Sylvia Cochran

The Trade School vs. College Debate: Reloaded

In the past, a vocation school education — aka trade school training — was considered second-best when compared to a standard four-year college bachelor’s degree. Economic upheaval has changed the playing field. Trade school careers might actually be the answer to fiscal woes of future grads.

How to Define the Role of the Supervisor in Your Business

The role of the supervisor is to, well, oversee things, right? Wrong! While task- and staff supervision is part of the job description, there are four additional components that the professional must possess and perform to meet business needs in today’s changing economy. Do you know what they are?

Top Distractions at the Office: Causes and Solutions

The top distractions at the office are more deeply rooted and extensive than you give them credit for. Adding insult to injury, you are probably contributing to some of them — in the name of savings and employee productivity! What faulty logic has led to this trend? How can you turn things around?

Make Office Break Room Designs More Functional

Office break room designs frequently fail to accomplish the basic function for which the space is allocated – providing a restful area for workers to recharge and eat meals. Returning the space to its functionality is possible without spending a lot of money, if you are willing to make some changes.

Maternity Leave Law: Rules Every Employer Must Know

The federal government defines maternity leave law under the umbrella of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. It empowers parents to request leave for the care of an infant, without having to fear loss of employment. What else should every human resources manager know about maternity leave?

Why is Privacy on the Internet Such an Issue?

What do the experts say about Internet privacy? Why is privacy on the Internet such an issue in a day when “everyone” has a social media account? Real life stories serve as cautionary tales and underscore the need to think long-term before you post, share and click “send.”