Handling Friendships in the Workplace

Overstepping boundaries with people at work can cause tension, miscommunication, and distractions. Follow these tips to properly and professionally manage your friendships in the workplace. 1. Don’t overshare. Discussing weekend plans or last night’s reality TV show is a safe bet, but if you vent about work issues or your company’s flaws, you may stir […]

The Type of Office Your Business Should Run

“No office layout is perfect,” said Alexander Lowry, director of the Master of Science in Financial Analysis program and a professor of finance at Gordon College. “To try and make it perfectly suited to your company and culture, consider the type of work you do and your office culture.” Nate Masterson, marketing manager at Maple Holistics, outlined […]

How to Improve Your Business Writing To Improve Communication

These tips are intended to make an immediate impact on how you communicate, starting with your next email. They are designed for people who are already overloaded with tasks. If you follow these basic guidelines, you will find that people understand what you mean and what you want to do, and they will even communicate […]

Career Success Depends on Your Willingness to Learn

When hiring a new employee, employers analyze a candidate’s current skills as well as their ability to learn new ones. Growth potential is an important quality in an employee, and a willingness to learn demonstrates that capability. According to a study conducted by global staffing firm Robert Half, 84% of HR managers reported their company is […]

How to Develop a Positive Attitude in the Workplace

Always looking on the bright side “may sound cheesy, but just positive thinking, smiling and positivity, in general, are the main staples of a positive personal attitude,” said Amy Finlay, co-founder of Edinburgh IFA. But what does a positive attitude have to do with the workplace? Having a positive attitude in the workplace won’t necessarily […]

How to Do a Personal SWOT Analysis To Evaluate The Company

A SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity, and threat) analysis is a common tool in the professional world to evaluate the past, present, and future position of a company. It provides organizational leaders a new perspective on what the organization does well, where its challenges lie and which avenues to pursue. A personal SWOT analysis can do […]

Try Peer Mentoring If You Want to Advance Your Career

Mentorship is a key element in personal development and growth and can provide valuable lessons to both mentor and mentee. Traditional mentorships work under a teacher-student dynamic, with the mentor providing the benefit of experience and wisdom to the mentee. In peer mentoring, the mentor and mentee roles are less rigidly defined, allowing both parties […]

How to Ask Your Boss for a Raise/ Increase in salary

First, know that it is perfectly acceptable to ask for a raise – it won’t be the first time your boss (or the company) has encountered such a request from an employee. Some companies have structured procedures for employee rate increases, such as annually or around the employee’s anniversary date. Other companies may not have […]

What to Do if You Think You’re being Underpaid

When you think you’re underpaid, you feel unappreciated and overworked, and it makes going into work a drag. However, with the right game plan, preparation, and negotiation skills, you should be able to increase your salary. Here are the steps to take if you think you’re being underpaid. “The first step is to figure out […]

How to Be an Invaluable Team Player (The Art of Followership)

Followership matters a lot in an organization. Good followers not only get things done but also support the company as a whole. They make the goals and visions of their supervisors a reality, as well as add their creative input to improve upon these objectives. Good followers also can shape their managers into better leaders. […]