If you don’t relish the thought of hustling to a workplace every day or you’re having a hard time securing a local gig, there’s never been a better time to work from home: More than 40 million Americans do it, according to the advocacy group Telework Coalition. And as the economy improves, more companies will be looking for additional staff. For most at-home jobs, you’ll need a computer and an Internet connection, some basic skills and a can-do attitude.
The rising cost of education is prompting more MBA students to hold down a job and attend school at the same time. A study conducted this year revealed that the average cost of an MBA degree is over $7,000 per year, which means that most students must work as they study. If you are one such student, holding down a job and working toward your degree is probably stressful. However, there are several practical skills you may learn from doing so and can apply to a future job that could make you quite a success.
Good managers want their employees to learn and develop throughout their careers. The best way to do that is by coaching them effectively. As a manager, there are two ways in which to coach employees: coaching for performance, and coaching for development. If you’re coaching for performance, you’re usually addressing an issue and finding a solution. Coaching for development, though, is about focusing on the person too. This type of coaching is meant to help the employee improve and grow, beyond simply dealing with the issue at hand.
When you’re coaching for development, you’re really trying to help them learn — from their experiences, from other people, in any way possible.
Perhaps the most frustrating thing about teaching and learning is the low retention rate people have when it comes to knowledge. We tend to quickly forget what we’ve learned. If you’re like many of us, you’ve walked out of a corporate class at the end of the day, only to immediately forget what was discussed just hours, if not minutes, ago.
Job interviews are strikingly similar to going on a blind date—in a restaurant you’ve never been to. It’s stressful enough navigating new streets and parking situations just to get there. Then you walk into a room and meet someone new, without having any idea whether they’ll like you.
And, of course, your future is riding on whether or not they like you. A new job changes your finances (hopefully for the better) and affects your schedule. With all that pressure, it’s crucial to prepare for your interview before you step into the room—and to follow up after you leave.
That’s where this nifty guide from Company Folders comes in. It has 21 great tips to help you ace your next job interview with flying colors.
Today’s workers want more out of their careers. Younger generations especially crave jobs that are fulfilling and fun, not just sitting at a desk all day. Workplaces are responding with incentives packages designed to appeal to talented workers and help them maximize their productivity.
What could be wrong with that? Well, it turns out, the new problem is that many employees—and even employers—don’t know which workplace perks are the most helpful.
This collection from the team at Company Folders will show you the top ten workplace perks and why they matter most.
When you’re at the starting point of setting up your business, you’ll need to establish your office. Or, a particular place you can work from and these days that doesn’t necessarily mean renting or buying a building. You might find that you can run your business quite comfortably from home. This will only work for some business models and should definitely not be considered a universal option. So, for now, let’s think about the factors that you do need to consider when purchasing or renting a new office.
Most people aren’t aware of it, but today, we’re at a watershed moment in business technology. Over the last few years, we’ve seen the development of technologies that could transform companies as much as electricity. Things like big data and AI aren’t just buzzwords. They’re real technologies that will have real and universal impacts.
Today businesses can benefit from these technologies. However, many feel overloaded with gadgets and apps already. As a result, they’ll be skeptical of any new technology marketed to them.
The question, therefore, is which technologies are the ones that will drive growth in your business? Let’s find out.