Cultivate a High-Energy Workforce

Cultivate a High-Energy Workforce 4 kinds of energy refuel and recharge employees for better performance By Arlene S. Hirsch, M.A., LCPC Jan 26, 2017 Society for Human Resource Management The U.S. workforce is rapidly being drained of energy. The 40-hour workweek is disappearing. Today, adults who work full time log an average of 47 hours a … [Read more...]

Where Do You Go From Here? Planning Your Career Next Steps As An HR Generalist

Love Anderson has some career advice for HR generalists: "Don't be afraid to take risks, to speak out, ask for help and even to fail." Her path to an HR leadership position has been unconventional—but it worked. Anderson is the director of human resources at the University of Chicago–Harris School of Public Policy. While positions at this level … [Read more...]

Taking A Fresh Look At EAP Counseling

Employee assistance programs can help clients through many of life’s problems—in person and virtually When Steve Albrecht was an officer with the San Diego Police Department, he frequently reached out to employee assistance program (EAP) counselors to help him cope with the stresses of his job. Speaking from both personal and professional … [Read more...]

Welcome Back to the Workforce, Mom and Dad

Returnship programs help midcareer professionals reenter the workforce after taking extended breaks Kathy Bayert is no stranger to the world of work. She has a master's degree in business from Northwestern University and experience working with PwC and IBM in Chicago as an organizational change strategy consultant. But at age 42, she faced a … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Interview Guide

We were recently mentioned in The Ultimate Interview Guide under the section "What you shouldn't say in an interview." … [Read more...]

Convincing Young Employees that Hourly Is as Good as Salaried

Focus on career development to keep emerging adults engaged Before she discovered a passion for HR, Jennifer Colclazier worked for eight years in various administrative roles with a small Midwestern company. In those jobs, she had many HR-based responsibilities, including interviewing and coordinating performance reviews. So when she decided a … [Read more...]

Arlene’s interview on The Underemployed Life. Part 2

If you missed part one of Arlene's interview on The Underemployed Life, click here. In part 2, Arlene discusses the “myth” holding back many college graduates, and offers advice for people unhappy with their job status. TUL: In our last interview we spoke to several college students who thought this was a worse time to enter the job market … [Read more...]

Arlene’s interview on The Underemployed Life

Arlene was recently interviewed by "The Underemployed Life", where she talks about the benefits of job hopping, being resilient, and social media’s role in finding a good job. The Underemployed Life: You offer career and psychological counseling through your practice. What are some of the psychological effects of underemployment you see in your … [Read more...]

Reducing New Employee Turnover Among Emerging Adults

Ann graduated from Robert Morris University in Chicago with a bachelor's degree in law office management in 2013, and when she landed her first job with a midsize law firm, she was excited about her new career. But when Ann (not her real name) arrived the first day, it was obvious that the partners hadn’t given much thought to the role of their … [Read more...]

Help For New College Grads Searching For A Good Job

"There are no jobs out there." This is a popular refrain among my career counseling clients. When I question how they know "there are no jobs out there," it usually turns out to be something they read somewhere or heard secondhand rather than the result of any direct experience. More often they seem to be using this myth as an excuse not to … [Read more...]