Sat.Oct 03, 2020 - Fri.Oct 09, 2020

10 Romance Novels You Need to Cuddle Up with This Fall

Ms. Career Girl

Romance novels. The excitement of a new love, the passion, the fights, the fall-out, and the reconnection. There may be a formula, but when it comes to romance novels that get the heart racing and the pulse surging, you know you’ve got a good one.

2020 205

Moved to a High Covid Risk Job. What Are My Options?

Evil HR Lady

I’ve been out on FMLA helping my elderly parents. Dad had Covid. I recently returned to work. One day last week and 1 day this week. My employer was moving me to another unit, which I haven’t worked on in years. My permanent spot was a dementia unit.

2020 215

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Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.” ” – Amelia Earhart. Tenacity. Persistence. Doggedness. Strength of will. You’d be more than amazed at what you can achieve. if you really want to achieve it.

2020 130

Here's to the Real Innovators: R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen.

The HR Capitalist

If you celebrate innovators, flags at half mast this week for Eddie Van Halen. You can’t celebrate Jobs and Musk without pouring one out for this brilliant artist who changed everything for a generation of GenX minions.

2020 121

Focused and Diffuse Thinking: Why Your Brain Needs a Day Off

Ms. Career Girl

What a day. I can’t think. I can’t write. Even choosing something to watch on TV feels like a major effort. Playing solitaire on my phone is about all I can handle. Have you had days like this?

2020 168

Why Attendance Policies Are So Important

Evil HR Lady

I have a problem with employees calling in to say they are not coming into work once they’ve reached 40 hours. We have a lot of overtime available, so it’s easy to have worked 40 hours by Thursday.

2020 192

From Law to Social Impact

Career Shifters

“I'd wanted to make a difference in the world, but instead my role left me feeling unfulfilled.”. Jake Levy didn't feel passionate about his work, or the career path unfolding in front of him.

2020 173

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Forget Balance. You Need a Work-Life Breakthrough

Ms. Career Girl

When you ask people to use their hands to show what “balance” looks like, hands ultimately raise in some replica of a scale, similar to the scales of justice. Bogus. Yes, the very word “balance” creates the picture of a scale in which everything is equal. But life is never equal.

2020 163

The Real HR Show: Why You May Have to Say No to Remote Work

Evil HR Lady

Plus, a couple of questions! The post The Real HR Show: Why You May Have to Say No to Remote Work appeared first on Evil HR Lady

2020 166

If You Work From Home, How Bad Do You Miss the Commute?

The HR Capitalist

I've been blessed to have mostly worked from home over the last 10 years. When I do commute weekly, it's doozy - 3 hours, one overnight and then back the next evening. And you know what? As hard and shitty as that commute was going in and out of the ATL, I miss it a bit.

2020 116

How to Prepare For Your New Job In Los Angeles

Jobacle

We’re going to assume you’re one of the smart ones who got a job in Los Angeles before planning on moving here. Yeah, you don’t have to couch surf with friends while hunting for housing and a way to pay for it. However, your work is just beginning.

Who Runs the World? Three Inspirational Women in Business

Ms. Career Girl

In recent years, feminist discourse on the role of women in business has become much more visible. No longer is it a conversation we’re afraid to have, but one that is gaining traction across many different industries. While real progress has been made, however, we’re still not where we’d like to be.

2020 134

Managers, Cure Your Forgetfulness with a Simple Accountability Trick

Evil HR Lady

Just yesterday, I received an email nudging me gently to do something I could have sworn I had already done. I hadn’t. So, what made me think I had done it? It turns out that we can mistake an intention for an action.

2020 163

“How Do I Shape My Vague Ideas Into A Concrete Plan?”

Career Shifters

Amanda’s built a successful career, but it's started to feel meaningless. While she knows broadly what she wants to do next, the way forwards is unclear.

2020 141

How Can Oversharing in Job Interviews Damage Your Prospects?

The Undercover Recruiter

Everybody has that one talkative friend who is always guilty of oversharing.

2020 91

Faking It vs. Being Authentic at Work: A Primer.(with Podcast after post)

The HR Capitalist

I'm on the record that I like people who have the ability to " fake it until they make it ". Of course, there's a lot to unpack in that statement, namely whether people can do more harm than good with that approach - not only to their organizations, but also to themselves. A different and more important question surrounds the ability to bring your authentic self to work, vs. being in an organization where you feel like you have to "fake it" to survive and thrive.

2020 89

A Global Tour: How HR Teams Around the World are Handling the Pandemic

Evil HR Lady

You know how companies are responding to COVID-19 in your area, but this is a pandemic that affected the entire world. Well, apparently, there are island nations (like Tonga, Samoa, and the Pitcairn Islands) that have escaped the virus. But, the rest of the world had to battle this.

2020 149

4 In-Demand Skills Employers Are Looking For

Corn on the Job

Image Source . Looking for a job can be extremely hard and time-consuming which is why it’s important to keep your spirits up while you try to find your new venture.

2020 63

Superjobs Are the Roles of the Future

Water Cooler Wisdom

As companies begin to spin back up, leaders are looking to refill the roles  they may have had to cut  to survive. But many new roles won’t look like the old ones —organizations can structure their workforces to most effectively distribute labor between employees and automation through newly defined roles called “superjobs.”.

2020 40

my coworker told everyone we’re married … we’re not even dating

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Last year, I left on a leave of absence for a few months to take care of my elderly parents. Then I returned to work. Apparently during that time, one of my coworkers began telling people we were married … not as in “work wife,” as in legally married, and everyone believed him. Honestly, I had no idea he had any feelings for me and I don’t think he knew I would be coming back.

2020 44

Why It Matters if LinkedIn Switches Your Location on Your Profile

Evil HR Lady

Employment attorney Jeff Nowak works in Chicago–or, at least he did until the coronavirus hit. Now he works out of his suburban home.

2020 143

How Upskilling Can Help You Get Your Next Job

Corn on the Job

The pandemic has upended the job market for millions of Americans. This is mainly due to the impacts of the lockdowns and the subsequent measures put in place by state and local governments to slow the spread of the virus.

2020 52

Test #2

Career Realism

2020 41

employee keeps missing work because of possible Covid exposures in his social life

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Is there ever a point where it becomes acceptable to comment on an employee’s personal life/choices during COVID times?

2020 43

we have to share our feelings on a color-coded scale, how to demote someone, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. We have to share our feelings on a color-coded scale. My manager has started asking our team to go around the virtual “room” and share our state of mind at the beginning of each meeting.

2020 42

my dysfunctional office only hires young people because we’re “blank slates”

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work for a law firm that, due to Covid, has in recent months been downsized an incredible amount. The paralegal team which I am a part of went from ~10 people to basically 2.5.

2020 42

Test

Career Realism

2020 41

Test #2

Career Realism

2020 41

Test

Career Realism

2020 41

how can I stay organized when I’m working from home?

Ask a Manager

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: I’m an analyst, and we’re working at home during Covid. In the office, I used a lot of physical space to stay organized: white board wall, sticky notes, task lists, and I kept a lot of it in my head.

2020 41

my boss accused me of game-playing, eccentric references, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss accused me of game-playing and hung up on me. My boss, who is normally pretty chill, yelled at me on a phone call earlier this week and hung up on me (it was just the two of us).

2020 40

my boss is rude to waitstaff

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’ve recently left an extremely toxic workplace (so toxic that I’m pretty sure it gave me some form of trauma that I needed three weeks off to cope with), and I’m happy to leave that part of my career behind.

2020 38

“over the hill” office parties, my boss won’t announce I’m leaving, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Over the hill” office birthday parties. My coworker turned 50 this week and they threw an “Over The Hill” birthday party. It isn’t the first time I’ve seen this.

2020 37

my manager calls me a “diversity hire,” text-speak at work, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My manager refers to me as a diversity hire. I’m a new, junior hire for a small team that is predominantly white and male.

2020 37

how do I draw the line on political conversations at work?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m the lead for a small team that has brief daily morning “standup meetings” – usually around 5-10 minutes of checking in and updating one another about what we’re working on that day.

2020 36

how can I make our team meetings more collaborative?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I manage a department of 20 people, who are devided in smaller teams of two to three people each. Each small team is in charge of exactly the same tasks but for a different geographical area.

2020 36

should I really bother with taking vacation time this year?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Is it a bad idea not to take all of one’s allotted vacation time? Abe, my one partner (I’m polyamorous), feels strongly that I should use all my time, but I don’t really see the point.

2020 35