Thu.Oct 08, 2020

Who Runs the World? Three Inspirational Women in Business

Ms. Career Girl

In recent years, feminist discourse on the role of women in business has become much more visible. No longer is it a conversation we’re afraid to have, but one that is gaining traction across many different industries. While real progress has been made, however, we’re still not where we’d like to be.

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A Global Tour: How HR Teams Around the World are Handling the Pandemic

Evil HR Lady

You know how companies are responding to COVID-19 in your area, but this is a pandemic that affected the entire world. Well, apparently, there are island nations (like Tonga, Samoa, and the Pitcairn Islands) that have escaped the virus. But, the rest of the world had to battle this.

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we have to share our feelings on a color-coded scale, how to demote someone, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. We have to share our feelings on a color-coded scale. My manager has started asking our team to go around the virtual “room” and share our state of mind at the beginning of each meeting.

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how can I stay organized when I’m working from home?

Ask a Manager

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: I’m an analyst, and we’re working at home during Covid. In the office, I used a lot of physical space to stay organized: white board wall, sticky notes, task lists, and I kept a lot of it in my head.

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should I really bother with taking vacation time this year?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Is it a bad idea not to take all of one’s allotted vacation time? Abe, my one partner (I’m polyamorous), feels strongly that I should use all my time, but I don’t really see the point.

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updates: the non-vacation, the maternity leave demotion, and more

Ask a Manager

Here are three updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. What to say when a “vacation” isn’t a vacation (#4 at the link). Your advice and that of the commenters arrived in time for me to use wording suggestions and to let go of it better when it didn’t need clarification. I especially appreciated the comments from those in similar situations. I was feeling alone in my grief and the commentators on AAM helped me more than any grief forum I’ve tried.