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Remote employees (also known as a distributed workforce) can add considerable value to an organization. From greater productivity and cost savings to the ability to recruit from a broader and more diverse talent pool, flexibility is the name of the game in the modern workforce. But with location freedom comes a greater degree responsibility.  Putting… Read more »

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In job hunting as in life, few things rival the power of a great first impression. Whether accurate or not, the effects of first impressions tend to follow us around and influence how we are perceived long after the first meeting. Even the perfect resume, experience and professional network can fall short in the face… Read more »

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Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »

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Making a Successful Transition What happens when a star technical staffer is suddenly promoted to management? Typically, expectations run high. A sense of excitement develops in the department. Senior management eagerly anticipates the results their new star will produce. And then reality hits…Most newly minted managers find the transition from technician to manager to be… Read more »