“You did a great job!” is one of my favorite compliments to receive at work. This praise, however, doesn’t help me identify how I can improve my work or strengthen my skills. Constructive feedback is important to receive – and… Continue Reading Giving Effective Feedback at Work
Finding and retaining talented, diverse employees is important for businesses to stay competitive. Highly qualified job seekers with disabilities are frequently overlooked and underestimated. Recent reports show that about nine million unemployed Americans with significant disabilities are seeking jobs. Federal,… Continue Reading Disability Employment in Minnesota
“Big data” refers to data sets so large and complex that traditional database management tools cannot adequately capture, store, or analyze them. While often quantified in exabytes – or one quintillion (a 1 followed by 18 zeros) – big data… Continue Reading Big Data on the Job
Sometimes conflict arises at work. While it might seem easier to avoid confronting a coworker, it’s often best for the work environment to tackle the issue head on. Otherwise the coworker or the situation will continue to trigger you, which… Continue Reading Having a Courageous Conversation at Work
A few months back I wrote an article asking the question, “Do you value your network?” I received a lot of feedback and had numerous discussions with my own network connections as a result of the article. The discussions made me wonder:… Continue Reading Do You Think Critically When Building Your Network?
Are there things or people at work who “push your buttons,” causing you to have a strong emotional reaction? Understanding who (people) and what (situations) push our buttons can help us identify when we’ve been triggered and take some corrective… Continue Reading Know Who and What Pushes Your Buttons at Work
The Regional Analyst and Outreach unit at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is offering classes on labor market information this fall.
Interpersonal communication and conflict resolution are skills that employers often mention as being desirable for their current and future employees. I often think of this as emotional intelligence, which is the ability to understand emotions – in yourself and others… Continue Reading Putting Emotional Intelligence to Work