Entries by Josh Fields

What if your politics conflict with your boss?

What if you and your boss don’t see eye to eye when it comes to politics? Like oil and water…  Discussing politics in the workplace is not generally a good practice. Unless of course you actually work in politics. But that’s another story. Just in case you do fall on the opposite side of  the […]

Seasonal Employment Options Are Still Available

With the right timing and a little sleuthing, you can find great seasonal employment to add some extra bucks to your holiday cash. Even with COVID a variety of seasonal jobs are still available. The standard retail jobs may not be available, but tax season is just around the corner and other opportunities are out […]

Learn how on-going training can help you

Periodic on-going training could be the x-factor for the success of your business. In our previous article of the same series we talked about training for onboarding, and you can check it out here if you haven’t. Implementing even a simple, quarterly on-going training plan can make a world of difference. Maintaining a consistent level […]

Learn Why is Diversity Important

Why is diversity important? And, before that what is it? When was the last time you took some time to ponder a serious issue that affects you and everyone around you? Hopefully this will encourage you to do just that. When we consider diversity, it is not uncommon to think of how it applies to […]

Training should not be just for onboarding

When a new employee is hired consists of an introductory phase which we usually call onboarding. Although it varies from highly organized events over a number of days, to the old “you’re hired” after being thrown into a trial-by-fire situation. Everyone experiences some kind onboarding. The key is whether or not an individual employee understands […]

Interview for Admin Support…Ready?

Can you pass this one question quiz?  Interviews happen everyday in a variety of settings. Think about this, though. Which employees are the hardest working multitaskers, making sure executives know where they need to be for their next meeting, keep stock closets full, invoices processed on time and making sure that the workspace generally runs […]

Vacation Days…Why You Should Want To Take Them!

It’s commonly understood that taking vacation days provides a significant mental health benefit. But does vacation also allow us to better develop our work lives? A study published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior finds that all of that is true, and that vacation is really good for our health.   Research shows Researchers ran […]

Protecting Employee Health & Safety Post-COVID-19

  Safety for your employees as we adjust to the new, hopefully temporary version of normal…what can you do? Every day, we wake up and go to work, fully intending to come home happy and healthy. While many businesses aim to protect employees and keep their health a top priority, the arrival of COVID-19 has […]

Stop Asking These 10 Questions At Work!

Everybody agrees that building great relationships with coworkers and networking is a great thing to do.  It’s also valuable to have a degree of candor when doing so… But you need to practice self censorship as well. One easy, low-hanging fruit in this area is knowing what’s not OK when asking ice-breaker questions, or that quick […]