Expanding the Skills of Employees

Whether you own a small business or a large firm, the need to embrace the notion of upgrading and improving your staff’s skills is critical to their loyalty and level of happiness in the workplace. Not only does providing on-site training to support your employees slake their thirst for knowledge, it also allows you to keep your business current regarding new trends and opportunities while increasing your business’s chances of staying ahead of the competition....more

Top reasons that employers give for accessing, and why they are wrong

Here is a list of the reasons people give for wanting your credit report, and why those reasons are complete bunk.  This list comes from e-how (in bold), and my reasoning is in normal ...more

The Miracle Of Joy

A miraculous thing has happened in my life recently, something so beautiful that it must be shared.I have learnt to live life with real joy. Joy is not the same as happiness, which is situational. Rather, joy is an attitude, a spirit of thanksgiving & peace & contentment, as well as the knowledge that God is in control & that I'm resting in Him....more

Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

Following your dream...

No matter where it takes you is always the best way to go!  We grow every day now with confidence and satisfaction that we are finally exactly where we are suppose to be in our lives. Kimberly Peterson Freelance Writer, Photographer, Entrepreneur & Jack of All Trades Kimberly@hittheroadjackenterprises.com Visit our website at www.hittheroadjackenterprises.com or our blog at http://hittheroadjackonawingandaprayer.blogspot.com/ Liv...more

Blog o sphere: Here We Come

Last year was full of firsts for us; our first babies; our first time entering the workforce as  mothers; our first resignations realizing that motherhood and the corporate world don’t always mix well, or the way you want; and the first time we started a business. It has been a tumultuous time!...more

Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frugalista Chic

Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime. ...more

I love the holiday drinks. I splurge on Starbucks too. That is actually one of my favorite ...more

80 percent chance of stress. sigh.

I just took an online stress test and scored a 431. Anything over 300 means a high probability of stress-related illness. My probability was 80 percent. Is bitchiness considered a stress-related illness?...more

Workplace Differences: Gen Y Beat Up By Gen X?

Is it just because Gen Y entered the workforce, or is there another reason this topic of generational differences in the workplace has bubbled to the top of the conversation?  Truthfully, I never gave it any thought before I heard Jennifer Gleeson Blue and Maria van Hekken talk on the subject last June.  I spent over 17 years in Corporate America so of course I knew there were differences in the way that people of different ages worked, but that's about as much gra...more

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