Employee & Job Seeker Blog

Employee Tips from The Alpha Group's Staffing Specialist

5 Tips on Being a Successful Conversationalist

Was that really a two-way conversation?

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone where…?

…every time you started to say something, they cut you off with one more thing they wanted to say?

…you realized, when you finished the conversation, that all you had said during the past 30 minutes was, “uh huh,” “oh,” “interesting,” “really,” or something else along that line?

Body Language in Zoom Meetings (and In-Person)

Zoom fatigue. Why are so many of us experiencing it on a daily basis? Part of the reason video calls can be so draining is that our human nature of relying heavily on nonverbal cues to listen and assess information during meetings is challenged? Some studies suggest that 93% of communication is made up of nonverbal communication (body language and voice). How does this transfer to video meetings?

Top 10 Skills for Warehouse Workers

Which ones do you have? Which ones do you need to gain or strengthen?

Have you wondered what warehouse workers do and what skills they need? Are you thinking of applying for a warehouse position and wondering what skills and experience will help you get hired? Continue reading to find out.

5 Things to Consider if You Find Yourself Hesitant to Return to Work from Furlough

You were furloughed earlier this year, along with over 33 million other American employees. At first you were disappointed and worried. Then you realized, due to the CARES Act, you are making more money while collecting unemployment than you were when you actually worked. If you have children in daycare you've also decreased your expenses by not having to pay childcare - since they're home with you now. You're thinking, "This isn't so bad!"

Then you receive the email or phone call from your employer. They're ready to open back up and need you to return to work. Instead of being excited about going back, you find yourself trying to figure out how to delay the return. You're thinking about the money you feel you will "lose" when you return. If you have children at home, you have to arrange and pay for daycare. You may even be nervous, healthwise, to go back - even though you or a family member don't fall into a high-risk category.

WORKING REMOTELY: 5 Tips on Making It Work for You!

You're about to work from home! Are you nervous? Excited? Overwhelmed? Looking forward to it? All of the above?

If you haven't worked remotely before you may wonder how you will balance everything, how you'll stay disciplined and focused. It may take a bit of adjusting your mindset, but it will be worth it. You may even find you have increased production, less office distractions, and time freed-up from no commute.