COVID-19 Updates from Green Key ResourcesRead the rest of this entry »
To our employees, clients and candidates –
In these difficult times, I want to assure you that Green Key Resources has taken a number of aggressive steps to protect our team and do our part to limit the spread of Covid-19, the coronavirus. While it is not “business as usual,” we are still actively working with clients and candidates and with our temp employees to meet everyone’s needs.
We have ...
Managers Gain More By Asking QuestionsRead the rest of this entry »
To be a better manager, ask don't tell. More specifically, ask questions of your team.
If that seems inconsistent with projecting strong, decisive leadership, it can be, if your questions suggest a lack of homework or are manipulative. But managers whose questions are honest attempts at understanding or express curiosity were considered more trustworthy and more credible as leaders.
Research soon to be published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision ...
Security a Concern For Accountants Working RemotelyRead the rest of this entry »
As the coronavirus continues to spread, a growing number of companies are telling employees to work from home.
While it is one way to avoid exposure to the virus, remote work presents a unique set of problems for companies unprepared to conduct business entirely or even partially over the internet. Besides the potential for overtaxing in-house systems and inadequate connectivity at home, cybersecurity concerns present an even greater concern. With ...
Do You Really Want to Be a Manager?Read the rest of this entry »
It's flattering to be offered a management promotion. It shows the confidence your boss has in you, and the bump in your paycheck would certainly be welcome.
But before you say yes, take a deep breath and think about what it means. Not everyone wants to be a manager. Not everyone who is a manager should be one.
Being a manager comes with dramatically different responsibilities. Instead of being responsible ...
How to Build a Resume For a Career In BankingRead the rest of this entry »
Across the nation, accounting, finance and business majors are locking in this summer’s internships. Some were lucky enough to accept offers in the fall. Most are doing that now.
There’s one group, however, that is looking ahead to summer 2021. Those are the undergrads intent on a career in investment banking, where internship recruiting by many of the largest banks and firms starts earlier than almost any other industry sector. ...
You Don't Have to Be a Scientist to Have a Life Sciences CareerRead the rest of this entry »
Curious about a career in the life sciences industry, but you’re not a scientist? Don’t let that discourage you. Pharmaceutical companies have thousands of jobs in a variety of areas that don’t require biology or other science background.
The challenge for new entrants is that recruiters look for great talent with relevant experience. Whether you’re a recent or upcoming grad or a mid-career professional wanting to change industries, it’s up ...
How to Get Your Co-Workers to Read What You SendRead the rest of this entry »
The ugly truth about those memos you send and reports you write is that no one wants to read them.
Don't take it personally, says Aaron Orendorff. Most of us are overwhelmed with the volume of words that come at us. One estimate is that the average office worker receives almost 100 emails a day. Add in the messages that come in by text, Slack and hard copy and it's ...
3 Steps to More Civil DisagreementRead the rest of this entry »
In these contentious times it's important to remember that disagreements and differences of opinion aren't zero sum games, battles to be won at all costs.
"Disagreement stems from differing points of view that may be anchored in deep-seated beliefs that each hold dear," writes John Baldoni, internationally recognized leadership educator and author of 14 books. "The challenge is to put aside the animus and respect one another as sentient ...
Thank You Team For All You Do!Read the rest of this entry »
In the press of business, while we’re rushing from one meeting to another, answering emails, hustling to get another report done by the deadline, it’s easy to forget to say “Thank you.” That’s why 25 years ago today was declared Employee Appreciation Day.
We all know how important it is to recognize each other for the contributions we make. It’s especially important for managers to acknowledge not only the special ...
The Secret World of Celebrity AssistantsRead the rest of this entry »
There’s a community of personal assistants so small and secretive that should you meet one, you might suspect they work for the CIA. Non-disclosure agreements may not be unusual among executive assistants working for high-level corporate leaders, but this group requires you to sign one just to attend a meeting assuming a member vouches for you.
This rarefied group of assistants works for celebrities.
Where a typical private personal assistant ...