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Career Journaling: 9 Tips to Start Today

A few years ago, I heard about the idea of career journaling during Ultimate Software’s Connections Conference. The idea really intrigued me, but I must admit I didn’t do anything with it. Then I ran across an article on The Muse titled...Show More Summary

My forbidden fantasy: Voting for Trump

I am not voting for Trump. And I think Hillary is a liar and I’m voting for her anyway. Also, I love Ivanka so much I can’t stop Googling to find more tidbits about her. And I read in many places that Chelsea is a brat and neither she nor her husband can figure out...

The Return of Drunk Dialing

“The people I view as heroes in my life have forced me to have uncomfortable conversations and do uncomfortable things.” Thanks to the gin I had tonight, this is a special episode. It is a drunk-dialing Q&A with you guys — like we did around this time last year to celebrate the 100th episode. In […]

How to Increase Audience Attention

Corporate sales training teaches representatives to speak to the simple client question, “Why should I care?” But the conversation is never that simple. The real challenge is to first discover where the prospective client’s interests reside. Show More Summary

Was the Trump Recording Sexual Harassment?

As you’ve probably heard, audio from a 2005 conversation between Donald Trump and Billy Bush surfaced recently. In that, we can hear Trump saying some extremely inappropriate things. I’m going to stipulate that what he said was inappropriate...Show More Summary

Here's a Test That's Available to Measure Candidate/Employee GRIT....

Most of us have been impacted by seeing people with great talent not get things done after we hire them. When we try to evaluate what's missing in those talented people, we tend to determine they don't have enough of...

LinkedIn Made It Easier for Your Employees to Job Hunt Behind Your Back

LinkedIn just launched a new service for job hunters. It’s called Open Candidates. LinkedIn describes it like this: Open Candidates is a new feature that makes it easier to connect with your dream job by privately signaling to recruiters that you’re open to new job opportunities. Show More Summary

How To Stand Out In Your Career

The finest employees spend the bulk of their time helping their customers and colleagues improve and succeed. But bringing achievement to others should come with its rewards, and it is crucial to make sure you stand out from the crowd and get recognized for your accomplishments. Show More Summary

Elevate Your Nonprofit by Learning From These 5 Technologies

Nobody — especially the private sector and government sector — knows how to do more with nothing as well as a nonprofit organization. Stakeholders understandably want costs to be kept in check, yet enacting change in whatever field you’re dedicated to can be a long and expensive process. Show More Summary

How Old Is Too Old At Work?

Workers are staying in their jobs longer, and that creates more opportunities for age discrimination. Here are four ways to make sure you are viewed by your contribution, rather than your age.

Performance Review for Employees: Nail Your First Review!

A performance review for employees is often a dreaded part of any workplace, but it’s a rite of passage! If you’ve been working somewhere for six months, or for a year, you’re going to have to be evaluated on your performance at some point. Show More Summary

Why We Connect

Peter DeMarco, a writer in Boston, lost his 34-year old wife, Laura Levis, following a severe asthma attack. Last week, The New York Times reprinted Mr. DeMarco’s “A Letter to the Doctors and Nurses Who Cared for My Wife.” It went viral. Show More Summary

PODCAST: Best Practices In Presenting Candidates To Hiring Managers featuring KD/Tim Sackett

You know it's true. Whether you're a corporate recruiting function, an HR pro trying to do 100 jobs (including recruiting) or a recruiting agency, you know you have room to improve related to how you submit candidates to hiring managers...

Best and Worst Resume Keywords

Recruiters do not always look for candidates for a single position. They generally try to hire for several positions at the same. Therefore, they may not always know the details of every position as much as the hiring manager does. Instead, they only know the basics and use certain keywords to look for candidates. Show More Summary

Employee Engagement: Engage Right Up to the End

I was inspired by the sunflower growing outside of my office window. It is October in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada yet this sunflower bloom is so alive.   Some of us as we get close to the end of something begin to coast but let this sunflower inspire you to stay engaged until the end. Engage near the […]

Is There Something Wrong with Employee Loyalty?

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the idea of “cultureboarding.” The concept being that organizations need to educate new hire employees about organizational culture. Preferably during their onboarding process. Culture + Onboarding = Cultureboarding After publishing the post, I discovered that some people found the term to be less than perfect. Show More Summary

Wall Street Journal Recognizes TCU #2 for Student Engagement

Congratulations to Texas Christian University (TCU) for being recognized by The Wall Street Journal as #2 in the U.S. for student engagement, an assessment that measures, according to the Journal, “how connected the students are with...Show More Summary

ELECTION: Where Are All the Owners Directing Their Employees How to Vote?

Trump, Trump, Trump... I had this topic on my list of things to get to before the latest Donald Trump vulgarity broke last Friday. Trump's a pig, and we've known that for some time. If he's not dead now after...

Winterizing Your Time Off Policies: Answers to 5 Common Questions

With our unseasonably warm temperatures this fall you’ve probably been putting off putting away the patio furniture and covering up the grill. But in HR, it is never too early to start thinking ahead to what the winter months will mean for your organization, and of course, for your employees. Show More Summary

The Intersection of Brexit and the Digital World

For the last few months, Brexit – or the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union – has dominated global news coverage. But for those of us concerned with digital transformation, are there practical implications? Here, digital transformation...

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