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FMLA Expands to Include More Employees in Same-Sex Marriages

In its 20 plus years on the books, administration of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has long been viewed as a complicated and challenging task faced by employers of all shapes and sizes – or at least for those with 50 or more...Show More Summary

6 Great Jacksonville Networking Groups to Inspire and Energize You

Looking to meet and mingle with others in your industry, or even explore other opportunities? Jacksonville offers options to network almost every single day of the week throughout the year. Check out these groups to see which is right for you. The post 6 Great Jacksonville Networking Groups to Inspire and Energize You appeared first on.

3 Facts about Measles and the Workplace

There is a rising health concern in the country, and it comes in the form of measles. Organization's everywhere are wondering what they should do in the event that one of their employees is diagnosed with measles, and how they can prevent...Show More Summary

It’s Not Brian Williams’ Fault: Bosses Enabled Poor Behavior

It’s not Brian Williams Fault! The situation NBC News finds itself in with the Brian Williams’ truth stretching scandal isn’t the anchorman’s fault. It really isn’t. I’m not saying that Williams is not responsible for his behavior and...Show More Summary

Free Printable Daylight Savings Time Change Poster - March 8, 2015

Download this free printable Daylight Savings Time Change Poster to alert your staff of the impending time change on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Download the Poster (PDF)...

Smart Organizational Hacks to Speed Up Your Job Search

Looking for a new job but getting lost in the process? Simplify your search with these hacks and you might find your dream job much faster. The post Smart Organizational Hacks to Speed Up Your Job Search appeared first on.

5 Proven Tips that Will Improve Your Productivity

I had just poured myself my third cup of coffee and I realized something very important. I remember because as I put the coffee to my lips I looked up at the clock. It was 11am on the dot. I had accomplished nothing at all. I rebooted my computer. Show More Summary

If You Want to Connect, Proactively Help Others

#74 Proactively Help Others Seize opportunities to help others. Send your colleagues any information you come across that affirms the organization’s Vision, that may help them do their jobs better, that relates to a topic they are interested in, or that may help them in some way outside of work. Show More Summary

Positioning is Key when it comes to Job Search

Let’s do the math. Fewer jobs. More applicants. Should = some changes in how you go about marketing yourself Because I have been through a few downturns of hiring cycles, I can tell you from experience how hiring executives think when it comes to either filling an existing role with a new person or opening up a new role. Show More Summary

They are Just that Into You

My website is hosted on the very cool Squarespace platform and I can’t say enough about the folks behind it. Interestingly, the Squarespace folks posted what I thought was something noteworthy. It seems that they have just hired someone,...Show More Summary

Becoming a Social Organization

I honestly can’t remember where I was, but I was listening to some conversation about organizations adopting social media. The conversation turned to the importance of CEOs having Twitter accounts. Now, I totally agree that social media is here to stay. Show More Summary

Rebuilding my voice

I imagine that singers, actors and writers have experiences that cause heir “voice” to dampen. Or they simply go through phases where they aren’t ready or able to produce their art.

Writing Your Own Mock Recommendation Can Get You Hired

Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. ~Albert Einstein The process of writing your own letter of recommendation could actually help you gain clarity on your strengths and how they apply to your perspective new employer. Show More Summary

LinkedIn Profile: Visibility and Conversion

I recently received this nice looking notice from LinkedIn regarding my LinkedIn profile. My initial reaction was to be pleased and pat myself on the back. Hey, my profile was top 1% of most viewed profiles for the year! Sounds great. Show More Summary

Developing New Habits for Success

Aristotle is quoted as saying, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  But those habits can work in reverse, in which they work against excellence instead of for it. In essence, where you are in your life is the result of what you do or don’t do … Read the Rest ? No related posts.

Launch of

Welcome to my new digital headquarters! Way back in 2005 I began blogging and publishing on career development and professional growth with articles reaching millions of readers through key portals like Monster, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, Workopolis and many others. Show More Summary

How to Conquer what’s Holding you Back

Between where you are now and the future you envision for yourself is an inner enemy. That enemy is resistance. From Steven Pressfield:  > On the field of the Self stand a knight and a dragon.  > You are the knight. Resistance is the dragon.  The bolder your vision, the more formidable your enemy. Show More Summary

How to not self-destruct

A famous person emailed me to ask about personality type. I don’t get a lot of emails from famous people. But I do get some. Like, when Melissa was being an executive assistant to billionaires, I was Melissa’s reference. I could write fifty posts about giving those references, actually, because I was like, “Don’t hire Melissa, because she’ll...

How to Create Increased Job Security & Opportunity in your Current Company

When the only person in your organization who knows the good work you do is your immediate manager, you have a problem. There is no getting around the fact that you need profile and relationships in other parts of your organization. Your goal is to have important, influential people in your organization think you are golden. One of their most valuable employees.

How to Build Relationships with Headhunters: 12 Ways to be Credible when the Executive Recruiter Calls

As a leader who cares about the health of their career, you need relationships with reputable executive recruiters (aka headhunters). The executive search or recruiting firms looking for management-level to executive-level talent can be an important channel of opportunity. Here are 12 ways to demonstrate credibility and build a relationship with a headhunter.

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