work travel expenses with a baby, required to be on the “fun committee,” and more

Ask A Manager

Required to be on the “fun committee” When my company’s current CEO came onboard about three years ago, he inherited an office culture that was in serious need of rehabilitation. As a result of the poor morale, eventually he created a “fun committee,” comprised of 8-10 staff members who were expected to plan office events throughout the year as well as the company holiday party in December. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2017 48

my new employee applied for another job and I’m on the search committee, and 4 other questions

Ask A Manager

My new employee applied for another job, and I’m on the search committee. Also, the hiring authority has now asked me to serve on the search committee for the position, so my employee will eventually realize that I know she applied for the position when she sees me attending the interviews. I’d say something like this: “I’m not sure if you know that I’m on the search committee for the X role, and they’re actually part of our department.

2017 50

should I become a subversive wellness committee member?

Ask A Manager

They are also looking for volunteers from all levels and departments to form a wellness committee, to serve as “role models” for other employees’ healthy behavior and brainstorm ideas for the wellness initiative. Would it be ridiculous for me to volunteer to join the committee, so that I can basically say, “The wellness initiative is kind of a joke.

a hiring committee accidentally included me when discussing my qualifications with each other

Ask A Manager

One person from the hiring committee emailed me back, while cc’ing what I am assuming is the rest of the committee. All of this is fine, but then today I got a message from another member of the committee, and after reading it, realized that it should not have been sent to me. My first instinct is to send the committee a good-hearted “oops!

2015 40

4 more reader updates: blue hair at a job interview, subversive wellness committee, and more

Ask A Manager

Should I become a subversive wellness committee member ? I wrote asking about being a “subversive” wellness committee member. I did end up joining the wellness committee, and we’ve had two meetings so far. So I hope that helps the committee focus on doing things people actually want. Here are four more updates from readers who had their questions answered here this year. I want to thank you and your commenters for being so helpful and supportive!

2013 41

4 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged During Open Enrollment

Evil HR Lady

Ask employees what is important to them and invite a few to be on the committee that evaluates plans for the coming year. You’ve emailed your employees 37 times and put a sign up in the break room, but they still seem to miss open enrollment deadlines. It could be that they don’t understand why it’s so important. The result is that employees can end up with a plan that isn’t the best for them and their families. In fact, many people do, according to The New York Times.

2017 169

Career Solvers Resume Specialty Certifications

Career Solvers

These specialty credentials were awarded after preparing dozens of resumes in each of these fields and presenting an extensive portfolio to an international review committee.

Executive Resumes

Career Rocketeer

Six-figure executives are well aware that they are judged by is their ability to interact with boards, business owners, oversight committees and fellow corporate executives. Since today is Presidents Day, it’s apropos to discuss Executive Resumes.

2014 52

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

Sure, we get bogged down with committees, frustrated with bureaucracy, and lost in organizations, but. “We’re all only fragile threads, but what a tapestry we make.” ” - Jerry Ellis. Oh, the power of working together, in coordinated fashion, toward a common goal!

2012 141

Brand Building through Community Leadership

Careers Done Write

If you are not ready to take a top leadership role for your favorite organization, you can start with a volunteer project or serve as the co-chair of a committee.

A Seat At The Table

Ms. Career Girl

In 2012, she was appointed to President Obama’s Platform Committee. She later served on The White House Council for Women and Girls inaugural committee of community leaders. The post A Seat At The Table appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Shonda Scott.

2016 275

Workplace Negotiating Insight:

Sklover Working Wisdom

Observe and Learn: Who is it that says “Only the official Committee can make a motion at the meeting”? Who Limits Or Shuts Down Communications Fears The Truth. Observe and Learn: Who is it that says “Don’t put it into email”? Observe and Learn: Who is it that says “The discussion is over”?

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

If you can’t get a raise now, perhaps you can consider seeking a better-sounding title, less travel, working from home one day a week, or appointment to a critical committee, none of which costs a dollar, but each of which may be “priceless” to you. “Victory is not won in miles, but in inches.

2012 141

How to Make Your Employees Feel Valued [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

Employee perks don’t need to cost an absurd amount, thanks to this useful infographic provided by Fun Committee. Part of running a business is motivating and reward your employees.

2015 53

Proposed Increase in Federal Funding for School Counselors

Career Key

According to the American Counseling Association , the Senate Appropriations committee has preliminarily approved an increase in federal funding for school counselors; a $3.4 The ACA also reported: We are very pleased that the full Senate Appropriations Committee and the House Appropriations subcommittee chose to reject, for the eighth year in a row, President Bush's request to eliminate all funding for the school counseling program.

2008 100

our fundraiser lets us “pie a manager in the face”

Ask A Manager

About five years ago, upper management decided to set up a committee comprised of one person from each department to plan activities and events for all employees throughout the year, such as charity fundraisers, the office holiday party, an ice cream day, etc. This tends to be touted by the planning committee as a “get back at your boss” kind of thing. It sounds like your planning committee is framing it more as the latter, and that’s not great.

2018 48

Wells Fargo Is Clawing Back Executive Bonuses

Blogging4jobs

After the scandal broke and was investigated by a Senate Committee the bank agreed to pay $5 million in customer refunds, $185 million in fines and work on changing their banking practices.

2016 88

open thread – July 20-21, 2018

Ask A Manager

You may also like: should I become a subversive wellness committee member? 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. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. * If you submitted a question to me recently, please don’t repost it here, as it may be in the to-be-answered queue.

2018 41

A Secret of Job Security

Sklover Working Wisdom

But no one is expected to volunteer to serve on a Committee, be a mentor to a new hires, or contribute to – or even help run – the firm’s annual charity fund. Secret of Job Security #26: Every once in a while, take an extra step to show you really are “On the Team.”.

2015 130

my team is flipping out over a thank-you lunch, my new job told me they hired someone else instead, and more

Ask A Manager

There is a committee in charge of planning and all the logistics. A few people who were on the committee had retired or left for jobs at other places, and the committee was a bit short-staffed. One of the employees in my division, “Meghan,” was asked to join and she accepted (being on the committee is completely voluntary). Meghan was only on the committee for one month before the event. The committee members saying all kinds of nasty things about her.

2018 69

Managing Your Personal Brand

Blogging4jobs

Keep in mind that your character is on display for all of the other committee members; and as we all know, actions speak louder than words. If you are leading a committee meeting, it’s a great idea to spend some time in advance working on an agenda.

2014 57

Smart Tips and Real-World Training for New College Grads

Life@work

Alexandra Levit , well-known Workplace Author and Speaker, as part of her work on a committee to advise the Obama Administration on how to improve the competitiveness of American employees, worked with Business Roundtable to develop the 90-minute course, JobSTART 101 , which launched yesterday.

2010 130

Holiday Party Hang-up

Careers Done Write

There is probably a planning committee that spends hours finding ways to make it fun. Dear Debra: My company has an office party each year. It is at a nice hotel. They have a DJ and dancing. I usually go for the dinner and leave around 8pm when the music starts.

2012 148

Why Aren’t I Getting Hired?

Professional Resume Services

Have multiple copies of your resume ready to present to the interview committee, as well as copies of any credentials you may need for the job. The best executive resume should be customized for the job.

2016 188

Are You Prepared for an Unexpected Job Offer?

Ms. Career Girl

That could be “sales growth”, “committees”, “leadership roles” and/or “testimonials” to combine into your own brag book. Let’s face it – most job offers pop up without warning.

2012 173

Top 5 Toughest Interview Questions Executive Job Seekers Should Be Prepared to Answer

Boomers Next Step

You’ve re-done your resume, and repackaged your skill set to sell yourself to the search committees, HR directors, and recruiters. You’ve worked with an Executive Marketing Expert to create a successful strategy to find a new executive-level job or C-level position. You’ve been found. You’ve made it through the initial review process and have landed. Careers Interviewing Elevator pitch Job interview

2012 46

Just How Do Keywords Work in a Resume

Jennifer Anthony

a proud member of PARW, CDI, AORCP, Erin also sits on CDI’s Credentialing Committee for new certification candidates and serves as a Mentor for CDI’s Member Mentoring Committee. By Erin Kennedy.

2011 130

Make A Good First Impression

Professional Resume Services

You must look professional, smile and be cordial with everyone-from the receptionist who greets you to each individual member of the hiring committee. Searching and applying for jobs is not enough to ensure land the job.

2012 141

It Is Not Enough to Be Good at Your Job

Careers Done Write

Seek out opportunities to volunteer for corporate committees, task forces, and charity events. Do you ever feel like you work so much harder than your colleagues, but you are not getting the credit you deserve? That’s a common feeling.

2013 155

Résumé Help: Career Change Strategy

Careers Done Write

She’s also skipped over the core of her actual professional experience and started with her role on a corporate diversity committee. Anna is aiming to shift from an analyst role to that of a corporate diversity program director.

Employee Engagement: Learn to the Love Your Bricks

David Zinger

The church steering committee can always cancel the cathedral building project, your boss can fire you, the architect can demolish your wall, or an earthquake can crumble your building — but no one can take what you did away from you when you engage fully each day with your bricks.

2016 84

should being on reality TV disqualify a job candidate?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m currently on a hiring committee for a newly established role in my division. Yesterday, however, one member of the committee mentioned that a quick Google search of her name brought up that she had been a cast member on a reality show about a decade ago. This news seems to have soured most of the committee on her, and it doesn’t look like she’ll be brought back.

2018 62

How Traveling Can Make You Healthier And Happier

Ms. Career Girl

According to the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee , active travel lowers health risks of conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, colon cancer, breast cancer, and more.

Travel 153

What are the careers in Financial Analysis?

Imarticus Learning

He/she liaisons with key senior representatives of the company, often including the MD, investment bankers and the Investment Committee of the fund. As with every key skill, Financial Analysis opens many doors be it a financial controller on the Buy Side or an Investment Banker on the sell side. Here are the top five career paths for a financial analyst.

2018 59

Six Tips for Healthy, Toxic-Free Living

Ms. Career Girl

Along with being co-founder and chief product officer of ARIIX, Latson holds a clinical nutritionist degree from the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy and is affiliated with the Wellness Council of America, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and the Speech Communication Association.

2016 207

Promise Received at Work? Ask These Two Critical Questions

Sklover Working Wisdom

For example, “You will become a member of the Management Committee if and when you get seven votes in your favor from Management Committee Members.” In this illustration, you can lobby all of the Management Committee Members for their votes. “People with good intentions make promises. People with good character keep them.”. – Author Unknown.

2018 100

The Future of HR: Managerless Companies?

Blogging4jobs

This does not always work and Morgan says that associates then appeal to committees or even to a mediator. For example: Are sexual harassment claims investigated by committees? Do committees handle FMLA requests?

2014 56

Beefing Up the Resume vs. Hitting the Job Hunt Trail

The Job Quest

Serving on a committee or board of an organization. If your graduation date is looming or you are working to figure out the next step in your career, this post is for you.

2012 161

15 Ways Your Brain Is Trying To Kill You And Your Job Search

Tim's Strategy

The executive committee residing in your brain is feeding you negative self talk that just isn’t true. This is a guest blog post by Lisa Rangel. Admit it. The voices in your head are sabotaging your job search and screwing with your career mojo–but you are still finding yourself listening to the ill-fated messages, resulting […]. The post 15 Ways Your Brain Is Trying To Kill You And Your Job Search appeared first on Tim's Strategy®.

2013 40

9 Tips for Being a Powerhouse Girlboss 

Ms. Career Girl

She is a member of the International Advisory Committee of APCO Worldwide. You’ve busted through the glass ceiling of this so-called man’s world, and now you are the woman in charge. A true girlboss!

2017 191