Archives for Career Development

The Importance of Building Collaborative Networks at Work

By Julia E Hubbel The Importance of Building Collaborative Networks at Work   In a world where Facebook rules, Instagram proffers lies about our perfect lives, and the promise of connectedness through social media is singularly isolating, there is still one great truth about work success. Human networks. Let’s be clear here. I’m not talking about how many so-called “friends” you have through your social media outlets. How many folks you pepper with emails when the report is late. This is that set of both internal and external connections that we nurture over time, provide value to, allow to support us and
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Lessons Learned for the New Veteran Entrepreneur

By Greg Jenkins Lessons Learned for the New Veteran Entrepreneur   There are a number of business considerations for any new Veteran Entrepreneur.  As a fellow Veteran Entrepreneur, I fully expected and anticipated a few considerations prior to striking out on my own, but I quickly found myself learning other things through discovery, mistakes and hard lessons.  My goal here is to share with you some of my lessons learned and best practices so you may avoid some of the mistakes I made along the way.   WHY ARE YOU STARTING A BUSINESS? So first of all, what is your
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Workforce Evolution & Untapped Top Talent

By  Arlene Donovan Workforce Evolution & Untapped Top Talent   The missing link in today’s workplace reflects a significant exclusion of individuals age 45 and older and is present across all industries. This deficiency or some would say exclusion is seen in sectors from universities to hospitals, service providers to practitioners, and faith-based to non-profits. Mature workers are having a difficult time getting hired. The U.S. Department of Labor has taken all of the data into account in its latest projections of labor force participation and according to these estimates, there will even be slight declines in participation among those aged
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Got ‘High Potentials’ in Your Organization? Here’s How to Know For Sure

By Karima Mariama-Arthur Got ‘High Potentials’ in Your Organization? Here’s How to Know For Sure If you want your company to thrive, having the right people on your team is critical.  But not just any people— we’re talking high potential talent. The term is common in high-level conversations describing the ideal talent pipeline, but is rarely understood in context—partly because it’s often confused with the term,’ high performers.’ The difference between the two is that “while the latter may enjoy their work and even perform it well, they may lack the aspiration and or quite possibility, the ability to effectively assume a leadership
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5 Ways Managers can Build Trust in the Workplace

by Raul Harman 5 Ways Managers can Build Trust in the Workplace One of the major problems today’s businesses face is the lack of trust. According to the Elderman 2016 Trust barometer, 35% of people don’t trust the company they work for. The results the Global generations study by EY shows are even more worrisome. They found that only 46% of employees have a great deal of trust in their employers. The factors that led to this are multiple, from unfair employee compensation and unequal opportunity for promotion to poor collaboration. The lack of trust within your organization may trigger
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