Month: August 2018

Activate Your Active Listening Skills


Active listening can be a great tool to improve your communication skills. The person you are communicating with will feel heard, valued, and will begin to trust you if you are present in the conversation — physically, mentally, and verbally. This makes for a conversation that is free of misunderstandings and keeps open a clear […]

New Technology in the Workforce


Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer generated simulation of 3-D environments that can be interacted with in a physical way. This computer software is accompanied with an electronic helmet with a screen inside. This technology is generally used as a gaming system, but towards the end of 2017, a new use for VR emerged. Virtual […]

Five Things to Ask Yourself Before Writing a Job Description


Writing a job description can be daunting at times. It is an important communication tool that is unfortunately often overlooked when management gets too busy. Yet, companies should have a job description for every position. The job descriptions should outline the functions of the position as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to […]

2019 Open Enrollment


The new plan year is not until January 2019, but even though it seems far away, we are already starting to hear buzz about open enrollment. There is a lot of talk about changes with the Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as “Obamacare” and rate changes with certain insurance companies. When is Open Enrollment? […]