Insights & Updates

Insights & Updates

Welcome to BlueSky’s Insights & Updates. Here you will find insightful articles and expert advice as well as updates on all things BlueSky. Check back each month for new content!

  • How to Stay Organized as a Working Parent

    We all know that creating a successful career is challenging. For those of us who are also parents the challenge factor goes up exponentially. Time management and organization become critical factors in maintaining success on both the work and home fronts. Whether you work from home or at an office here are a collection of tips that can help keep

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  • How To: Mentoring an Employee of the Opposite Sex

    Mentoring an employee of the opposite sex can be a challenge. BlueSky’s Daisy Phillips gives you the inside scoop on how to make it work.

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  • Why I Welcome Millennials

    The newest label for the current generation entering the workforce is “millennial” or “Gen Y.” They’re labeled as lazy, entitled and probably-living-with-mom-and-dad. As a Gen X, I remember similar criticism toward my generation from the Baby Boomers. So rather than focusing on the negative characteristics of millennials (slackers who are digitally obsessed), I want to highlight the positive aspects of

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  • Resolution or Real Change? It’s Up to You.

    With the holidays behind us, it’s nearing that time of year we look back at the past twelve months and reflect on what we’ve done. Most often, it’s what we didn’t do. That introspection leads many of us to make New Year’s resolutions. We start the new year with a commitment to ourselves to make changes for the better. For

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  • Why Organizational Change is Hard

    Have you ever tried to juggle?  It’s not that hard to toss up one ball, but when you throw in two or three, things get tricky.  What if each of the balls had a mind of their own?  Change is hard because organizations are made up of individuals.  Changing one person’s behavior can be challenging; it’s no wonder that changing

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  • Trouble with the Curve

    Recently an interesting and thought provoking article was brought to my attention regarding the use of ‘big data’ in the support of recruiting efforts.  The link to the full article is here and the focus is on leveraging technology to mine for programming talent outside of the normal sources (Monster, Dice, LinkedIn, etc.).  Not only do these new market entrants

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