Sat.Oct 10, 2020 - Fri.Oct 16, 2020

A Hack for Mastering Marketing Agility: Watch the Movie Grease

Ms. Career Girl

Do you remember the movie Grease, and its big dance scene? Surprisingly, that scene is the perfect lens to master marketing agility. Summarizing the scene: a dance show chose Rydell High as the site of its dance contest, and students strut for gains and glory.

2020 158

Building a Credible LinkedIn Profile – and Using it To Move Your Career Forward

Professional Resume Services

“Are you on LinkedIn?” “Can Can I connect with you through LinkedIn?” Message me on LinkedIn, and we will set up a time to talk.” Have you heard any of these phrases in your professional conversations over the past few years?

2020 130

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VOTE SOON!!

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”. – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. I don’t care what anyone says: though politics may be corrupted by big money, full of egotistical grandstanders, or stuck in a gridlock, voting is important.

2020 130

Coaching Your Team on Responsiveness: Don't Focus on What's Fair, Focus on the Game.

The HR Capitalist

If you're a manager of people, at some point you're going to get an escalation that sounds something like this: "I just heard from Sharon, Rick isn't answering her emails and she's rightfully frustrated.".

2020 125

Running a Business Can Take a Toll on Your Mental Health

Ms. Career Girl

Due to COVID and widespread job loss, many people have decided to become entrepreneurs and start their own business.

2020 153

How on Earth Is HR Supposed to Prepare for 2021? (3 Tips)

Evil HR Lady

Neelie from AIHR: Can you write an article for us? Me: Sure. Any topics? Neelie: Perhaps how in the ^*!&#$ &#$ HR is supposed to prepare for 2021? Ahh, this is such a good question. HR people have to plan – we have cyclical things we plan for.

2020 165

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Inhale the future, exhale the past.” ” – Unknown. Breathing. it’s something that most of us aren’t used to thinking about. It just, well, sort of happens.

2020 130

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How to Keep Your Career Safe in the Age of Technology

Ms. Career Girl

It’s December 31, 1999, and everyone around the world awaits the arrival of both the century and millennium.

2020 153

Company President: We’ve Had Complaints about Your Nipples

Evil HR Lady

I have a question about an HR experience I had at a previous place of employment. I suppose I am seeking closure but I also need to understand how this can became a relevant issue in any woman’s employment.

2020 156

Fresh Perspectives for Post-Pandemic Working

The Undercover Recruiter

Forecasting like the weather is fraught with difficulty, but at least the Met Office has decades of data, advanced modeling technology all combined with huge experience.

2020 89

4 Practices That Can Make A Big Difference In Your Company

Corn on the Job

Growth is possible for both small and large businesses, but for all these growth miracles to happen to your company, you will have to work smart to achieve them. You will need to think both tactically and strategically.

2020 52

my company is issuing new work-from-home standards because we should have the hang of it by now

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m in a senior position at a mid-sized company that has been working from home since March, and would love your thoughts on something that was communicated to us in a leadership meeting this week.

2020 47

What to Do When Your Employees Want a Stress Leave

Evil HR Lady

The Center for Disease Control reported that, as of late June, 40 percent of adults were struggling with mental health or substance abuse. Forty percent. Chances are a good number of your employees are in that 40 percent, and you may well be also.

2020 156

Trust vs Performance + BlackRock's New Intimate Relationship Policy (The HR Famous Podcast)

The HR Capitalist

2020 116

The Real HR Show: When to Tell an Exempt Employee No

Evil HR Lady

It’s a continuation of our “Just Say No October.” ” Plus questions about ghosting candidates and why you can’t get away with firing old people. Old meaning over 40.). The post The Real HR Show: When to Tell an Exempt Employee No appeared first on Evil HR Lady

2020 145

my boss tells weird lies about all of us

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My boss, Valerie, makes up little lies about people who report to her. She never lies about anything work-related and while those of us who report to her all know she is a fibber about things, our clients and other people have no idea.

2020 43

should we just give money for the holidays, boss drops stress bombs, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. What should we do for the holidays this year? I’m the boss’s wife. I also, a little bit, work for the company. In addition to the small number of things I do, I’m responsible for the annual holiday party.

2020 43

my partner freaks out over any background noise when working from home

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My partner works in tech. He recently became a consultant after working for companies of various sizes, and he’s used to busy open offices, etc. The problem is, he’s derailed by any disturbances.

2020 43

muting your boss, lavish virtual holiday parties, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Did I mess up by muting my boss? I think I might have messed up by muting my boss. Last week my boss and I were co-presenting to our team in Zoom. He was speaking to the team about important updates when his cell phone started to ring.

2020 41

my coworker berates me all day long

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: For the past four years, I’ve worked at a small company of about 40 people spread over three states. I am the only person in my type of admin role and the only person who handles all of the documents coming into and out of all three offices.

2020 39

how can I encourage complaints from my employees?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m relatively new to management. I’ve been in my role for about a year and a half. Prior to this, I haven’t had direct reports for over 20 years, and even then it was only for a year.

2020 37

my early bird coworkers grumble that I start work later than they do

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Over the past months, my imminent return to the office has been pushed back several times until our leadership gave up and told us we were going to work from home for the rest of the year.

2020 36

applying for jobs from work, using a work name and a social name, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Does it look bad to send a job application during work hours? I have been at my current company for three years now and have been looking to change jobs off and on pretty much since day one.

2020 35

what new hires should wear on video calls, withdrawing from a hiring process, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. What new hires should wear on video calls. I recently received a job offer for a new position that I’m very excited about. My start date is a few weeks out, but I have started to wonder about what to wear as a new hire.

2020 36

when you’re inexperienced, how can you know if something is worth complaining about or leaving a job over?

Ask a Manager

I’m off today, so this is a reprint of a post from 2013. A reader writes: If one is unhappy at their work, whether it’s due to their actual responsibilities or problems with their bosses, coworkers, clients, etc.,

2020 35

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. The minute theaters were recommended to close for Covid I pretty much knew I wouldn’t have a job to go back to when they opened again – and sure enough, I was furloughed at Easter and laid off in August.

2020 34

working from home is making a lot of people miserable

Ask a Manager

We traditionally tend to think of working from home as a perk. You can do your laundry while you work. You can stay in pajamas and control your own thermostat. You can take the dog for a walk. But after being abruptly forced to work from home full time this year, a lot of people have discovered they don’t like it nearly as much as they thought they would.

2020 33

I’m the lone progressive in my company — how do I deal with all the political talk?

Ask a Manager

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: I work in an extremely conservative industry in a red state. While my city did flip blue in 2018, I believe I am the only person with progressive beliefs in my company. However, I keep that information to myself because political discussions can be very difficult for me as I am highly sensitive.

2020 31

team is meeting in-person despite company rules, counting school as work experience, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My team is meeting in-person despite mandatory telework requirement. I’m lucky in that I work for an organization that recognized the importance of telework early on in the pandemic.

2020 30

nude spouses and no muting: when video calls go wrong

Ask a Manager

With so many people working from home now, lots of us are spending our days on more conference calls and video calls than ever before — and it’s pretty evident that we don’t have the etiquette mastered. I recorded a piece for the BBC about the many conference call and video call mishaps and misjudgments people are encountering — from people who won’t mute to nude spouses. It’s three minutes long and you can listen here (my piece starts at 22:45).

2020 29

your job application was rejected by a human, not a computer

Ask a Manager

Christine Assaf of HRTact.com recently published a kind of amazing break-down of something I’ve been trying to convince people of for years: that your job application was most likely rejected by a human, not a computer. It’s reprinted here with her permission.

2020 50

what’s the ideal personality type for a manager?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I consistently test one specific personality type on the Myers-Briggs personality test (it’s INTJ). I am great at planning and developing long-term, big idea strategies for my organization, but I really struggle making personal connections with staff. It kills me when hourly staff show up five minutes late for work, which I know is not a big deal to anyone else.

open thread – October 16-17, 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. * If you submitted a question to me recently, please do not repost it here, as it may be in my queue to answer.

2020 22

should I apply to businesses that aren’t hiring?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I was hoping you might be able to help me finally put to bed a long-running argument between me and my mother about the proper way to find a job. For almost as long as I’ve been job hunting, she has insisted that it’s a good idea to apply to places that aren’t actively hiring, just on the chance that they might begin hiring and pull your application off the stack. This advice has never really sat well with me.

2020 22

New Diversity Training Requirements for Federal Contractors

Evil HR Lady

President Trump released an Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping on September 22, 2020, giving federal employees instructions on diversity training.