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What To Do If Your Company Doesn't Give MLK as an Official Holiday - But You Think You Should...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK) is a holiday with increasing importance in our world. But most companies don't provide this as an official holiday. Here's the stats I could find via Bloomberg: "Most U.S. workers won’t get Monday of...

Sam’s Club and Walmart Face a PR Disaster Caused by Bad HR

Walmart: Everything is awesome! Raises and bonuses for all! Also Walmart: Shh, we’re closing 53 Sam’s Clubs. Don’t look! On the same day, people. And they didn’t even tell all the Sam’s club employees that they were being laid off before the poor people arrived to work and found the doors locked. Show More Summary

Here’s a Cheat Sheet That Will Make You a Better Leader

...#7 is my favorite. This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. I’m about to tell you the truth. But, are you willing to hear it? We all think we’re good leaders but the fact is most aren’t. Let me explain… The owner’s kidShow More Summary


Touch is human, has been for multi-thousands of years. Sure bad people do things in a bad way. That’s not what we are talking about here in the use of good, effective touch. Physical touch is a communication tool few people take advantage of. Show More Summary

How Pret promotes random acts of kindness

I just learned that the Pret cafés have a really cool thing going: They let their employees do random acts of kindness by giving away free coffees. Pret’s CEO Clive Schlee explains it like this: A couple of years ago, Pret decided to channel the cash we could have spent running loyalty card programmes into … Continue reading How Pret promotes random acts of kindness ?

Career Zingers #8: Constructing Our Career

Career Zinger: Constructive Thinking Trumps Positive and Negative Thinking I am not a fan of either positive thinking or negative thinking because they are both shallow and too one-sided. Sometimes good things are not as good as we thought or bad things turn out to be good in time. Good things happen for a variety […]

How The Best Overcome Fear

“Whatever you’re doing, don’t give a voice to things you’re not able to change.” – Vince Vaughn Welcome to another edition of The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour, where I share the habits and patterns of world-class performers revealed over nearly 300 interviews. In this episode, we’ll explore fear. Specifically, how to manage, mitigate, and overcome […]

4 Ways to Win at Salary Negotiation

Everyone wants to get paid more. Often, that means learning how to win at salary negotiation. It pays to be savvy at salary negotiation. Depending on experience level, a job seeker who can effectively negotiate salary will make roughly...Show More Summary

Job Seekers: 12 Things that Recruiters are Looking For Right Now

Recruiters share their list of things that job seekers do well, need to do better, and should start doing now. No more guesswork! This list is developed by full-time professional recruiters. The post Job Seekers: 12 Things that Recruiters are Looking For Right Now appeared first on hr bartender.

The Performance Management Problem: What Is It and How Do We Fix It?

Performance management is a necessary and valuable practice for both administrative and developmental purposes in organizations. However, many employees involved in traditional performance management, whether as raters or ratees, have...Show More Summary

Create a Successful Content Marketing Plan for Your Personal Brand

Content marketing is an important element for your personal brand in which your business can establish itself as a trusted expert in your niche. It’s important to reach your target market in an authentic and helpful way. There are several...Show More Summary

Career Zingers #8: Trash Talk for 2018

Career Development: Empty Your Bins On a cold January morning, the garbage truck and recycling truck picked up my trash and recyclables. Every week two large bins of material from my home either gets thrown out or recycled. Too many of us in our career development are always trying to add, attain, obtain, or achieve. […]

How I Increased My LinkedIn Views By 10x Almost Immediately

For almost as long as I’ve been writing on the internet, I’ve been sharing my posts on LinkedIn. To be honest, I did so because it was easy. I just clicked on the little button above and that was that. I never expected many people to...Show More Summary

5 Tips for a Stronger Sick Leave Policy

According to United Press International, 37 percent of Americans say they would go to work sick because they lack a sick leave policy that allows them to take time off to recover. At least 25 percent actually do show up sick. Sure, you...Show More Summary

Soft Skills in the Age of Automation

For my first post of 2018 I wanted to start you off with three things that will help you more in your career than possibly anything else you’ve read in the past five years that I’ve been writing these posts. Let’s talk about soft skills. Soft...Show More Summary

Employee Experience: Make it Easy to Buy, Use, and Share – Friday Distraction

Customers prefer products that are easy to buy and easy to use. Kronos shows us that the same applies to the employee experience. Employees want an easy experience. The post Employee Experience: Make it Easy to Buy, Use, and Share – Friday Distraction appeared first on hr bartender.

How to Help Employees Struggling Outside the Office

With the festivity of the holidays behind us, the upcoming winter months can be difficult. Five percent of Americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder, and more than 14 million adults suffer from depression, which can be exacerbated by short winter days. Show More Summary

Gender Difference When Negotiating Salary

For both genders, anxiety before the interview may be present, but studies show that women handle it better. Women adapt more proactively than men do. Women seek social support from colleagues and friends more than men do. And women are more prone to do mock interviews with those colleagues and friends more than men are. Show More Summary

5 Ways HR Can Leverage a Marketing Mindset for Real Results

Marketing has had a connection with human resources since the beginning. Branding and recruiting are just two examples. Turning employees into brand ambassadors is the key. The post 5 Ways HR Can Leverage a Marketing Mindset for Real Results appeared first on hr bartender.

Gretchen Rubin — Experiments in Happiness and Creativity

“I wish I could not wish.” – Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin (@gretchenrubin) is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold three million copies […]

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