Amazon Employees (BHM1) Crush Union - 10 Things You Need to Know.

The HR Capitalist

Bernie Sanders came to Birmingham (Bessemer is in the Birmingham, AL metro) to show solidarity with the workers and apply pressure. Culture Economics Employee Relations Talent WorkplaceI’ll start this post with what should be obvious.

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Traveling in Holland: Land of Bicycles, Public Transport and Going to Other EU Countries

Personal Excellence Blog

This is part 6 of a new 7-part Holland travel series , including how to travel to Holland, the dutch culture, dutch lifestyle, dutch environment and essential things to know about the country. Metro. Then there’s the metro, which is a train that runs within the city. Inside the Waterloopein Metro Station (Amsterdam). Metro trains are silver and blue in color. A look inside a metro. View the metro map for Amsterdam. The Dutch Culture, Part 1.

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THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: E4 – Microaggressions

The HR Capitalist

Microaggressions can be defined as brief and commonplace daily verbal or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative prejudicial slights and insults toward any group, particularly culturally marginalized groups.

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Holland Travel Series: The Dutch Culture, Part 1

Personal Excellence Blog

This is part 3 of a new 6-part Holland travel series , including how to travel to Holland, the dutch culture, dutch lifestyle, dutch environment and essential things to know about the country. Thoughts on the Dutch Culture. I appreciate the Dutch culture, and in fact find quite a few similarities with the Asian/Singapore culture. On the surface , there are elements of Dutch culture that sets it apart from Asia. The Dutch Culture, Part 1.

COMPETITION IS NOT A DIRTY WORD: You Want Employees Who Want to Stick It to the Other Guy/Gal.

The HR Capitalist

They have always had a Viking culture, and that works when you're trying to conquer new land/metro areas vs. groups that don't want to be conquered. Once the majority of the conquering is done, the Viking culture doesn't work so well. . Communications Culture Leadership Performance ManagementYesterday I pinged you about the change in corporate values at Uber.

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How to Prepare For Your New Job In Los Angeles

Jobacle

Los Angeles is famous for its car culture. If you’re close to the metro, you’ll have ready access to the entire region. But again, you’ll pay a premium to be able to walk to the metro rail line. Know That There’s More to LA Culture than Night Clubs .

Interview: A Look Into Summer Work and Study Abroad

Ms. Career Girl

Details, stories, and idiosyncrasies of another culture are fascinating. The metro was also daunting, I took taxis when I got lost for the first few days, but I quickly realized that was going to become an expensive habit. So now that I finally have mastered the metro (which is not as hard as people told us, there are tons of signs down there). Within my job I have had to visit 6 hostels in one day so that helped me successfully conquer the metro.

2014 186

Four Reasons Every CEO Should Make Recruiting Calls

Workology

You’ll uncover the fakes as quickly as you’ll uncover genuine talent, but more importantly you can focus on culture fit and attitude and confidently schedule a call with a technical expert, knowing you won’t waste anyone’s time. You’ll Rediscover Your Own Culture. Small cities worry about competing with the metros in their State. And, your company’s unique culture might just reemerge in a new light.

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Budgeting for Your Next Trip? Don’t Forget These 6 Hidden Travel Costs

Ms. Career Girl

Brush up on cultural norms before taking off so you know just what to do in all situations in which you might have to tip. You can also transfer from your regional train to a city-based metro that can drop you off closer to your final destination — city buses do that, too. You’ve paid for the plane tickets, booked the hotel, and saved up to pay for food and entertainment. What’s left to think about now?

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NASHVILLE - What Happens When An Employment Market Becomes Too Cool For School.

The HR Capitalist

Since I travel a lot for work, I tend to measure how hot a market is for business, employment and cultural gravity by the general availability/price of hotels in the market. Final note - Austin is widely thought to be an incredibly hot market with many similarities in cultural pull and hipster vibe to Nashville. If you know anything about the Southeast US where I live, there's a couple of big realities from a lifestyle/work perspective: --Atlanta is the capital. --The

?? 21 Business Card Mistakes Too Many People Make

JobMob

15) Being culturally insensitive with your cards. In some cultures, it matters what hand you use to give out business cards – always use your right hand, if you are using just one hand. However, in Asian cultures, it is polite to use both hands to present your business card. Luckily, it's not hard to avoid these blunders. Photo by Ben White. This is a guest post by Bill Post. How can you make sure that your business card is the most effective tool that it can be?

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Effective Research For an Effective Job Search

Jennifer Anthony

The benefits include: First, information about a company’s financial health, hiring/cutback practices, treatment of employees and corporate culture will provide a more realistic picture of prospective employers to help you make more informed decisions.

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3 Sample Email Templates Job Seekers Can Send to A Recruiter

Workology

As an interested job seeker during an informational interview, you ask questions about the company culture, hiring process and learn about the selection process. I’ve heard great things about your company culture and would like to learn more about the hiring and selection process. During Carlos Gil and I’s talk at SXSW ( Resumes Suck! 7 Ways to Find a Job With Social Media ), we had a handful of questions that I wanted to follow up on.

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20 Classic Business Card Mistakes That Make Your Life Harder

JobMob

15) Being culturally insensitive with your cards. In some cultures, it matters what hand you use to give out business cards – always use your right hand, if you are using just one hand. However, in Asian cultures, it is polite to use both hands to present your business card. Luckily, it’s not hard to avoid these blunders. This is a guest post by Bill Post. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines.

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5 Tips For Make Your Law Firm Application Stand Out

Career Realism

For the top firms in large metro areas, many impose a GPA or class rank cutoff. While some employers have specialized interviews, interviews in general are mainly tests to see if your personality will fit well with the culture of your employer and to see how well you perform in person. In a sea of candidates, how can you make your law firm application stand out?

how can we get employees to follow our strict time-of-arrival policy?

Ask a Manager

On the other hand, the people who are late are chronically late, and always for the same reason (metro, traffic, weather). That’s part of how they attract and retain good employees, and it’s how they build cultures that care about results over appearances. That’s a good way to create a culture where people are cynical about the leadership and don’t see integrity as a particularly high organizational value.

2017 30

Living in Holland: Cost of Living and Hobbies

Personal Excellence Blog

This is part 5 of a new 7-part Holland travel series , including how to travel to Holland, the dutch culture, dutch lifestyle, dutch environment and essential things to know about the country. Average tram / bus / metro ride of just 3-4 stops costs $1 Euro ($1.8o This includes everything, from transport (tram, metro, etc); occasional recreation like watching a movie, shopping, going for concert, prepaid card for local calls, grocery shopping; dining out; toiletries; etc.

2011 53

my boss is super peppy, HR told me to do less for our charity event, and more

Ask a Manager

We partnered with a local nonprofit to be a collection site, the food goes to hungry kids in the metro area this summer. Without any additional context, I think they’re being silly, although I don’t know the dynamics of your company culture and they do and so it’s possible that they’re absolutely right in what they’re saying. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. HR told me to scale back my participation in our company charity event.

2018 32

updates: the self-deprecating employee, the car-borrowing boss, and more

Ask a Manager

One of my biggest fears was ending up in a city with minimal to no job prospects for me, and wouldn’t you know, things took a turn at the last minute* and we’re in a big metro area with a lot of options I can explore. There are also some inherent culture issues at my company that were kind of tolerable when I spent time in the office but are frustrating now that I have more of an “outside” perspective. It’s the last week of “where are you now?”

2020 25

my employee trash-talks herself, I hurt my employee’s feelings, and more

Ask a Manager

Depending on how that conversation goes, it might even be useful to talk a little about the gender dynamics in play in your culture — something like “I’ve found that in male-dominated environments like this one, women are judged pretty harshly for doing anything that could be seen as frivolous, so I’m careful to avoid it” might give her some context. I’ve just moved back to the metro area where I grew up hoping to settle here for years to come.

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Frugality is a career tool | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Rarely is the unhappily pervasive priority of "keeping up with the Joneses", which I believe fuels most consumer spending in our culture, as fulfilling as the majority of Westerners seem to think, and it certainly, paradoxically, commits one to rather un-fulfilling work, lots of it, in order to pay the bills. But somewhere along the way in our culture, advertising, materialism, consumerism, etc. Is this your first time here?

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Do you overemphasize happiness? | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

We live in a goal-obsessed culture where "picking your passion" and living a narrowly defined life (doing one thing, in one place) is exalted as the only path to happiness, while at the same time we're presented with an endless menu of choices. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Do you overemphasize happiness? Posted to: Fulfillment | Knowing yourself January 14th, 2010 Del.icio.us

2010 86

How to cope with diversity | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Or a cultural belief to which you will never truly access. For me and I am sure for many cultures, body language is very important. This is a great example of the cultural gap between the country and the city. This is a good example of how the farmer and I have to bridge a cultural gap all the time. We have a pink bathroom that I accented with black and white-went the metro look to make it work for teen children of both genders. Is this your first time here?

2010 69

Shifting the balance of power. (Mainstream media stinks.

Penelope Trunk

Sadly, because of the culture at aforementioned corporation, I was not able to speak of the miscarriage at work in any context other than to inform the (male) manager. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Shifting the balance of power. Mainstream media stinks.) Posted to: Journalism | Parenting November 6th, 2009 Del.icio.us

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Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

Ask A Manager

But anything sponsored by a large metro area’s newspaper and/or hosted at a hotel is basically a cattle call. I think it helped me get an interview and succeed when I mentioned that I had discussed the mission, goals, and culture with the reps at the fair. About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

To complicate it further, I live just outside a major metro area. About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? January 5, 2011 A reader writes: I had a great second phone interview with a company I think would be perfect. Originally I spoke to the recruiter/HR person. Today, I spoke to the person would be my direct manager. Next, she wants me to phone interview with her boss, and THEN it’s some in-person interviews with CEOs, etc.

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Martin Luther King Day Special: Racism is alive and kicking.

Penelope Trunk

It is not much about loving eating them – it is only an exotic cuisine, even in Japan – but more about getting upset by flatly being denied of one's own culture by outsiders.) i think it takes someone who is paying attention to hear the context in many of our "cultural" events. But sometimes we have to overlook pieces of other cultures that we don't like or understand just to experience those other worlds. Is this your first time here?

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Workplace news you cannot use | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

I think maybe the living together as "trial period" culture is misguided. But still got laughs in DC, when I moved back to Capital Metro Area. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Workplace news you cannot use Posted to: How to blog | Productivity | Women January 25th, 2010 Del.icio.us

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