All Onboard! 3 Signs Onboarding Needs to Be Fixed

  April 30, 2018

New employees decide within the first 30 days whether they feel welcome in the organization. Additionally, 1 in 25 people leave a new job just because of a poor (or no) onboarding program. (SHRM Statistics courtesy of Clickboarding.com) If new employee turnover is adding stress to your organization, one way to curb that is to … Continued

Learn More About The Training Gap

  April 12, 2018

POLL:  Did you undergo training in your current position at your company? A. I wasn’t “trained,” I was thrown to the wolves on my first day.That’s normal, though… right? B. Osmosis, baby! I followed someone for a while and watched what they were doing. C. I could probably still use a little training… D. I … Continued

Time to Revise These 3 Training Lies [Fact vs Fiction]

  March 29, 2018

58% of managers reported they haven’t been given actual management training.* Yikes. Despite hiring candidates who would likely be great leaders, we aren’t taking the steps to train them on actually leading a team. This training gap gets costly. According to the Association for Talent Development, companies that offer comprehensive training programs have 218% higher … Continued

You Need These 5 Work-Life Balance Tips

  March 7, 2018

The last time I addressed work-life balance was back in May 2016 in a post titled, “Managing Work and Family: It’s a Delicate Balance,” one of our most popular topics to date. I’d reported that 46% of workers complained they lacked balance. The 2018 poll I reviewed today showed staggeringly that this number has climbed to … Continued

Want Harmonious Work Relationships?

  February 14, 2018

With Valentine’s Day bringing up thoughts of relationships, we thought it was the perfect time to share how to foster more harmonious relationships in the workplace. And one of the most effective ways to have better relationships at work? Empathy. Do you think of yourself as an empathetic person? Have you ever thought about what … Continued

Are emails making you crazy?

  January 18, 2018

Poor communication has been a major reoccurring challenge for our clients. We want to help you manage your email better in 2018. We’re all inundated with emails, aren’t we? Even though email helps us run our professional lives, it can also, very literally, run your professional life. “Just one more email – and then I’ll … Continued

Why Corporate Giving *Needs* to Be a Priority 🎁

  December 12, 2017

Instead of giving gifts, every year, we make a conscious choice to give back to organizations in our community. Among them is one of our clients: Valparaiso YMCA. They transform lives through Healthy Living, Social Responsibility, and Youth Development. To get a behind-the scenes peek at our work together, click here to watch an exclusive … Continued

Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire Prevention Month, How to Keep Great Employees

  October 10, 2017

For jobs earning less than $50,000 per year, or more than 40 percent of U.S. jobs, the average cost of replacing an employee amounts to fully 20 percent of the person’s annual salary.   Fire, Fire, Fire! In honor of fire prevention month, I’d like to talk about firing employees, or rather how to not get … Continued

Am I an Underutilized Employee, Or Do I Employ an Underutilized Employee?

  September 14, 2017

  Are you unsure what an underutilized employee is? Are you possibly an underutilized employee and you aren’t sure how to approach your supervisor? Take a minute to let Theresa, help you get the conversation started, no matter which side of the desk you sit on. The videos below contain some tips on how to start … Continued

Oh No You Didn’t! – 4 Ways to Diffuse Disrespectful Situations

  July 10, 2017

Employees: If this is happening to you, Take an inventory of the situation by writing down actions you can control and actions you cannot. Mentally ‘let go’ of all those things you can’t control. Focus on what you can control and map out the steps you are going to do next to help resolve the situation. … Continued