Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

This quote was sent to us by Damian, a successful independent businessman from DeWitt, Arkansas (“just outside of Pine Bluff”) who reports that he was laid off three years ago, and earlier this month he hired his former manager to work for him. “Optimism is a force multiplier.”. – Colin Powell, Former Secretary of State. There is nothing that can make people, and groups of people, more effective in their tasks and successful in achieving their goals than is optimism.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

This quote was sent to us by Corey of El Dorado, Arkansas. “Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can.” ” – Zig Ziglar. There’s nothing like a great challenge, an outsized goal, a vision both clear and far from today, to light a fire under your chair. Like shooting for the stars. you are likely, at the very least, to get to the moon. And, like a rocket, the farther you go, the more you will escape gravity’s pull.

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Tell Your High School Senior Not to Apply to that Stretch School

Evil HR Lady

University of Arkansas. It’s that time of year when high school seniors are choosing where to apply for college. Typically students are told to apply to two-three “reach” or “stretch” schools , two-three “target” schools and two-three “safety” schools. I’m here to tell you a hiring secret: Managers don’t care where you went to college. Of course, they do!

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The Most Popular Corporate Jargon by State

Evil HR Lady

Arkansas– Driven results. We love to use business jargon, even though 88 percent of Americans have only pretended to understand jargon spouted by a co-worker. However, apparently, we don’t use the same jargon in every state. Textio looked through over a million job postings and pulled out the jargon most popular in each state.

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51 Company Career Sites for Direct Links to Jobs

Career Alley

Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Job search is a classic example of being in the right place at the right time. You don’t stand much of a chance if 100 resumes were submitted to a job opportunity before yours was submitted. While you might be the perfect person for the job, “getting there first” is (unfortunately) often more important than any other factor. So, what can you do?

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This Week’s Good News in the #Workplace


Custom Aircraft Cabinets opens plant in Sherwood, Arkansas, adds 150 employees: With this facility expansion located in Sherwood, the company will employ more than 290 people. Peco Foods’ adds 1,000 jobs in Arkansas’ Randolph, Clay counties: Facilities will be built near Pocahontas and Corning. We had so much good business to share, here’s more good news brought to you by

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Get the VIP Treatment at #HRTechConf & #IAEWSLasVegas


GET THE INSIDE SCOOP AT THE 2015 HR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE IN LAS VEGAS! I can’t believe are less than 2 weeks away from the 2015 HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. We’re knee deep in pre-conference content strategy for #HRTechConf where we’ll bring you the best insights into what you can expect at three different events in Vegas in one week. Yes, three events which are the HR Tech Tank, IAEWS Fall Congress and the HR Technology Conference.

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This Week’s Good News in the #Workplace


TeleTech opens customer experience center in Jonesboro, Arkansas: Company creates 150 customer service jobs, could hire up to 600. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGOODNews.BIZ. Companies from across the world are doing amazing things that most people don’t really know about. As a part of our new Job Seeker Sundays we’re bringing you major news stories each week that shine a good light on companies.

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THIS IS THE END: Skinny Jeans Now OK for Wal-Mart Employees.

The HR Capitalist

More from the Washington Post : "In a cavernous college basketball arena on the campus of University of Arkansas, Wal-Mart announced workplace changes this morning that were based on employee feedback: It is tweaking the temperature in its stores, which employees have said are often too cold or too hot. You know the deal with Armageddon. You know it when you see it. For some, that means bible verses. For others, it's a Cleveland team winning any type of championship.

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Download Your 2015 Guide Las Vegas for #HRTechConf & #IAEWSLasVegas


It’s arrived. The most anticipated guide filled with nuggets of wisdom, insights, where to go and what to do in Las Vegas during the HR Technology Conference. It’s sponsored by our friends, Talent Objects. This guide is filled with information about cabbing it in Vegas, shows to see, restaurants to enjoy and what to do when you aren’t at the HR Technology Conference.

Get the VIP Treatment at #SHRM15 with Our Conference Party Guide


Make sure to download our 2015 Guide to Las Vegas and the SHRM Annual Conference Whitepaper while you’re waiting for the VIP Party Guide to launch! . Get the Inside Scoop at the SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas! I can’t believe are 6 weeks away from the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Learn Everything You Need to Know about Las Vegas & #SHRM15


SHRM15 is literally within a week and if you’ve never been you’re in for a treat! This year we’ve put together another one of our ultimate guides to the conference and Las Vegas. Whether you’re going to SHRM to network or you’re going because it’s a free trip to Vegas (let’s face it, some of you reading this are thinking just that!) we have you covered!

Workers Compensation Bureau and Resources by State


ArkansasArkansas Workers Compensation Commission. Workers Compensation Definition. Workers compensation is defined as a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence.

The Best Companies to Work for – Vol 12

Career Alley

Arkansas Children’s Hospital – Ranked at 85 on the list Arkansas Children’s Hospital is a health-care company and ranked at 85 last year as well. CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Resume Content vs Form DECISION TIME!

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A Résumé for Every Generation: Part 2 of 3

Careers Done Write

Think of the Irish Olympian who made it against the odds or the President from Hope, Arkansas. Your résumé and your attitude should evolve over the years if you wish to stay relevant and in-demand in the workforce. In this three-part series, we will look at the challenges and solutions for writing a résumé in every major life stage. Just as products go through a lifecycle (introduction, growth, maturity, and decline), careerists also have a life cycle.

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Top 10 Cities of Geeks

Resume Bear

Conway, AK : Nicknamed “the city of colleges,&# Conway, AK, is home to the University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College and Central Baptist College. It’s a huge town for arts geeks, and its public school system — no matter what you’ve heard about Arkansas schools — is hugely devoted to music, theatre and dance programs. Remember when geeks started having a comeback? Are they cool yet?

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Barrier-Breaking Women

Careers Done Write

Hattie Wyatt Caraway of Arkansas, first woman to win a Senate seat in her own right when she wins a special election. Many cheered at the announcement that Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore have been admitted membership in the prestigious, formerly all male, private golf club. Some say it is one more step in the eradication of institutionalized sexism. Others say that although it is the right thing to do and long overdue, it does not impact the lives of women beyond the upper echelon.

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Your Employees Are Fat - Blame the Wal-Mart Supercenter.

HR Capitalist

We account for the endogeneity of Walmart Supercenter locations with an instrumental variables approach that exploits the unique geographical pattern of Supercenter expansion around Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. Of course, I don't believe that, but it's interesting to consider the blame game that always seems to land at the front steps of Wal-Mart. From research entitled " Supersizing Supercenters?

The #SHRM15 Unofficial Party Guide Has Arrived


Arkansas Attendee Meet Up and Dutch Treat Dinner. Thanks to our Party Guide sponsor, TalentWise. Visit them at booth Island 1306 in Las Vegas. . RULES OF THE BLOGGING4JOBS PARTY GUIDE. During the Annual SHRM Conference, this party guide is the most popular blog on the site for 4 years running. In order to maintain the spirit and fun of the aggregated party list, please adhere to some guidelines per the request of our blogging team and those vendors who pay to facilitate these events.

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The Reason to Hire the Unemployable


2 Designed Newsletter, Co-Edited, #3 Opened Markets – 2 in spare time, Iowa and Arkansas, 5 total new partnerships. #4 Join me in two weeks when I talk about 5 how-tos on hiring the unemployable in 2015. . The other night my husband and I were having a pretty intense conversation. Well, it was more like Monica was having an intense conversation and my husband was doing the “try to get a word in” well….you….see….Monica….Please Monica….Please

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YOU MAKE THE CALL: Are You Responsible For Knowing That This Executive Hire Was About to File Bankruptcy?

HR Capitalist

PS - the CEO in question is embattled Arkansas football coach John L Smith. Let's say you're leading a CEO Search for a company that does $48 Million in Revenue and prints $24 Million in Net Income annually. Are you responsible for knowing the hire you made was in financial trouble? Is that your responsibility? Is that your business? Would the Board of Directors expect that level of vetting?

All Economic Development Related to Jobs Is Not Created Equal.

The HR Capitalist

The town featured - Decatur, Arkansas - would LOVE to have that chicken plant. Let's talk economic development today. We're trained to believe that in America, any economic development opportunity that brings thousands of jobs to a local community - especially in the rust belt or the rural midwest - would be welcomed by all in that community. That's wrong. Whether you understand that or not probably depends on whether you have smelled a big, corporate chicken/hog farm before.

Everything About Working at Walmart

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Walmart is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. Everything About Working At Walmart. Walmart is one of the largest retailers and employers in the United States. With over 4,700 stores, Walmart is spread throughout the contiguous United States, employing over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Working at Walmart can be a rewarding and fulfilling career, so long as you are willing to put in the hard work and commitment needed. For fiscal year 2019, Walmart had a revenue of $514.4 billion.

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Get the VIP Treatment with our #SHRM16 Party List


INSIDER’S GUIDE TO SHRM 2016 PARTIES & SPECIAL EVENTS. We are just 5 short weeks away from the 2016 SHRM Annual Conference in Washington DC. I’m currently working on blog content, selecting sessions and trying to develop a plan for all things #SHRM16. I’m sure you are too which is why I’m working to bring you the best insights into what you can expect at the 2016 Annual Conference in Washington DC this year. . WHAT IS THE 2016 #SHRMVIP PARTY & EVENT GUIDE?

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GIVE IT UP: Here's How You Get Someone To Admit They Took $20,000 From a Boss They Were Having an Affair With.

HR Capitalist

Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino, who was kind of fired for wrecking his motorcycle, then lying about the fact he had a 25-year old woman of the back of the Harley, who he just happened to be having an affair (or past affair) with. And he just hired that 25-year old as part of his team in a search that closed very quickly, according to Petrino's boss, the Arkansas AD. I'm not here to be the morality police or tell you right from wrong.

What Are Your Business Goals?

Water Cooler Wisdom

Jeffrey Bowman, founder of business accelerator  REFRAME:  in New York; Shirish Phatak, CEO of Talon Software in Mount Laurel, New Jersey; Alejandra Pikulski, president of accessories company Allie & Orietta in Jacksonville, Florida; and Andrew Vines, co-founder of the law firm Johnson Vines in Little Rock, Arkansas, let us in on their plans.

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History of Terminations & Firings Because of Employee Social Media


Renee Gork was fired for wearing a Flordia Gators hat to an Arkansas Hogs news conference. It is a digital and social media world we are living in with the use of social media, blogging, video tablets and smartphones only growing in popularity. This new level of personal and professional transparency combined with the availability of mobile technology heightens the likelihood that your workplace will be impacted with social media in some way.

???? Top Free Consultation Questions To Ask Job Coaches


Based in: North Central Arkansas, USA. Choose the right coach by asking the right questions. Photo by Jordan McQueen. Many job search and career coaches offer free consult calls as a way to connect with you. But the free consult isn't really a chance to get a lot of free advice. Instead, it's a way to explain your situation and then flip the tables around to interview the coach and see if you should hire them to help you get hired.

3 Professional Development Tips For Online Teachers

Career Realism

Like teachers, students also learn from trips and the study carried out by the University of Arkansas makes it evident. Educational systems are always evolving and require educators to be aware of new teaching techniques and initiatives on a weekly basis. This is why professional development , or PD, is essential for career advancement and enhancement of teaching skills.

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SHRM 2016 Unofficial Party, Cocktail & Reception List #shrm16


Cocktails and Conversation at SHRM for Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Oklahoma SHRM members. Hello and welcome to the 2016 SHRM Unofficial Party, Reception, Meetup, Cocktail and Activities List. Let’s get this party started in Washington, D.C.! Recently updated or added parties, events or mixers within the last 24 hours will have a *New* or *Updated* tag. To receive this information immediately, text ‘SHRM” to 55678. RULES OF THE BLOGGING4JOBS PARTY GUIDE.

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???? 50 Career Coaches Who Give Free Consults On Every Topic You Need


Based in: North Central Arkansas, USA. A handy directory of top career coaches who let you try before you buy. Photo by Austin Neill. Why do top athletes have coaches? Simple: to get better results, faster. Similarly, in 6 Reasons You Might Need a Job Search Coach Now , job seeker coach Rita Ashley said that having a coach helps in “securing a better job, reaching it faster and gaining the intangible benefit of control over” your job search. Who doesn't want that?

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“Recording Conversations with Your Boss or HR” What You Need to Know

Sklover Working Wisdom

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakato, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. .

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EMPLOYMENT BRANDING MBA: Why Nobody Cares Whether YOU Like Your Alma Mater's Football Uniforms.

HR Capitalist

More from the Birmingham News : "When I first got to a TV set for the Georgia-Boise State game I thought the Galveston Gauchos of the Texas-Arkansas Indoor Arena Independent United League had joined the SEC. If you're a real college football fan, you probably caught the new Univerisity of Georgia uniforms this last weekend , pictured below and to the right and almost universally panned as "sucking".

5 legal issues for Twitter users

Resume Bear

In one Arkansas trial, a juror continued to Tweet after the trial judge warned him and on the day the jury returned the death sentence for a defendant, went so far as to Tweet about the verdict before it was publicly known. Legally tweeting: 5 legal issues for Twitter users. By Pedram Tabibi ? March 30, 2012. Twitter’s popularity is growing by the day, and the Tweet is now a daily (and preferred) method of communication for many.

Why The U.S. NEEDS A Better Maternity Leave Policy

Career Realism

So, while a new mom in California may be eligible for paid maternity leave, a new mom in Arkansas may not. Deciding to become a mom is a huge milestone in a woman's life. However, something a lot of working women struggle with once they decide to become mothers is whether or not they will be offered paid maternity leave, and whether or not they should take it. Expecting mothers and working mothers in the United States, in particular, are faced with this difficult situation. The U.S.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Little Rock, Arkansas. Since so many blog visitors submit Questions, we’ve decided to devote some of our weekend blogposts to answering several Questions at once, and have chosen those that call for “shorter&# Answers. . We hope and expect this will serve our blog visitors to our very best ability, which is our Guiding Purpose. . We invite and request your Feedback and Support. Please remember to try to keep your submitted questions brief. .

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Why The U.S. NEEDS A Better Maternity Leave Policy

Career Realism

So, while a new mom in California may be eligible for paid maternity leave, a new mom in Arkansas may not. Deciding to become a mom is a huge milestone in a woman's life. However, something a lot of working women struggle with once they decide to become mothers is whether or not they will be offered paid maternity leave, and whether or not they should take it. Expecting mothers and working mothers in the United States, in particular, are faced with this difficult situation. The U.S.

Mandatory Greatness: Don’t Be A Commodity

Career Realism

Along with his son, Darrell, and daughter-in-law, Teena, Jim Potts owns a pair of stores in Arkansas called Lewis and Clark Outfitters. NOTE: This is a book excerpt with minor edits from Mandatory Greatness: The 12 Laws Of Driving Exceptional Performance by J.T. O’Donnell and Dale Dauten. You and your team are a commodity product until you prove otherwise.

you might need term life insurance (and here’s how to get it)

Ask a Manager

Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527. . And now a break to talk about a sponsor…. If you have people who depend on you for financial support, you presumably want to ensure that they’re taken care of when you exit this mortal coil. Life insurance can help provide some financial security when you’re gone. Some signs that you should be considering life insurance are: You’re married with shared financial obligations.

Discover the Career Path of an Editor

Career Realism

I started out writing about business promotions and livestock reports for the business section in Little Rock, Arkansas–not exactly glamorous reporting, but you would have thought it was for the front page of the New York Times, I was so excited. Have you ever considered pursuing a career as an Editor? This interview takes you through the ups and downs you can expect, what it takes to land the job, what you can expect to earn and more.

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what’s the deal with life insurance?

Ask a Manager

Our Agency license number in California is OK71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527. And now a word from a sponsor… If you have people who depend on you for financial support, you probably want to ensure that they’re protected if something were to happen to you. But how exactly does life insurance work? How much should you get, and where should you get it from? I asked Paya Schlass from Haven Life Insurance Agency to answer the most common questions I hear about life insurance.

how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

90k in Arkansas isn’t 90k in DC. About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? February 2, 2011 A reader writes: What’s the best way to get across to potential employers I’m not willing to work 70 hours a week without sounding like a slacker? I work in IT and accept that every job I have is going to have some after hours and weekend work (sometimes with no notice) and I will occasionally be on-call.

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