The Pros and Cons of Counter Offers

As a recruiting professional, I have seen situations where someone applies for a new position, goes through the interview process, gets an offer, notifies/gives notice to their current employer, and the current employer comes back with a counter offer to get the person to stay. Sometimes, frankly, I have worked with candidates where I

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: Career Growth, Job Satisfaction, Opinion|0 Comments

Maybe You’re Just Not Interested?

It doesn’t make the headlines, and it isn’t often talked about, but it may have happened to you; maybe you are going through it now. What if you’re just not that interested in a job you have been pursuing? It can happen. Maybe you read a job description that seemed to be exactly what you

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, Job Satisfaction, Talking to Recruiters|0 Comments

The Low Down on Employee Empowerment

Today, managers who run companies are increasingly practicing employee empowerment, which is basically sharing the ownership of project responsibilities with staff – It can have surprising results.  For instance, instead of a manager dictating exactly how a project is to be completed, team members are instead asked for their input.  Typically, they are asked to

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Job Satisfaction|0 Comments

An Exercise in Strengths

How much do you know about yourself? Do you truly understand your innate talents and abilities that you can leverage not only help you stand out in an interview, but also that will enable you to be successful in the role you are seeking? For the past decade, I have had the pleasure of

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, Job Satisfaction|0 Comments

Choosing Purposefully, Living Healthy and Working Smart

As an aging male in a world that seems to move and change sometimes at the speed of light, something that I, and we all take for granted, our health, has become a paramount focus for me. And as a result, I came to the realization first hand that although we all talk a

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Job Satisfaction, Opinion|0 Comments

The “Mail-room Guy” Syndrome

‘I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’  This quote, by the amazing Maya Angelou, really resonates with me.  Its parallels within corporate culture speak volumes to how one is perceived and treated based on job titles. There

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: Career Growth, Job Satisfaction|0 Comments

How I Thrived in a Virtual Workspace

In the Summer of 2006 I started working full time within a virtual workspace. At that time, working from home full time was still unusual and to me and felt like unchartered territory. There were some adjustments I had to make to learn how to be successful while working from home. Now, 11 years later,

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Job Satisfaction, Opinion|0 Comments

Avez-vous envisagé d’incorporer une main-d’œuvre virtuelle ?

Depuis que les technologies de l'information (TI) jouent un rôle majeur dans le développement des organisations, le milieu de travail virtuel a commencé à être une alternative aux environnements de travail traditionnel. Nous avons vu l'émergence de cette nouvelle tendance avec le télétravail (travailler hors du bureau) et la pratique a évolué vers des équipes

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Job Satisfaction, Opinion|0 Comments

Have you Considered Embracing a Virtual Workforce?

Since information technology (IT) started to play a major role in the organizations, the virtual workplace has sprung up as an alternative to traditional work environments. We have seen the emergence of this new trend with telecommuting (working offsite) and the practice has evolved into completely virtual teams, where employees collaborate closely even though they

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Job Satisfaction, Opinion|0 Comments

The Mailroom Guy Syndrome

‘I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’  This quote, by the amazing Maya Angelou, really resonates with me.  Its parallels within corporate culture speak volumes to how one is perceived and treated based on job titles. There

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Job Satisfaction|0 Comments