Workplace http://wesa.fm en WorKing Well with Others: Office Etiquette from Sasha King http://wesa.fm/post/working-well-others-office-etiquette-sasha-king <p>There’s a lot to navigate at work. Sometimes one of the biggest challenges is how to get along with co-workers.</p><p>Whether it’s the person who talks too loud or dresses inappropriately, independent career consultant Sasha King takes on the role of Emily Post and offers a few tips on office etiquette. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:16:33 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 26496 at http://wesa.fm WorKing Well with Others: Office Etiquette from Sasha King Collaboration & Contribution: Millennials in the Workplace http://wesa.fm/post/collaboration-contribution-millennials-workplace <p>Beginning in kindergarten, members of the Millennial generation were educated in “pods” of four or five children, where learning became a team effort and idea sharing a necessity, according to career consultant and coach, Christy Uffelman.</p><p>Notably, this generation has also <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/shamakabani/2013/12/05/study-reveals-surprising-facts-about-millennials-in-the-workplace/">watched </a>their parents and grandparents lose lifelong careers to economic decline and societal problems related to greed. Uffelman, who counsels Millennials in the workplace through <a href="http://alignleadership.com/">Align Leadership</a>, observes young people and sees the effect these components have in their<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/27/idUS129801525620131227"> interactions</a> with older colleagues and peers at work.&nbsp;</p><p>Uffelman says companies looking to attract Millennials should market their work opportunities as relevant and meaningful rather than monetarily lucrative. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:19:27 +0000 Katherine Blackley 25172 at http://wesa.fm Collaboration & Contribution: Millennials in the Workplace Why You Should Keep a Career Journal http://wesa.fm/post/why-you-should-keep-career-journal <p>Many people keep personal journals to document important moments or help organize their thoughts. However, many people do not keep a <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2012/07/18/6-ways-keeping-a-journal-can-help-your-career/">career journal</a>.</p><p>Sasha King, an independent career consultant, believes that career journals are useful tools.</p><p>“Career journaling is looking at your work life and looking at what you’re doing everyday on the job, what your goals are, or if you need to take some kind of a career transition,” she said. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:17:17 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 24908 at http://wesa.fm Why You Should Keep a Career Journal How to Set and Achieve Goals in the Workplace http://wesa.fm/post/how-set-and-achieve-goals-workplace <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">We’re in the first month of a new year and chances are you’ve made resolutions to improve aspects of your life. </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Whether it’s finding a new job or making the most of your current position, having a strategy is a good starting point. </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Sasha King</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">, an independent career consultant, offers up some</span> tips on how to set goals at work</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:23:23 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 23614 at http://wesa.fm How to Set and Achieve Goals in the Workplace Hedging Your Bets and Other Solutions for Workplace Dissatisfaction http://wesa.fm/post/hedging-your-bets-and-other-solutions-workplace-dissatisfaction <p>For many Americans, the workplace is exceptionally challenging for all of the wrong reasons. Some employees hate their jobs because they’re not in a position where they can excel, or perhaps they're victims of workplace bullying. Essential Pittsburgh's Paul Guggenheimer explored these reasons with Sasha King, independent career consultant.</p><p>“There is a big issue in that a lot of employees are overqualified for their positions, yet because of such a highly competitive job market, people are sticking with jobs they normally would have moved on from already,” says King. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:33:48 +0000 Katie Martin 20012 at http://wesa.fm Hedging Your Bets and Other Solutions for Workplace Dissatisfaction Ending LGBT Discrimination in Pennsylvania http://wesa.fm/post/ending-lgbt-discrimination-pennsylvania <p class="p1">Although protections exist in Pittsburgh and in Allegheny County, there is currently no comprehensive protection against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression throughout Pennsylvania. Democratic State Representative Dan Frankel aims to provide that protection to LGBT individuals at the state level. Frankel has authored a bipartisan bill with a record number of cosponsors to amend Pennsylvania’s Human Relations Act.</p><p class="p1">According to Frankel, there needs to be a uniform statute to provide protections across the commonwealth.</p><p class="p1">“It’s the last vestige of legalized discrimination that Pennsylvania still embraces,” says Frankel. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:39:13 +0000 Reid Carter 15212 at http://wesa.fm Ending LGBT Discrimination in Pennsylvania