Results tagged “morale”

Career Center Blog | Tips for letting go of your layoff

I recently read a book a colleague wrote about coping with the sudden loss of her husband, who died at age 61 after a fall from a ladder. The book -- "Suddenly Single," by Ruthann Reim McCaffree, a University Place-based

Career Center Blog | A week of thanks

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, a holiday for most employees. Thanksgiving was originally dedicated to expressing gratitude for the blessing of the year's harvest. A few years ago, I decided to make Thanksgiving week a time to focus on gratitude and

Career Center Blog | When surrounded by immature behavior, sometimes it's best to be direct

Power struggles, undermining and backstabbing behaviors that negatively affect the achievement of company objectives is NOT OK. Management teams must act as role models for the behavior they want to see in all employees of a company. So when surrounded

Career Center Blog | 4 ways to avoid the 'fear of failure' spiral

Let's talk about failure for a moment. Sure, it's not an easy subject, but anyone seeking a new job or a more in-depth career change will have to absorb and learn from a lot of perceived "failures" before finding

Career Center Blog | How to make a case for 'workflex' policies in your office

In August of this year, released a list of the top 25 companies in terms of work-life balance, as voted on by their own employees. Kent-based REI (ranked No. 6) and Seattle's Slalom Consulting (No. 15) were the two

Career Center Blog | Help for the unemployed that actually helps

It's usually the first thing you say when you hear that a friend has been laid off: "Please let me know if there's anything I can do." There's not much else one can say other than general expressions of condolence

Career Center Blog | Do you have a terrible job or just a bad attitude?

We've all had some jobs in our experience that we regret — the high-school cash register job, the unappreciated office drone, the back-breaking summertime construction job. They're all part of our career evolution. But have you ever been in a

Career Center Blog | Job seekers: high-five those helping hands

Used in its most common form, the phrase "human resources" strikes many folks as a cold, capitalistic and rather demeaning way to refer to the living, breathing souls who make up the workforce within any organization. If you're in the

Career Center Blog | Four easy ways to build community at work

From a social standpoint, office settings can make for some pretty awkward encounters. [Flickr photo by naotakem] Sure, employers try their darnedest to bring teams together with company picnics, holiday parties, and other morale events. But as anyone who's

Career Center Blog | In defense of March Madness office pools

It never fails. Once the flowers start blooming, my inbox bubbles with press releases warning against the evils of participating in March Madness office betting pools. Please. That's about as effective as telling employees not to swipe the occasional pen




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