Thu.Oct 15, 2020

Building a Credible LinkedIn Profile – and Using it To Move Your Career Forward

Professional Resume Services

“Are you on LinkedIn?” “Can Can I connect with you through LinkedIn?” Message me on LinkedIn, and we will set up a time to talk.” Have you heard any of these phrases in your professional conversations over the past few years?

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should we just give money for the holidays, boss drops stress bombs, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. What should we do for the holidays this year? I’m the boss’s wife. I also, a little bit, work for the company. In addition to the small number of things I do, I’m responsible for the annual holiday party.

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New Diversity Training Requirements for Federal Contractors

Evil HR Lady

President Trump released an Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping on September 22, 2020, giving federal employees instructions on diversity training.

how can I encourage complaints from my employees?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m relatively new to management. I’ve been in my role for about a year and a half. Prior to this, I haven’t had direct reports for over 20 years, and even then it was only for a year.

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I’m the lone progressive in my company — how do I deal with all the political talk?

Ask a Manager

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: I work in an extremely conservative industry in a red state. While my city did flip blue in 2018, I believe I am the only person with progressive beliefs in my company. However, I keep that information to myself because political discussions can be very difficult for me as I am highly sensitive.

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what’s the ideal personality type for a manager?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I consistently test one specific personality type on the Myers-Briggs personality test (it’s INTJ). I am great at planning and developing long-term, big idea strategies for my organization, but I really struggle making personal connections with staff. It kills me when hourly staff show up five minutes late for work, which I know is not a big deal to anyone else.