Keeping Employees with Lean Budgets

When budgets get tight, it is very easy to make penny wise, pound foolish mistakes with employees. Handling the situation strategically can help you turn the situation around and keep your employees.

Building a Skills Wall

Tracking the skills you have and the skills you need makes managing your career a lot easier.

Great Reads – Are There Any Good Jobs Left?

Bringing jobs back is one of the current refrains that can be heard from the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. He is referring to the jobs that used to support a middle-class way of life in the US; jobs which required a high school diploma, maybe some technical training, and that one job could ...

Serendipity & A Message

A long term case of analysis paralysis and frustration over the lack of direction and progress in my career transition has been shattered, thanks to my friends, family and a great episode of The Geek Whisperers!

Reply is Hazy. Try Again Later.

Having a Personal Vision Statement is key towards advancement. But what if your vision isn't clear?

Your Younger Employees are Frustrated: Here Is Why

Clearly young people are frustrated, and it's not limited to politics. Younger employees who are in the workforce are also frustrated at the biases they face at the office.

Manufacturing is Gone. Programming is Next.

The often-touted solution to manufacturing job loss is more education. But changing every assembler into a programmer is merely delaying the inevitable.

A Pre-Election Day Reminder: Politics in the Workplace

Earlier this year I published a post on why politics and political discussions should be avoided in the workplace. Given that Election Day is tomorrow, I feel that now is a good time for a reminder that this subject should really never be something that is discussed in the office, especially for those of us ...

The FDA Has a Hiring Problem: Here is A Free Solution

Yes, pay is lower in government service than in the private sector. But pay is not the be-all, end-all. As someone with management experience in the Nonprofit Sector, I was also in a similar position where I could not compete for hires on pay alone; it forces you to get creative.

Discrimination in the Medical Workplace

Patients expecting medical care bring their prejudice and ignorance into the hospital with them. But it's not just doctors who experience this kind of discrimination.

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