Mon.Nov 05, 2018

Your Wardrobe Matters as a Freelancer and Here’s Why

Ms. Career Girl

Most people assume that remote work of any kind counts as “pajama” or “café” work: provided you engage with your computer rather than clients in the unbounded space of your home, there is no reason to dress to impress anyone save yourself.

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“People forget the years and remember the moments.” ” – Ann Beattie. It’s quite something. I bet you remember the moment you received your last job offer, and, too, the moment you received your most recent promotion. The years in between? Well, they seem to go by in a blur.

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Make it Easy for Your Employees to Vote

Evil HR Lady

While early voting and mail-in ballots are common in many locations, tomorrow, November 6, is the real deal: voting day. As an employer, what are your responsibilities to your employees and their right to vote? Don’t tell your employees how to vote. It’s generally legal to attempt to influence your employees’ votes. Some states have specific rules about employers influencing voters, but most don’t. That doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.

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Election Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”. – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. I don’t care what anyone says: though politics may be corrupted by big money, full of egotistical grandstanders, or stuck in a gridlock, voting is important. The idea that, no matter how much or little money a person has, no one has more than one vote, is just so extraordinarily powerful.

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From Retail to Wealth Management

Career Shifters

“I felt very disheartened, like I'd hit a glass ceiling.”. Unable to move upwards in his work, and longing for his success to be dictated by his results, Alexander Bland made a brave double leap: to a new career and his own business. Here, he shares how his hard work turned risk into reward

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The Value of Enabling Employee Career Plans

The Undercover Recruiter

The way we do business is constantly evolving – disruptive technologies such as AI and biometrics, cloud technology, the war for talent, changing demographics and a difficult economic environment – all mean that our organizations are redesigned with implications for the whole workforce.

my boss uses an offensive slur

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have a tricky situation that I’m not sure how to navigate. My boss keeps using the word “retard” as a derogatory term. She doesn’t use it to describe people, but she does use it to describe things and ideas.

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More Trending

must I hire a qualified candidate with a ton of baggage?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: My department recently created a new position. A colleague from another department got wind of this and asked when I planned to advertise the vacancy. I’m in no actual hurry to fill the position, so I said “hopefully by the end of the year.” ” He let me know that his wife is very qualified for the position and that I should consider her.

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are jeans holding me back, can I mute my coworker’s texts, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Are jeans holding me back? I work in marketing at a small IT company where the vibe is extremely casual. This is a quote from our CEO about the dress code: “If you can wear it on the street and not get arrested, it’s okay to wear it to work.”. I typically dress typically business casual and on occasion will wear jeans. My husband thinks my casual wardrobe is limiting my potential and that I won’t get paid what I deserve unless I dress the part.

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I’m helping a peer with a project and she’s wasting a huge amount of my time

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have an awkward, low-stakes problem at work and I’d love your thoughts. I’m helping Lucinda with a project – something we need to do eventually, but it’s tedious and never urgent so it’s dragged on. Lucinda’s been here longer than me, and she’s bright and does really great work, but we have different styles. She talks a lot without saying much, whereas I prefer a short, direct email.

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