Hiring Millennials? Here’s What You Should Know

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Almost everywhere we turn, we see complaints about the Millennial generation. Born between the mid ’80s and the late ’90s (though the exact time frame is up for some debate), this generation has been analyzed and criticized just as much as Generation X before them. Millennials have been labeled entitled, narcissistic, and sheltered. But are… Read more »

Four Bad Email Habits That Backfire

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Email ranks high on lists of top stressors at the office. Designed to make businesses operative more effectively and productively, email now creates hours spent trying to sort and archive (or find) old messages and find the elusive “inbox zero.” Using email correctly is an important part of professional etiquette. Habits that you might use in… Read more »

Workplace Professionalism in the Age of Social Media

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When we hear leaders lament the decline of professionalism in the modern workplace, many times their complaints fall under the category of millennials and technology. Employees spend too much time on their cell phones or spend work hours on social media or chat. Yet in the age of tech, when successful businesses often have a… Read more »

As Our Workplaces Become More Casual, Is Our Behavior Following Suit?

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In many workplaces today, “Casual Friday” has become “Casual Everyday.” Some companies have even begun a “Formal Friday” to target dressing professionally. Professional presence is vital to a company’s ability to get and keep clients. Poise, self-confidence and self-control make up professional presence. Here are tips from our “Professional Presence in a Casual World” program: Be Positive. A positive… Read more »

6 Quick Tips to Improve Your Professional Presence

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In today’s busy lifestyle, whether at the office, at your favorite social function, or even at the grocery store, it is very important for you to exude professional presence in public. A professional presence will help you to achieve many of your goals, e.g., getting that budget approved, being calm and poised during meetings, and… Read more »

Does Business Etiquette Really Matter?

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Whether you are aware of it or not, first impressions do make a major difference in achieving business objectives. [link here] EDSI’s Professional Presence in a Casual World program has preached the value of knowing proper business etiquette, including practicing good manners, for years. Having good manners will help you regardless of the business you are… Read more »

Multi-Gen Workplace: The Great Divide!

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We’ve got an amazing mix of generations in the workplace right now. In fact, the current workforce has a wider range of generations than ever before in US history. Traditionalists (born prior to 1946) are about 5 percent of the workforce Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) make up 45 percent of the workforce… Read more »