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Working: 'Bring Your Parents To Work' Day Is A Thing... Seriously

Ever heard of a company having an open house for workers’ parents? How about a ‘Take Your Parents to Work’ day? Some organizations are doing that, hoping to tap into the millennial generation’s...

January 20, 2014

3 Things You Must Do Before Every Meeting

It is sad, really. Every working day, the majority of us suffer from worthless and painful meetings that should have been avoided. These are those meetings that, with a little bit of intentionality...

January 14, 2014

'Death By Meetings'

Manuel stared blankly at his calendar. It was a Wednesday, the middle day of the week in the middle of a typical month: 9:00am – meeting 10:00am – meeting 11:00am – meeting 12:00pm –working lunch...

January 9, 2014

WORKING: New Goals For A New Year

It’s a new year. For many of us, that means we’re thinking about new work goals for 2014. Good idea, says our resident career expert, Brandon Smith. “If we don’t set goals, we end up just reacting to...

January 6, 2014

WORKING: Don't Expect To Get Hired 'Til 2014

Finding a new job here in the final weeks of year is tough. Companies just aren’t advancing their searches for open positions, said Brandon Smith, a career coach and workplace consultant who also...

December 23, 2013

WORKING: Work's Done For 2013

We have just over a week until Christmas. That means work has pretty much ground to a halt in companies across Georgia. Many of us will take some time off to re-energize ourselves. Others will keep...

December 16, 2013

WORKING: It Matters Where You Sit

At some companies, employees are moving desks every few months, and they’re always sitting around different people. Usually those people work in other departments. “[The idea is] everybody gets a...

December 9, 2013

WORKING: Shopping On The Clock

Say the boss wants to take you and your co-workers out for a long lunch and maybe a little shopping afterward. Sounds pretty nice. But are you crossing an ethical line since you’re probably still...

December 2, 2013

WORKING: Too Much Eye Contact?

Some new research tells us that using a lot of direct eye contact isn’t always a good idea. The study, published in the journal “Psychological Science,” found speakers with a strong opinion about a...

November 25, 2013

WORKING: 'I Don't Like You'

It’s OK not to like everyone you work with. You don’t even have to pretend you do like them. But workplace expert Brandon Smith says you do still have to get the work done. “You don’t have to go up...

November 18, 2013