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How Should Small Businesses Manage Their Cash Flow?

Small businesses are in economic recovery mode, but some might agree with me that it has been slower than anticipated. In an end-of-year survey, Wells Fargo reported that "only 39 percent of small-business owners experienced an increase in company revenues...

My Life Extension Pilgrimage to Easter Island

“Most good science comes only after a massive amount of failure.” – David M. Sabatini This episode was a blast. It was a tropical exploration of biology, life extension, and all good things. This included a lot of Carménère wine and good old-fashioned ball busting. I was joined by: Peter Attia, MD (@peterattiamd), who rejoins the […]

Why You Should Avoid Overtime

Imagine this; your boss calls a company meeting to tell you that next year, you won’t be paid until mid-February. Most people would be outraged. Yet this is the amount of unpaid overtime the average UK employee works each year, according to the TUC. Show More Summary

Free Printable Daylight Savings Time Change Poster: November 6, 2016

Download this free printable Daylight Savings Time Change Poster to alert your staff of the impending time change on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Download the Poster (PDF)

L&D Hangout - How a Learning Function Can Make Managers "Career Agents"...

Video below (email subscribers click through) - I had the opportunity to talk with Alison Cooley and Ed Badwin on the Meridian Hangout last week related to this emerging conversation: How can we get managers to shift the conversation and...

The Five Worst Things You Can Do After You Lose Your Job

When boss yanks your job out from under your feet, the result can be devastating. Whether you’re fired because of misbehavior on your part or a mistake on the company’s part, it feels awful. If you’re laid off, you at least have theShow More Summary

4 Proven Techniques to Grow Your Greatest Asset

  Some time ago I wasn’t confident in myself, didn’t have a clear vision of what I wanted in life and I wasn’t moving forward. I was constantly feeling insecure, had doubts and fears, and these prevented me from taking action. I was also seeking happiness from external sources, trying to go after many things […]

What Are Your Salary Expectations?

Of all of the typical interview questions, that one is the most controversial, because it’s one of the most poorly understood—but is among the most important ones. Many people get electrified by the question because they think the interviewer is ready to negotiate. Show More Summary

The You, Me and We of Career Development

I’ve mentioned before that I have a tendency to stockpile magazines so I can read during flights. This time of year is conference season which tends to be my busiest, with a lot of travel from September through the end of the year. Well, this year I have even more travel than usual. During a […] The post The You, Me and We of Career Development appeared first on hr bartender.

Connecting Personally Drives Client Loyalty

Thanking a tele-marketer for calling is a rarity at best. Instead, the question that comes to mind is whether to hang up immediately or give the person an opportunity to proceed. Hectic schedules are usually the deciding factor. Example #1 Surprisingly, the phone was answered to hear thoughtful words from a telemarketer. Show More Summary

4 Simple Things for HR Pros To Remember as Overtime Laws Change...

As many of you know, new overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) are coming. Given the basic economics of the workplace, the new rule—which raises the salary threshold under which an employee is entitled to overtime—is just...

My Co-Workers Are Voting for Trump

I sit across the cube wall from 4 hipster type web designers – all guys. (I’m a nerdy female data analyst). The guys are all conservative republicans, so I usually tune out the political talk or put on my headphones. As you mentioned, a video went out with Donald Trump talking about how he just […] The post My Co-Workers Are Voting for Trump appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

5 Ways to Make QR Codes Work for Your Brand

You may be familiar with Quick Response (QR) codes already. Made of black-and-white squares that can be “read” by a special scanner, they’re found on food packages, posters and even tattoos. They have a wide variety of uses, such asShow More Summary

Yes, You Can Ask Your Employee to Do That, but Should You?

Legally, you can ask your non-union employees to do just about anything (unless it requires a license or something, let’s not go overboard here). But should you ask them to do everything? Of course not. There are some things you shouldn’t...Show More Summary

An Unusual 30-Day Experience

Next week I’ll be starting an unusual 30-day experience. I wouldn’t call it a 30-day trial this time because it’s not about testing or forming a new habit. It’s just an experience to have. You’ll probably think it’s really weird, but I’m doing it anyway, and Rachelle is joining me in this insanity. Show More Summary

EMAIL + WORK: We Need Tags Like "Facts", "Opinions" and "Danger"

Most of us have been overwhelmed by email at work. Even though the advent of the smart phone has made it easier to keep up, it's been pointed out that the digital leash this provides is of questionable value. When...

15 Inspirational Quotes from Celebrities

Everyone can have downtimes especially at work. If you feel like you have been staring at the excel spreadsheet in your computer screen for the past hour and don’t want to do anything, you may need some inspiration to be able to refunction. Show More Summary

Ask Questions that Are Legal and Useful, Not These

Small talk is nice. I like small talk. (Sometimes, other times my introvert side comes out and I’m like, no I’m good not knowing one here at this party, I’ll just casually eat 15 brownies). But, in a job interview, small talk can make it look like you’re planning to discriminate against someone. Show More Summary

The New Employee Engagement Video: Results, Progress, and Energy

3 Powerful Elements in the New Employee Engagement are: Know your results Manage progress Monitor energy Watch this brief 2 minute video on these 3 elements of the New Employee Engagement. The New Employee Engagement: Results, Progress, & Energy from David Zinger on Vimeo. David Zinger is an employee engagement expert, speaker, consultant, and writer.

Solidify Your Brand with Connections and Referrals

As a small business owner, solopreneur or freelancer, competitors abound as many businesses and individuals offer the same services or products you are offering. Providing value added services or products is not enough to stand out and get people connected to you. Show More Summary

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