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Should I Repay $20,000 in Relo for a Career Opportunity?

I am currently underemployed by my current company. When I started out in their training program I was told I would have the opportunity to work in a variety of different departments. I loved this training program and was very happy, using my knowledge and skill from my degree. After finishing, however, the only open […]

The Most Popular Travel Nursing Websites and Who Owns Them

We look at some of the most popular travel nursing websites as well as some of the most popular travel nursing company websites in this blog post. The post The Most Popular Travel Nursing Websites and Who Owns Them appeared first on BluePipes Blog.

Four Tips for Effective Leadership Communications

Business owners and key executives create their company culture and that culture drives their organization’s results. If you are a leader who is not getting the results you want, it’s important to make an honest evaluation of your communications...Show More Summary

Kafka and happiness

I am in BBC Radio 3’s very loose adaptation of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis called Mr. Rainbow. Here Gregory, Kafka’s main character facing a scary transformation, seeks advice from different experts – including yours truly. Give it a listen – it’s awesome :)

Is America Getting Killed by Overwork?

During the recession of the late aughts, organizations laid off a ton of employees. Many of them didn’t replace these people, but the amount of work remained. Nearly seven years since the recession began, individual American professionals are feeling the...

6 Ways to Search for New Job & Not Risk Current One

If YOU ALREADY HAVE A JOB, BUT FEEL THE NEED OR DESIRE TO SEARCH FOR A NEW ONE, HOW IN THE WORLD WILL YOU EVER CONDUCT AN EFFECTIVE NEW JOB SEARCH WITHOUT UNDULY RISKING YOUR CURRENT POSITION? Admittedly, it takes some careful planning...Show More Summary

You Should Know This Term - LEADERSHIP GRAVITY

Big Data - It's coming for you. But you don't have to wait for a system that can spit out every answer. With a little work, you can become a dat- driven HR pro. You just need to think outside...

Avoid these Potholes in the Road of Communication

Communication is already complex.  It is a road filled with U-turns, roundabouts and dead ends, stretching on as far as the eye can see. Communication is extremely layered, encompassing spoken words, volume, timbre and body language in a complex display of sound and movement. Show More Summary

12 Factors Other Than Ability That Impact Your Success at Work

The hardest and smartest work should get the promotion and the praise, right? But it doesn’t always work out that way. Every wondered why ability isn’t always king? Baseball Coach Jon Loomer identified 12 Factors Other Than Ability That Impact Playing Time for his teams. The principles transfer easily to the business world, so with […]

Never measure employees on metrics they can’t control

I once worked with a large insurance company, where the claims handling employees were measured on a number of factors, including average customer wait time on the phone. This is a very typical metric or KPI for call centers and customer...Show More Summary

Women versus Men in Job Interviews and Salary Negotiations

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

Creating Strategy and Being Strategic Aren’t the Same Thing

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is an excerpt from my book, “Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers.” The book is available on Amazon in hard copy and Kindle, in the iTunes store, and directly from the publisher.” Before we can talk about strategic planning, it’s important to discuss the difference between creating a strategy and being strategic. Show More Summary

TTATN 020: Services To Help Travel Nurses Find Housing

In this episode, we look at tons of options for travel nurse housing including Extended Stays, Craigslist, Airbnb, Furnished Finder and more! The post TTATN 020: Services To Help Travel Nurses Find Housing appeared first on BluePipes Blog.

Employee Engagement Survey: Black Hole or Portal?

Does your survey shed new light on work and the organization? Employee engagement surveys are instruments to penetrate the blackness of our knowledge about our employees’ attitudes and perspectives about work. They should offer insight leading to action leading to increased employee engagement leading to real improvement in other key metrics we want for our […]

7 Things Employers Want to Learn in an Interview

If you’re searching for a new career, you’re probably doing everything you can. You’ve amped up your résumé, you’ve perfected your image and you’ve found hundreds of potential interview questions that you’ve been practicing in front of the mirror on a regular basis. Show More Summary

Why Employment Security, not job security, matters even in a good economy

My family’s economic future has been entirely upended over the last couple of weeks. You wouldn’t think that would happen in an economy that’s producing jobs better than the year 2000. And you especially wouldn’t think so given that we live in a town with the lowest unemployment rate in the state we live in. […]

3 Wordplay Tricks For Winning Big Deals

Your winning in business cannot depend on others taking a lot of time to understand you and what you mean. If you have had a cover letter and resume simply go into the email trash bin of an HR department, without your receiving evenShow More Summary

What neurologists tell us about goal setting

You should set goals because striving to meet a goal makes you happier. This is because a goal gives us structure and purpose, but also once you set a goal, your brain feels like you have already attained that goal. (This explains the euphoria we feel when we decide to “start a diet.”) 1. Our brain thinks we are finished...

Americans Are Overworked, but Still Surprisingly Happy on the Job

Are you overworked, yet happy at work? If so, you’re not alone. Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, released a new survey today that shows that Americans are both overworked and happy. Confused? Fifty-three percent of Americans feel overwhelmed at work, but 86 percent are still happy and motivated. Why are those numbers not […]

Facebook Mandates Interviewing at Least One Minority Candidate For Every Open Position...

Want to know when a startup culture has become all grown up? When you start doing things like forcing your managers to do certain things on the hiring front, like hiring at least one minority candidate for every open position....

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