Scott Talley Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 12:01 AM EST Nov 9, 2018 For many employees, being happy in the workplace is the ultimate goal. However, Josh Leatherman of Service Express says just being happy does not necessarily lead to complete professional fulfillment. “It’s so important to focus on employees, so that they are not just happy but engaged,” said Leatherman, who is the chief marketing officer for the Grand Rapids-based company that maintains servers and mainframes for mid-to-large companies in 18 states. “I travel to a lot of places like Silicon Valley and New York and I encounter people that may be happy with their employer because they have ping-pong tables in the workplace, or food, or beer, but we want our employees to be engaged so they will understand how what they do impacts their team and the company as a whole.” In his position as marketing director, it is expected that Leatherman can effectively … [Read more...] about Top Workplace Service Express moves beyond job descriptions and grows
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The unthinkable has happened. You were fired, and it feels rotten, and now you are stress-Googling your brains out in an effort to figure out just how you’re going to pick up the pieces of this unexpected mess. Deep breaths. Deeeep breaths. Unless you’ve been fired for something that was so bad that it made news or resulted in extreme consequences, there’s probably plenty of hope and promise that you can–and will–make a graceful comeback. Here are a few key things to do first: 1. Be assured that you’re not alone Almost without exception, the clients I’ve worked with who were fired feared that no one would ever understand what just happened, believe their explanation, or want to hire them, given the “stain” of the situation. Not the case. Certainly, getting fired isn’t an ideal scenario, but it happens every single day in workplaces across the land. I promise you. Sit down with an HR manager sometime and you will surely hear … [Read more...] about How to handle the job-search process when you just got fired
Gallery: Self-employment groups offer support, resources Many people only dream of being their own boss, but for Chattanooga residents already living out that dream, self-employment can bring both immense joy and some unique challenges. Rob Bettis, who calls himself a "free agent marketing consultant," said being able to work when he wants, where he wants and how he wants are the reasons why he enjoys self-employment. For two years, Bettis has been a freelancer, helping businesses with their advertising and social media strategies among other things. "It's been a really good change for me," Bettis said. "It's something I tried to do a number of years ago and was less successful at the time. I was a little bit naive. This time has been night and day different." While working out of a home office alongside his wife, who is a Realtor, allows him more flexibility, there is one thing that affects most self-employed or remote workers these days — loneliness. That is why Bettis, and a … [Read more...] about Self-employment groups offer support, resources [photos]
By CALmatters | CALmatters.orgPUBLISHED: May 25, 2018 at 12:40 pm | UPDATED: May 25, 2018 at 12:40 pm Plenty of workers still move West each year for a new job in California. But the state’s high cost of housing may be deterring many other job seekers from moving into the state. Business leaders up and down the state say California’s expensive housing makes it challenging to recruit new workers — and to keep existing employees here. “You’re competing, now, with a low unemployment rate in California, and people have options,” said Mary Leslie, president of the Los Angeles Business Council. In April, the state’s unemployment rate hit a record low of 4.2 percent. “If we don’t have the affordable housing, we’re not as competitive,” Leslie said. Job recruiters see California’s housing crisis from both sides. They work with employers feeling pressure to raise wages, and they talk with job seekers scared off by median … [Read more...] about Is California’s high cost of housing cost scaring off job seekers?
When I first became a full-time stay-at-home mom, I remember filling out forms at various doctor appointments asking for my occupation.Some gave you the option of “homemaker.” I always felt that description was somewhat demeaning and highly underrated for a job title. CEO of the house or director of home operations would have sounded better and more accurately described the role of a stay-at-home mom.I must admit, after leaving a successful career in marketing, I was a little sensitive to my new job title. I have never regretted becoming a full-time mom, and I am forever thankful to my husband for his financial support that gave me the opportunity to take on the most important job of my life – full-time mom.However, I have always felt the need to let others, especially dads, understand the entire job description of a mom. I would also like to mention that I have plenty of friends that work full-time office jobs while juggling the same mom duties, too.So, I’ve … [Read more...] about Dedicated to those with the hardest and most rewarding job: Mothers