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Are you paying attention to your management?

“Are you paying attention?” Those are the opening words to “The Imitation Game,” the Academy Award winning movie about how the Nazi Germany codes created by the Enigma code machine were broken during World War II. But the same could be asked of how we pay attention to our own place where we work. Show More Summary

What life would look if we said no to work-life balance (and a nod to Amazon, of course)

This is a picture from when my oldest son was five years old. I have very few pictures of him at this age. Maybe twenty. Because I was never home. I worked almost 100% of my waking hours. And often I slept only four hours a night. I did not walk him to school. I...

The Brand: Dolores Umbridge

One of the most detrimental things a company can hold on to is that being liked equates to being popular. In reality, wherever there is an adored brand, there is an equally detested name. For  every Harry Potter, there is a Dolores Umbridge. Show More Summary

What You Ought To Know About Travel Nurse across America’s New Paid Sick Leave Benefit

Paid sick leave benefits are rare in travel nursing. When Travel Nurse across America announced theirs, we had to learn more. Here's what we discovered. The post What You Ought To Know About Travel Nurse across America’s New Paid Sick Leave Benefit appeared first on BluePipes Blog.

Do You Know Whom to Network With?

By far the most effective way of getting a new job is by networking. When making presentations to large groups, I often test that tenet, and invariably it proves to be true. Therefore, networking is how people in transition should spend most of their time. Show More Summary

The Evolutionary Angel, Naval Ravikant

“Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.” – Naval Ravikant Naval Ravikant (@naval) is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions, which went public as part of, and He is an active angel investor and has invested in more than 100 […]

10 Types of Employees That HR Secretly Hates

People generally go into Human Resources because they like people. After a few years of dealing with these humans, HR people can become cynical. You would too if you had to deal with these types below. If you see yourself in one, stop it. 1. Special snowflakes. These employees feel like they aren’t subject to any of […]

THE TOP 20 BRANDED HR PROS: Meet Pete Radloff, Technical Recruiter at comScore...

Let's face it - Fearful of the spotlight and conservative to a fault, HR pros generally aren't the best examples to look towards when it comes to professional branding. Kris Dunn (Kinetix RPO, The HR Capitalist) and Tim Sackett (HRU...

7 Steps to Revamp and Fuel Business

Most likely you will agree that some weeks are better than others. In fact, some days and weeks are ones we wish we never experienced. The one culprit at the center of these unfortunate incidents is miscommunication. The biggest problem...Show More Summary

Why I’m Glad I Worked Fast Food

This post brought to you by National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Evil HR Lady. What do Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and I have in common? We both got our start in fast food–he started at McDonalds and I worked at Burger King. Do I wish I could […]

TTATN 025: Tips For Travel Nursing Contract Extensions

We discuss travel nursing contract extensions including tax implications for extensions, when to start inquiring about them and tips for negotiating pay! The post TTATN 025: Tips For Travel Nursing Contract Extensions appeared first on BluePipes Blog.

7 Career Perks of Having a Side Gig

A recent study by Contently found that just over 1/5 of workers who freelance professionally do so in addition to a full-time job — and it’s not hard to see why. With the economy and job-market still shaky and salaries stubbornly refusing...Show More Summary

The Ultimate Productivity Hack

This is something you do not want to hear. It’s the opposite of human nature. It is anti-happiness. The only thing good about it? It’s the truth about productivity. The ultimate productivity hack is sticking to a very boring routine....Show More Summary

Why Taking Short Breaks More Often Will Make You Smarter

Before I start a project I take a break. It could be a short pause with a deep breath or a quick walk to help me get my mind focused. The worst thing anyone can do at work is start a project without looking at where to put their focus. They jump in and make […]

Thinking About High Performance: GPTW, Netflix and Amazon...

There's a happy tale that we've all grown used used to in the HR game. It goes something like this: The best way to build a company is to build a Great Place to Work. Most of us believe that,...

10 Things You Should Never Do When Giving Employee Feedback

Everybody tells you that your employees need feedback, but what they don’t tell you is that doing it wrong can be worse than not doing it at all. Here are 10 things you should never do when you need to tell an employee how he or she is doing. 1. Yell. No matter what you […]

Things People Do During Conference Calls

Conference calls are very common in everyday business and let’s be honest, most of them are boring. As a result, most people cannot fully concentrate on the call and press the mute button to do other activities. Below are the most common...Show More Summary

Give Your Interns an Experience They’ll Never Forget

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. This year, Kronos had its largest ever internship program with more than 80 interns in various departments. Show More Summary

Does Your Organization Do This When it's Faced With Change?

Change is inevitable. But it’s how you lead and manage change that makes the difference. Companies that accept and embrace change are healthier, more dynamic, and faster growing than those companies that fear change. Tom Ault, Director...Show More Summary

Employee Engagement: Get Respect

My post on employee engagement and respect was just published on Halogen’s TalentSpace. Click here to go read it. I look forward to an action-packed and insightful presentation at the Halogen conference in Ottawa in September. David Zinger is an employee engagement expert and speaker.

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