How to Adopt Neurodiversity in the Workplace By Janine Milne Diversity has ratcheted up the boardroom agenda as companies increasingly recognize the potential that a rich mix of different backgrounds, attitudes, and experiences bring to innovation and decision-making. But most companies are still laggards in the key area of neurodiversity in the workplace, meaning they need to hire more individuals who think differently from one another. According to a recent poll by the Chartered Institute of
How to Make a Good First Impression? First impressions matter. While future interactions can correct impressions or add information, the first impression sticks. When someone meets for the first time, they will remember if how you made them feel and if you meant their expectations. Memorable people often exceed expectation or sorely miss the mark. Our minds tend to remember lousy experiences or exceptional ones. In addition to remembering how they felt around someone new,
A Case for Celebrating Life’s Biggest Moments at Work By Sarah Payne Someone once told me that in life everything seems to stay the same forever…until one day, everything is completely different. I know a little bit about this. Last fall I experienced three major (but happy!) life events. I got engaged, bought a house, and had a baby. I remember the day after I got engaged, we toured the house we would eventually buy.
Tackling the Manufacturing Industry’s Skills Dilemma By Charles Coy There’s a critical skills gap in the manufacturing industry today–over the next 10 years, new employees will be needed for 3.5 million manufacturing jobs, yet 2 million of those roles are expected to go unfilled, according to Deloitte’s U.S. Manufacturers Survey. There’s an immediate need in this industry for highly skilled and highly educated workers that can develop creative ideas, solve complex problems and deliver innovative products.
Social Media Burnout Technology now allows us to be connected or 24/7. The creation of smartphones, tablets, and other handheld wireless devices enables us to access people and information on demand. Social media allows us to stay connected with others and can be an extremely useful tool for networking and maintaining both personal and business relationships. But is all of the input good for us? Maybe not. Just like most other things in life moderation
Are You Ready for an Aging Workforce? By Kim Burmeister Today, older workers continue to participate in the workforce in strong numbers for a number of reasons, including better overall health and the need to build or supplement their retirement income. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of workers between the ages of 55 and 64 is estimated to climb to 29.3 million by 2020 and make up almost 18% of the
In an age where we can barely catch our breath, making time for acquiring new knowledge can be challenging. However, to stay sharp, it’s essential to continue to think creatively and outside of the box. Podcasts can be a great way to stimulate your brain while on the go. The information provided in podcasts can give rise to new ideas or ways of thinking. Here are seven podcasts that successful people should check out: HBR
The One Truth Most Leaders Keep Quiet By David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom While our lives and careers can often find themselves in predictable patterns–go to school, get a job, work hard, rise to the top–there’s one little secret that most leaders never like to talk about. It’s a reality that can make us feel vulnerable. But it shouldn’t. What’s the secret? It’s this: we rose to our leadership positions because we were good at
How to Work a Job Fair Like a Pro Job fairs are a great way to network and find that perfect job opportunity. Fairs come in all shapes and sizes, styles and types. They are designed to rapidly connect employers with a large pool of qualified applicants. These functions can be efficient and productive for both employers and job seekers. The challenge for potential applicants becomes how to stand out from the crowd and to
Five Habits of Successful Employees People arrive at success via many diverse paths. Depending on individual situations, success can be defined in many ways. The stories and journeys may look different, but there are some characteristics that successful employees have in common. They have goals. Successful people always have their eye on the prize and have articulated what the prize is. And their goals aren’t ambiguous. Achievers have thought about both short-term and long-term goals.