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26 January 2018

Your Weekly Top 5: How to Receive Feedback Effectively

Statistics show that employees want feedback, but they find receiving it may be a challenge. It’s difficult for the manager/supervisor, too, because he/she may not know how the employee will react. When receiving feedback, give the benefit of the doubt and put negative bias aside. Feedback is expected to be constructive, factual, fair, and objective. Remember that feedback is intended to create awareness and direction that can lead to your …

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16 January 2018

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Write a Self-Review

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job publishes these tips in our weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. Have you ever had an annual review or similar assessment? Most annual reviews have a self-assessment component. With the right perspective, a self-review can be a productive tool …

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9 January 2018

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Beat Seasonal Stress

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job publishes these tips in our weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, winter has brought shortened daylight hours and cold weather. Combined with year-end activities (e.g., AGU’s Fall Meeting and the holiday …

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2 January 2018

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Stick to Your Goals

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job publishes these tips in our weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. The significant increase in commercials about educational opportunities, nutritional options, and exercise equipment the past two weeks is no coincidence. At the beginning of the year, advertisers hone …

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20 December 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: Happy Holidays!

Every Tuesday (Editor’s Note: Apologies that this is coming out a day later due to Fall Meeting), Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. The AGU Human Resources & Admin Service teams wish you …

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12 December 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to End a Project

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. Projects should end. By their very definition, projects are “temporary endeavors that have a clear beginning and a clear end.” Upon closure, there are several …

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28 November 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Promote (and be a part of) Wellness in the Workplace

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. Wellness isn’t just about health; wellness extends to all aspects of life. Healthy organizations are comprised of employees who are invested, engaged, and feel good …

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21 November 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Agree to Disagree

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. Did you know that healthy disagreement is essential for good teamwork? It’s true. At its core, constructive discussions need different opinions and perspectives. Encourage team …

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14 November 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Consistently Deliver Successful Projects

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. AGU continues to provide staff with tools to increase efficiency and productivity on the job. Last week, several staff took part in a project management …

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7 November 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Integrate Your Work Life with Your Personal Life

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. There are many articles, videos, talks, and other resources on the work-life balance topic. And, yet, there are no sure-fire solutions for how to achieve …

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31 October 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Be an Effective Team Member

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. Whether you are on a project team, senior staff team, or a sports team, here are some general guidelines to ensure successful outcomes for your …

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24 October 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Communicate Effectively in Emails

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. I don’t know about your email inbox, but mine is full. If I get fewer than 200 messages a day, I figure something is wrong …

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17 October 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: Take Simple Steps to Reduce Your Energy Footprint

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. Looking ahead to our soon-to-be NetZero/sustainable AGU Headquarters, there are a few simple tweaks that we can start doing now to prepare for our new …

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3 October 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Gain Appreciation and Earn Respect

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. Whether at work or at home, everyone wants to be appreciated and respected. We may be outstanding performers and be neither appreciated nor respected. How …

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26 September 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to be a better employee

Most of us know what we want in a boss—including attributes, skills, experience, values, and management style—but have you ever thought about what your boss wants in an employee? In general, we know what behaviors will prevent our boss from being upset with us: be on time, do the job to the best of your ability and, of course, don’t make waves or cause trouble.  There is a difference between avoiding …

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19 September 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: How to Have Difficult Conversations in the Workplace

Perhaps, at one time or another, you have found yourself  in the uncomfortable position of having to discuss a delicate subject with an employee (or even a family member). At work, the issue could be a dress code violation, poor performance, conflict with a coworker, or even rude behavior. At home, the issue could be about money, a child’s grades or behavior, or trying to get out of a dinner …

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12 September 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: Practice Respect by Being Positive and Avoiding Negativity in the Workplace

Every Tuesday, Patricia Yaya, AGU Vice President of Human Resources & Administrative Services, sends a message to the entire AGU staff featuring five short tips for getting by in the workplace.  Starting this week, On the Job will be publishing these tips in a new weekly segment, Tuesday Top 5. AGU is a forward-thinking organization. With the net zero building renovation project, we are navigating a lot of change all …

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