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Equal Pay Day Casts Light on Gender Inequality in Workplace

Equal Pay Day Casts Light on Gender Inequality in Workplace

It is today, Tuesday, March 15, 2022 – the 73rd day of the year 2022 – that we can finally celebrate Equal Pay Day. This symbolic day, which was started by the National Committee on Pay Equality in 1996, is a day that denotes, on average, the number of days…
Closing the Racial Pay Gap

Closing the Racial Pay Gap

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 was originally put in place to prohibit discrimination of wages based on gender. This continues to be amended over the years to reflect the current times and now includes race & sexual orientation as a variable in creating equality for all in the workforce.…
Taking Care of Your Employees in a Hybrid Workplace

Taking Care of Your Employees in a Hybrid Workplace

To say the least, the past couple of years have caused a bit of a stir to businesses and organizations throughout the world. We had hopes of welcoming in the new year and putting the past behind us, but the gloom and doom of 2020 is starting to show its…
How to Make Your Hybrid Workforce Successful

How to Make Your Hybrid Workforce Successful

    Not all individuals are equally skilled at operating within a hybrid environment, and some jobs are just better done on-site, making hybrid work ideal for some members of your team and not for others. It is the leader’s job to ensure that all employees are treated fairly and…
Four Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2021

Four Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2021

  Now that 2020 is a thing of the past, it is time to get your organization ready for success in 2021 by keeping up with industry trends and finding out exactly what they will mean for your business. Elevate is proud to be your partner through all the changes…
Developing a conversation about racial equality

Developing a conversation about racial equality

  Let’s Talk… Developing a conversation with your employees about racial equality     In this very special interview dedicated to having the conversation about racial equality & diversity in the workplace, we will be interviewing the president and CEO of Elevate Business Development Group, Ellen Engel and Delvon Survine,…
Teleworking rant

Teleworking rant

Going into what seems like the 784,983th day of the quarantine, all I know is that I am exhausted…and I know I am not the only one! Everywhere you look, the horrors of this pandemic surround us and sometimes, WE JUST NEED TO VENT! So, in an effort to lighten…
Tele-working With Results

Tele-working With Results

Get your remote workforce on the track to success and start tele-working with results!       There is no question about it, the number of people working from home increased DRASTICALLY over the past month. With social distancing being the key to slowing down the spread of COVID-19, the CDC…
Perfecting Your Performance Review

Perfecting Your Performance Review

A Guide for a Productive Performance Review Season for both Managers & Employees  The performance review season is just around the corner… And, while this can be an opportunity for employees to share their accomplishments and distinguish themselves from their co-workers, it can also be an extremely trivial time of…
Writing Right

Writing Right

 As I sit in front of my computer proofreading this feature on Business Writing for the 8th time, I am growing more and more frustrated as I question every ellipsis, comma, and period that I type. With the wide array of subjects in the world of business development and professional growth, I…
Stress and mental health

Stress and mental health

  In response to (what seemed at the time) one the most stressful months of my life, I thought it would be a great opportunity to speak on a subject I am a little too familiar with – STRESS…Trust me when I say that I have many restless nights worrying about…
The Art of Procrastination

The Art of Procrastination

Every time I go on vacation, I procrastinate until the last minute to get myself prepared. With 2 young kids and a husband who wouldn’t know his underwear drawer if it slapped him in the face, my procrastination has been getting to the best of me this time around. And…
THE LOST ART OF COMMUNICATION

THE LOST ART OF COMMUNICATION

  Looking for a college major that didn’t require much math, I chose to study Communications. At the time of choosing this major, I still hadn’t determined what I wanted to be when I grew up and honestly didn’t even know what “communications” would translate to in the real working…
5 Characteristics of a Great Leader

5 Characteristics of a Great Leader

Check out these 5 characteristics of a great leader to find out if you have it in you!  The hope of every employee is to work for a leader they like and respect. While each person may have their own definition of what constitutes a “great leader,” we can agree…
Soft Skills vs. Hard Skills – Which is More Important?

Soft Skills vs. Hard Skills – Which is More Important?

  Do you remember that one special teacher from back in your school days? Mine was a math teacher who somehow was able to make math class a real joy. It certainly was not because algebra or the Pythagorean theorem was so much fun, it was because something magic happened…
Too Much of a Good Thing: 5 Examples of Overextending One’s Drivers

Too Much of a Good Thing: 5 Examples of Overextending One’s Drivers

  Drivers, also known as motivators, are what gets a person out of bed every morning to do the things they do. They are the reason behind the behaviors, the things that essentially make each and every one of us who we are. Sometimes, our most dominant driving forces become…
Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

Taking a Stand for Your People…like Rosa Parks In honor of Black History Month and the individuals who fought for our civil rights, we thought it would be fun to take a look at Rosa Parks and the impact she had on our country. Called “the mother of the civil…
Would Martin Luther King Jr. hire a diverse staff if he couldn't judge a character by the color of their skin?

Would Martin Luther King Jr. hire a diverse staff if he couldn't judge a character by the color of their skin?

Would Martin Luther King Jr. hire a diverse staff if he couldn’t judge a character by the color of their skin? As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today and the extraordinary feats he accomplished in his time as a civil rights activist, I thought it would be fun…
How to do Business with the Department of Interior

How to do Business with the Department of Interior

You may be familiar with several different agencies within the government like the Department of Education, Department of Justice and Department of Defense; but what about those departments that are not so commonplace, like the Department of Interior. I mean, what the heck do they do anyway? By the way,…