Wed.Jan 22, 2020

It’s Perfectly Legal For Your Boss to Tell You to Drive a Nicer Car

Evil HR Lady

An email telling an employee that he needs to drive a nicer car is circulating rapidly around the internet, and it’s as horrifying as you’d imagine. It’s also legal. This email her coworker received today commenting "He drives a 2005 Camry that is old and fading paint. He never has to meet anyone that they would ever see the car. It’s literally just another car in the garage." " — Oregon I.T. not IT (@OregonProgress) January 22, 2020.

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What is Personal Brand for candidates and How Does it Work?

Undercover Recruiter

We’ve all heard of employer brand and what that can do for your recruitment efforts but there’s also such a thing as a personal brand. This week our panel of experts unpick exactly what that means and why future hires should consider having one.

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Megxit Is a Cautionary Tale for Every Family Owned Business

Evil HR Lady

The Divine Right of Kings, or in the case of the United Kingdom, Queens, is the belief that God appoints the monarch and, as such, we cannot rebel against the king (or queen). As a general rule, the western world rejected this philosophy. And the American Colonies rejected it in a big way in 1776.) But, several western countries maintain monarchies that have no real power, but a whole lot of privilege. Queen Elizabeth is the most famous.

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10 Funniest Office Wall Posters and Décor

The Corporate Con/noisseur

10 Funniest Office Wall Posters and Décor. Let’s face it, we spend nearly 33% of our days in the office. Rather than sitting in a drab, ugly cubicle, we figured it would be great to discuss office posters and décor you can hang up to make your cubicle a little more lively.

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Moving for a Job

Corn on the Job

“Congratulations, you’re hired!” This phrase marks an exciting but scary time in most people’s lives. After the initial euphoria rush of getting the job, sometimes there comes the scary realization that this job is a few hundred miles away.

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Why You Need a Great Interview Folder

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Why You Need a Great Interview Folder. We’ve previously discussed a list of items you should be bringing with you to an interview.

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is it okay to drink before a presentation?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Presentations are a small but regular part of my role, but I often get nervous and end up hurting my message by criticizing my slides, adding excess caveats to my points, and just general blunders from lacking confidence. Last time I presented, I discreetly took a few swigs of vodka a few minutes before, and everything went better! I didn’t weaken my message, and I was smoother answering questions on my feet.

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my assistant uses eating to avoid working

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am a new manager at a nonprofit and have just been assigned an entry-level administrative assistant who has been failing to make deadlines, has been repeating preventable mistakes, and has major issues with focusing at work. She tangled with her last manager because she felt attacked when asked to explain missed deadlines and now has been passed off to me.

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interviewing when you might be moving, coworker told people about my husband’s criminal record, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Interviewing when I might need to quit the job quickly. After two years in a freelance position, I’ve begun interviewing for in-house roles in my city. I’ve had some hesitation about doing this because, while I am really eager to find a consistent position, there is a strong chance my partner will be offered a job across the country.

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do I apologize to my employees too often?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m a new manager at a company where I’ve worked for years. In trying to adjust to the role, I’m realizing that I’m the sort of person who says “sorry” a lot. I’m not always doing it to take the blame on myself; I’m often doing it because to show empathy and sometimes make a situation less confrontational. Do you think this will hurt my effectiveness if I don’t change?

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