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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to open up the dialogue with your employees about this once taboo topic.
Every year in May, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) promotes mental and physical well-being with “Mental Health Awareness Month”. It’s an opportune time for people to evaluate where they are in terms of their own lives, and seek help if they need it. It’s also a sound reminder that the person that sits at the desk across from you at work could be dealing with some pretty serious mental illness problems in secret.
Relationships can and do happen in the workplace. It’s not surprising, given working adults spend much of their lives at work. A study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management revealed that one in three workers have been involved in a relationship with a co-worker before.
National Women’s History Month is an annual designation observed in March. During this month, we are all encouraged to honor the women who came before us and fought for equality among all races and genders. We asked our employees to share with us the women, past/present and famous/not famous, who inspire them. Lizeth Elizondo, our Insurance Account Manager, chose Dolores Huerta – Co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union.
The people who stare at their laptops or phones during my workshops or presentations undoubtedly think they can effectively listen to me and use technology at the same time. After all, they’ve probably been told that multitasking is not only possible - it’s necessary.
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." This African proverb neatly explains why you should get your employees to work as a team: individuals can go fast, but a team can go far.
How do you do it? People who have been there, done that, and wrote a book about it said you need to have a variety of things in place to make it happen.
One in four workers are late to work at least once a month, according to the findings of a new CareerBuilder survey. That’s down from 29 percent last year.
More than 1 in 10 (12 percent) say being late is a weekly occurrence for them.
Broken down by age, 38 percent of those ages 18-34 are late at least once a month, compared to 36 percent of those 35-44 and 14 percent of those 45 and older.
“You can have everything you want if you will help other people get what they want,” said motivational speaker Zig Ziglar. If you’re in business, you want customers. What do your customers want? Good customer service. In fact, according to a Customer Experience Report by RightNow, 86 percent of consumers surveyed said they stopped doing business with a company because of receiving bad service. I know I have.
Here are four elements to providing good customer service:
If you’ve ever been married, chances are you were madly in love when you decided to become engaged. And, you probably thought that magical feeling would last a lifetime. Spoiler alert – it doesn’t. In the article “The Three Phases of Love” psychologist Daniel G. Amen explains that our bodies naturally shift out of the lovey-dovey mode after about a year because of self-preservation.
Many years ago, I shared an office with a co-worker who chewed her gum voraciously. She snapped and popped it loudly all day long while I sat nearby gritting my teeth. Finally, I asked her if she could chew more quietly. She laughed and said, “People tell me all the time how annoying my gum chewing is” and continued to snap and pop away.
Every year in May, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) promotes mental and physical well-being with “Mental Health Awareness Mo
Relationships can and do happen in the workplace. It’s not surprising, given working adults spend much of their lives at work.
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