Jeriann Watkins Ireland

Jeriann is an editor, blogger, and trainer who has spent years bouncing in and out of middle management. You can find her on twitter or at her blog,

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How to Protect Your Mental Wellness at Work

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  October 10, 2017

Today, more and more workplaces are providing accessible work conditions and leave policies that account for different mental conditions and work styles. Technology allows for more flexible schedules, and a better understanding of how different people require different environments to flourish and increase productivity in the workplace. Of course, there are still improvements to be made, but in the meantime, there are many ways to protect your own mental wellness at work. 1. Demand Policy... Read More >

Are You Taking Full Advantage of the Cloud?

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  September 15, 2017

The prominence of the cloud has made conducting business easier than ever. People can collaborate in real time, making remote work simple and effective. This ends up saving many companies lots of time and money. But is your business taking full advantage of the cloud? We've got the 3 categories where focus on improvement is vital to successfully using the cloud. 1. Allowing Flexible Schedules People work best when they can build their workflow a Read More >

How to Hone Your Entrepreneurial Skills in College

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  August 10, 2017

College in America has been getting a lot of criticism, some of it warranted, and some of it based on misunderstandings about what college is supposed to accomplish. Certainly, there is truth in the claim that not everyone who graduates college leaves prepared for the job market, especially if they want to start on their own ventures. There are three key things college students can do while still in school that can kick start their entrepreneurship ventures early.   1. Learn the Business... Read More >

Should You Pay for Leadership Training?

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  July 19, 2017

Our society values leadership, and as such, management is a coveted position in today's business environment. Companies love ambitious candidates with a desire to move up. This gives them a pool of employees to vet when management positions become available. Applying for management can be stressful, and being passed over can be frustrating. Many employees may feel like they'll never get a management position unless they further their education, particularly in management and leadership... Read More >

Things Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Learn Before Quitting Their 9-5

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  June 13, 2017

It seems like everyone wants to own their own business or work for themselves these days. Business ownership may sound appealing, with control over your own schedule and job duties, especially since it's become more accessible in the past decade. The main reasons for this are: The internet has made information about regulations and requirements for businesses more accessible than ever before. Printing technology and free/affordable graphic design software makes it easy to create... Read More >

7 Ways to Hire the Best Employees

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  May 09, 2017

Today's recruiting world is a lot different from that in years past. Recruiting on the internet would seem to make it a lot easier to find people, but narrowing down qualified candidates who are a good fit for your company can be difficult. Other companies are also hiring from many of the same candidate pools, so standing out to candidates can be an added stress. And professional networks have become more fluid than field-specific, so relying on recommendations isn't always an option. We've... Read More >

Ways to Invest in Employee Up-Training

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  April 07, 2017

Most employers realize the value of investing in at least a basic level of employee training. When employees are qualified to do their jobs and empowered to improve themselves and their workplace, the whole company benefits. Below are some different types of training you can offer your employees and some tips for setting up comprehensive, sustainable training programs and systems for your company. Workplace Specific Training Every company has its own procedures, rules, and culture. New... Read More >

4 Money Management Mistakes Entrepreneurs Can Avoid

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  March 07, 2017

An alarming rate of new businesses in the United States don't succeed; according to the SBA, only about half of all new businesses survive for over 5 years. Whether a business is overwhelmed with its initial growth, failing to reach its audience, or struggling with the work, there are many reasons a business can crumble within its first couple of years. For the half that don't survive, over 80% of those failures are due to poor cash management. Here are some of the most common cash... Read More >

How to Job Search When You're Moving

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  February 24, 2017

There are lots of reasons that people decide to move to a new city, state, or even country. Often, they relocate to change jobs, but sometimes there are personal reasons for moving, like to be closer with family, or because their partner has a job opportunity. When this happens, it often means that a remote job search is necessary. Few people have the luxury of spending countless months in a new place without work, so it's important to start a job search as soon as possible. However,... Read More >

Hiring Tips for New Managers

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  January 18, 2017

If you’re new to management, making your first couple hires can be intimidating and difficult, especially in this economy. Unemployment is down, which is great, but it can mean that finding qualified work can be difficult. This is exacerbated by the widening of the skills gap, which is caused at its core by students not being taught necessary job skills, sometimes even in trade-specific programs. Here are some steps to follow when you’re having difficulty finding qualified candidates. < Read More >