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The One Thing Every Boss Should Say to Her Summer Intern

We’re midway through the summer intern season. Hopefully, it’s going well. Internships can be a bit of a challenge-adjusting to an office environment after years of school can be a bit difficult for all involved. Frequently, the people managing interns are low-level supervisors and sometimes it’s their very first time managing another person. The result of […]

Don’t Talk About The PRC at Work

There are (at least) three things you don’t talk about at work. Or shouldn’t talk about at work. Sure, there are exceptions. I will discuss a few examples below. But generally these are three of things you should not be talking about at work. Why not? Talking about The PRC cannot lead anywhere good. Show More Summary

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – #SHRM16 Edition

This year’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Expo was a special one for me. Besides being in one of my favorite cities – Washington D.C. – I had the opportunity to do some things I haven’t done before. Show More Summary

How to Problem Solve More Effectively at Work

It’s probably on every job spec that’s been written since the start of time. ‘Looking for an innovative problem solver…’ ‘…able to solve complicated problems as effectively as possible…’ ‘…with a focus on getting to the heart of a problem’ Sound...Show More Summary

Employee Engagement: What’s Cooking?

I  recently  devoured Dan Charnas’ intriguing book, Work Clean: What Great Chefs Can Teach Us About Organizations. The book outlines the method of mise-en-place. Mise-en-place is a way of working, being focused and disciplined — many chefs believe it is a way of life. I enjoyed reading the book and could not help but think of the important lessons for all […]

New 2016 Workshops – Registration Open

I’m delighted to announce that registration is now open for all of our 2016 workshops. We’re doing four workshops this year, and the topics are abundance, mental development, lifestyle design, and entrepreneurship. See the Events page (or keep reading) for a quick overview of each workshop. Show More Summary

CCs, Email and Your Organization: It Doesn't Always Mean What You Think It Means...

Quick post today to get you to consider the history of the CC in your organization: Email was created - and management was happy. Communications was improved! Companies are political animals - and email started being used in a variety...

IT Amps Up to Meet Business Priorities

One of the most intriguing sections of Deloitte’s new Tech Trends 2016: Innovating in the Digital Era report discussed the right speed for IT. Moving beyond the current, hyped-up two speed approach, the report highlighted speed-related considerations CIOs must take...

10 Interview Skills You Need to Get Hired (and How to Improve at Them)

Even though most jobs don’t require smooth talking skills, getting through the interview often does. You don’t have to answer every interview question perfectly, but you can improve your interview skills. Here are 10 interview skills that will help you land the job. 1. Do your background research. This may not seem like an actual […]

The Job Offer Negotiation

It takes three steps to get a great job. First, you need a good enough résumé and LinkedIn profile to be fished out from an ocean of candidates. Otherwise, you are invisible and irrelevant! Second, you need to beat your competition in the contest called interviewing. Show More Summary

Marijuana 101: What #HR Pros Need to Know

I came across this tweet recently that speaks volumes regarding marijuana laws in the U.S. If you are looking to buy marijuana, go to a legit businesses and avoid street dealers who might rob you. #ItsLegal More Summary

Perseverance IS the Key to Success

Perseverance is the key to success in any endeavor. Particularly when things do not play out as anticipated, we need to be vigilant and try again. There are a number of ways to lighten the burden and increase the odds for being successful. Perseverance...Show More Summary

Registration Opens for All 2016 Workshops

I’m delighted to announce that registration is now open for all of our 2016 workshops. ???? See the updated Events page for a quick overview of each workshop. Here are the web pages for each event: Conscious Abundance Workshop – July 29-31,...Show More Summary

The Millennial Retention Idea You Need to Borrow Right Now

Ask any manager what their No. 1 talent issue is, and I can almost guarantee they will offer some variable of “attract and retain millennials.” That’s why I was so happy to meet Whitney Proffitt, manager of campus recruiting at … [Read more...] The post The Millennial Retention Idea You Need to Borrow Right Now appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.

BREXIT & LEADERSHIP: The Biggest Thing You Can Learn Is The Danger of Giving Control To The Masses...

OK - most of you have heard by now of Great Britain's vote to leave the European Union - known as BREXIT. If not, you might want to check your 401k performance at the end of the week - let's...

Death to the Feedback Sandwich

I got an email from a colleague the other day at the place I volunteer. We have parallel roles — she heads up one organization, and I head up another. The first paragraph was filled with praise about how she admired my work and my parenting (really). As I read this, I knew what was […]

5 reasons you should close your inbox completely during your vacation this summer

The summer holidays are rapidly approaching, and if you’re like most people, you will put up an autoreply email just before you leave, saying that you’re gone, when you’ll be back and who to contact if it’s urgent. Although this approach...Show More Summary

What to Do If Your Business Has a Fire

Although many of us go through great efforts to fireproof our home, we rarely bring this outlook into the workplace. While there’s no replacement for a little bit of forethought and diligence, a fire at your place of business doesn’t have to mean the end of your company altogether. Show More Summary

3 tricks to create a more comprehensive resume

If you are looking for a new job, then it’s vital you take the time to create a comprehensive resume so you can enhance your odds of being hired. Many people often overlook this critical step when seeking employment, and often find it difficult to land a job as a result. Show More Summary

Highly Compensated Employees: The “Other” FLSA Exemption

If you are like most employers in Northeast Ohio, as soon as the FLSA Final Rule was published back in May, your first step was to take a look at those employees on your payroll that make less than $47,476. Embarking on this fact finding...Show More Summary

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