Inspiration and Motivation

Celebrate Black History Month in the Workplace

“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”

Thurgood Marshall

February is Black History Month (BHM); it’s a time to celebrate and honor Black people’s contributions, achievements, and culture in the U.S., Canada, and worldwide.

The month also draws attention to some of the more difficult historical periods Black people faced. Here are a few practical ideas for maximizing BHM at work. (more…)

Just Do It: Tackling Your Career Goals

Do you have any career-related goals from last year that you still need to achieve? Now is a good time to work on them or start something new. The 24th of January was National “Just Do It” Day. It was first observed in 2015 and is a day to attempt new things or finish the task you’ve been putting off. Even though the day has past, here are some things you can do in your work-life to propel you to greater success. (more…)

Get Your Work Noticed in 2023

Many of us may not say it out loud, but doesn’t it feel good when your hard work on the job is recognized? You know you’ve done the work, but how do you ensure others see it without appearing obnoxious or boastful? You may want to advance your career by getting a promotion. Professional advocacy is critical along your career journey, and we want to ensure your work gets noticed in 2023. (more…)

On the Job Podcast S6:E8: Laddering Up to a New Livelihood

The Final episode of Season 6 of the On the Job podcast is now available! The On the Job podcast series shares inspiring stories about the pursuit of work. Jobs give us a connection to our community and the ability to provide for ourselves and our families—On the Job presents interesting stories about the way people work and what it means to be employed. Season 6, Episode 8: Laddering Up to a New Livelihood Jessica Rowland started her own painting business without really knowing it. A champion of the gig economy, her new venture thrived during the pandemic and shows no signs of stopping.