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Cash Is King In Small Business

In my last post titled Big Revenues for Small Businesses, we considered the need for an organized sales function to drive revenue growth and allow the owner/entrepreneur to gain back critical time for general management activities… and...Show More Summary

Ever Thought About Offering Child Care at Your Office? This Entrepreneur Did

Rachel Zoe is generally better known for her choice of shoes than her choice of workplace policies. But her addition of an office nursery is a big move that has us rethinking child care for working parents. The post Ever Thought About Offering Child Care at Your Office? This Entrepreneur Did appeared first on Brazen Life.

Achieve work-life balance by working 17 hours per day

If you thought the need for labor laws were long settled, you should go work at one of those “too big to fail” banks. An intern, working at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, was found dead from a seizure caused by his working many all-nighters and specifically after working 72-hours straight. All to impress his […]

The Impact of the Internet of Things

The latest tech trend is the Internet of Things (IoT), and if you’re like me, you didn’t know what it meant until you were reading a blog post one day (possibly this one). The IoT is what will happen when...

4 Networking Tips from an Introvert Who Launched a Startup

Even the most introverted of startup founders must pitch their ideas. These tips will help you feel confident as you approach industry big wigs. The post 4 Networking Tips from an Introvert Who Launched a Startup appeared first on Brazen Life.

Travel Reward Points Are An Employee Perk [poll results]

We recently ask HR Bartender readers who keeps the reward points accumulated during business travel. Honestly, this one didn’t even come close. Maybe that’s why we received a lower response rate than usual. When it comes to business travel, employees get to keep the points. Show More Summary

5 Popular Recruitment Sources used by Employers

Job boards and employee referrals are the most popular sources used by Northeast Ohio employers to attract qualified workers, according to a new report released by ERC. The 2015 ERC Hiring Trends and Practices Survey highlights hiring...Show More Summary

What HR Professionals Need to Know about the EEOC’s Guidelines on Criminal Backgrounds

According to a survey released by the Society for Human Resource Management, approximately 69% of organizations reported that they conduct criminal background checks on all of their job applicants. However, what happens if somethingShow More Summary

Play to Boost Your Career

Americans are notorious for their worth ethic. According to a 2015 Huffington Post article, 47 percent of Americans did NOT take a single paid-leave vacation day in 2014. While this is good news for employers who are getting free labor,...Show More Summary

6 Ways to Improve Your Management Style

Whether you’re just starting out as a manager or you’ve enjoyed considerable success over the years in management positions across a wide swath of sectors, the ever-shifting work landscape and the generational shift of workers entering...Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Get a Degree in Fire Science

Being a “fireman” has been and still is one of the most popular jobs listed by grade school-aged children when asked what they’d like to be when they grow up, yet few children find themselves pursuing this path once they move beyondShow More Summary

Why Modern Blue Collar Workers Should Start Personal Branding

“Branding” is obviously a buzzword in offices around the world, but the concept is so popular that the term has started catching fire in alternative workplaces, as well. Tradesmen and laborers in a variety of fields must keep eyes and...Show More Summary

The Interview Focus Is on Future, Not Past

Until about 1990, the conventional thinking was that if you did your job satisfactorily, you would keep it for many years to come. Several of my friends were AT&T employees in those days, and many of them had had seniority for one or two decades. Show More Summary

New Manager? Don’t Make These 5 First-Timer Mistakes

First time leading a team? Don’t let your excitement trick you into making these new-manager mistakes. The post New Manager? Don’t Make These 5 First-Timer Mistakes appeared first on Brazen Life.

Rachel Dolezal (Spokane NAACP) and the Deep Circle of Self-ID in the Workplace...

By now, you've probably heard about Rachel Dolezal, former head of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP. Turns out, it looks like she's not black. Which would seem to be an issue. But when you dig deeper, it's almost impossible...

If You Are Stuck in Employee Engagement, Get Sticky.

Are your employee engagement ideas sticky? Made to stick from James McQueen

How Evan Weinstein Built A Career In Indie Filmmaking

I recently had the pleasure to sit down with Evan Weinstein, an independent film director whose film “Leaving Circadia” has garnered a lot of success at various film festivals such as the Manhattan Film Fest, Soho Film Festival, among many others. Show More Summary

Don’t Go to Law School: 3 Things to Consider Before You Apply

Ready to attend law school and become a hot-shot lawyer? Not so fast. Law school might not be the best decision for your career. The post Don’t Go to Law School: 3 Things to Consider Before You Apply appeared first on Brazen Life.

Why Should I Do Business with You?

The title of the article says it all when it comes to leading effective meetings. As the sales executive, you are the leader when meeting with clientele. False Start On occasion you may hear someone say, “I can talk to you now, but I only have a few minutes. Show More Summary

An Unusual $100,000 Birthday Present (Plus: Free Round-Trip Anywhere in the World)

Turning 38-years young… and still not acting my age. (Photo: Sir Garrett Camp) 38! I’ll turn a glorious 38 soon. It’s going to be a great natal year–I can already feel it. Perhaps it will be good luck for you, too. In this post, I’m giving away a round-trip ticket anywhere in the world. But back […]

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