Sat.Aug 08, 2020 - Fri.Aug 14, 2020

If You Have 80 Internship Candidates and Not One Is Good Enough, You’re the Problem

Evil HR Lady

When I was an undergraduate political science student at Brigham Young University, a new professor just transferred in from Princeton. We asked him what the difference was between BYU students and Princeton students. His answer? Everyone at BYU is so busy! Everyone works!

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8 Fields to Pursue For a Career Post-Coronavirus 

Ms. Career Girl

If you lost your job during the pandemic, you might consider switching fields. The workforce has changed, and continuing to cover your bills requires flexibility. It’s a challenging transition, but you’re up to the task. If you do want to seize this opportunity to switch gears, what careers remain in high demand? The following eight fields seek qualified candidates during COVID-19, and needs will continue to grow.

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Career Shifters

“I was becoming resentful of how superficial it all was.”. Breanne O’Brien knew from an early age that she wanted to do something that would make the world a better place. But, after falling into her initial career, that direction seemed to slip away. Here, she shares how she found her way back to work that feels meaningful for her

5 Resume Hacks for 2020 Job Seekers

Professional Resume Services

Finding that first job after graduating or starting a career change can be one of life’s greatest challenges. Getting a solid job in the industry you want to work in, however, can open doors to success that lasts a lifetime. That makes landing a strategic job worth all the effort you put into it. Read more » The post 5 Resume Hacks for 2020 Job Seekers appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

2020 109

McDonald’s: We Didn’t Go Through Fired CEO’s Emails Before Giving Him a Golden Parachute. Oops

Evil HR Lady

Last year, McDonald’s fired their CEO and President, Steve Easterbrook for consensual sex with an employee. He got a nice golden parachute, estimated at $40 million. But, now, another employee has come forth to accuse Easterbrook of another sexual relationship with an employee. Now, the count is up to three employees and one of those employees received stock as a result.

2020 197

6 Steps to Building a Remote Work Environment That’s Sustainable

Ms. Career Girl

When COVID-19 began, work-from-home seemed like a blessed stopgap — a way out of working in potentially health- and life-compromising environments, and a way to (partially) manage kids who had nowhere to go during the day. But now, more and more organizations are focusing on how to transition to remote work for the long-haul — from Twitter to Google , work from home is the new office, and likely will be after the long shadow of coronavirus has finally faded. How do I know this?

2020 131

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Honey, people will be fine when you take what they give you. But, oh, no, dear. be careful if you ask for more.” ” – Kamala Harris’s Mother to Young Kamala. How astute. What a great lesson. Some people think that, if you ask for what you believe you deserve, or what you are worth, then you are “too ambitious,” “overly aggressive,” “demanding,” or even “ungrateful.” Don’t fall prey to such nonsense.

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Should You Quit Before a Layoff?

Evil HR Lady

I’ve worked as a branch manager at a large bank for ten years. About five weeks ago, my branch was verbally notified that our branch would be closing in just over 90 days (customer notice of 90 days is required). I was verbally told they want to keep me and hoped to put me at another branch in town at the same salary but lesser position. Because my salary is the same, under our policies I am not eligible for a severance package.

2020 163

Job Search Strategies: How To Access The Hidden Job Market

Career Advice Guy

Candidates often ask what the hidden job market really is and more importantly, how they can take advantage of it. Read More. The post Job Search Strategies: How To Access The Hidden Job Market appeared first on The Career Advice Guy. Strategies

2020 68

Best Home Office Fans

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Best Home Office Fans. As the pandemic continues to force millions of individuals to work from home, it has become increasingly necessary to equip your home office with appliances and essentials to make it truly your own. Below, we are going to discuss some of the best home office fans that are both quiet and cooling. Home office fans are often a great option for warmer days that don’t necessarily necessitate the use of air conditioning.

Pandemic/Recession Notes: It's Going to Get Hard to Recruit Candidates in Stable Situations (The Best Hire Ever Podcast).

The HR Capitalist

If there's one thing I learned in the last recession that's going to help me this time around, it's this: All things being equal, when we are deep in a recession, reasonable people in stable employment situations are less likely to jump to a new job. I know what you're saying - you've got multiple examples where that's not the case. I hear you, but note the start of the statement above - "all things being equal". When we're in a recession, which we are as I write this in 2020 (pandemic, even!),

2020 77

Swiss Saturday: English

Evil HR Lady

There’s a joke that Switzerland is the only country to have a national language that no one speaks: German. In reality, Switzerland has four national languages (German, French, Italian and Romansh), and I’m no authority about how pure the other three languages are, but English is probably spoken more often than the official language of German. (As As a general rule, dialect speakers prefer English to High German in many cases.). As evidence of this, we have a new national hymn.

2020 141

Are You Using These Retention Strategies?

Water Cooler Wisdom

Customer retention is the strategy of  engaging customers so that they're motivated to continue purchasing from you. As a business owner, you may have tried many approaches to improve your business, but have you looked at your customer engagement efforts? While customer retention isn't an exact science, these innovative customer retention programs are worth a look. Just be sure to look at all strategies through the COVID lens of grace and sensitivity. #1: 1: Education.

2020 40

how can we get dinner privacy with a live-in nanny?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Due to COVID-19, we decided to hire a live-in nanny, “Jane.” Jane, though very sweet, takes so long to clean up at night that it is eating into our privacy. My husband and I both work during the day, and dinner is our time to be together after we feed our toddler. When we initially hired Jane, she expressed that she would like to go on walks around 7 or 8 pm. I told her that was perfect and suggested good walking areas around the home.

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Key Things to Look for In a New Job Amid COVID-19

Catherines Career Corner

Explore the key things to look for in a new job amid Covid-19. The current state of affairs has changed most aspects of everyday life. One of the most notable changes being how the modern workplace operates. When looking for a new job, it is important to pay attention to these key things to look [.]. Author information. Catherine Adenle. Founder at Catherine's Career Corner. Founder, Catherine's Career Corner.

2020 49

How You Can Help Your Workers Return

Evil HR Lady

During the coronavirus pandemic, my employees have all worked remotely. When restrictions are eased, how should I respond to those who want to continue to work remotely? And what can I do to help ease their concerns as they do return? To read my answer, click here: How You Can Help Your Workers Return. Leave your answer in the comments! The post How You Can Help Your Workers Return appeared first on Evil HR Lady. Comstock

2020 129

Continue To Advance Your Career Through COVID-19

Corn on the Job

Your career is important, and just because COVID-19 is now getting in the way of things, doesn’t mean that you have to stop taking steps to advance your career. There are still plenty of things that you can do to help aid your career advancement, even if you’re not in the workplace right now, and that’s what we’re going to be focusing on in this article. If you want to find out more about this topic, keep reading down below to find out more. Image Location – CC0 Licence.

2020 40

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 ‘ve been working retail for years, despite the fact that I hate it and am not very good at it. I can fake it well enough that I’ve kept jobs and got raises/promotions, but it’s not healthy for me.

2020 35

The Unintended Consequences of Federal Unemployment in a COVID World.(Best Boss Ever Podcast)

The HR Capitalist

As I write this, the Federal Unemployment Benefit of $600 per month as part of the COVID stimulus package expired on 7/31, and with the Democrats and GOP deadlocked related to a new stimulus package, President Trump stepped in with an executive order to serve as a bridge until congress could negotiate a deal in the same area. This post isn't political.

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my team overuses reply-all

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My company has a friendly, welcoming culture, which is great — I love working there — but whenever there is a promotion or a new starter joins the team, I feel it gets taken just a little bit too far. Essentially, a manager will send an email to the entire department (about 175 people) to congratulate their team member on a new role, or welcome the new person to the company. Then people start hitting Reply All to join in.

2020 32

how much should I keep trying to coach my boss, who is drowning in his job?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My boss is like, so broken. This poor man. His own boss strong-armed him into taking a position he isn’t qualified for and can’t handle. He was comfortable and settled before a change in circumstances forced him to evolve and step up. He’s facing pressures the leadership chain above him doesn’t feel and doesn’t recognize. (To To put some context on this: it’s a great big technology company, but I’ve been there for seven years and I’m considered a “newbie.”

2020 32

my boss brags about giving “clear, direct” feedback — but really is just mean

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I love how often you mention direct, clear feedback ! The best manager I ever had, who thankfully was also my first manager, was such a pro at giving clear feedback on the spot with the most polite and respectful tone. It made me want to perform better, and I became a flourishing, high-performing employee because of it. A different manager I had after her, though, became known very quickly for making people cry after feedback.

2020 32

when you live at work: let’s talk about company-provided housing

Ask a Manager

A couple of years ago, I told the story of the time when I worked for an organization that provided free housing for its interns. They’d bought a huge old house, renovated it magnificently, stocked it with food, and housed 6-8 interns in it year-round. They also had a staff member live there rent-free in exchange for making sure the house ran smoothly — and for about a year, I was that staff member. I was in my 20s and traveling all the time, so it seemed like a good deal! It was not.

2020 31

managers still aren’t sure “working from home” means really working

Ask a Manager

There have always been managers who don’t believe that “working from home” means doing real work. These are the managers who, before the pandemic, would flat-out deny requests to work from home or only begrudgingly approve them for the occasional “good reason,” like waiting at home for the cable guy. When vast quantities of people were forced to start working from home earlier this year, these managers didn’t have a magical change of heart.

2020 31

should I try to steal my old coworker’s job, are cotton clothes less professional, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Should I try to take my old coworker’s job? I quit my job last February. A coworker was promoted to my position. She was totally unprepared and unqualified, and I have been secretly helping her ever since. She contacts me almost daily with questions and crises. Now I desperately need a job, and wonder if I should try to get my old job back. The boss is happy with Shanna, but has no clue that I am still “training” her.

2020 30

my company is incredibly weird when people resign

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: For the past seven years, I’ve worked for a small marketing agency with five full-time employees and two partners who own the businesses. It looks like (fingers crossed!) I’ll be receiving an offer for a new position with a different agency soon, working on projects that I’m excited about with a substantial pay increase and benefits. While I wait for the paperwork to go through, I’m thinking about how I’ll transition from one workplace to another.

2020 30

weekend open thread – August 15-16, 2020

Ask a Manager

This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. Here are the rules for the weekend posts. Book recommendation of the week: Luster , by Raven Leilani.

2020 29

interns want to break social distancing guidelines, cockroach etiquette, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My fellow interns want to break social distancing guidelines. I am working remotely on a summer internship with a group of about 25 other students. They want to meet up in person, as a group, by the end of the summer. Meeting in such a large group would break local social distancing guidelines and would not be safe. Our employer is not aware of these plans, and company policy is that employees are not allowed to have in-person work meetings.

2020 29

you should be giving your interns mock interviews

Ask a Manager

A reader writes; My husband and I were having a water cooler chat in our kitchen today (we’re working remotely on different floors) and he mentioned something he’d been doing this week that I thought was brilliant. He’s a software engineering manager at a medium-sized division of a huge international corporation that does many things — so his division is essentially a tech firm inside a different industry.

2020 28

how to disagree with your boss

Ask a Manager

When you disagree with your boss, it can be tricky to know whether you should speak up and how to speak up — and a lot of people get this wrong. They assume they shouldn’t speak up at all (even when they have info their boss doesn’t have and might appreciate hearing!) or, on the other end of the spectrum, they disagree so often and so aggressively that they lose credibility and get a reputation for being annoying.

2020 26

my boss keeps telling people I’ve had COVID, employee apologizes all the time, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss keeps telling people I’ve had COVID. I contracted “mild” COVID earlier this year, and was significantly unwell — thankfully, not badly enough to be admitted to the hospital. For around a week, I was pretty much unconscious, and for some time after that I was able to do only a minimum of work. Months later, I am still not back at full health and tire easily, but I have managed my full workload for many weeks.

2020 26

we were told to bake cookies for our IT team, keeping quarantine hair, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. We were instructed to bake cookies for our IT team. This happened a few years ago but I wanted to get your take on it because it always seemed a little iffy to me. At my job, IT had created a new program for my department (as is their job) that was much needed and we were all very appreciative of having it.

2020 26

employee’s girlfriend comes in every day, using sick time for doctor’s appointments, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Employee’s girlfriend comes in every day. I manage a small independent pharmacy. We recently brought on a young pharmacist. There are usually only three of us working. The pharmacist’s girlfriend works from home now, and since April she has been coming in every day to bring him lunch. At first it was fine, but they started to be very affectionate towards one another.

2020 25

should we tell dating employees one of them has to quit?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: In our organization of 25 employees, there are two sets of couples. Having couples on such a small staff is really counterproductive. The couples are always looking out for each other by way of trying to ensure they don’t have to take on extra work and having a counterproductive attitude to other staff. Could our organization adopt a “no relationship” policy and require one person from each couple to leave the organization?

2020 24

open thread – August 14-15, 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. 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 24

I wrote an awful story about a coworker, and it’s following me around years later

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I hope you are willing to hear me out and offer some advice. Some background. I was molested as a child and worked as a prostitute at one time. That doesn’t excuse my behavior, but I feel I don’t have the best judgment. I moved to a very rural state to help out my husband’s parents. Things didn’t work out the way I planned. I had a hard time finding a job and the one I did find was crappy. I was angry and wrote a sexual story about a coworker.

2020 37

someone sent our company revenge porn of our employee

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m in a senior position for a large public organization, and deal with correspondence and sensitive HR issues. Today our office received an email from a throwaway/burner address about a young, relatively junior female member of staff. It contained screenshots of her on an app that allows you to make money by livestreaming (I’m old and didn’t know what the app was, but have Googled it and it seems pretty popular as a dating app).

2020 28