March 17 (this Sunday) is Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s actually the anniversary of St. Patrick’s death (as it is for designated saints days). St. Patrick’s Day is a Catholic feast day celebrating the patron saint of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: History of the Office

For centuries people have been getting up, joining a daily commute or retreating to a room, to work. The office has become inseparable from work. Its history illustrates not only how our work has changed but also how work’s physical spaces respond to cultural, technological and social forces. The origins of the modern office lie […]

TIP TUESDAY: The Psychology of Hiring & Retaining Top Talent

By Eric Frazer, Psy.D., Psychological Consultant for the Daily Advisor online Identifying the so-called soft psychological skills  of high performers can be challenging, especially when considering that many personality tests are outdated and don’t capture the emotional intelligence attributes of current and new (Millennial/Gen Z) workers in 2019. Those outdated tests told you that […]

TIP TUESDAY: New Research Shows Companies Willing to Hire Employees Without College Degrees

{excerpted from HR Daily Advisor online} A new online survey by Robert Half Finance and Accounting shows that the majority of organizations are happy to hire employees without college degrees and then develop them. Respondents revealed that a college diploma may not always be required for new hires in accounting and finance, especially when it […]

WEDNESDAY WORKFACT: 51 Percent of U.S. Employees Are Quitting Their Jobs. Try These 4 Strategies to Keep Them From Leaving

by Marcel Schwantes for Inc. com Founder and Chief Human Officer, Leadership From the Core Is this happening at your company? Here’s the solution to end your turnover problem. Last year, Gallup published the third iteration of its  State of the American Workplace  report, an in-depth  study  created to help business leaders optimize their hiring, […]