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10 Free Ways to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day Every Day

Friday is Employee Appreciation Day, and sure, you should do something. Buy everyone lunch. Send brownies to me. (I realize I don’t work for you, but I do love brownies.) Say thanks to everyone, but the reality is, it’s far more important to show your employees you appreciate them every day. Here are 10 ways […]

SeaWorld Sent Out Spies. Does Your Competitor?

  SeaWorld recently admitted that it sent out people on its payroll to infiltrate People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA. PETA and SeaWorld have been in a long-running battle with PETA claiming that SeaWorld is cruel to animals and SeaWorld claiming it isn’t. According to Mashable, SeaWorld Entertainment CEO Joel Manby said […]

An HR Manager Reveals: Why I Threw Out Your Résumé

So often it seems like when you submit a résumé to a company, either via email or an online application, it’s like sending it into a black hole. You apply, and you get a response 30 seconds later saying, “Thanks for applying,” and that’s that. You never hear anything again. What’s happening? You worked so hard […]

With Power Comes Pain: The Downsides to Being the Boss

When you want to climb the career ladder, your goal is generally to land in management. Senior management if you can. Being the boss is awesome. You get to present your ideas. People want your approval. You get to decide which projects go forward and which are killed. Sounds like a dream come true. However, […]

Your Employees’ Last Two Weeks Matter as Much as Their First

Every hiring manager and HR person knows that the first few weeks of employment are critical to the success of the employees. But what about the last two weeks? We know the last two weeks matter from an employee’s perspective: This is the time to secure references for the future, train people to take over […]

7 Ways to Become Your Organization’s Worst Employee Ever

If you’re a rebel at heart, you’ll want everyone to hate you and you’ll want to receive the worst of the worst when it comes to assignments. In order to accomplish that, you’ll need to build a reputation as the bad employee. It’s not easy, and some people are just naturally inclined toward goodness, but […]

Science Says: You Can’t Charm Your Way Through a Video Interview

Some companies use recorded interviews for their first round. You sit at home, and using your computer’s equipment, videotape your answers to a series of questions. There are distinct advantages to this-you can practice your answers, you can take several runs at it (unless the company has a specific software program that doesn’t allow do-overs), […]

My Comment of the Year

Everyone once in a while, I get a comment that is so fantastic that I have to share it in its own post, because otherwise you’ll miss it, and miss the opportunity to respond.  This was made today to My boss doesn’t understand that I have kids, which was published way back in 2012. Other than […]

I’m In Trouble for Working too Hard

I am being reviewed and just got written up by my supervisor/manager for insubordination. I have been working off the clock for months now because my workload has doubled, and I’ve trying to do what I can to get the job done, and my boss has not been much help. My supervisor /manager have seen […]

Connections Are Everything: Is Your Professional Network Hurting or Helping You?

If you find yourself rolling your eyes every time you read one of those “networking is the best way to find a job” articles, the problem isn’t the career advice, the problem is your network. Not everyone’s network is helpful when it comes to job hunting, but this is a problem you can fix, or […]

Lessons from Kesha’s Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

TiK ToK pop star, Kesha, wants out of her contract with Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) and is suing to break the contract. If you read about the situation like that, it makes complete sense that a judge would deny her request. After all, the whole purpose of contracts is to prevent one person from walking […]

Global Expansion: Knocking Down Cultural Barriers

We live in a global economy, so it makes sense for organizations to decide to grow into other parts of the world. However, there are cultural barriers with global expansion that HR is invariably left to handle. When expansion happens rapidly, you have additional challenges to meet and conquer. Here’s how: Learning the Language When […]

5 Ways to Overcome a Bad Reference

In an ideal world, all bosses would be fantastic, and the only bad references would be for former employees who deserved the bad reference. In the real world, some managers are mean and vindictive and will set out to destroy people who were great employees. And, let’s also face it-sometimes we do screw up and […]

Why You Should Be Scared of Love at Work

Can love at the office work out? Of course, it can, and it does, and many couples live happily ever after. But, if you’re the boss, should you be concerned about office romance? You betcha. No boss wants to play chaperone to a bunch of grownups, but the reality is, romances can wreck havoc not […]

My boss wants to manage my bathroom breaks

I am an exempt employee and have never really given much thought as to when I can go to lunch or when I use the bathroom. However, I have a new boss who I think is going on a “power trip” and she sent an email edict requiring everyone to tell her of our comings […]

The 9 Worst Ways to Manage People

If you’ve ever had a bad boss (and we’ve all had a bad boss at some time or another—ask me about my manager who used to corner me and try to argue scriptures with me), you’ve seen some awful management. But, do their actions qualify as the worst way to manage people? Here are the […]

Managing Health Care Costs: 5 Best Practices

Skyrocketing health care costs are in the news every night, and for business owners below the enterprise level, it might seem impossible to keep your costs reasonable while juggling all the other tasks on your plate. However, there are many things you can do to keep those costs from rising too quickly — and maybe […]

6 Reasons It’s Great to Be an Adult

I keep seeing memes and rants about the difficulties of “adulting.” People are patting themselves on the back for things like putting on pants. Let me let you in on a little secret: You have to wear pants when you are a kid too. And sometimes, you even have to wear pants that your mom […]

Old Dog, New Tricks: Is It Too Late for a Career Change?

One of my long time friends posted this on his Facebook, “Sitting here watching TED talks about creativity and education and wondering at what point in my life I went from being a truly creative person to just being a good test taker and hoop-jump-through-er.” He’s in his mid-40s and actually works in a creative […]

What is your worst video conference story?

I had a video conference this morning at 5:30 am. While I tend to be a morning person, I’m not a 5:30 am kind of a morning person. This particular video conference is just a monthly meeting of my family–my siblings, parents and any random children that happen to be around, so it’s not necessary […]

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