Tue.Jan 21, 2020

5 Tips To Bring Your Best Self To Work Every Day

Ms. Career Girl

Do you ever get the sense you are just going through the motions at work? The term “burned out” has a basis in reality. It happens to people who go to work everyday, do what’s necessary to get the job done and just never seem to feel good about their accomplishments.

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"PET or THREAT": When Leaders Try to Formally Mentor Those Who Don't Want the Relationship.

The HR Capitalist

I think we can all agree that mentoring relationships in corporate America are a good thing. But like anything that's good, mentoring can get dicey if not used in the right way. From formal mentoring programs to mentoring relationships that happen organically, the devil's in the details.

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Can Millennials and Baby Boomers Make a Great Work Team?

Ms. Career Girl

The majority of major companies in the US are a blend of millennials and baby boomers. They are equally good at their jobs but in terms of sociability and work goals, there are glaring disparities. The different communication styles these generations can be a real asset to a company.

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4 Rules for Hiring From the Competition

Undercover Recruiter

In my thirty years of helping companies hire from their competitors, I have come to believe in two truths: when the economy is either very good or very bad, the amount of lateral hiring ticks up dramatically.

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Home Safety Tips for the Digital Age

Ms. Career Girl

Once upon a time, home security focused more on community initiatives like a neighborhood watch team. Now, technology has completely transformed how home security is viewed and has made it more digital.

2020 201

Clean and Store Your Business Clothes

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Clean and Store Your Business Clothes. When it comes to business clothing, nothing is more important than ensuring your clothes are kept clean, tidy, and wrinkle-free. Understanding how to clean and store your business clothes will help those items last longer and appear newer.

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Teaching Kids Autonomy

Ms. Career Girl

What’s autonomy? Autonomy is the ability to make decisions on your own. It’s freedom and independence. As a child, you don’t have many chances to make decisions on your own. Your choices are often made by your parents, teachers, and other members of society.

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Why Women Need to Start Talking About Their Salary

Ms. Career Girl

Do you know how much your coworkers make? If you haven’t asked, you may think you know already. Yet studies have shown that people can only guess their coworker’s salaries half of the time.

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3 Innovative Business Trends for 2020

Water Cooler Wisdom

Remember when the year 2020 seemed incredibly far away? Sure enough, if we'd read about this year's new business trends in the late '90s, we might have thought they were pretty futuristic. A few developments—including the  artificially intelligent voice economy, democratized IT and enhanced social video—became reality in the last few years and form the basis of future business trends in 2020 and beyond.    AI-Powered Voice Economy.

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Word of Work #1: Steps

David Zinger

“One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” ” – Neil Armstrong. Step Up to Work. When I was 4-years old living in Regina Saskatchewan and had nothing to do on sunny August days, my mother would hand me a can of water and a paint brush.

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our boss told us to camp in tents when we travel for business

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I started on staff at a small environmental/conservation nonprofit. My coworkers and I are PR, fundraising, and outreach staff. All of us are brand new due to turnover. Today we received an email from our boss that says: “When we are traveling for work, we try, when possible, to stay at a state park — cabins in the winter, camping ‘normally’ in the summer since most cabins are booked for a week.

2020 39

how do you deal with professional insults followed by with “I’m just kidding”?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Fortunately this isn’t a problem I’m dealing with anymore. The offending party left my company. However, the tactic they used still bothers me, and I was wondering if you had any advice about it. The problem coworker was a manager in another department. I count my lucky stars that I didn’t report to them, as I would likely have quit. This manager had unreasonable expectations regarding timelines and priorities.

2020 29

my employee has a bad attitude

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I manage an employee with an attitude problem. Kevin is a couple years out of college, and he has management ambitions. He did excellent work for several months after he was hired, and the quality of his work isn’t the issue here. The problems started about a year ago when I promoted another team member with a little more experience and a lot more professionalism, Kate, to team lead.

2020 29

I was forced to sing at a company dinner, coworker ties up our only bathroom, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I was forced to sing at a company dinner. Recently I left a job of 10 years because of a great opportunity. Two weeks into this job, I’m at a dinner with my whole team, high bosses, and special guests. One of the high bosses told me and the other new employee we had to sing right there and then. We ignored it at first, thinking surely he was kidding. Then he said, “You can either sing here and now, or you can turn your badges in on Monday.”

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