A Recipe For Team Building

By Robert Jones EAP Trainer, The Village Business Institute I worked for about 20 years in the restaurant industry. There, I learned a great deal about food, customer service and, most importantly, team building. As the director of food service for a large church, I came to recognize that cooking a dish is very similar…
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Should You Go Back To School? Here’s How I Decided

By Robert Jones EAP Trainer, The Village Business Institute Do you find yourself a little uninspired at the start of the day? Do you like your workplace, but have a sense that your role at work doesn’t quite fit anymore or that you should be doing something more important or bigger? These feelings might be…
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Tips For A Better Job Interview

By Kathryn Berg EAP Trainer, The Village Business Institute A job search can be a pretty daunting endeavor. Searching for a new opportunity leads to endless applications and, of course, the dreaded job interview. While interviewing may never be easy or enjoyable for some of us, there are several steps you can take before, during,…
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The Power Of Gratitude At Work

I worked my way through college in the restaurant industry, a sector that relies on the gratitude and appreciation of others. One of the things I learned during my time in that industry is that it can be hard for people to be gracious and friendly. For some people, there’s an expectation of an outcome,…
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Can Gratitude Improve Your Wellbeing? You Bet!

By Kathryn Berg The Village Business Institute Is it too obvious, with Thanksgiving approaching, to write about gratitude? Yes, probably. I find, especially around Thanksgiving, everyone tends to remember that it’s important and good and worthwhile—and a lot of other bland descriptive words—to express gratitude. But, most of the time, the expression of gratitude becomes…
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