Nine to Five Apr 4th: Workplace Friends. Yay or Nah?

Photo of Carol LongThere are typically 250 working days in a year. If you multiply 250 by 8 hours a day, this means most Americans spend around 2000 hours at the workplace per year. With this statistic, it is natural that some of your truest friendship bonds are formed at your Nine to Five. That’s where I met one of my besties, Carol Long. All those break room conversations helped form the woman you see today.

According to Ellie Williams, workplace friendships can bring joy to even the dullest or most stressful jobs. However, they also create an ethical minefield that can destroy your relationship or cause friction between you and the rest of your co-workers. Your colleagues may resent the bond you (and your bestie) share, and your personal feelings could interfere with your professional relationship. I have to credit Carol with showing me the ropes at my first “real” job.

Once work was the major source of friendship; Adam Grant explains, now we go to the office to be efficient, not to form bonds. We are having plenty of productive conversations but fewer meaningful relationships. Maybe this is because of the rise of flex time and virtual work. When more people are working remotely, we have fewer chances for the face-to-face encounters that are critical to friendships.

During the next LIVE Nine to Five show with Doneisha on Charlotte Community Radio, I will be in the studio with Carol Long celebrating 10 years of friendship. We will share the top 10 tips for workplace friendships. If you have questions that you would like me to answer during the show, comment while using the Mixlr app, leave a comment on my FaceBook page, or Tweet me here: @ninetofivewdee.

Nine to Five Show DesignNine to Five, hosted by Doneisha Wilson, airs LIVE every other Tuesday from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm via CharlotteCommunity Radio.org, CLTCRadio.org OR use the Mixlr app where you can listen and chat with our hosts and guests alike. It’s time to take your job search to the next level.

Nine to Five ~ Doneisha Wilson

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Nine to Five Mar 7th: How To Revive Your Job Search With Denise Cooper

Photo of Denise CooperDo you ever wonder what goes through an employer’s mind when they think about employees also known as the talent? How do they attract talent? Often times companies that have very high turnover are not the experts when it comes to hiring talent. You will not find hiring experts in companies that have a strong reputation in their community and industry either. Why? Simply because they just don’t hire that often. This may leave you stuck in an endless cycle of being overlooked for positions that would be a perfect fit or worse hired for a position that you are bound to hate. Putting yourself in the shoes of an employer may be exactly what you need to do to revive your job search.

Tuesday, March 7th on Nine to Five airing LIVE on Charlotte Community Radio at 6:45pm my guest will be Denise Cooper, CEO/Founder for Remarkable Leadership Lessons. Her breadth of experience includes working with retail executives at the Gap, Budget Rent A Car, Peoples Gas in Chicago, various pharmaceutical and manufacturing divisions at Monsanto, non-profits like the North Carolina Kidney Foundation, and the Charlotte Housing Authority, unions, and now as a business owner.

Now she’s going after transforming the workplace. Her goal is to get managers to buy in on creating workplaces where everyone wins. People get the right jobs, know how to grow their careers so they can take care of their families and know success. She wants managers to understand how to organize work so every employee is working to serve customers. She believes if everyone understands how the selection process really works then everybody wins. People understand how to take control of their career and employers understand what it takes to meet the demands of the business.

Nine to Five Show DesignNine to Five, hosted by Doneisha Wilson, airs LIVE every other Tuesday from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm via CharlotteCommunity Radio.org, CLTCRadio.org OR use the Mixlr app where you can listen and chat with our hosts and guests alike. It’s time to take your job search to the next level.

Nine to Five ~ Doneisha Wilson

Nine to Five Feb 21st: Factors Influencing Career Choices Of African Americans

Picture of Mark GreerThe unemployment rate for African-Americans is almost double that of the general population according to Meta J. Mereday. The unemployment rate may be one of the reasons African Americans choose their careers. Take a moment and think of what made you choose your career or your current job. Ideally, it should have been a combination of your passion and skill set. Some African Americans are consistently told to just “get a job”, this sometimes leads to not following your passion or using your skill set.

On Tuesday, February 21st at 6:45pm during my next Nine to Five show on Charlotte Community RadioMark D. Greer, President, and CEO of MDG Enterprises will be my guest. Mark is known for inspiring a variety of audiences including schools, civic organizations, churches, businesses and clubs in reaching their destiny and it will be no different when he comes to Nine to Five with Doneisha.

Mark is an inspirational speaker who is best known for delivering messages to people going through difficult times in their lives. Together, we will address several factors that influence career choices of African-Americans and Mark will give you, our LIVE, listening audience an inspirational message that will motivate you to overcome adversity and go after what you deserve no matter what your race may be.

Nine to Five Show DesignNine to Five, hosted by Doneisha Wilson, airs LIVE every other Tuesday from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm via CharlotteCommunity Radio.org, CLTCRadio.org OR use the Mixlr app where you can listen and chat with our hosts and guests alike. It’s time to take your job search to the next level.

Nine to Five ~ Doneisha Wilson

Nine to Five Feb 7th: Getting The Salary You Deserve With Miranda Hairston

Photo of Miranda HairstonI’m going to start by letting the cat out of the bag. The key to getting the salary you deserve is by doing. your. research and understanding the salary range of a position so that you are well informed.

According to Ms. Careeer Girl, “the ugly truth about women and their salaries is this: “(Women) take home less money than men performing the exact same jobs”. That just amazes me. Gender research says for every one dollar a man makes, a woman only makes 80 cents. Wow! It’s time we stand up and get the salary we deserve.

During my next Nine to Five show on Charlotte Community Radio, Miranda Hairston, a relationship strategist who is passionate about human resources, training, and education, and I will discuss the biggest salary mistakes women make. We’ll answer these frequently asked questions: What to do and say when asked about your salary requirements? How to evaluate a job offer? Do you think you know when it is the right time to bring up salary during the hiring process? We are talking about all of that. Maybe it’s time for your annual review and you need to negotiate a raise? Yep! That too!

Miranda is a known collaborator with over 15 years in the human resources industry. A natural connector, she loves the energy of connecting those who are reaching for their next success. Miranda wants to get into your business in a good way.

Listen to my LIVE show on Tuesday, February 7th from 6:45pm to 7:45pm when Miranda and I talk about getting the salary you deserve while working Nine to Five.

Nine to Five Show DesignNine to Five, hosted by Doneisha Wilson, airs LIVE every other Tuesday from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm via CharlotteCommunity Radio.org, CLTCRadio.org OR use the Mixlr app where you can listen and chat with our hosts and guests alike. It’s time to take your job search to the next level.

Nine to Five ~ Doneisha Wilson