The Gig Economy

FOCUS ON: On-Demand Independent Work Employee or contractor – that is the question facing state regulators in New York and California. Labor protection definitions and debates are surrounding delivery services such as Uber, Lyft, and Door Dash. As costs go up for these companies (while profitability decreases), will employment opportunities go down? Keep up with […]

Counselor Competencies

FOCUS ON: Active Listening Can Make Everyone Happier Deep positive relationships begins with the most important element of good communication: active listening. The empathetic counseling relationships requires mastery of this art. Review and practice these steps toward more active listening from this Positive Psychology resource. FOR PRACTITIONERS: Be Careful and Be Open to Theories Comfort, […]

E-Coaching

FOCUS ON: Effective Coaching/Counseling Can be Electronic Contextual cues and professional development can assist the counselor in functioning in non-traditional mediums, such as email, phone, e-chat, texting, or online video. The key is to use technology that is appropriate for each client, be comfortable and flexible with the platforms, and continually research and practice. Read […]

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 […]