Mon.Oct 26, 2020

How Do You Tell if You Have a Good HR Department or a Bad One?

Evil HR Lady

On a Reddit post, I advised a poster to speak with her HR department. Several people jumped in to say no, go straight to the Labor Board, as HR is bad.

2020 244

Our First-Ever Political Endorsement.

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Jesus came into this world not as a philosopher or as a general, but as a carpenter. All work matters to God.” ” – Timothy Keller. Work, toil, effort, labor, care or creation – whatever you want to call it – is precious.

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How to Create an Employee Advocacy Program

The Undercover Recruiter

For employer brand teams wanting to centralize and activate those employee voices, a brand advocacy program may be your answer. Brand advocacy, at its very foundation, is about how people are talking about the company,” Briana Daugherty reminds us.

2020 74

here’s an example of an excellent cover letter

Ask a Manager

I often get asked for examples of good cover letters, and a reader recently sent me a good one that I want to share. I’m always telling people “don’t just use your cover letter to summarize your resume — add something new.”

I am making things with yarn and loving it

Ask a Manager

And now a word from a sponsor… A few months ago, I took up crocheting – and I love it. The first week or two were frustrating.

2020 38

my new team is taunting me because I have a nut allergy

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have a nut allergy and carry an epipen. It’s never been an issue in the 12 years I’ve worked for my company. I have recently been promoted to a new department. As usual, I explained to the manager I have a nut allergy but it doesn’t effect anything (i.e., it’s not an airborne allergy), first aiders are aware (and always available), and my epipen is located in my drawer if needed.

2020 31

banning political talk at work isn’t the answer … but read the room

Ask a Manager

Every election year, my mail at Ask a Manager fills up with letters from people who are fed up with political talk at work.

2020 31