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Blog Profile / Evil HR Lady

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Archived Since:June 7, 2008

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6 things to consider before taking time off work

Everyone know that one of the best parts of working is vacation. Taking time off isnot only good for you and your family, it’s also good for your employer because you come back rested and focused. But before you hit the beach, here are some things you need to know about your vacation time. Do you […]

How employers can increase employee trust

One in four employees don’t trust their employer, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association. The survey also says that around half of employees think their company is being open and honest with them. These things combined, make me wonder who it is that trusts the same company that they believe is not […]

It’s time to check your wardrobe: Dress codes for summer

As summer nears and you start changing your wardrobe from the darker colors and longer lengths of winter, everything starts to look brighter. But, just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean your company’s dress code needs to go out the window. In fact, if you’re a manager, it’s probably a good idea to send out […]

Don’t Get Duped by Puffery: How to Recognize Résumé Fraud

Unemployment is high, and so is résumé fraud, according to executive recruiter Chris Brown. “We’re seeing that more and more people aren’t telling the full truth when they’re completing a job application.” Exaggerating on résumés has always been a bit of an art form. After all, no one ever describes himself as a below-average performer who attempted to push his […]

Best jobs for the future

Financial gurus at Kiplinger’s have combed the job lists and come up with a rundown of jobs that have potential. These are well-paid jobs that are expected to expand in the next few years. Additionally, they included stress in the evaluation criteria — and “most of these promising professions are less stressful than average, based […]

Put the FitBit Down: Why You Shouldn’t Use Wearables to Monitor Employees’ Health

I wear a FitBit and compete with my friends for the most number of steps each week. But, it’s only a friendly competition and meant only to encourage us to be a bit healthier. But what it if it wasn’t friends encouraging friends, but your boss? And the reward wasn’t the satisfaction of knowing you walked 10,000 […]

How to conduct a job interview

Most of us have been through thoroughly horrible job interviews, and unfortunately, some of us have conducted these terrible interviews. But, interviews don’t have to be terrible and difficult. When you’re the hiring manager, conducting a good interview increases the likelihood that you’ll get a good hire. Here are some tips: Conduct a job analysis […]

How to approach new people and feel comfortable

One reason job-hunting is so stressful is that it requires speaking with new people. Having a purposeful, but pleasant, conversation with a hiring manager, recruiter or HR person is tricky, especially given the added tension of asking — sometimes begging — for a job. Add to that the discomfort many of us feel asking others […]

With Executive Pay, Bosses and Boards Need Sensitivity Training

Some CEOs have all the luck–but should they also have all the money? Saint Louis-based carpenter Scott Bujnak led his own quiet protest against executive pay recently. He quit his job of 18 years. As a maintenance man for St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Bujnak specialized in saving money his company money by finding ingenious ways to fix things. Then […]

I got a lousy raise — should I confront my boss?

I had discussions with my boss a few months before my review about getting a raise because they gave me an entry-level wage with the promise of raises. He told me I had to wait until my review to be fair to other employees in the company (supposedly they only like giving raises one time […]

The Quick Quit

Have you ever arrived at work and realized you don’t remember driving there? It’s kind of a weird feeling, but your consciousness was somewhere else while your subconscious did all the work of traveling, turning, merging and parking. You can do this because your commute is so ingrained that it doesn’t involve any real decision-making. Now […]

Why excelling at video games could land you a job

You may have taken one of those career analysis tests in high school — you remember, the one that indicated you’d be happy in accounting, or perhaps as a forest ranger. When you applied for a job, you may also have taken a personality assessment that asked how much you agreed with statements like “I […]

Job hunting? Take a closer look at your Facebook page

Employers using social media to help find job candidates (or job seekers using it to search for open positions) is all the rage these days. But with this rising use of social media, you need to be aware that, like it or not, employers and potential employers can find out a lot more about you […]

A Strong Case for Why You Should Pay Your Interns

What you want in an intern is someone who’s interested in learning your business (and the world of business) and who will, in turn, help your company. And even though you can surely find high-quality interns who are willing to work for free, that’s becoming increasingly rare. With high-profile disputes in the news, the legal climate has […]

When a co-worker resents your salary

I’m a salesperson, working on a small salary and commissions. The company has just 8 people, with the office manager doing payroll for all. When I have good months, I make more than everyone. There have been times the office manager will make mistakes on my commissions and says she’ll pay me on my next […]

This Company Really Puts Its Cash Where Its Mouth Is

A lot of companies want to do good in the world, and offer official social-justice platforms and the like. But the Mars Agency does more than just say it believes in helping the community–it actually does. The agency’s senior copywriter,...Show More Summary

It’s not too early to apply for that summer job

High school and college students, take note: Summer job hiring has already begun and the jobs may be gone before your school lets out. Snagajob did the researchand it turns out that 74 percent of companies that plan to hire summer workers intend to have that hiring done by the end of May and 7 percent […]

5 Signs You’re The Problem at Work

One of the reasons launching a startup appeals to a lot of people is that being your own boss–and the boss of others–is a lot more appealing than than being an employee. But just because you’re the boss doesn’t mean the problems go away. In fact, there seem to be more–clients, employees, investors, regulations–and sometimes, the biggest […]

Women don’t apply for male-sounding jobs, study finds

A new study out of the Technical University of Munich shows that women are less likely to apply for jobs that include words like “assertive”, “independent”, “aggressive” and “analytical,” opting instead for job postings that use words like “dedicated”, “responsible”, “conscientious” and “sociable.” Men, on the other hand, were happy to apply for jobs in […]

Newsflash: Motherhood is not the world’s hardest job

Mother’s Day is coming up, which means once again we get to hear about how valiant and wonderful mothers are. Super. I agree. My mom is great. Hopefully yours is too. And, as I tell my children, they are lucky to have me as their mom, even though they don’t have iPads like EVERY OTHER […]

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