Mon.Nov 16, 2020

Quitting the Blame Game: 5 Ways to Tame Your Need to Blame

Ms. Career Girl

How do you behave when something goes wrong? Do you a) pause to gauge your part in the matter, accept responsibility, and move toward a solution? Or do you b) immediately look for someone else— anyone else—to blame?

2020 187

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.” ” – Joseph Campbell. At home or at work, whether we realize it or not, each of us travels down a “path” of sorts.

2020 130

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When Hiring the Perfect Candidate Isn’t an Option, Consider This Strategy

Evil HR Lady

You have three candidates, and all have serious red flags , you have to hire one, what do you do? This question came to me for a long time, friend, “John.” ” He’s struggling to fill a position and has only three qualified applicants.

2020 157

The Difference Between Transcription and Captioning


Transcription and captioning seem to go hand in hand, so much so that many transcription services offer captioning too, but it’s important to realize that these are two very different disciplines, albeit if they do share some characteristics.

2020 139

What Your WFH Team Really Needs: Unstructured Interaction

The Undercover Recruiter

New research suggests the problems with work from home (WFH) don’t emerge because employees are no longer co-located. Its weaknesses arise when leaders fail to create an unstructured connection.

2020 76

my coworker thinks I insulted adoptive parents, am I embarrassing my boss, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker thinks I insulted adoptive parents. I am a remote worker who recently started at a new company.

2020 42

can we tell our company we want cash instead of a holiday celebration?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: The HR department where I work has been sending out feelers, asking what people want to do this year in lieu of the usual Christmas party. Their suggestions so far include a party over Zoom (logistically difficult) and a fancy gift basket with products from local retailers.

2020 37

my dad is giving me weird and sexist career advice

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am a woman working in the predominantly male industry of commercial real estate. I have experienced some sexism at work, but nothing I can’t handle on my own. What I do have trouble handling is the sexism that comes from my parents, specifically my dad. I’ve been working in commercial real estate for the last six years, so I’m not exactly new in the field. My dad is retired now but was a medical professional, and has no knowledge about my industry.

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