Sat.Sep 05, 2020 - Fri.Sep 11, 2020

Could Your Co-worker Could Eventually Be Your New Best Friend?

Ms. Career Girl

As adults, our number one way for making friends is through our jobs. And yet, it’s those friendships that scare us the most as the stakes can feel so high should something go awry.

2020 179

Help! I’m Being Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault at Work

Evil HR Lady

I am currently wrongful being accused of sexual assault that never happened and I am currently suspended. I am being investigated even though my supervisor nor the HR department never even talked to me about the situation.

2020 204

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Labor Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Labor, work, toil or endeavor. Strain, struggle, travail or exertion. No matter what you call it, it comes from within.

2020 130

21 HR Jobs of the Future.Do You Buy It?

The HR Capitalist

Do you believe that HR is going to look dramatically different in 5, 10 or 15 years? Shoutout to the all the deep thinkers and futurists out there!

2020 125

Four Tips to Grow Your Leadership Skills

Ms. Career Girl

What Makes a Great Leader? A great leader is someone who instills feelings of inspiration and motivation over fear and anxiety. This person does not seek authority, but instead, thrives off of empowering others to live up to their fullest potential.

2020 154

How to Approach and Improve Diversity Hiring

Evil HR Lady

My vice president asked me to hire someone Black for a vacant position and include #BlackLivesMatter in the job posting. Can I hire a Black person solely based on race like this? It seems like I can’t. How can I even respond?

2020 163

5 Cost-Effective Marketing Strategies for Boosting Your Business in 2020

Jobacle

Your strategic marketing plan for growing your business in 2020 doesn’t have to break the bank. Get creative and discover new, unique methods to expand your brand. Here are 5 cost-effective marketing strategies for boosting your business: . Understand Your Target Market.

2020 151

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Product Review: Airfree T800 Air Purifier

Ms. Career Girl

Our “normal” used to be living and working in various little boxes we called home and the office. Covid complicated that, I’m sure you’d agree. Lots of us are now home more often, or always. And air quality and freshness is definitely a thing now more than ever.

2020 130

All the Reasons You Shouldn’t Prevent Employees From Discussing Who Has the Coronavirus

Evil HR Lady

Rumors can send people into a panic.

2020 157

From Medical Support to Teaching

Career Shifters

“I wanted to make a difference.”. After one boring meeting too many, Jamie Curley decided that it was time to do something that felt more worthwhile. One conversation later, he started down a completely new path. Here's his story

2020 148

Thinking of Starting an Offshore E-Commerce Business? Here are the Benefits

Jobacle

There’s no small business in the world that’s had a smooth start or easy transition to success.

2020 141

5 Alternate Ways to Ask Your Employees “Are You Okay?” 

The Undercover Recruiter

As HR professionals, we’ve felt the intense impact & pressure COVID19 has had on our companies. We’ve had to re-structure and organize our operations, re-visit our strategies, put in place new training and regulations… whilst also dealing with living in a pandemic!

2020 79

As Learning Goes Online, Should I Reconsider My Approach to Hiring

Evil HR Lady

Dear ReWorker: Universities are going digital. Does this mean that MOOCs, training courses and independently gained skills are just as good as the university experience? Should we change our hiring criteria?

2020 147

Americans Feel Their Employers View Them As Disposable

Water Cooler Wisdom

A new DeVry University study conducted for Labor Day found that at a time when American workers should feel recognized and celebrated, more than a third felt their employers could take or leave them. Thirty-six percent of DeVry respondents said that based on their employers’ actions since the start of the pandemic, they believe their employers view them as disposable.

2020 46

my mentor has become a QAnon conspiracist

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I need some career-adjacent advice that intersects with the current political climate. I’ve been a wreck for about two weeks, since discovering that a mentor of mine seems to have gotten sucked in by QAnon. Any other acquaintance would be written off unsentimentally.

2020 54

Why Sports Isn’t a Waste of Time

Corn on the Job

It’s becoming increasingly common for people on the internet to criticize things that other people enjoy. It often starts with a long explanation of why they personally don’t watch or do a specific thing anymore, and then it ends up trying to explain why you also shouldn’t enjoy said thing.

2020 52

The Real HR Show: Attendance Issues: Work from Home & COVID-19 Complications

Evil HR Lady

Join Brenda Neckvatal and me as we talk about attendance in a Covid 19 world. Plus, hear Brenda’s answer to my question about false accusations from yesterday and my answer to Brenda’s question about what to do with an employee who records everyone’s conversations.

2020 146

The 9/11 post where we reunite

Penelope Trunk

I was at the World Trade Center when it fell. Each year I write a post on 9/11. Here is the archive. Here is my post for today: When Nino came back to live with us he came back in stages. We ha been spending a few weekends together for a long time, but we hadn’t lived together in twelve years.

2020 54

my company makes me front thousands of dollars on my personal credit card

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am a junior staff member at a prestigious consulting firm that prides itself on bending over backwards for clients. I joined the firm about a year ago and have since developed serious concerns about my boss’ expectations for business expenses.

2020 43

Why Starting A Business Isn’t As Simple As You Might Believe

Corn on the Job

Starting a business seems to be something that everyone thinks that they can do. The fact is that this isn’t true, and starting a business is actually one of the most difficult things that you will ever do. It might sound like an exaggeration, but trust us when we say that it isn’t.

2020 52

The Road To Success: 5 Questions To Ask Before Becoming A Truck Driver

Corn on the Job

Pixabay CC0 License. If you love driving and the thought of exploring the roads, the thought of becoming a trucker has almost certainly crossed your mind at least once. However, choosing a career is one of the most important decisions that anybody ever makes, so you must not rush it.

2020 52

Top 4 Expenses When Starting Your Own Delivery Business

Corn on the Job

What is a delivery business? Well, it encompasses a few different business ideas. There’s the traditional route of delivering products to customers for other companies. Or, in this day and age, you have companies like Deliveroo and UberEats that deliver food to people as they order it.

2020 52

my coworker keeps pressuring me to get pregnant

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I started a new job this year. Jobs in my field are notoriously difficult to come by even during non-coronavirus times, but I’ve found myself sure that I’ve made a mistake in taking this position because of two coworkers, who I’ll call Anna and Lauren.

2020 43

employer rescinded my job offer — where did I go wrong?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I had a job offer pulled last week, and I’ve reflected on it, but I still don’t know where I went wrong. I interviewed with my would-be supervisor on Thursday. On Friday, the recruiter calls to extend a verbal offer for the position.

2020 41

my ex works at my new job, using an affair partner as a reference, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My ex works at my new job. I recently got a new job (medical field) that I was very excited for.

2020 41

manager photographed accidental exposure, auto-replies saying your email won’t be read, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Manager photographed employee’s accidental exposure. I have a coworker (insurance agent) who was with a client. During their appointment, she did not realize that her blouse had slipped down and was revealing part of her breast.

2020 40

not over-sharing as a manager while trying to de-stigmatize mental health

Ask a Manager

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: I have a direct report for the first time in my career. We are both young-isn, though they are a bit younger than I am.

2020 36

it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. I have been hoping for months now that I would be able to contribute to the Friday Good News, and finally I’m able to!

2020 34

my boss wants me to be friends with her son, how do reference-checkers verify my resume, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss thinks I should be friends with her son. Over the summer, my manager suggested that I might get along with her son (which sounds possible, I’ve never met him) and gave me his phone number.

2020 34

Labor Day open thread

Ask a Manager

It’s Labor Day! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. *

2020 34

am I asking too much of a flexible schedule?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m a young professional who recently started my second job post-grad. I live with multiple chronic illnesses and like everyone else have “everyday problems” too: car issues, sick pets, etc.

2020 33

my boss’s kids are incredibly distracting on video calls

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My job went to 100% remote so I’ve been reporting to my manager virtually for the past few months. She has three kids, all under five years old. Sometimes all of them are home and sometimes it’s just one. At first, the kids popping up were cute in our video calls. Now I find it utterly distracting and I cringe having to meet with her, especially right in the morning, when all I hear and see are kids screaming and crying.

2020 32

I accidentally sent my boss a message complaining about her, boss wants to know my long-term plan, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I accidentally sent my boss a message complaining about her. I accidentally sent a message to my boss which was meant for somebody else and am very embarrassed. I’d had a long day. I had back to back meetings from 12 to 4.

2020 33

open thread – September 11-12, 2020

Ask a Manager

It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about (that includes school). If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. *

2020 30

updates: renting from the boss, Cards Against Humanity at a work party, and more

Ask a Manager

Here are four updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. Should I rent from my boss to escape Covid? (#2 2 at the link). I didn’t end up renting from my boss. I stayed with family out of town during our several months of WFH, but would have been unable to commute from there when the building reopened for in-person work (and my job cannot be done remotely unless everyone is also remote). So I made the difficult decision to resign from my position.

2020 27

how to vote

Ask a Manager

Here’s a very helpful Washington Post round-up about exactly how to safely vote in every state this year. This one from Slate is really good too. For each state, you can look up deadlines to request a ballot by mail, how to actually cast your vote this year, and more. You may also like: vote for the worst boss of 2015 vote for the worst boss of 2014 vote for the worst boss of 2013 how to vote was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager

2020 27

my coworker keeps hijacking our meetings

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am a department head at a small financial firm. Recently I began hosting weekly meetings for our 25-person business team, which comprises other department heads and their teams. For the first couple of weeks, things were going smoothly, but recently one department head has been hijacking every meeting. He shows up late and interrupts people’s presentations to interject his own thoughts, opinions, and agendas.

2020 25