Sat.Dec 12, 2020 - Fri.Dec 18, 2020

Facing Fear And Taking On That Career Change

Ms. Career Girl

There is a major difference between the woman who dreams and the woman who takes action and makes her dream become her reality. The first woman will die with regret because she never pushed through her fear to make the move or change needed to achieve her dream.

2020 185

When Is It Okay to Call in Sick?

Evil HR Lady

My parents instilled in me a work ethic that says you have to be dying before you skip work or school. I’m not alone. Add to that, the lack of paid sick days that many Americans have and you have a lot of sick people at work.

2020 240
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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“What the World Needs Now. “ – Composer Burt Bacharach. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. We are now faced with a great deal of misery in our midst. People – including children – who do not have enough to eat. Families who are in danger of losing their homes.

2020 130

It's OK to Think a PhD Calling Themselves Doctor in Corporate America is Weird.

The HR Capitalist

Last Friday, the Wall Street Journal published an opinion article regarding incoming First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, and her use the pre-nominal “Dr.” when she has a doctorate in education, Ed.D, versus a medical doctorate, Ph.D.

2020 116

‘Tis The Season for Self-Care

Ms. Career Girl

Self-care is never more important than during the holiday season. As much as you want to make the holidays special for everyone in your life, you need to stop and remind yourself that you deserve a great holiday season too and the key to that is to give yourself a break.

2020 185

The EEOC Releases Guidelines on Mandatory Workplace Vaccinations

Evil HR Lady

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued brief guidelines for how businesses can approach Covid-19 vaccinations with their employees today, December 16, 2020.

2020 203

From Marketing to Copywriting

Career Shifters

“Sometimes I'd think, 'Hey, this isn't so bad', and sink back into my old patterns.”. Ciara McVeigh's need for a career that offered more creative freedom and autonomy grew incrementally, despite feeling attached the people she worked with.

2020 151

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Why Women with Tribes Live Longer, Healthier Lives

Ms. Career Girl

We can all likely think of someone we enjoy spending time with. Maybe it’s our best friend or our sister. Just being around this person may improve our mood. She may make us feel better when we’re going through a difficult time. These connections that we share with others are our Tribes.

2020 144

30 Horrifying Presents Managers Actually Bought for Employees

Evil HR Lady

Have you bought a present for your direct reports yet? While it’s not obligatory, it is rather traditional. However, it’s better to give nothing at all than it is to give the presents these bosses gave. I asked people about the worst present they’ve ever received from a boss.

2020 195

?? Top Job Search Articles of 2020

JobMob

2020's most popular job search blog posts from the most popular job search bloggers. Photo by Bill Jelen. At the end of every year, I reach out to dozens of job search experts to ask for their top job search-related articles from the past 12 months. Which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments.

2020 83

Giving Back: The Importance of CSR Efforts During COVID-19 Restrictions

The Undercover Recruiter

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a measure of how businesses stay socially accountable. It is a cornerstone of the identity of many brands, helping shape a positive reputation.

2020 67

New Virtual Class About Hiring

Johanna Rothman

Having trouble finding people to fit your remote team? Not sure if or how to distribute the hiring responsibilities? Pretty sure your in-person hiring approach won't translate to remote work? Mark Kilby and I have you covered.

2020 62

Why HR (and Employee Relations) Equals Public Relations

Evil HR Lady

HR is a public relations role. Yes, I realize that most people disagree with me on this thing. They see PR as the people who send out press releases to try to get a new product promoted and to offer hapless executives as guests on podcasts.

2020 164

the best office holiday party date story of all time

Ask a Manager

Last year, someone shared what I consider to be the best holiday date story of all time, and it must be shared here again. Enjoy: When I was fresh out of college, a dude in my social circle invited me to his fancy work Christmas party.

2020 56

Adults changing careers should follow advice for students applying to college 

Penelope Trunk

The number of high school seniors applying to MIT this year is 60% above last year. That means there are 12,000 more applicants. Harvard’s applications are up 30%. Duke is up 20%. Most Ivy League schools are up 20% at least. What does this mean?

2020 54

Personal Engagement Launched: 30 Years Ago This Month

David Zinger

“I’d like you to think about a time when you’ve been attentive and interested in what you’re doing, felt absorbed and involved. A time when you didn’t think about how you’d rather be doing something else, and you didn’t feel bored.

2020 52

California Subpoenas Amazon Over Its Covid Protocols. How to Avoid the Same Fate

Evil HR Lady

California attorney general Xavier Becerra says Amazon has been ignoring subpoenas about its health and safety plans. As such, he’s asked the courts to step in and force Amazon to comply. Amazon, for its part, says: The bottom line is that we’re a leader in providing Covid-19 safety measures for our employees — we’ve invested billions of dollars in equipment and technology, including building onsite testing for employees and providing personal protective equipment.

2020 114

update: my company won’t pay us if we don’t install spy software on our personal computers

Ask a Manager

We have so many updates this year that I’m going to be posting six to seven times a day this week — so keep checking back throughout the entire day. It’s “where are you now?”

2020 42

Engagement and Burnout: “You’ve got to give a little…”

David Zinger

To me, engaging means giving of myself to my work. I mindfully give but do not mindlessly lose myself in my work. I work with conscious intention and know as Christina Maslach stated: “giving of yourself must be balanced with giving to yourself.”

2020 52

I got drunk and told my boss I love her, company pays us not to use health insurance, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I got drunk and kept telling my manager I love her. I am in a part of the world where we can have small social gatherings as COVID infection rates are very low/nonexistent.

2020 41

update: a client sent me a thank-you check as a way to avoid paying my boss

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer whose client sent her a thank-you check as a way to avoid paying her boss (first update here , second update here )?

2020 40

giving a good reference to get rid of a bad employee, I don’t want to manage people, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Giving a good reference to get rid of a bad employee. About six months ago I got my first management position. One of my staff, A, was turned down for my job and is still salty about it.

2020 39

my job gave everyone a gift but me, pre-planned trips when interviewing, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My employer gave everyone a gift except me — and made me watch. I’ve been working as a co-op student at a nonprofit full-time for the past four months now.

2020 38

update: my disgusting boss touches and chews on everything on my desk

Ask a Manager

We have so many updates this year that I’m going to be posting six to seven times a day this week — so keep checking back throughout the entire day. It’s “where are you now?”

2020 38

update: I reported my sexist team to HR — and now they’re doing a much bigger investigation than I wanted

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer who reported her sexist team to HR but hadn’t realize it would launch a big investigation ? Here’s the update.

2020 37

updates: firing someone in a pandemic, hiring an ex, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. Can you fire someone in the midst of a pandemic?

2020 37

employee wants to do more but won’t do it well, talking salary with coworkers, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go…. My employee can’t handle their job and wants to do more. I have been managing someone for three years and it’s gradually gotten more and more difficult. We work in a fast paced industry with demanding clients.

2020 37

updates: the invasive client, the missing chocolate egg, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. Client wants to monitor our work in a weird and invasive way (#3 at the link).

2020 36

office holiday gift-giving stories: worst gifts and weirdest gifts

Ask a Manager

We have so many updates this year that I’m going to be posting six to seven times a day this week — so keep checking back throughout the entire day. In the spirit of the season, let’s hear about workplace gift debacles. Did a game of Secret Santa end in tears?

2020 35

updates: employee tracks me, the hugging vendor, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. My employee wants to know where I am at all times. The employee is gone.

2020 36

updates: the unreasonable hiring process, the blown interview, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. Is this company’s interview process unreasonable?

2020 35

updates: the married client’s mistress, the weird thank-you’s, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. When a married client brings his mistress to dinner (first update here ).

2020 36

updates: exclamation point overload, the person who caused a Covid panic, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. Student who uses tons of exclamation points (#3 at the link).

2020 35

update: the anti-Semitic comment, the “calm down” boss, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. My coworker made an anti-Semitic comment (#2 at the link).

2020 33

avoiding political talk when working in politics, telling my boss not to call me on vacation, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. How to avoid political talk from family when working in politics. I’ll be graduating from college in a few weeks and am looking to start a career in progressive politics.

2020 31

updates: team won’t accommodate my allergy, mixed messages after lay-offs, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. My team keeps holding lunches at a restaurant that doesn’t accommodate my allergy.

2020 32

updates: the drug deal, the fake celebrity spokesperson, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. I think I witnessed a drug deal at work (#2 at the link).

2020 31