Sat.May 30, 2020 - Fri.Jun 05, 2020

Some of My Employees Don?t Want to Return to Work

Evil HR Lady

We’ve been given the go-ahead from the government to re-open our business. The only problem is that the employees don’t want to come back.

2020 240

Online relationship help may be right for you

Ms. Career Girl

If you are like virtually everybody else in the world, your relationships go through ups and downs. When you are stuck in the downs, it’s easy to lose sight of the good times. As the saying goes, you can’t see the forest for the trees.

2020 162

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Post-COVID-19 Job Search: What’s Changing

Executive Career Brand

Job search has always been complicated and often daunting. Post-COVID-19 job search is even more so. Everyone involved is scrambling to adjust to the new challenges that have come with the pandemic.

2020 156

3 Things You Must Do When Starting Your Own Business


. Have you got a groundbreaking business idea that you believe has the potential to change the landscape of its industry? If so, what’s stopping you from bringing your startup company to life?

2020 141

This is Not How You Do LinkedIn

Evil HR Lady

I love LinkedIn. I really do. I’ve made friends there. I’ve found many new clients there. And, I’ve had some really fun, business-oriented discussions there. I’m happy to connect with any of you there. But, today, when I checked my LinkedIn notifications, I found this.

2020 225

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“What goes around comes around.”. – Paul Crump. Isn’t that what wearing a mask is all about? I wear a mask to protect you. You wear a mask to protect me. We all wear a mask to protect others, including our families, loved ones, colleagues, friends, neighbors and everyone we come into contact with. It doesn’t take much. Please. Wear a mask. Want to Comment? Please Contact Us [ Here ]. Want to Share?

2020 100

From Finance to Books

Career Shifters

“I always felt like something was missing and I couldn't quite put my finger on what that was.”. Sarah Dennis had spent so long working in finance she couldn't imagine doing anything else. But after a family loss, she decided it was time, literally, to set out on a new journey.

2020 139

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New Study: You’re More Likely to Tell a Woman a White Lie in a Performance Appraisal

Evil HR Lady

We tell white lies to be nice. We don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings, so we say something small that isn’t true. We learn this behavior at a very young age as we’re told to compliment Aunts on their terrible cooking.

2020 177

Wake Up

HR Capitalist

How long? Not long 'Cause what you reap is what you sow. --" Wake Up ", Rage Against The Machine. Yes, I understand there's a higher authority than Rage Against The Machine to attribute this quote to, but when s**t's failing apart, you go with what you know best. Let's start with the obvious.

2020 85

update: my new employee keeps tagging us in negative social media posts after we’ve told her to stop

Ask A Manager

It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager, when I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer whose new employee kept tagging the company and coworkers in negative social media posts even after they told her to stop ?

2020 103

Protected: Photographic Memories: Your Family Legacy

Boomers Next Step

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Photographic Memories: Your Family Legacy appeared first on Boomers Next Step. Designing Your Retirement Silver Sages Sharing Stories

2020 63

CDC Guidelines For Re-Opening Your Business

Evil HR Lady

As more and more states loosen COVID restrictions, many business owners and all HR people are in a scramble for how to do so safely and legally and morally. Additionally, you don’t want to get sued–by customers or employees. The CDC issued guidelines for opening everything.

2020 220

Working Anywhere Means Elite Cities Are Being Shorted.

HR Capitalist

How's COVID going for you? I know, what a freaking mess.

2020 79

my manager named Joseph Stalin employee of the month

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: Wouldn’t mind your take on this, as in all honesty I’m flummoxed by the most recent act from a manager who has, in my view, made a pretty major error of judgment. Unbeknown to us, she has began running an “Employee of the Month” program.

2020 96

Best Interview Audio Books

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Best Interview Audio Books. We’ve been recently discussing and conducting a deep dive into our book recommendations for landing a coveted interview and nailing the interview process. This includes discussing good books to mention in an interview and the best books on conducting interviews.

2020 52

Defund police and schools. Redirect the money to black families and communities.

Penelope Trunk

I understand that part of Black Lives Matter means White Privilege Matters. Which is to say that justice requires white people to face our fears about giving up institutionalized advantages. If you are white and you’re not scared, you have no idea how much has to change the U.S.

2020 73

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: e17 – Crocs and Compensation Strategy in a COVID World.

HR Capitalist

In episode 17 of The HR Famous Podcast , long-time HR leaders (and friends) Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett come together to discuss Crocs, compensation strategy, Facebook’s new location based salary adjustments, and the return of the MLB.

2020 73

my husband is my boss — and we’re getting divorced

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I am asking for advice about how to handle my impending divorce at work. I work at a large nonprofit in a specialist capacity that is a recognized priority for the company, but organizationally belongs to one of five departments. I’ve worked here for 10 years.

2020 94

Good Books to Mention in an Interview

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Good Books to Mention in an Interview. Inevitably, if you’ve been through multiple rounds of interviews, you may just be asked to list your favorite book or a book that you recently completed reading.

2020 52

Jobs You Can Do From Anywhere!

Corn on the Job

Photo by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay – CC0 Licence.

2020 52

How Employees Can Swim or Sink During Change

Catherines Career Corner

Explore how employees can swim or sink during change at work. Over the course of our career, we will be part of several major and minor change initiatives at work. Employees who are positive about change usually succeed and make the transition well at the end. Find out why.

2020 69

Ask A Manager - Untitled Article

Ask A Manager

Some links. Please read. Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not. To White Organizational Leaders, Silence is Violence: Here’s What You Should Do Now. Ways Companies Can Act (a thread). 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice.

2020 91

Best Interview Notebooks

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Best Interview Notebooks. We’ve previously discussed a list of items which we recommend bringing to an interview. Amongst those items, we included a professional notebook to better allow you to write down notes and reference any questions you may have previously jotted down for the interviewer.

2020 52

I was difficult at my last job, and it?s standing in my way now

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I recently quit a job which I excelled at technically, but professionally I struggled. The best way to put it is that I was incompatible with my newly appointed manager.

2020 82

my boss keeps interrupting our phone calls, and I feel disrespected

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m writing in to ask about a communication issue I’m having with my direct manager. We’re a two-person team and in separate locations, so we’re often on the phone together at least once, if not multiple times, a day. She’s an executive (not C-suite) and I’m her coordinator.

2020 81

updates: the bombed interview, the cheating coworker, and more

Ask A Manager

Here are three updates from past letter-writers. I bombed in an interview I asked for. Thanks for publishing my letter. I appreciate your advice and all of the input from commenters.

2020 79

my employer doesn’t pay us for time spent waiting for assignments

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I am an hourly employee who is thankfully still employed during the pandemic. Since we’ve been working from home, we’ve been told that we are to enter into our timesheets only the amount of time we work on tasks.

2020 79

I brought up a painful subject for my interviewer, will my yelling boss reflect badly on me, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I accidentally brought up a painful subject for my interviewer. I brought up a subject I definitely shouldn’t have in an interview I just had, and I am not sure how to apologize/recover.

2020 75

my coworker throws?tantrums?and women have to soothe him, questions to ask an external recruiter, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Telling friends at work I don’t want to talk about dieting. Personally, I think diets belong in the list of things you shouldn’t discuss at work.

2020 74

Best Books for Bank Interview Preparation

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Best Books for Bank Interview Preparation. Whether you’re applying for a teller position or a senior vice president role at a large or small bank, you’ll definitely want to prepare adequately beforehand.

2020 52

Best Books on Conducting Interviews

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Best Books on Conducting Interviews. Interviewing can be difficult, particularly as the interviewer.

2020 52

Best Phone Holders for Beds

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Best Phone Holders for Beds. After a long day at the office, we tend to want to kick-back and relax, either on our phones or while watching television. However, many of us have encountered issues when attempting to lay in bed with our phones.

2020 52

I’m the only black person on my team and it seems to be “business as usual” this week

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: This has been a very difficult week for me. Right now, thankfully, we’re still being allowed to work from home if we choose. I’m the only black person on my team and the only non-white person on my team, and in every meeting this week I’ve just felt as if there’s this massive elephant in the room while we’re on these video calls. I’ve been doing my best to maintain my composure and keep working, because there is work to get done.

2020 70

requiring video during team meetings, telling someone we’re not hiring them back, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Should I require people to leave their video on during team meetings? I manage a team of 15 that holds a Zoom meeting once per week, like we used to do when we were in person.

2020 70

my employee has a crush on me

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I am a female manager at a small, mostly male company, and directly manage several people (all male). One of the six has worked for me for multiple years.

2020 68

colleagues want favors for their families, coworker has profane outbursts, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Coworker swears angrily during the day. My cubicle is next to a person who swears a LOT during the work day.

2020 68

update: my boss wants to bring me back into the religious fold

Ask A Manager

Remember the letter-writer whose boss was trying to bring her back into the religion he shared with her family?

2020 66