Managers Minute

Healthy employee= Healthy dividends for all concerned

President Obama has accomplished something he’s wanted for a long time. Universal healthcare for US citizens. Of course there are 2 sides to every story and just like other social systems, an increase or inundation of sick people means long lines, longer wait times and wait lists. But, one way employers can contribute to cracking […]

Turning the tide in employment.. Independent Contracting 1099 Style

An organization’s effectiveness relating to its processes and people has always been a human resource management concern in a macro environment and with the growing diversity in employment populations many organizations are realizing there is a need to go beyond basic functional HR management and examine strategic concepts in a quantifiable way to maximize operability. […]

Thanks for adding some gumption to the recipe for success

Someone recently asked me what one of my greatest challenges has been as a female business owner who has served in a very male dominated field; Program Management within in the federal sector. I feel very fortunate because I had a very strong male mentor when I first began my career in program management who was […]

What not to wear

I encourage my female clients to be true their personal style, but to bear in mind that conservative business attire is still best.  Wearing tasteful items that emphasize their femininity is fine, such as skirts and slightly higher heels is also okay, but I believe in moderation, less is more, whether in make-up, jewelry or […]

Attitude adjustment or Career change

Part of the reason many people are unhappy and share that unhappiness at work is because they forget…IT”S WORK!!! However, if people find themselves job jumping then that would be a definitive mark of possibly being in the wrong field or not targeting a more satisfying position within that field. One of the ways to […]

The Reverse Interview

I find that in their haste to find and obtain jobs, many candidates are not very adept in securing the much needed great first impression with employers because of one main issue. They rarely show the interviewer their interest in the organization to which they are applying by having good follow on questions for the […]

Post Interview Etiquette

As a program manager with over 10 years of experience hiring hundreds of people, I find that the candidates are very anxious in finding out the results of the interview and they try to find the most delicate ways to find out how they may have fared.  Which brings to mind, what are the applicable […]