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How to date when you have a big job

Melissa is not going to move in with the next guy she dates. Even though Melissa and I are both completely incompetent at all things social, we can see that Melissa has moved in with three guys who were never going to marry her. So part of her new dating plan is she has to stop doing...

Really Bad Interview Questions. Really Bad. Like, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

Lots of people stink at interviewing. They think it’s important to come up with “interesting” or “out of the box” questions for job candidates. Yeah, well, this is what happens. Here’s my favorite (least favorite?) of the bunch: If you...Show More Summary

Enriching the Customer Experience Works in Any Industry

...Guest post by Ben Motteram. This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. As someone deeply involved in customer service and the overall customer experience, I am interested in identifying companies that share my love of service and how they tend to the customer’s needs. Show More Summary

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Employee Feedback Edition

Recently I was having a conversation with a group of new managers about feedback. It was enlightening because the discussion turned to the negative connotation of the word feedback. You know, that feeling when someone says, “I’d like to give you some feedback.” We’re just waiting for the bad news. Show More Summary

Earn It… Every Day!

Consultants already know this. Professional athletes already know this. Full-time employees should also know this. Earn it… every day! You have to commit to it. You have to Earn It … Every Day. If you’re working as a consultant you know you’ve got to deliver every single day. Show More Summary

Podcast with Søren Lockwood – a (very happy) financial CEO

Michal Srajer, one of our Partners in Prague, is currently travelling the world and interviewing many different people for his podcast about happiness at work. His first interview was with me and you can hear it here. His second podcast features...Show More Summary

Practicing What You Preach

“Prove your words by your deeds.” – Seneca the Younger My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers and tease out their routines and habits you can use. But in this in-betweenisode, I present some short nuggets of practical, tactical philosophy about practicing what you preach. This is a letter from Stoic heavyweight Seneca the […]

Telepresence Robots Coming to an Office Near You

Using telepresence robotics technology by Double Robotics and others, organizations are virtually sending their employees on client meetings and speaking engagements every day. But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Telepresence is one of the few commercial applications of robotics...

8 Ways the Best Places to Work Are Nailing Culture

What sets your company apart from others in the same field? You probably have something up your sleeve about how you provide the best service or amazing contracts for your clients, but what makes you different for your employees? Your sole focus shouldn’t be on attracting new customers, after all. Show More Summary

Know How to Avoid the Black Hole

In this context, black hole is not a scientific term but, rather, the annoying situation when people apply for posted job openings and never hear back. It’s very frustrating because applying for jobs is a time-consuming effort—too often with no results. Show More Summary

Do You Tell People Your Pronouns?

Vanderbilt University put up a poster telling people to introduce themselves by saying, “Hi my name is___ and my pronouns are____” I’m here to tell you that if your pronouns are in the traditional category of he/she you really don’t need to do this. Show More Summary

Gadgets Work-From-Home People Need

I’ve worked from home for a long time. During that time, I’ve picked up a few ideas about what makes a home office great and what makes it merely tolerable. If you want to check out the things ever telecommuter needs, click here: 9 Gadgets Every Telecommuter Needs The post Gadgets Work-From-Home People Need appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

At IKEA, umbrellas are CHEAPER when it rains

Complete this sentence: “When it rains, the price of umbrellas goes __.” If you guessed up you’d be right in most places. But at IKEA stores, you’d be wrong. Here’s how they price their umbrellas depending on the weather: Yes, on rainy days, umbrellas are cheaper :o) What a nice way to make customers happy. … Continue reading At IKEA, umbrellas are CHEAPER when it rains ?

When Employees Bite Back: Prepping for the 1-on-1s That Are Going to Suck...

It's September. Getting near halfway through the year. Might be time for you to actually give some feedback to the people who work for you. Or, if you're an HR pro, to encourage managers of people to give that feedback...

Free Training for Lightworkers Starts Today

After giving away numerous freebies within the past week, business coach Ryan Eliason just launched his free live webinar training that begins today. This training is for people who want to run heart-centered, conscious businesses. Ryan’s...Show More Summary

Visionary Business School Opens for Enrollment

My friend Ryan Eliason just opened enrollment in Visionary Business School, which teaches people how to start and grow socially conscious businesses. This is an improved version of the training program that Ryan has been offering about once a year for the past several years. Show More Summary

3 advanced tips for creating a happy workplace from Henry Stewart

Henry Stewart is the found of Happy, a company in London that does computer and happiness trainings. They are also (naturally) a very happy workplace. In this speech, Henry shares 3 more advanced tips for creating a happy workplace: Let employees choose their boss Give pre-approval on big projects Celebrate mistakes

Transform Dark Days into Opportunity

Your reaction to particularly awful days can make or break future success. The better action to take is to remain as calm as possible. Take quiet time to analyze how far you have come. Think about the twists and turns, and what currently...Show More Summary

Self Assessments and 360 Feedback Systems Are A Crutch for Managers...

We love features like self assessments and 360s in our performance solutions. But they're a crutch. Here's why: Self Assessments - your best people are harder on themselves than you are. Your worst people and even those in between give...

Companies Must Identify Engagement Before They Can Impact It

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Ultimate Software, a leading provider of human capital management solutions in the cloud. They were recently recognized as one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America by Achievers. Show More Summary

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