Problem-Solving – Part I: The Why & How

  Problem-solving is a necessary skill that transcends every industry. After all, problems, be they big or small, show up every day –in every workplace. As a leader in your company, it is vital to model and encourage problem-solving in your team. Why? It Strengthens Your Team: Strong teams are brimming with initiative-filled problem-solvers –positive influencers who “rally the troops,” …

Why Choose a Trade Skill?

Today, the status quo says a college degree and a white-collar job are the keys to a successful career. And they are keys, but not the only keys. The skilled trade industry is wide-open and offers multiple opportunities for a successful career. A skilled trade is typically acquired through vocational or on-the-job training resulting in certification.  Trade skills are usually …

5 Tips for Achieving Transparency in Business

Today’s immediate access to knowledge and data has created a demand for transparency in business.  Consumers are increasingly concerned with authenticity, as well as ethical business and buying habits.  The labor force cares about how an employer’s values align with theirs. Business leaders who hold themselves to a high standard move to front and center in a world where we …

5 Tips for Improving Your Technology Skills     

We live in a hi-tech world, and that technology changes continually. As a result, being a successful part of the workforce demands relevant tech skills. While certain positions require specific skills, like building websites, coding software, designing apps, and writing technical briefings, even entry-level positions often require a bit of technical savvy. It may just mean being familiar with apps …

How To Get Along With Your Coworkers — 7 Key Tips!

In all likelihood, you spend more time with your coworkers than with family and friends. So to make your life — especially your work-life — more productive, pleasant, and professional, getting along with your coworkers is a big deal. If we lived in a perfect world, it would be easy.  But we don’t live in a perfect world, and it …

Obstacles to Leadership — 6 Roadblocks To Watch

Leadership is a worthy pursuit. It’s also a difficult one. But, surprisingly, the most challenging aspects of leadership are not circumstantial but internal. While outward and circumstantial challenges occur often, it’s the internal choices a leader makes that distinguish him or her as a successful leader. Here are six obstacles to effective leadership that may be blocking your path. 1. …

Congratulations, Graduates!

Congratulations, Graduate. As you embark on the career of your choice – the one you studied long and hard for, your skills are more in demand than ever. Many industries are short-handed. We appreciate your enthusiasm and welcome you with these career-minded tips. Adopt an adaptable attitude Many organizations find themselves in a near-constant state of shuffling staff and adjusting …

Fun Facts with Hamilton – Valentine’s Day!

Ah, February. (Sigh.) The month of romance, chocolate, and over-priced roses. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we don’t know about you, but we’re excited! While telling people in your life that you love them is something to be done any time of the year, it’s nice there’s one whole day set aside for celebrating. So, for all …

An Ethical Workplace

“Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.” – Stewart Potter Integrity is all about behavior that is honest and forthright. It plays a significant role in the harmony and efficiency of a workplace. To Employers: Ethical behavior should be a core value – the baseline – in every …