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4 Reasons Working For a Small Business Could Help Your Career Grow

When you think about working for a small business, do you expect limited growth potential and a boring caseload? It’s time to flip those challenges and look at the benefits of advancing your career at a small firm. The post 4 Reasons Working For a Small Business Could Help Your Career Grow appeared first on Brazen Life.

45 Tips and Tools for Travel Nursing Road Trips

It's probably fair to say that travel nurses take road trips more than most. Here are 45 tips and tools to help make road trips safe and enjoyable. The post 45 Tips and Tools for Travel Nursing Road Trips appeared first on BluePipes Blog.

The Top 100 Movie Quotes for HR Pros: #73 is Owen Wilson: "Scariest Environment Imaginable. Thanks - That's all you gotta say"...

Recurring series at the Capitalist: The Top 100 Movie Quotes of all time for HR Pros. In no special order, I break down the 100 movie quotes that resonate most for me as a career HR pro. Some will be...

One Year Without Social Media

In July 2014 I decided to quit social media, including deleting my Twitter and Facebook accounts. Now that more than a year has passed, I’ll share an update about the past year of being free of social media. At the time it was mildly...Show More Summary

Find your academic tribe! July's Free Agent, the Career Key Newsletter

Is helping others find their academic tribe, the right college major environment on your Fall list for working with high school or college students? Good for you - research says it's worth the extra time to delve into. To read the feature article about it, visit the July 2015 issue of our enewsletter, The Free Agent. Show More Summary

Tara Brach on Overcoming Challenges, Fear of Missing Out, and Mindfullness

“Meditation is evolution’s strategy to bring out our full potential.” – Tara Brach Tara Brach (@TaraBrach) is a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and one of the leading teachers of Buddhist thinking and meditation in the Western world. She is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Employee Engagement: Take One Small People Artist Step Right Now

Draw out the best in someone before we reach August. People Artists draw out the best in others. I think sometimes we can make this too big, too complex, and too unwieldy. I am writing this at 8:47 AM on the last day of July. If you read this before August hits I encourage you to […]

Increase Personal Brand Visibility with Better Website Referrals

After setting up a successful website and publishing great content you want your personal brand to be seen by influencers in your market. What you may not realize is there are a lot of spam accounts set up to clog servers and steal your hard-earned status. Show More Summary

Read the Books Your Parents Read

Lately I’ve been flashing back to a book I recently read. It’s a remembrance of a more genteel time. But, it had a chilling effect on my thinking. It’s a book my father read. I ignored it for many years. Until a friend brought it up....Show More Summary

Don’t Have a 401(k)? Start Planning for Retirement With These Other Options

Think you’re out of luck if your work situation doesn’t come with 401(k)? It’s time to start planning for retirement on your own with one of these savings options. The post Don’t Have a 401(k)? Start Planning for Retirement With These Other Options appeared first on Brazen Life.

Data or Intuition: When Should HR Rely on the Numbers?

Do you operate on gut feelings a lot? You know, when you interview someone for a job and within an instant you know this person is right—or wrong—for the job? What about when you’re making a big decision about a reorganization, or implementing perks that you just know employees will love? Many HR professionals make all kinds […]

I don’t know of a single nurse who isn’t afraid of being fired.

Here is a really scary email I got from a nurse in a US hospital. She was kind enough to give me permission to reprint the email here and you can see my reply below. I would love to hear your ideas on the healthcare industry.  As you may know, hospitals reimbursement for Medicare are in … Continue reading I don’t know of a single nurse who isn’t afraid of being fired. ?

Quick Shots for #HR and Business Pros – #SHRM15 Edition

It’s hard to believe that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference was almost a month ago. How time flies! As always there was plenty to see and do in Las Vegas. There’s never enough time to chat with everyone and trying to decide which educational sessions to attend is always a challenge. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Gary Vaynerchuk on the DNA of an Alpha Candidate for Your Company...

Your company wants the best candidates, right? You interview, you interview again, hell - maybe you even have an assessment platform to help you find Mr or Ms Right. One thing we're all probably missing - are we trying to...

This Millennial is Changing Careers to Escape the Workaholic Lifestyle

This millennial left behind a blossoming career to lead trips in the wilderness. If your job leaves you stressed and exhausted, his story may inspire you to consider changing careers. The post This Millennial is Changing Careers to Escape the Workaholic Lifestyle appeared first on Brazen Life.

People Artists Coming in October: Catch the Fire

People Artists: Drawing Out the Best in Others at Work will be released this October. Peter W. Hart and I will be releasing our new book on People Artists in October. The picture in this post, painted by Peter, was used for our cover. Watch for updates, ideas you can use, and other material as we […]

Think Salaries Are Confidential? Google Found Out They Aren’t

American culture says that salary information is confidential; 43 percent of married couples couldn’t correctly name their spouse’s salary. Some were off by as much as $25,000. We don’t talk about salaries with our friends and family, and we certainly don’t talk about them with our co-workers. Leaving a list of salaries on the copy […]

Monitors: Does Size Matter?

I have been using the 24? desktop monitor I’m currently typing on for what feels like forever. It’s connected to my laptop because that screen is really small. Most of the time, it works just fine for my needs. But...

SHRM’s Best Kept Secret: the SHRM Foundation

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) is my professional association. I support other professional organizations, but my first HR job was as a generalist so SHRM was the first professional association I joined. Every employer...Show More Summary

How to Apologize by Email: 5 Steps to Help Fix Your Big Mistake

So you messed up. Don’t hide behind your computer screen. Follow these five steps to learn how to apologize -- the right way -- over email. The post How to Apologize by Email: 5 Steps to Help Fix Your Big Mistake appeared first on Brazen Life.

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