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Science: Your Millennial Managers Are Destroying Morale

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Or maybe your Gen X-ers and Baby Boomers are destroying morale. Sometimes it’s hard to tell. As companies have switched from a seniority system to a meritocracy system , people who are better suited for management roles have landed in the senior roles.

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Team Building Activities That Actually Work

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I’m not a huge fan of team bonding activities, largely because I’m an introvert who hates games. No thanks.

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Are You Old? Like, Really Old? Like, 35?

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Everyone knows that only young people are good at tech jobs. One man decided to start a job board for “ old geeks.” The post Are You Old?

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10 Interview Skills You Need to Get Hired (and How to Improve at Them)

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Even though most jobs don’t require smooth talking skills, getting through the interview often does. Do your background research.

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How to Pick the Best Holiday Presents for Your Employees and Clients

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The Halloween decorations are down, and the Christmas Trees are about to start popping up, which means it’s time for you to think about gifts , and parties. Business owners and managers often have large gift lists–for employees and clients–to fill. Here’s what she said. Inc: How do you determine the best gifts?

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5 Reasons You Should Let Others Make Your Decisions

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Have you ever sat, staring at a blank email, trying to figure out what to say and how to say it? Have you rehearsed a conversation over and over in your head, trying to figure out what to say and you just can’t come up with something? Then you ask a friend and the friend just spouts out the perfect response ? Why is that?

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The 9 Worst Ways to Manage People

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But, do their actions qualify as the worst way to manage people? Here are the nine worst ways to manage people. See how many you’ve experienced.

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10 Life Lessons from Mrs. Brady

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Florence Henderson died on Thanksgiving Day, 2016. As a child of the 70s, I’ve probably seen every Brady Bunch episode numerous times.

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Managing Seasonal Overtime: Rallying Your Staff for the Busy Season

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Organizations that have busy seasons can have significant seasonal overtime challenges. Those challenges can include time management, filling shifts and compensating employees. When gearing up for a busy season, organizations are wise to anticipate obstacles and address them before they ramp up. Who Is Eligible for Overtime?

Old Dog, New Tricks: Is It Too Late for a Career Change?

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” He’s in his mid-40s and actually works in a creative field, but he’s run into the bureaucracy that tends to squash creativity.

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Exempt? Earning Less than $47,476? Your Life Is About To Flip Upside Down

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Everybody likes overtime pay, and starting December 1, about 5 million more people will be eligible for overtime. Yay!!! The post Exempt?

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2016 87

What Kind of Lawyer Should I Hire For My Job Problem?

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I get a lot of questions where the answer is, “you need to speak with an attorney.” So, you’ll have to pay up. Same thing, right?

2016 89

You? A Biased Interviewer? Of Course Not. Oh, Wait…

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Most people aren’t experts at conducting job interviews, so it’s no wonder we’re not perfect at it. In fact, we often stink.  emphasisHR helped me out on putting together some biases that occur when we’re interviewing. It’s not the traditional spiel about diversity, although that plays a role as well. The post You?

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Fired For Violating a Company Policy

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I was recently let go from a job due to accessing information on our system that I had been taught was allowed. While I was technically at fault, it was out of a misunderstanding and would not have happened had I been aware that my action was disallowed. If you have any pointers, I’d appreciate your input.

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2016 83

10 Easy Ways to Make Yourself Happy in 2016

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Life can sometimes be tough, and January can bring that out in spades. Talk about depressing. You don’t have to. Listening to your boss.

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HR Humor in Hollywood

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Every office-based TV show and movie needs an HR department. But what would happen if you were trained in HR by watching TV shows and movies? You’d probably learn both good and bad things. Mostly bad, though, because let’s face it, HR isn’t exactly portrayed accurately in Hollywood. Don’t believe me?

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5 Things You Do that Drive Your Boss Crazy

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You’re ambitious and smart, and you  have plans. You know your job well, and you work hard, so why does your boss hate you? You might.

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How to Fire Someone and Have Them Thank You For it

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Firing is always horrible? Well, yes, it is.

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2016 89

New Year, New You: Guide to Taking Your Résumé Up a Notch

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A résumé is, first and foremost, a marketing document. Remember marketing. Then don’t put negative things on your résumé either.

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Are You the Office Bully? No? Are You Sure About That?

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We assume that bullies are either the mean girls who are out to get you, or the thug who steals your lunch  money. Anyone along that spectrum will do. But, what if you found out that your co-workers that you were the office bully? Not possible. You’re nice. You work hard. You only  criticize when necessary. The post Are You the Office Bully?

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3 Creative Ways to Boost Your Career During Your Commute

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The  average American commutes 24.5 minutes to work —that’s nearly an hour a day. Join the Podcast Craze.

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  Why You Should Never Accept a Low-Ball Salary Offer

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No one starts to look for a new job simply because there’s a full moon or Netflix removed your favorite show.

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Crowd Sourcing: What is the best interview question you have ever been asked?

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When you were a job candidate. what is the best question a hiring manager/HR person/other person on the hiring panel ever asked you?

5 Etiquette Tips for Your Holiday Office Party

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The company holiday party is, undoubtedly, coming up. When one needs to behave properly at a function, to whom does one turn? The Office Potluck.

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50 Most Surprisingly Flexible Jobs in 2015

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When you ask people what they look for in a job , they often say they want flexibility and a good work-life balance. Nonprofit and Philanthropy.

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Interview Questions Candidates Want You to Ask

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If you want to find the best people for your open positions, try some of these questions: “What makes you angry?”

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Lazy? Is it Because You Like to Learn? Science Says Yes!

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It didn’t say anything about eating brownies, which I suspect is also correlated with laziness because, mmmm, brownies.

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2016 88

Want Engaged Employees? Try Team Building

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Having a cohesive team is critical to the success of your department–and your entire company. Why is this? And how can you do this?

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5 Ways to Overcome a Bad Reference

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In an ideal world, all bosses would be fantastic , and the only bad references would be for former employees who deserved the bad reference.

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The Worst Possible Response to a Bad Glassdoor Review

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” “For the love of God, do NOT work here” I’m guessing you wouldn’t. But, you wouldn’t be lawyer Philip Layfield.

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What Is the Meaning of HR Confidentiality?

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Want to know what confidentiality really means in HR? told HR, and they told my boss, and now my boss is mad at me. But what about other things?

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Do I have to disclose that I was fired?

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I moved across the country for a new job. Legally, do I have to disclose that I was fired to future employers? Well, on your resume, nothing.

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What Happens When You Hire an Employment Lawyer?

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Let’s say your boss pinches your behind and makes crude comments about your skirt length. The good guy always wins, right? One Really.

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The Five Worst Things You Can Do After You Lose Your Job

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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. Lots of people have been fired or laid off before–myself included. They will only make the situation worse. 1.

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8 Questions a Hiring Manager Should Never Ask

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Most people who conduct job interviews aren’t actually experts in hiring. As a result, most hiring managers never become experts in hiring.

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8 Ways to Gain Respect from Your Coworkers

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Some people just walk into a room, and every eye and ear are immediately tuned into them. Is it magic? Doubtful. You can gain respect as well.

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2016 97

Connections Are Everything: Is Your Professional Network Hurting or Helping You?

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Not everyone’s network is helpful when it comes to job hunting, but this is a problem you can fix, or at least, work on fixing.

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The Most Popular Lies Recruiters Hear Every Day (and Why You Should Avoid Them)

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The thing is, when much of your job is spent evaluating people and talking with them, you learn to spot lies pretty darn quick. ” “Great!”

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Why Smart People Are Stupid

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A few years ago, I attended a “coffee morning with the principal” at my daughter’s school. During the discussion, homework came up.

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Top 10 Annoying Water Cooler Topics

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Do you have annoying co-workers who spill way too many beans around the water cooler? (Or coffee pot, depending on your office culture.).

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