January, 2018

Telecommuting Journal

Top Career Experts to Follow in 2018

Professional Resume Services

When I joined Twitter in 2008 I had no clue who to follow or even what to do. After learning a bit more about it, I gathered my little list of resume experts that quickly expanded to experts throughout the careers industry. Through the years I’ve added more people to that list.

2018 61

Mechanism that converts white fat to brown identified

Career Alley

In experiments on mice, researchers have pinpointed a mechanism for the conversion of energy-storing white fat into energy-expending brown fat

2018 60

Trending Sources

Smart Executive Job Search: How To Sail Through Salary and Compensation Negotiations

Executive Career Brand

Salary and compensation negotiations are imminent. you’re close to reeling in that great-fit executive job. You’ve been through a few rounds of interviews at a company you really want to work for, and they’re about to make you an offer.

2018 54

Breaking Through in the New Year

Career Trend

I’ve been contemplating what breaking through in the new year means. I’ve been pondering motivators and what actions will make me a better, stronger and more hopeful person. As well, I’ve been considering areas where my motivation has waned–where the spark has been snuffed.

2018 44

Quote Of The Day: Change Some Words In This Article So It Applies To Schools & You Have Good Guidance For Teachers

Professional Resume Services

How to Counter the Circus of Pseudoscience is an article in today’s New York Times. Change some of the words to “teachers,” “schools,” and “students.”

2018 39

?? 365 Top Tips to Rock Your Job Search Every Day of 2018

JobMob

Your job search crash course this year. Photo by Phil Dolby. How to use this list. A job search tip a day keeps the recruiters away closer… This isn't a calendar.

2018 31

Women Entrepreneurs Who Made Their Own Rules

Ms. Career Girl

For centuries, women were considered homemakers. Now, they are taking over the business world. While there are still many challenges to face, women all over the world are proving that not only can they jump over hurdles, they can demolish them and rewrite the game.

2018 39

2018 Executive Job Search: Are You Ready?

Resume Writing

Is this your year? Are you finally ready to “see what else is out there?” ” There is no better time than now!

2018 22

Is Bad Body Odor Really a Protected Disability?

Evil HR Lady

Amber Bridges got fired because of bad body odor, but not hers. Another employee had bad body odor and Bridges tried to solve the problem by bringing in air fresheners and others followed suit. The smelly employee complained to HR and Bridges was fired for creating a “ hostile work environment.” ” A hostile work environment doesn’t mean that Bridges was being rude , it means that she violated a law against illegal discrimination.

2018 22

From Law to Portfolio Career

Career Shifters

“I felt like I was never in the right place.”. Karen Beddow was torn. When she was at home, she felt like she should be at the office; when she was at the office, she wanted to be at home. Here's how a sun bed in Greece helped her find the exciting and flexible work she really wanted

2018 31

NBC's New Rules on Workplace Hugging Means NO HUGGING.

HR Capitalist

If you thought you were going to just keep doing what you are doing related to PDA (public displays of affection) in the #metoo era, you're not only naive, you must be saved from yourself.

2018 21

Open Space Office? Survival Tips for Introverts

Ms. Career Girl

When Jennifer’s company converted to open space last year, her ability to concentrate plunged. She likes her tablemates; it’s just that Jennifer needs quiet and solitude to do her best thinking. Without an office door to close, she’s stressed, overwhelmed, and seriously thinking of moving on.

2018 28

HuffPost Editor Says New Year’s Resolution Is to “Kill All Men”

Evil HR Lady

Emily McCombs, Parents Editorial Director at HuffPost , tweeted her New Year’s Resolutions. She’s since deleted the tweet, but not before many people grabbed it. Here’s the tweet: In case you missed the deleted tweet from @msemilymccombs pic.twitter.com/SGcOSGTPn4. — 3 mice down Keith (@TheBlazeKeith) December 30, 2017. You can see why McCombs might have deleted it.

2018 16

Google Search Engines Show Salary Ranges in Their Search Results

Blogging4jobs

Recruiters are marketers and in the hiring world, your job posting is the single most important active job seeker recruiting and hiring tool. With the launch of Google Cloud, job posting is appearing. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. Recruiting google google jobs job posting

2018 16

When Colleagues Claim Credit for Your Work

Ms. Career Girl

You work hard to be the best at your job. You put in the long hours, collaborate with other employees, create fresh ideas and content, and genuinely put your best into every task you tackle.

2018 21

Women in the Workplace: What 2017 Taught Us

Ms. Career Girl

2017 has been a full-on year for women in the workplace – we tried to close the gender pay gap and smash the glass ceiling, we fought for workplace harassment claims to be heard and, on our time off, we joined the Women’s March.

2018 21

Messy Brilliance – A Journey Into Knowing Yourself

Ms. Career Girl

So, you’ve spent the last five or ten or twenty years on a quest. That quest may have been for. Success. Wealth. Educational Achievement. Has your quest brought you to your desired destination? How much happiness have you gained – or sacrificed – along the way?

2018 21

Valentine’s Day Ahead! Start Finding Love, Offline!

Ms. Career Girl

Valentine’s Day is just ahead. If you don’t already have that someone special in your life, that means you’re probably still using dating sites and apps to find them. But if you’re frustrated or disappointed with the online dating games, why not try something different?

2018 21

“I've Got Time. I've Got Options. So Why Can't I Choose?”

Career Shifters

Josephine has the time and the space to work on her shift. But this luxury has her juggling so many interests that she can't figure out how and where to focus. How do you find clarity when your ideas feel chaotic

2018 19

From IT to Food

Career Shifters

“I know that any sleepless night, any moment of stress and struggle, is for something I truly believe in.”. Rosamund Heathcote enjoyed her job, but she also knew that her dreams lay elsewhere. So, she built her own business, nurturing it alongside full-time work, until she was ready to make her leap.

2018 19

employee sent out photos of a coworker’s stoma bag — what should I do?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m having an issue with two of my reports. One of them, Jan, outed the other, John, about him having a stoma/colostomy bag. No one knew he had one. John did not know how Jan came to find out. Jan said she noticed it when she saw John reach for something on a shelf in the supply room. His shirt had started to come untucked and he pulled it up and tucked it back in. A picture of John at his home on porch shows him with the stoma bag visible.

2018 17

my employees keep taking the same days off, I don’t want to sit next to my wife at work, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My employees are coordinating their time off and I can’t figure out why. I’m a manager at a medium sized nonprofit. I was recently promoted to an administrative position a few months ago. I supervise two employees who have worked here for several years (5-10 years) and openly admit that they are close personal friends. I’ve noticed that they always seem to take the same days off during the work week, but give different reasons.

2018 16

The Ultimate Executive New Year’s Resolutions

Professional Resume Services

The new year means it’s time to make New Year’s resolutions! You probably reached multiple goals in 2017, and chances are you fell short on some goals as well. The key to making the best New Year’s resolutions is to make them so they are challenging, but still attainable.

2018 11

Future of Machine Learning in India

Imarticus Learning

Machine Learning (ML) or Artificial Intelligence (AI), are almost used as synonyms for each other and are perhaps the most talked about topics in recent times. What the internet did to our lives, emerging as one of the game changers of the time, AI and ML are expected to do the same, by impacting and transforming our lives in ways we cannot fathom or imagine. It will change the way we shop, communicate, travel, conduct our daily lives and do our business.

2018 16

can I take birth control pills at my desk, paying more than my share for gifts coworkers, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can I take birth control pills at my desk? I was wondering if there is any sort of etiquette concerning taking birth control at the office.

2018 16

ASK THE CAPITALIST: Are HR Pros with MBAs Special Anymore?

HR Capitalist

Kris- Would love to know your opinion on a trend I am seeing as I'm screening HR Director candidates. I used to encourage HR undergrads to pursue their MBA instead of a Masters in HR.

2018 11

Passive Talent: Why Your Next Hire is Already Employed

The Undercover Recruiter

Open candidates make up about 75% of the workforce. With such a majority it stands to reason that the highest performing candidates will fall under this category and there’s a number of reasons that they appeal as prospective hires: They have a proven track record of working in a similar environment.

2018 11

Forcing Managers to Interview Minority Candidates - Necessary or Pure Bureaucracy?

HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note - If you follow sports, you may have heard that the Oakland Raiders (soon to be the Las Vegas Raiders) are set to hire Jon Gruden , current ABC/ESPN commentator, past head coach in the NFL and yes, a white guy.

2018 11

the person who used to do my job won’t go away

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: A year ago, I replaced “Marnie,” who, after two years on the job, left for one she perceived to have better opportunities. Marnie was given the opportunity to change her mind after she announced her resignation, but ended up leaving anyway. She landed at a toxic workplace and, unbeknownst to me, departed after a couple of months. Since then, Marnie has been making overt and downright creepy attempts to reinsert herself into the good graces of my small company.

2018 15

Why Now is the Time to Innovate Your Career

The Undercover Recruiter

We read a lot about innovation in the current workplace. From AI to machine learning to aging workforces; right through to the disruption caused by having up to 5 generations in the current work environment. So disruption is rife, it is all around us, it isn’t going anywhere.

2018 11

Benefits of Being a Business Analyst

Imarticus Learning

Who would not like to be known as the person ‘who shall fix it all’, ‘the problem solver’? If you are someone who looks at every problem as a challenge only eager to solve it, then the role of a business analyst is ideal for you as the very core of a business analyst’s role is to find solutions, to be a problem solver. Technology evolution, especially in the last couple of decades, has drastically changed the manner in which business issues and challenges are resolved by IT-based solutions.

2018 15

an extortionist might send my coworkers a private video, coworker won’t expense business travel, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. How should I tell my workplace that an extortionist might send them a private video of me? I just recently fell for a scam where the scammer took a video of me doing stuff I’d rather not have other people see. This scammer was able to find my Facebook friends just by googling my name and demanded that I pay him/her if I didn’t want him to spread the video to people.

2018 14

ask the readers: weird job advice your parents gave you

Ask A Manager

Over the years, we’ve heard about some really weird job advice and other actions from parents. Some examples: * “My mom once tried to go into a job interview with me, when I was 23. I told her ABSOLUTELY NOT. She did a lot of crazy things when I was that age, but I eventually trained her out of the helicoptering.)” ” * “My father accused a recruiter that had called me of working for a “fake” company.

2018 14

my reference lied to make me look better, coworker sent me an alarming Christmas video, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My reference lied to make me look better. I have a strange sort of reference question: What should I do if one of my references has fabricated things about me in their reference letter? Basically, I have an interview coming up in about a week and one of my references has sent me their letter so that I can see what they said about me and be prepared to answer any questions from the interview panel.

2018 14

What Advice Would You Give to a Younger You Entering a Career in Recruiting?

The Undercover Recruiter

Consider all the life lessons you have a learned along the way, what would you tell a younger you? What advice would you have for a younger you? Let’s ask our panel of highly experienced experts to answer that question! Ruth Penfold Get yourself a fabulous mentor.

What If It Were Illegal to Keep Your Co-Worker’s Salary Secret?

Evil HR Lady

One of the things that I loved about being an HR data person was knowing how much money everyone else made. My very first HR job was as an HR admin for the head of Compensation, and I got to run reports for her, which meant I knew everyone’s salaries, including hers and my co-workers (who, incidentally, were much higher level than I was and had no idea about each other’s salaries).

How to Prepare Employees for Moving Off Their Parents’ Health Plan

Evil HR Lady

When a person turns 16 years old, they get to drive. When 21 comes around, they can drink legally. Additionally, when they turn 26 years old, their reward is moving off their parents’ health plan. It’s not exactly the most welcome birthday present, but before the Affordable Care Act was enacted, they would have been on their own much earlier. So as employees (or children of employees) approach 26 years of age, it’s important they be prepared. Here’s what to tell them.

is it wrong to expect employees to work on snow days?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: Could you speak to snow day behavior? My staff is half on-site and half remote. We are all expected to be able to work remotely if needed, and snow days fit that bill. I’m happy to accommodate people spending time on family care and snow removal on these days. But, I also recognize that these can feel like a bonus day and that folks want to get personal things done that they weren’t able to do over the weekend.

2018 13

7 Tips for Low Budget Employer Branding

The Undercover Recruiter

Employer branding, yes, it’s very important and you probably figured that out by now. If you didn’t, let us be very clear: employer branding is here to stay! It’s not a marketing hype or buzzword, no ma’am (or sir). Your employer brand is equally important as your brand in general.

LuLaRoe: Family Last

Evil HR Lady

The biggest contributor to the wage gap is that women want “temporal flexibility.” ” In other words, many women want to put family first and still make a living. Naturally, this draws them towards organizations such as LuLaRoe , a multi-level marketing company that sells clothing. Their motto speaks to this: LuLaRoe: Where through fashion we create freedom, serve others and strengthen families.