Your Coworker is a Dog

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jul 30, 2012 in , , | No Comments

Millions of dogs accompany their owners to work everyday. Does yours?

Pets have been proven in several studies to lower the blood pressure of their owners who pet them. Animals are now being used in psychotherapy. Known as “therapy dogs,” they assist the owner in coping with daily stresses, anxiety or depression.

The lines between work and life are further blurred as more dog owners than ever are bringing their pets to work. What’s behind this movement? Is it good for employee morale, productivity and business?

Say Good-Bye, Maintain Connections

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jul 25, 2012 in , | No Comments

 

That prize summer internship (or job) is coming to an end…now what?

It went all too quickly, but hopefully you’re leaving the workplace with new skills, a list of networking contacts and a better sense of what you want to do in the future. But before you hightail it out their door, be sure to exit on a positive, professional note.

  1. Clean Up-take a few minutes to clear off the desk, or space you’ve been given, of all your personal effects. Whatever you do, never help yourself to anything that isn’t yours–including the pens in the desk!

Post-Traumatic Boss Disorder

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jul 23, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

 You know you have it when…

  • You feel edgy at work
  • Have nightmares about being humiliated in front of coworkers
  • Dread Monday mornings
  • Experience headaches, depression, loss of focus or irritability

As you may have guessed, this isn’t a real psychological disorder, but certain employees experience these symptoms. While we all should strive for a manageable work-life balance, some workplace situations can ruin both. Here’s why and what to do about it…

How to be a Winner

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jul 16, 2012 in , , | No Comments

You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to be a winner.

In Dana Hudepohl’s article, Unleash Your Inner Winner, (Fitness magazine), she states “…think and act like a champion and get every damn thing you want.” Is that possible? Let’s have a look…

Winning

Charlie Sheen took the word “winning” and turned it into something quite different than what we’re discussing here. Experts on the subject say winning comes from working hard–really hard. Just ask any one of the U.S. Olympians now readying themselves for the 2012 Summer Games in London. 

Women vs. Men at Work

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jul 11, 2012 in , , | No Comments


 

In the workplace, women and men operate differently. Here are a few examples…

If you understand the differences between male and female coworkers (and understand your own behavior) time in the office won’t be confusing.

According to Yahoo! Shine and Fitness Magazine:

  • 1 in 3 women say they are “extremely” or “very” competitive.
  • Women are three times less likely than men to take credit for a coworker’s work.
  • Men most often compete over money and salary.
  • Women are competitive about their job (34%) and I.Q. (53%).

What is an Apprenticeship?

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jul 2, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

Apprenticeships are training programs that use both classroom and on-the-job learning.

The idea of apprenticeships is to prepare people for careers in industries such as manufacturing, construction and new emerging industries (information technology, energy, etc.).

Apprenticeships help job seekers learn new skills, making them more marketable to employers seeking qualified workers.

Apprenticeship programs can be through individual employers, joint employer and labor groups, and/or employer associations.