Thu.Feb 13, 2020

ask the readers: how can we help gender transitions at work go well?

Ask A Manager

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question.

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How to Prevent Unnoticed Email Security Risks in Your Business

The Undercover Recruiter

An inordinate amount of data passes through business email addresses every day. However, the more companies send valuable data through email channels, the more likely it is to cause security risks.

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should you mention an employee’s smell during a reference check, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Should you mention an employee’s smell during a reference check? A few years back, I managed an employee who was on a performance plan and was on the verge of being let go.

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I’m still not doing the job I was hired for two years ago

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’ve been at my current job for two years, and have been doing … okay. No big issues, but in previous reviews my boss has talked about me in terms of good, not great. I’m definitely struggling with efficiency, and am generally bored and disengaged.

2020 60

updates: the conference expenses, asking to move back to an old job, and more

Ask A Manager

Here are three updates from people whose letters were answered here in the past. Should we let an employee pay their own way to a conference in an exciting location? (#2 2 at the link). Thank you for answering my question and to all the commenters for their advice as well!

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