New Year’s Resolutions: Make Real Changes in 2021

Ms. Career Girl

Here are 3 things that you can change in 2021, that will not change your life. Make a New Year’s Resolution for 2021 to do something with it. If you are one of the incredible people who managed to finish a degree while working , don’t just rest on your laurels.

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5 Soft Skills Employers Will Look for in 2021

Jobacle

With the arrival of 2021, looking for a job will no doubt continue to be a challenge during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Take a look at five soft skills employers will be looking for in 2021 — skills that you should already possess or be willing to work on adding to your repertoire. .

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Reimagining Performance Management for 2021 and Beyond

Evil HR Lady

As a manager, I hate writing them. To keep reading, click here: Reimagining Performance Management for 2021 and Beyond. The post Reimagining Performance Management for 2021 and Beyond appeared first on Evil HR Lady. I love performance appraisals.

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7 Reasons You Want to Lead “Like a Girl”

Ms. Career Girl

2: Complexity Management. The following is adapted from F*ck the Glass Ceiling: Start at the Top (and Stay There) as a Feminine Entrepreneur. Have you ever heard someone say “you throw like a girl”? Chances are, it wasn’t a compliment.

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I Binge-Watched Top Chef and Learned 5 Things about Feedback

Evil HR Lady

Managers often find it difficult to give clear, actionable feedback–especially when it’s negative. During the 2020 shutdowns, I managed to watch 16 seasons of Top Chef, and while my cooking hasn’t improved, my feedback–giving and receiving–have.

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Procrastinators and Planners Unite For a Better Work Experience

Evil HR Lady

Planners have different management styles as leaders, and as employees, planners have different work ethics. I’m a procrastinator, through and through. My most significant feat as such was as an undergraduate student, when I went to the library at 6:00 pm to start research on a paper.

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How to Make Remote Working Easier for Your Team

Jobacle

Digital Asset Management. By using a Digital Asset Management system, such as the one you can find on Bynder.com , you can store everything in one place and ensure that each individual has access to the assets they need to do their work. Project Management.

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How You Can Revive & Fix Your Brand’s Bad Reputation

Jobacle

No matter how much work you put into brand building, digital asset management, and public relations, chances are you’ll eventually face a challenge that doesn’t bode well for your business reputation.

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The Value of a Confidential Search BEFORE You Fire an Incumbent.

The HR Capitalist

In the interim, team members who now have no manager or a weak position interim leader are sending each other videos of famous castaways to note their rudderless floating in your organization. Cue the water cooler talk of whether management knows what the * they are doing.

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Employee Attrition: All You Need to Know

Evil HR Lady

Let’s take a look at what employee attrition is, its causes, how to calculate your attrition rates, and how to manage attrition at your organization. There are very few people who begin and end their careers in one company.

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open thread – January 15-16, 2021

Ask a Manager

You may also like: here's a bunch of help finding a new job open thread – January 15-16, 2021 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s the Friday open thread!

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3 Common Misbeliefs About Video Interviews

Undercover Recruiter

As someone who is new to the HR industry, I’ve been spending the past month familiarising myself with commonly-used recruitment processes and technologies among HR professionals and hiring managers.

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weekend open thread – January 16-17, 2021

Ask a Manager

company bombarded me with emails, then retracted a job offer because I wanted time to think it over weekend open thread – January 16-17, 2021 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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weekend open thread – January 9-10, 2021

Ask a Manager

You may also like: all of my 2019 and 2020 book recommendations all of my 2017 and 2018 book recommendations all of my 2015 and 2016 book recommendations weekend open thread – January 9-10, 2021 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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open thread – January 1-2, 2021

Ask a Manager

You may also like: my employee lied about meeting with a client -- to take a nap an employee is putting magic curses on her coworkers here's a bunch of help finding a new job open thread – January 1-2, 2021 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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6 Tips To Make Your Resume Better Than The Rest

Career Realism

Those resumes will wind up in the "no" pile because the hiring manager doesn't care enough to search the document for truly relevant information. Recruiters and hiring managers are looking for individuals who are a good match for their job opening.

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open thread – January 8-9, 2021

Ask a Manager

You may also like: my employee drastically changes her appearance in the middle of the workday I work from home and my coworker wants me available 24/7 here's a bunch of help finding a new job open thread – January 8-9, 2021 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about (that includes school).

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weekend open thread – January 2-3, 2021

Ask a Manager

You may also like: all of my 2019 and 2020 book recommendations all of my 2017 and 2018 book recommendations all of my 2015 and 2016 book recommendations weekend open thread – January 2-3, 2021 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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my coworker put a magical curse on her boss

Ask a Manager

I am very happy to be starting 2021 with a letter about witchcraft. I have yet to bring the situation up with my manager. A good manager will take that seriously. A reader writes: I am an employee at a gas station.

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If You Could Go Back to the Office, Would You?

Water Cooler Wisdom

The extroverts who manage and work with introverts have also noticed the positive impact WFH has had on them. If you could return to your pre-pandemic work arrangement right now, would you do it? I conducted an informal email survey last month to hear how 9-to-5 professionals would answer that question. What were their reasons for wanting a more traditional in-office or an alternative working-from-home (WFH) arrangement?

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how to become a slacker … with Laurie Ruettimann

Ask a Manager

Published by Henry Holt and Company, January 12, 2021. Copyright © 2021 by Albany Park Partners, Inc. She’s partnered with her local HR manager to bring the work–life balance rules to other business units and teams within the company.

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the head of my division gave me (and my niece and friend) COVID-19 and no one cares

Ask a Manager

While I was there, I ran into my division head (my manager’s manager). She said she was asked to quickly pick something by her manager. She was surprised to see me but when I mentioned what I was doing, she said she remembered my manager told her. My manager approved this.

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I accidentally threw a sandwich and it caused a work crisis

Ask a Manager

I accidentally threw a sandwich and it caused a work crisis was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: OK, this is a ridiculous situation, but it’s also serious and spiralled out of control (we think?)

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Why your recruiting agency needs video production software

Corn on the Job

A snappy video showing their key skills and headlines and the types of things they are looking for could be a great thing to send to hiring managers and encourage them to look at something a little more exciting than a resume.

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quitting would destroy my company, I gossiped about a coworker, and more

Ask a Manager

My manager is currently transitioning out because she found a better-paying job in a different field with room for growth, and I will be moving up to the manager position soon. As a manager, I will still be making less than the average would be for my current role.

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can we all just keep working from home forever now?

Ask a Manager

Their companies or managers wouldn’t allow it in the past. What I am wondering is: are the managers noticing how many bullets they are dodging when employees work from home? When I was a manager, I swear at least 25-50% of my time was spent on this kind of crap.

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can I freeze out my coworkers who aren’t social distancing and refuse to work with them?

Ask a Manager

They have been repeatedly warned by our management to follow social distancing guidelines, but their behavior remains unchanged. I found the shift manager and asked to speak in private, then angrily told him about all the rule-breaking I’d witnessed.

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my coworker asked me to hide my breast milk because she doesn’t like seeing it in the office fridge

Ask a Manager

walked in on me while I was pumping breast milk our coworker has filled the office fridge with old, moldy food and refuses to toss it my coworker asked me to hide my breast milk because she doesn’t like seeing it in the office fridge was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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I didn’t even get interviewed for an internal role I was told I was a strong candidate for

Ask a Manager

This role would oversee a team struggling to recover from a toxic former manager, and this team had repeatedly come to me, as someone in leadership, for help with that situation in the past.

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should we let an employee resign instead of being fired?

Ask a Manager

His response makes me anxious to give him more management authority, as it plays into a bit of a punitive streak he has (he would call it a justice streak). First and foremost, that’s not what management is about. But managing a team cannot be an outlet for that impulse.

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really aggressive spam callers are giving me anxiety attacks

Ask a Manager

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: Most of my company has been working from home due to the pandemic, like everyone. The only people in the office consistently right now are me, our VP, and occasionally the president.

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The Real HR Show: It’s 2021 and Election Results

Evil HR Lady

What happens if Trump manages to get the 12th amendment invoked and pulls out a late win? The post The Real HR Show: It’s 2021 and Election Results appeared first on Evil HR Lady What’s going to change for HR people when Biden takes over?

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I resent coworkers coming back from furlough, I took over a colleague’s work, and more

Ask a Manager

Unlike your colleague, you’re not dissembling or kicking the can down the road or answering poorly; your calm competence itself is illustrating the reason you’re now the one managing the work. I responded to the candidate and forwarded the information to the hiring manager.

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it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

I work in a function where the standard professional title has “Manager” in it. Let’s say I was a Manager, Llama Grooming before BigCo. At BigCo, “Manager” is officially (with huge exceptions) reserved for people managers, so I came in as a “Senior Grooming Technician, Llamas”.

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am I being inflexible for not doing non-work things during work hours?

Ask a Manager

In those jobs, you’re typically managing your own workload and it’s not a role where someone else needs to cover for you if you’re gone for a while. was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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we went to the home of an employee who didn’t show up for work — and it went badly

Ask a Manager

Police came, got the co-op manager, got some kind of animal control to deal with her large, friendly dog, and eventually went into the house. The excited co-op manager came out and told us that she was in bed with a man.

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Your Growing Side Business Needs These 16 Things to Thrive in 2021

Ms. Career Girl

If you aim to grow that side business in 2021 and beyond, you’ll need to attend to some important action items before long. It’s enough to say that your workstation should be flexible enough to manage your different working styles, modes, and moods. SideHustle business in 2021

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is it a red flag when a job is posted for a long time?

Ask a Manager

was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: Is a job being posted for a long time a red flag about the business hiring? There is an organization I would like to work for and they’ve had a position they have been trying to fill for over a year.

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my boss bought me new clothes, couriers who don’t wear masks, and more

Ask a Manager

I work at a furniture store and just had an odd meeting with my store manager and am not sure what to think. I guess I’m really asking whether you’ve ever witnessed or heard of a real-life situation where a job-seeker managed to recover from a boneheaded move like this.

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is this resume writer shady, telling my boss I’m sober, and more

Ask a Manager

Rightly so, I would HATE to have been managing a new employee who’s acting erratically while working from home for the first time. As a manager, how would you like to receive the information that my not drinking has directly related to my being wonderful at my job?

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coworker is throwing a tantrum over having to interview for a promotion, inviting coworkers to your wedding, and more

Ask a Manager

We are hiring for a senior manager role in my organization for the second time in a year. It was implied heavily that due to the mentorship, they’d be seconded into the senior manager role if it became available. I have a really good relationship with the hiring manager.

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my boss sits outside my house for hours, parking woes, and more

Ask a Manager

Do hiring managers have to conduct a certain number of phone interviews? Do hiring managers often have a certain number of phone interviews they’re required to conduct or schedule? Well, the manager never called during the scheduled time. It’s five answers to five questions.

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can I ask my interviewer to get a Covid test, should my resume say I’ve been vaccinated, and more

Ask a Manager

I know some wouldn’t judge but to others a failed small business might scream no hire for any sort of management position. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can I ask my interviewer to get a Covid test?

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