Workers want training to do their jobs better

For years, Equipment & Controls Inc., a provider of industrial automation solutions, had relied on an informal mentoring system - what the Lawrence-based company's president, Dan Smith, described as "wise old sages in the company passing knowledge on." But when the industry that ECI worked with changed from steel to gas, so did the demands.

August 29, 2016

13 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

The best things in life may be free, but that doesn't mean they won't take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire. That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills. To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"

August 21, 2016

These 4 Hobbies Can Actually Improve Job Performance

While downtime of any kind can help relieve stress, there are several science-backed ways that let you enjoy life outside of the office while improving your productivity within it. Research conducted by Kevin Eschleman, an assistant psychology professor at San Francisco State University, suggests hobbies that are less relevant to one's career are paradoxically more beneficial for it.

August 16, 2016

9 Body Language Tricks to Improve Your Negotiation Skills

Strong negotiation skills are hugely advantageous throughout one's life, from the boardroom to the bar. These skills largely rest on your ability to back up your words with physical actions that exude openness, honesty, and confidence. This fosters trust and increases the other party's desire to react cooperatively and reach agreement.

August 16, 2016


Every team needs a leader to help them grow and push them to be the best they can. For those starting a new business- this is vital. Being a leader in your company means everything from keeping your employees happy, to making sure everyone is doing their part, to sometimes having to deal with difficult staff situations.

August 14, 2016