I’m not into that. Enough of my... View Article

No Pay Raise; What Else Could You Ask For?

February 2, 2016 11:48 am Published by

Let’s face it, many of us see our annual pay raise as a way to feel value at work. It reaffirms our importance to the company and it is something employees look forward to – even more than they do the company picnic or Christmas party. USA Today reported, based on survey data from Towers Watson (a compensation consulting firm) that U.S. employers were planning to give pay raises averaging 3% in 2015.  That was on par with the 2.9% average raise in 2014 and 2013.  However, if you are... View Article

Put your Best Foot Forward in Temp Jobs

November 23, 2014 8:57 am Published by

The National Employment Law Project reports that temporary workers fill 2.5% of all jobs in the US.  And this was before the Gig Economy really took off. Millions of new college grads, people reentering the workforce or those making career transitions will often spend some time in temp jobs.  No matter how long the assignment, temp jobs are an opportunity to put your best foot forward and be an impressive employee. Be a Team Player and Get Along With Other People The National Association of Colleges and Employers surveys employers... View Article

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