Tue.Jan 14, 2020

Why Diversity Should Matter to Your Office

Career Alley

Diversity in an organization offers multiple benefits including continued or increased profitability; it leads to a boost in productivity levels and overall long term value generation. Career Advice Diversity

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“Side Letter” – Use to Amend “Standard” or “Existing” Agreements

Sklover Working Wisdom

“If you can’t change your mind, then you’re not using it.”. – Bashar Kushandwizdom.

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Employing Foreign Construction Workers after Brexit

Career Alley

The construction industry continues to face a severe skills shortage, and with Brexit that could become even more critical. Two-thirds of the country’s contractors are worried about the detrimental impact Brexit will have on the labour market. Career Advice brexit construction workers

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10 Mistakes to Avoid if You Want a Promotion


It always surprises me when I meet oh so clever university graduates who have read just about every book there is on salary negotiation and career advancement but don’t have the slightest idea about how not to irritate their boss.

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More Women Are Working than Men

Evil HR Lady

percent of the workforce in the United States is now female, surpassing men for the first time since the Great Recession, ten years ago. That recession was led by the male-heavy industries of construction and manufacturing. This is also payroll growth and doesn’t account for the people (men and women) who work as independent contractors or who are self-employed or who work on farms. This means that more women than men–albeit slightly more–are employees.

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Meet Jim: A Questionable Performer, But Willing to Kill at a Moment's Notice.

HR Capitalist

Meet Jim. Some of you know Jim (some of you know this person as Janice, but regardless of the name, the profile is the same). You joined your company and as expected, it took you a year to figure out all the relationships.

2020 66

How Your Client’s Benefits Really Make a Difference When Hiring

The Undercover Recruiter

As recruiters, we’re in the unique position of being able to really get under the skin of what our candidates are looking for, and how our clients can best turn those demands into reality. In 2020, our candidates continue to value soft benefits as a top priority when looking for a new role.

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my friend uses her sister’s assault as a motivational story at work

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m asking this on behalf of a friend, and I want to caution that this question includes potentially triggering content about sexual assault. But this is bothering me so much that I need help from somewhere. Now, here’s the context and backstory. I have a good friend, Amy, who I have been friends with for many years. She and I do not work together nor work for the same company, but we do work within a couple of miles of each other.

2020 64

How Long to Prepare for an Interview?

The Corporate Con/noisseur

How Long to Prepare for an Interview? Successful interviews are predicated on a candidate’s ability to prepare fully beforehand.

2020 52

saying the Pledge of Allegiance at work, asking a coworker to chew with their mouth closed, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Saying the Pledge of Allegiance at work. I have a long-standing issue at work and am at a loss over whether I should raise this, and if so, how. I am a full-time permanent federal employee. At my agency we honor monthly presidential declarations (think Hispanic Heritage month, Black History month, etc.) by holding a one- or two-hour event, which I fully support and attend.

2020 63

Best Business Books on Kindle

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Best Business Books on Kindle. The Amazon Kindle has been a hit success since its debut in 2007. With over 20 million Kindles sold worldwide, the ease of access to reading and consuming new information has never been easier. The Kindle library is filled with a plethora of genres, titles, and topics.

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Ways To Improve Your Chances Of Finding A Job

Corn on the Job

Being fresh out of college can be a difficult prospect. You’re scrambling to find work and sometimes going up against brick walls and feeling dejected.

2020 61

I have nothing to do at my internship

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: Three weeks ago, I started a new internship at a large design office, and so far I have not been assigned any real work. I have been asked to do small tasks like cleaning a shelf or compiling information that takes me less than an hour to complete.

2020 58

3 Careers a Business Degree Can Help You Get Into

Corn on the Job

There may be many people who question whether a degree in business can help them kick start their career.

2020 56

is my boss trying to tell me he’s unhappy with my work?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I started at a new job about five months ago after leaving a pretty toxic work situation, and I am happy to report that I love my new job. No work environment is perfect, but when you’re able to do work you love, it makes any environment a lot better. I work for a pretty small agency and it’s all hands on deck.

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