2021: Dare To Make History!

Ms. Career Girl

This was our introduction to our learning that women and girls are fighting to compete on a level playing field with men in more than just sports – in the workplace and in life. The post 2021: Dare To Make History! Featured News Self 2021 goals dream big

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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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Sklover Working Wisdom

2021 Alan L. Request for Therapist’s or Doctor’s Note in Support of Your Efforts to (i) take a FMLA Leave, (ii) apply for Short Term Disability, (iii) Involuntarily Resign, and (iv) support your similar work-related efforts.

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

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jerks the plague workplace practicesA reader writes: I’m working remotely but I had to go in for a once-a-year task that can only be done from the office and is legally required to be completed. While I was there, I ran into my division head (my manager’s manager).

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can we all just keep working from home forever now?

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workplace practicesA reader writes: I’ve been working from home for five years. I know that some people currently work from home due to the pandemic hate it, but many love it and will want to continue after the pandemic ends. Their companies or managers wouldn’t allow it in the past.

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

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I don’t want to turn this into an argument, but I’m worried that by accommodating her that I’m being complicit in the marginalization of all breastfeeding women in the workplace. advice about your coworkers workplace practices

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

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This course of action is obviously drastic and controversial, but it also reflects how angry I am at them and I will go as far as it takes to figuratively delete them from my workplace. A reader writes: I work in a large furniture warehouse in the UK, employing around 200 people.

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

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how to recognize a bad workplace. 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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Capital Riots: Considerations for Great HR Leaders.

The HR Capitalist

Welcome to 2021 friends! 2021 is the best! Employee Relations Leadership WorkplaceHad a couple of publications reach out to me for comments on employee situations related to the Capital Riots, so I thought I would share the responses I gave to one of them. .

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it’s your Friday good news

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It’s hard to find anything about ADHD that’s useful for adults or what it looks like in the workplace. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. I just wanted to send you a note thanking you for your amazing advice on adult ADHD.

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can I keep working from home after my office re-opens?

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outside workplace practicesA reader writes: I’m a young professional who works with a major company making a very good salary for my area and age. I’m very lucky to have gotten this job, and I don’t want to leave it anytime soon. Due to life circumstances I still live with my parents, and I haven’t gotten enough savings yet to move out on my own, even aside from the Covid situation. However, my parents are planning on moving within the year to another city.

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I work at a boarding school and my partner can’t visit during the week because we’re unmarried

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workplace practicesA reader writes: It’s pandemic times now, but this question will still hold once things have calmed down. I am a residential faculty member at a boarding school, just out of college. I have a partner of several years who lives a couple hours away by train, and I would like him to be able to visit for more than just a day or two at a time.

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my boss is upset I won’t drive long distances, getting reimbursed for pole dancing classes, and more

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I’m not opposed to that per se because I have little connection to my current workplace and am very interested in the new position, but it would essentially be a salary cut due to the commute and other benefits I currently have. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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should I disclose my depression to my boss?

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law + order outside workplace practicesA reader writes: Does it ever make sense to let an employer know that you suffer from depression? I take an antidepressant daily. I’m not seeing a therapist. I would call it more of a functional depression, where I can live with it, but at times it can feel worse and I have to force. myself to work. Does that make my depression something I would want to disclose to an employer?

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THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: E13 - Fat Fingered Americans + Airbnb Pays New Grads Not to Show Up Until 2021.

The HR Capitalist

Airbnb has postponed post-grad hires to 2021 and the crew talks about investment they have made for their own PR. 11:45 - KD sees through Airbnb’s “publicity stunt” and calls them out for being unfair for postponing post-grad hires until August 2021. Employee Relations Recruiting Talent The HR Famous Podcast Workplace

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was my company right to fire my coworker for accidentally sending me a graphic email?

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advice about your coworkers workplace practicesA reader writes: I have a question about a situation that occurred quite a while ago. How it was handled has always bothered me, but I don’t know if maybe I was too close to the situation to see clearly, so I’d like your take.

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?? Top Job Search Articles of 2020

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Jim Stroud: Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace – Updated. Lisa Rangel: Executive Resume Writing Services: Disturbing Trends in 2021. Adrienne Tom: Executive Resume Trends for 2021. Jessica Miller-Merrell: COVID-19 Workplace Re-Entry Guide.

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Age is Just a Number: Don’t Let it Hold You Back!

Ms. Career Girl

In the workplace, older workers are subjected every day to ageist practices and behavior. Though ageism is prevalent in the workplace for both genders, women face discrimination earlier than men because of society’s emphasis on youthfulness and beauty.

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If You Work From Home, How Bad Do You Miss the Commute?

The HR Capitalist

As my colleague Mary-Jo Foley reported , one new feature of Teams -- coming in 2021 -- seems to be the Microsoft Virtual Commute. Change Culture WorkplaceI've been blessed to have mostly worked from home over the last 10 years.

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Post-Election Skill for Leaders: Making All Feel Welcome & On Equal Ground.

The HR Capitalist

Stop reading things in your bubble and start thinking about the best way to bring everyone on the team into the fold in 2021. Change Employee Relations Leadership Managing Performance Management Talent Workplace

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What To Expect In A 21st Century Workplace

Corn on the Job

Sometimes, wide scale corporate change is necessary, but the workplace culture doesn’t catch up according to a study by Forbes. To help you get ahead of the pack, here are the key skills and trends in a modern workplace that you can show you’re ready for. However, the requirement for skilled persons is still there, and PwC have forecasted a skills shortage by 2021.

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5 Reasons I'm STILL Bullish On America: Election Day 2020.

The HR Capitalist

The economy is questionable and things have never felt more divisive - which obviously spills over into the workplace, thus the post on something you thought had nothing to do with HR. . Change Communications Current Affairs HR Insider Leadership Managing Talent Workplace

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Talking Politics As A Manager in 2020: The Advice Hasn't Changed.

The HR Capitalist

The team that successfully navigates 2020, 2021 and arrives at 2022 at a different place with the highest percentage of talented employees retained and rowing in the right direction wins. Best Boss Ever Podcast Manager Tips WorkplaceIt's 2020, which means it's an election year. Of course, there's more going on in 2020 than just an election - pandemic, resulting economic struggles, social movements and unrest, etc.

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Are Ageist Microaggressions a Thing?

The HR Capitalist

Pandemic, recession, re-invention of the workplace and an intense focus on racism. Without question, we'll make it through to 2021. Discrimination in the workplace. 2020 has been a hell of a ride. Things will be better on all fronts.

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Incorporated by Reference – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

In many workplace agreements, we see language that says something like this: “This Agreement and the Confidentiality Agreement signed on November 24, 2021, which is hereby incorporated by reference , constitute the entire understanding between the parties.“. What is the meaning of: “ Incorporated by Reference ” ?

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we can only bring our spouses to the holiday party if we have kids

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Christmas at our workplace is very family-oriented. I spoke with the party planner last year about a month before the party about it, and she insisted on the rule and said that some younger employees also complained to her because they didn’t have kids or spouses, but would like to bring a parent with them to see their workplace and meet all their coworkers. workplace practices

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office won’t call me “lord,” everyone has ideas but won’t do the work, and more

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I was hoping that you could help me with a question I have regarding the use of honorifics in workplace documentation. If other organizations in the area are anything to go by, this organization will not return to normal, in-office operations until July 2021.

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Easy Wellness Ideas to Put in Place Right Away

Water Cooler Wisdom

Check practically any list of trends for this or next year in business and you will find that everyone is worrying over Obamacare’s impact on the workplace. trillion in 2021. The concerns are not unfounded.  After all, healthcare costs in the U.S. are astronomical, with total spending expected to reach $4.8 To put that in perspective, it’s about a fifth of the U.S. economy.

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updates: the public speaking, the LinkedIn tagger, and more

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While I’m not sure I agree, I believe that the crux of my team issues hinged on something that comes up on this website often, which is that it’s sometimes hard to recognize a dysfunctional workplace until you leave. I have a few applications out- there is not a big hurry since we’re at home until at least Summer 2021, and hiring is frozen in many places. Wishing everyone a healthy and happy 2021! It’s “where are you now?”

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updates: exclamation point overload, the person who caused a Covid panic, and more

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It was difficult to watch, because they reminded me a lot of myself straight out of college, and I feel pretty strongly that the problem was more our toxic workplace than anything they did. Here’s to a good 2021! It’s “where are you now?”

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update: my husband is my boss — and we’re getting divorced

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It is difficult but I hope to be able to land one in 2021. So I will leave as soon as I can, keep my silence as long as I can and when my husband goes public with his mistress, now girlfriend, at my workplace I am going to behave with as much dignity as I possibly can.

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Promise Received at Work? Ask These Two Critical Questions

Sklover Working Wisdom

It does not matter in what workplace context a promise or assurance is made; your first response should always be to ask these two questions. These would include such specific dates as (a) On April 30, 2022; (b) on or before six months from today; and (c) no later than January 1, 2021. “People with good intentions make promises. People with good character keep them.”. – Author Unknown.

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can I talk about my boyfriend’s other girlfriend at work?

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I know my workplace is at least a little bit open (I’ve got a trans coworker, and that’s No Big Deal), but it isn’t particularly progressive. Who specifically is in your workplace, what is the culture there, and how many questions about non-traditional relationships do you want to answer from your coworkers if you bring this up? I met up with the wonderful Jennifer Peepas of Captain Awkward while she was in town and it was lovely!

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it’s your Friday good news

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I took it pretty harshly as I’d been fired from my previous job with no warning 18 months prior, and was finally starting to rewire my brain from that toxic environment and believe in my own worth in the workplace.

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it’s your Friday good news

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I didn’t dread going to work on Monday; I just didn’t feel like it – and that was how I realized that I’ve finally made it out of my string of toxic workplaces into a sane, rewarding career. Here’s to a MUCH better 2021 for all of us! It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. I’m really excited to share an entry for the Friday Good News series, which has always been one of my favorite recurring segments as a reader.

2020 24

should I try to steal my old coworker’s job, are cotton clothes less professional, and more

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Many years ago, I made the personal decision to avoid buying synthetic fabrics due to the large environmental impact and often ethically questionable workplace practices that synthetics and fast-fashion have. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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it’s your Friday good news

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I’ve been reading AAM for years and have internalized your message to know your worth and not tolerate bad behavior in the workplace. The job will be remote for the near future due to COVID-19, so my family will have some time to tie up loose ends and move sometime in spring/summer 2021. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. Earlier this year, the startup I worked for was acquired by another company.

2020 23

did I get offered a job because I can bake, kid noise on calls, and more

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The questions were all very general — what can you bring to our workplace, what are your professional highlights, etc. My company is still fully remote and likely will be until 2021. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Did I get offered a job because I can bake?

2020 36

mixed messages after layoffs, called back to the office but I’m a single mom with no child care, and more

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This has been really hard on our small team and while we would like to be able to bring everyone back on in 2021, we know that might not be financially possible. I’ve received really great exec feedback at several different workplaces on the documents I send up the line, and I think I have a good ear for the type of technical writing I do. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. We’re sending mixed messages to our laid-off employees.

2020 27

I want to return to the office but we’re still working from home, a computer-illiterate coworker, and more

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Employees are not to return to the workplace unless they are essential workers. While I am fine with working from home one or two days a week, having to work every day from home until 2021 is not something I want to do. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I want to return to the office but we’re still working from home. My organization has been working from home since mid-March. Luckily, the work we do can be done remotely so we have adapted pretty well to the change.

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