2020 Is Behind Us – What Did It Tell Us About our Careers?

HR Professionals Are on the Front Lines To Defeat Unconscious Bias - The Panther Group

For many of us, looking back on our 2020 personal and professional goals is mostly good for a laugh. Who could have guessed what 2020 had in store for us? If your goals were along the lines of “travel more” or “conduct more client meetings in person,” you may be feeling like a bit of… Read more

5 Attributes of A Team Player – Do You Have These?

5 Attributes of A Team Player – Do You Have These? - The Panther Group

Team players: job seekers claim to be one; employers say they want them. But what qualities constitute a team player? At first blush, “someone who works well with others” seems to be an adequate definition. That’s certainly part of it, but there is a little more to being a team player than that. Consider these… Read more

Tips for Adjusting To Remote Work Long-Term

Tips for Adjusting To Remote Work Long-Term - The Panther Group

In March 2020, when many of us were suddenly thrust into the world of remote work, we thought it would be just a couple of weeks and were willing to make do with whatever we had on hand. Now that it’s a long term or, for some, permanent workplace reality. That means that even if… Read more

How To Find Your Strengths and Maximize Them In Your Personal Life and Career

How To Find Your Strengths and Maximize Them In Your Personal Life and Career - The Panther Group

When people begin their careers, their focus is often on simply landing their first job and getting to work. Their top priority might be getting a foot in with an employer or taking care of student loans, but they just put their heads down and get to work. They don’t take the time to take a step back and consider whether they are making the most of their… Read more

What is The New Normal for Offices and How Can You Expect Your Job to Change?

If you have been out of work or working from home through the early months of the pandemic, you might be surprised to see what the “new normal” in your workplace looks like. If you typically have your own office, you may assume there will be little change, but consider all the steps it takes… Read more

Empower Yourself To Grow Your Career

Popular culture is full of stories of people who wake up one day to find that they are not leading the kind of life they want. Typically, these are people who got swept up in the day-to-day obligations and commitments like family, for example, or they fell into a position that seemed like a decent… Read more

How Can You Be More Creative at Work?

When people discuss creativity, they often believe it is a quality limited to artists, but that is not the case. Any time when you are innovative or resourceful, you are creative. Scientists working on a cure for diseases are creative. Engineers are creative in solving problems. Even individuals with careers in business are creative. It is evident when they develop new approaches… Read more

Every Journey Started With That First Step. How Can You Start a New Career Well?

A career change is exciting, but it can also be stressful. You want to ensure you are starting on the right foot, aligning with an industry that’s right for you, and can perform the job according to your new employer’s expectations. Every journey starts with that single, first step. Here’s how you can start a new career well.  These are the First… Read more

The Very Real Benefits of Writing Down a Budget

The first advice that any financial professional will give you is make a budget. Written budgets are proven to be effective. Seeing your finances on paper or in a spreadsheet makes it simpler to review your progress on financial goals. Consider these benefits to writing down a budget. Take Control of Your Money It can… Read more

Personal Finance Series: What Can Go Out of My Paycheck Pre-Tax?

Payroll involves a lot of deductions. The salary you negotiated when you were hired or last promoted is probably a far different number from what you see at the bottom of your paycheck. The budget and lifestyle you planned for and dreamed about—fancy dinners, all-inclusive trips abroad, luxury cars, and stylish new shoes—might not be… Read more