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How To Keep Top Talent at the Top of Their Game

Ms. Career Girl

Becoming a manager is a big step in your career, and with it comes a lot of new responsibilities and expectations. As a manager, your goals are no longer just your own, as you and your team’s success are one and the same.

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4 must do actions to take before applying for a job

Cube Rules

If it has been a while since you’ve been in a job search, it’s tempting to apply to a perfect job posting right away. Tempting, but there is work to do. Before you blast out your resume, take some time to review the basics. Not too long — job postings get removed as fast […].

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3 Things To Remember When You Feel You're Not Where You Should Be

Career Shifters

You should be further along in your shift. You should have done more. You're not where you wanted to be by now. Sound familiar? Natasha shares three lessons to get you focused, freed up, and having fun with your career change

2017 89

Dealing with Ransomware Attacks

Evil HR Lady

Have you heard of WannaCry, Cryptolocker or Cryptowall? These, and other malware, cause ransomware attacks. That’s where someone steals your data and holds it hostage. Your data is worth far more than your hardware, so it can put any business into a spin. You may think it won’t happen to your business—you’re too small to have anyone pick on you—but you need to be prepared. It can happen to your business.

2017 45

update: why should employers care about my long commute?

Ask A Manager

Remember the letter-writer in 2015 who asked why employers seemed concerned about his two-hour commute ? Here’s the update. I’m the letter-writer from “Why should employers care about my long commute?” which was posted a little over two years ago now. The good news is that about six months after you posted my letter I was able to find a job in the field I wanted to go into.

2017 27

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Want the Ideal HR Department? Follow This Recipe

Evil HR Lady

So, you want to make the ideal HR department? There’s a recipe for that. It’s a little tricky and some of the ingredients have to be special ordered. But if you follow this recipe, you’ll get the HR department of your dreams. Step One. Ingredients: 1 cup administrative skills. 1/2 cup recruiters, firmly packed. 1 tablespoon onboarding. 3 HR trainers, chilled. Directions: Blend these first three ingredients until smooth.

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the ethics of firing racist protesters

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: After the Charlottesville violence, I’ve been watching discussion on one of my professional organization’s Facebook groups and would appreciate your opinion about it. People are discussing the ethics of figuring out the identities of white supremacists from news photos, and then reporting them to their employers. Apart from the “ethics” of white supremacy, and associated domestic terrorism, what do you think are the HR/management implications?

6 Things You Ought To Have On Your Desk

Ms. Career Girl

Whilst a cluttered desk which is littered with all sorts of rubbish and inconsequential items will never be conducive to hard work, a well organized, minimalist working space is likely to spur you on to greater heights with regard to your work.

2017 43

How To Get A Closer Look At Wells Fargo’s Company Culture

Career Realism

How To Get A Closer Look At Wells Fargo’s Company Culture. Work It Daily. As a job seeker who’s pursuing a career at Wells Fargo , you’re encouraged to learn as much as you can about the company before you apply.

2017 12

A Performance vs Potential 9-Box From a Portion of Our Company.

HR Capitalist

Here's a 9-box from a department in our company - performance on the horizontal, potential on the vertical. . Not bad at all. Some like Picasso. Some like Warhol. I think this is art. If you want to order this as a print for your office, let me know.

2017 12

Should You Fire the Charlottesville Protesters?

Evil HR Lady

Over the weekend, a group of white nationalists held a march to protest the removal of a Civil War hero statue in Charlottesville, Virginia. Protesters from Antifa and Black Lives Matter showed up in a counter protest and violence broke out, resulting in one death, when a driver rammed his car into the crowd of counter-protesters. A Twitter account, “ Yes, You’re Racist ” is working to uncover the identity of the white nationalist protesters.

New to HR? Making Your First Mistake


Being an HRNewbie, any type of newbie actually, you will mess something up. Mistakes happen at many points in your career, but it’s a different feeling when you’re new to your career and you make your first mistake. I remember my first mistake in my HR career like it was yesterday and I’m still not right […] Source. HR new to hr

I Hate My Colleague! How to Manage Difficult Coworkers

Ms. Career Girl

Linda and her colleague Joseph always disagree. What Joseph thinks is possible, Linda blocks. And what Joseph thinks can’t be done is ‘child’s play’ in Linda’s eyes. Everyone dreads working with the two of them. It’s bad for both of them, and for their company. Do you have difficult coworkers?

2017 28

my coworker wants to pull me into her counteroffer, boss is going to trash-talk me when I leave, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker wants to pull me into her counteroffer. I am a junior-level employee at an small (25 people) consulting firm. I have worked there for about two years. The company has been going through some rough periods due to personality/management conflicts between employees and management.

The Tyranny of Single Stall, Gender-Neutral Bathrooms in the Workplace.

HR Capitalist

Notes to follow from life on the road. Topic: Transgender individual's rights to use either bathroom (men's or women's) they desire. Buckle up, people. But it's probably not going to be what you think.

The How-Tos of Building Relationships With HR

Evil HR Lady

Human resources departments often have a reputation for being hard to approach or understand. Building relationships with employees is a critical step for a successful HR department. Here’s how. Don’t Get Too Close. This may seem counterintuitive to building relationships, but when HR becomes close friends with some staff, the other staff members feel HR doesn’t operate fairly.

2017 16

What the Google Guy Teaches Us About Free Speech at Work


When Google fired James Damore, the engineer who wrote and circulated a ten page manifesto on how to approach workforce diversity “rationally,” many people cried that it was a violation of his right to free speech. The funny thing about the First Amendment, though, is that it doesn’t guarantee you freedom from consequences or free […] Source. HR free speech google google memo protected speech

How To Enjoy a Yacht Charter Like a Millennial

Ms. Career Girl

While yacht charters used to be reserved for the social elite and only those who were well acquainted with the high life would access the planet’s most exotic destinations, things have changed. Nowadays, the yachting industry caters for anybody with an interest in seafaring.

2017 21

I hate my new employee

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’ve worked for the same organization for about five years. We recently hired a new person who reports directly to me. I was told I’d have some say in the hiring process, which wasn’t true – we only interviewed four people, two of whom decided not to pursue the job further, and the other one had no relevant experience. I wanted to continue our search, but our director insisted the remaining candidate would be fine. I really don’t like her.

2017 14

???? Can You Describe Yourself in One Word for a Job Interviewer?


Dilbert creator Scott Adams asked his readers to describe themselves in one word. Can you? Photo by Jeanne Menjoulet. We usually find it pretty easy to call other people names, but could you do it for yourself in a job interview? It's a good intellectual exercise that's harder than you'd think.

Barclays Puts Creepy Sensors to See Where All the Bankers Are

Evil HR Lady

You’d be perfectly okay with your boss installing a monitoring device called “OccupEye” that can tell them when you’re at your desk and when you’re not, right? The fact that it has a creepy name doesn’t really help me feel comfortable about such a device.

3 Tips For Getting A Job At Medidata Solutions

Career Realism

3 Tips For Getting A Job At Medidata Solutions. Work It Daily. Are you passionate about making the world a better place, searching for a great working environment, and excited by innovation?

5 Ways to Help Launch Careers for Young Women

Ms. Career Girl

Women’s well-being is a topic that comes up in the media again and again. One of the hottest subject areas within this topic is how to help women advance in their careers. Many women need help getting their careers off the ground.

2017 21

I’m in trouble for forwarding emails, did job candidate really do the work she claims, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss chastised me for forwarding some of her emails. My boss is in the habit of sending emails that fall in the category of “asking me to ask someone else to do something/a question/etc.” ” I am perfectly fine with this as I understand my job is to carry out what she asks and I am often a liaison for her on matters at my location or with certain departments.

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring New Graduates

The Undercover Recruiter

Graduates… They’re a picky bunch, aren’t they? They have shorter attention spans than goldfish, yet have all these incredible ideas that are changing the way the corporate world works.

The Importance of Paid Time Off and Vacation

Evil HR Lady

Americans famously get less paid time off than other developed nations, and yet we don’t manage to use it all. While it may seem better to have your employees working than to have them enjoying their PTO, the reality is that you should want them out of the office. Taking a break is good for them and good for your business. Here’s why and how to get your employees to take advantage of their PTO allotment. Remove the Fear.

ABOUT INNOVATION: Why Are Nirvana Cover Bands So Good?

HR Capitalist

Sell the kids for food Weather changes moods Spring is here again Reproductive glands. He's the one Who like all our pretty songs And he likes to sing along And he likes to shoot his gun But he don't know what it means Don't know what it means And I say yeah. . --In In Bloom, Nirvana.

Psychological Tools That Help Overcome Debt Stress

Ms. Career Girl

Nobody said that dealing with debt stress was easy. When you owe money, there are all sorts of thing floating through your mind. Will your home be repossessed? Will you have to move? Will you be able to feed yourself and your kids?

Developing An Elevator Pitch for Your Employer Brand


When companies have a job opening, they need to fill it as soon as possible, and ideally they would have several high-quality candidates to choose from quickly. Why is speed so important? According to Randstad data, each job vacancy costs an average of $500 a day. However, companies can no longer expect to successfully woo […] Source. HR employer brand

5 Ways to Get an Award-Winning Employer Brand on a Budget

The Undercover Recruiter

Employer branding today means so much more than dogs in the office and team photos on social media.

Your Workplace May Be Toxic for Your Health

Evil HR Lady

Does your job have repeated intense physical exertion? Are you exposed to unpleasant and potentially hazardous working conditions? What about hostile or threatening workplaces ? Are your deadlines reasonable, or do you have too much to do in not enough time? Do you take time out of your personal life to do work , all for a dead end job? If any of this sounds familiar to you, you’re not alone.

The Elon Musk Test For Whether You Deserve a Raise.

HR Capitalist

You're going to love this one. In his 2015 book, " Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future ," Ashlee Vance shares the story of how Musk stopped working with his longtime executive assistant in early 2014.

is it okay for your bra straps to show at work?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: Last week’s question about workplace dress codes reminded me of a question I’ve been long meaning to ask. Let’s say you have a workplace that allows nice sleeveless blouses or dresses. What constitutes acceptable showing of a bra? By this, I don’t mean the actual cups themselves, but the straps.

3 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Asking One More Employee Survey Question


Internet survey tools are great, aren’t they? You log in, create a couple of questions, grab the link and then send an email out to your target group. Want to know what type of food should be served at the upcoming company picnic? Send a survey link and tally up the results. Want to know […] Source. Advice HR communication culture engagement feedback PIC