Remember back in school when class participation made up 10 percent of your grader? For some people this was the easiest 10 percent of the semester. You know the types–the ones who loved to hear the sounds of their own voices. They commented on everything, whether or not they had something to say. Show More Summary
If you get a group of business professionals together, the stories begin. We all have a “I thought I had seen it all, then this happened…” story. Here’s one of those situations. I’m a newly promoted supervisor working in the prison system. Show More Summary
Growing a business can be a challenge with so many different decisions to make. The key is to stay focused and not allow yourself to become sidetracked in order to attain your goals. Having a solid focus for is essential to success along with a well planned business strategy. Show More Summary
I am really, really, tired of this election. I just with that there would stop be employment related things going on in the election. Can’t we keep it to important issues like we need a law that prohibits hidden raisins in cinnamon rolls? Right? Of course right. Show More Summary
Who am I? Who cares? Good questions. It's my site, so I'm going dig in once in awhile by telling you more about who I am - via a "Stuff I Like" series. Nothing too serious, just exploring the micro-niche...
So, you think you’ve got a low EQ? Have you ever been told that something you said was insensitive? Have you ever been in a situation where no matter what you said would come off as insincere or contrived? Have you ever thought about...Show More Summary
(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, a global provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. For the second consecutive year, Great Place to Work placed Kronos on its list of the 50 Best Information Technology Companies to work for in India. Show More Summary
“Most good science comes only after a massive amount of failure.” – David M. Sabatini This episode was a blast. It was a tropical exploration of biology, life extension, and all good things. This included a lot of Carménère wine and good old-fashioned ball busting. I was joined by: Peter Attia, MD (@peterattiamd), who rejoins the […]
Imagine this; your boss calls a company meeting to tell you that next year, you won’t be paid until mid-February. Most people would be outraged. Yet this is the amount of unpaid overtime the average UK employee works each year, according to the TUC. Show More Summary
Download this free printable Daylight Savings Time Change Poster to alert your staff of the impending time change on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Download the Poster (PDF)
Video below (email subscribers click through) - I had the opportunity to talk with Alison Cooley and Ed Badwin on the Meridian Hangout last week related to this emerging conversation: How can we get managers to shift the conversation and...
Small businesses are in economic recovery mode, but some might agree with me that it has been slower than anticipated. In an end-of-year survey, Wells Fargo reported that "only 39 percent of small-business owners experienced an increase in company revenues...
When boss yanks your job out from under your feet, the result can be devastating. Whether you’re fired because of misbehavior on your part or a mistake on the company’s part, it feels awful. If you’re laid off, you at least have theShow More Summary
Some time ago I wasn’t confident in myself, didn’t have a clear vision of what I wanted in life and I wasn’t moving forward. I was constantly feeling insecure, had doubts and fears, and these prevented me from taking action. I was also seeking happiness from external sources, trying to go after many things […]
Of all of the typical interview questions, that one is the most controversial, because it’s one of the most poorly understood—but is among the most important ones. Many people get electrified by the question because they think the interviewer is ready to negotiate. Show More Summary
I’ve mentioned before that I have a tendency to stockpile magazines so I can read during flights. This time of year is conference season which tends to be my busiest, with a lot of travel from September through the end of the year. Well, this year I have even more travel than usual. During a […] The post The You, Me and We of Career Development appeared first on hr bartender.
Thanking a tele-marketer for calling is a rarity at best. Instead, the question that comes to mind is whether to hang up immediately or give the person an opportunity to proceed. Hectic schedules are usually the deciding factor. Example #1 Surprisingly, the phone was answered to hear thoughtful words from a telemarketer. Show More Summary
As many of you know, new overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) are coming. Given the basic economics of the workplace, the new rule—which raises the salary threshold under which an employee is entitled to overtime—is just...
I sit across the cube wall from 4 hipster type web designers – all guys. (I’m a nerdy female data analyst). The guys are all conservative republicans, so I usually tune out the political talk or put on my headphones. As you mentioned, a video went out with Donald Trump talking about how he just […] The post My Co-Workers Are Voting for Trump appeared first on Evil HR Lady.
You may be familiar with Quick Response (QR) codes already. Made of black-and-white squares that can be “read” by a special scanner, they’re found on food packages, posters and even tattoos. They have a wide variety of uses, such asShow More Summary