Kindness and Respect

FOCUS ON: The Respectful Model A counseling relationship can progress ethically and holistically when the multidimensionality of the client is recognized. The Respectful Model offers ten factors that influence the client’s psychological development and personal well-being, from “Religious” and “Economic” to “Unique” and “Location” (hence the acronym RESPECTFUL is revealed). Read more about the model […]

Being the First

  FOCUS ON:First You Were a Student The initial learning process for counselors-in-training requires the navigation of of individual learning styles and management of expectations while developing skills that affect the interpersonal roles that shape the counseling outcome. Learning to master basic skills first, before jumping into applying theoretically-based techniques is a goal for beginning students. […]

May Mortarboard Momentum

FOCUS ON: Advice for the Graduate Confidence makes a difference. Gaining belief in oneself can come from taking risks, travel, teams of high-level advisors and taking action. Read this on-target advice for all graduates from the author of “The Confidence Factor for Women in Business” Carol Sankar. JOB SEARCHING: How to Make Good Decisions for […]

Positive Reactions and Healthy Encounters with Disabled Workers

 FOCUS ON: Overcoming Unemployment Fear of liability and expensive accommodations in addition to bias, stereotypes and lack of awareness have been found in HR and hiring managers which result in higher unemployment for people with disabilities. Help the disabled workers to conquer those issues with integrity, attendance, work ethic and social skills. Read more. FOR […]

Retention

FOCUS ON: Employee Career Development Key reasons organizations support internal employee development include stress reduction, a focus on the long-term, in preparation for massive baby-boomer retirement, avoidance of attrition costs and the maintenance of intellectual capital. To make these efforts work, employees and managers need to be given the concepts, tools and practical experience. Read […]

College Costs

FOCUS ON: The Value of On-Campus Employment Yes, students can get jobs on-campus, but do they see how these typically mundane tasks (e.g., copying, filing, emptying trash) relate to life after graduation? Most likely students take on-campus jobs for the income or convenience and may not recognize their wider value. Career counselors can offer a […]

Working From Home

FOCUS ON: Numbers of Workers-at-home Increasing Almost ten percent of all workers did their job from home at least one day a week, according to a new Census Bureau report. This is a steady increase and an obvious result of an advance in communications and information technologies. Not surprisingly, almost half of the home-based workers […]