Sat.May 09, 2020 - Fri.May 15, 2020

Organization Is The Key to Happiness: Working from Home Zen

Ms. Career Girl

As the Covid-19 restrictions continue, many of us career girls still find ourselves working form home. While working in loungewear can be fun, there is something rewarding about the structure and organization of a physical office. It was this thought, coupled with an inspirational quote from Bonni Goldberg, (“detail is electric”) that sparked me to make my home office a space where I could be at my most productive.

The IRS Is Coming for Your Payroll Protection Loan

Evil HR Lady

So many businesses took out Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) loans that the program’s first tranche maxed out in a few days. Many see this as the only way to save their small businesses. Now, the Internal Revenue Service says it wants a cut. Typically, wages are tax-deductible, but for those who use the forgivable portion of a PPP loan to pay employees, those wages will be fully taxable, according to a recent IRS ruling. That’s a significant blow to small businesses.

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There Are Six "Manager of People" Brands - Which One Are You?

The HR Capitalist

Any manager of people has a lot on their plate. After all, a general pre-requisite to getting your first manager job is being a great individual contributor. Then, at some point in your first month in your new manager role, you realize the reality – you still have a bunch to do on your own as well as managing your new team. Just because you're a manager doesn’t mean you stop cranking out individual contributor greatness.

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Contracts Matter. A Lot

Sklover Working Wisdom

“We agree, but we can’t put that into writing.”. I’ve spent 38+ years negotiating contracts. all sorts of contracts and agreements. Employment Contracts. Compensation Agreements. Partnership Agreements. LLC Agreements. Severance Agreements. Board Director Service Agreements. You name it, I’ve negotiated it. In that time, many times I’ve heard it said “We agree to that. but we can’t put it into writing,” for some reason or another.

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Top Productivity Tips From Women in Tech

Ms. Career Girl

Being a female in the technology industry can bring up many questions. Isn’t it hard being a female in tech? How do you keep up? Aren’t you like the only girl in the office? It’s no secret that the tech industry is predominantly a man’s world, where women take up fewer than 1 in 4 technical job roles. Working in such a competitive field and having the lower hand must mean these women have conjured up some great tips to staying productive and on top of things!

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How to Keep Remote Employees on Task Without Spying On Them

Evil HR Lady

When you take part in a Zoom meeting , you can see your own face on the screen and you should be fully aware that your coworkers can see you and whatever is behind you. This has resulted in some hilarious situations as children, pets, and spouses have wandered into meetings. But, it’s also possible that your boss is watching you when you’re not aware of it. Or it’s possible that your boss is watching your family when they aren’t aware of it.

2020 179

Job Hunting: Best Practices for Today’s Job Market

Professional Resume Services

A fortunate few never actually look for jobs: they are recommended by colleagues or recruited by former co-workers. For the rest of us, here’s a toolbox of best practices to make job-hunting easier and more productive. Personal Branding is Part of the Process DO have a recently-updated resume. Have it reviewed and reworked by an. Read more » The post Job Hunting: Best Practices for Today’s Job Market appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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5 Healthy Habits for Staying Sane While Working from Home

Ms. Career Girl

If you are working from home, you’re likely spending much of your day video conferencing or teleconferencing. It should be wonderful, shouldn’t it? No commuting, no open plan office distractions, no hot desking. But unless you create some constructive habits when working from home, your days can quickly become a draining treadmill of calls. You come away from your workday feeling wired and strung out, with none of the decompression time that commuting would normally provide.

2020 178

Your Work from Home Employees Are Burning Out. You Can Help

Evil HR Lady

When your commute is only 30 seconds long and doesn’t even require pants , it’s easy to think that a whole lot of stress is gone. And, sure that commuting stress is gone, but so is your time to sit alone and listen to a podcast. Working from home can cause a different kind of burnout. One, where you don’t know when work begins and ends, and where you never really have any time off. You’re always at the office, so therefore, you’re always working.

2020 178

BEST HIRE EVER PODCAST - Liz Desio, NYC HR Pro Impacted by COVID.

The HR Capitalist

Hi Gang - ramping up a new podcast called BEST HIRE EVER , where I'll be talking about hiring top talent with undeniably talented corporate leaders, recruiters and candidates. Today's guest is EPIC as I talk to Liz Desio , a resident of NYC and HR Pro. Great talk about Liz’s personal experience with a COVID-19 lay-off, writing, and HR.

2020 95

Mother’s Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“God could not be everywhere and therefore he invented mothers.”. – Jewish Saying. To every mother, grandmother, and great grand-mother out there, THANKS. Today is Your Day. It’s even named after you. In case anyone hasn’t said it to you yet, THANKS for all you do, all you’ve done, and for the zillions of things you will do tomorrow and the day after that, too. 2020 Alan L. Sklover All Rights Reserved. Commercial Use Prohibited.

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Travel Options After The Coronavirus Lockdown

Ms. Career Girl

I get it. Like me, you’ve been sequestered for what seems like an eternity. Are you longing to do a bit of wandering? Visit old favorite places or some new ones? Are you wondering what your travel options are now as stay-at-home orders are lifted? We’re going to be in a new normal for a while, so it’s not going to look like your memories of vacations past. If you want to travel again, it’s time to – Imagine new possibilities. Think outside your travel box.

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How COVID-19 Has Influenced Employer Brand Sentiment

The Undercover Recruiter

New data reveals just how much the COVID-19 pandemic has already impacted employer brand. Learn the key themes emerging in feedback from talent around the world. During this pandemic, we decided to do research using the Employer Brand Index methodology and understanding what really matters to talent during this time. Following the commentary, we could… How COVID-19 Has Influenced Employer Brand Sentiment Undercover Recruiter -.

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Working From Home: Can You Give Me Some More Energy Please?

The HR Capitalist

We know that post-COVID, more work from home is reality. We'll still have offices, but it's going to be hard to get all the way back, right? How do we know that Jenny and Mike aren't feeling great and maybe aren't giving it everything they need to on a random Monday? . Simple! Emotional Recognition Software! One provider in this field has the following stats since call center reps went to mostly virtual work during COVID-19: --Average Customer Experience Scores have fallen by 4%.

2020 95

From IT to Fitness

Career Shifters

“I felt miserable and lost for years.”. Nick Hannah didn't start his shift with a big vision of what else he wanted to do. Indeed, it was learning (with help) to let go of his need for a solid plan that enabled him make real progress. Here, he shares how he experimented his way to a new, more fulfilling career

2020 109

Is Covid-19 Crashing Your Relationship?

Ms. Career Girl

For the past couple months, many of us have found ourselves suddenly thrown into sharing life 24/7 with our significant other. That can put quite a strain on even a great relationship. And combining it with the anxiety and stress around the coronavirus pandemic has added a whole new level of relationship challenges. It’s discord between you and someone you truly care about that is unpleasant, and quite unexpected. Have you said some things you regret?

2020 109

The Value of Experience vs Ageism

Boomers Next Step

In this video Catherine Palin-Brinkworth reflects on the value of her experience through success, serious set-backs, and ageism. The post The Value of Experience vs Ageism appeared first on Boomers Next Step. Interviews Silver Sages Sharing Stories

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Chesky at Airbnb and the Process for Mapping and Communicating a Layoff.

The HR Capitalist

My friend and colleague Patrick Lynch at CMP did a post over the weekend on the recent layoffs at Airbnb, covering a letter that founder and CEO Brian Chesky sent out to employees covering the move to layoff 25% of the workforce at the hospitality sector giant. Patrick was spot on in his analysis, as the letter from Chesky is a deep dive in how to approach crisis communications with a spirit of transparency and treating people as well as you can afford to.

2020 95

10 Cool Desk Accessories for Men

The Corporate Con/noisseur

10 Cool Desk Accessories for Men. Whether you work from home permanently or have a dedicated office at work, you’re definitely going to want to spruce up your space. We’re going to review the top 10 cool desk accessories for men and provide you with a list of must-have items to make your office your own. These desk accessories for men will be sure to impress your colleagues and coworkers alike! Let’s face it, we spend a majority of our time at our desk.

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6 Critical Components of a Winning Resume

Catherines Career Corner

Explore 6 critical components of a winning resume. 30 seconds eyeball time of your resume is all it takes for a recruiter to decide if they want to call you for an interview or not. Write a winning resume and make the 30 seconds count by making a big impression in a small amount of [.]. Author information. Catherine Adenle. Founder at Catherine's Career Corner. Founder, Catherine's Career Corner.

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Learn for Yourself

David Zinger

Learning. I think we are too eager, busy, or naive to test learning through our own experience. We want a best case example and then imitate it or install it as plug and play into our organization. We readily hire outside consultants to tell us what to do and fall in love with their PowerPoint presentations and compelling analytics. I think this is true for the fields of employee experience and employee engagement. I think we need to treat more of what others tell us are solutions as hypotheses.

2020 40

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: E14 - Gen Z COVID Job Search and Recruiter Outplacement

The HR Capitalist

In episode 14 of The HR Famous Podcast , long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett, and Kris Dunn are joined by Tim’s son Cameron and HR professional Chris Hoyt to talk about holidays during quarantine, finding a job straight out of college during a recession, and recruitersrecruitingrecruiters.com. The team discusses the struggles of finding a job in a recession for a college grad, changes to candidate experience, and better ways to hire during a pandemic.

2020 92

Best Cubicle Quotes

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Best Cubicle Quotes. When it comes to issues of productivity and motivation, sometimes a simple quote can be all you need. We’re reviewing the best cubicle quotes of all time and are hoping that these quotes will give you the inspiration, motivation, and determination you need to finish strong at work. Quotes concerning motivation, inspiration, and productivity seem to be all the rage right now. They are, often, succinct, to the point, and direct in their humor and wisdom.

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12 Booming Jobs Employers Are Hiring for Right Now

Catherines Career Corner

Explore these 12 booming jobs employers are hiring for during Covid-19 pandemic. These careers are hot right now as many employers rush to fill vacant positions. By Catherine Adenle These are the 12 booming jobs employers are hiring for right now. COVID-19 has hit the economy pretty hard and unemployment rates have been soaring as [.]. Author information. Catherine Adenle. Founder at Catherine's Career Corner. Founder, Catherine's Career Corner.

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how to vent responsibly (and win a free book!)

Ask a Manager

If you’ve ever worried you’re venting about your job too much, or secretly wished your friends or coworkers would vent a little less about theirs, you have a lot of company. People vent about their jobs! Sometimes a lot. And it often makes them feel better … until at some point it starts making them feel worse. It’s a tricky thing.

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Emails my mom sent from her NYC co-op

Penelope Trunk

I stopped talking with my mom a few years ago. She might not have noticed at first. My brothers have all cut her off at times as well. But my mom is pragmatic. She knows she and my dad were terrible parents. She apologizes and by all accounts, she is a much more enjoyable person to be around when she is not raising kids. In January I decided I’m too old to not talk to my mom. I am 52. She had me when she was 21. I decided to trust that she always means well when she talks to me.

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Best Cubicle Radios

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Best Cubicle Radios. While seemingly outdated, many people continue to enjoy the serene and calming sound that emits from a radio. We’re going to review the best cubicle radios and provide our recommendation on which one will be best for your home or work office. Cubicle radios are, generally, smaller in shape and design than many other radios. Whereas other radios are larger and have more powerful bass and sound, cubicle radios tend to be smaller and do not provide the extra bass.

2020 40

an example of starting with grace when you’re frustrated with someone

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I wanted to share a recent example where in the heat of a frustrating situation I took a step back and tried (sort of…) compassion, which completely changed my understanding of the situation. I also lead a team of people on special assignment — they receive extra compensation to work for me above and beyond the core duties of their regular jobs — so I am their manager in a sense but not of their entire workload.

2020 35

how do I respond to colleagues who are jealous of my furlough?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m furloughed, along with about 98% of my organization (~35,000 people), the vast majority of them public-facing retail. When the corporate furloughs came, one of the “reassuring” points leadership widely circulated was that, at some compensation levels, with unemployment plus the federal stimulus and our company paying our insurance premiums, an employee stands to make more money while unemployed.

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update: my boss makes me wear her clothes, eat her food, and say I’m grateful for my job

Ask a Manager

Remember the letter-writer whose boss made her wear the boss’s clothes, eat the boss’s food, and say she was grateful for her job ? Here’s the update. First of all, I want to thank you and your readers for all the wonderful advice. I’m fairly new to the professional workforce and that, coupled with ADHD and anxiety led to me believing this environment was normal and I was just a failure for being overwhelmed and stressed.

2020 33

how quickly should you send job rejections?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m a firm believer in following up with every single applicant, interviewed or not. When would you say is ideal time to send out a rejection letter? I answer this question over at Inc. today, where I’m revisiting letters that have been buried in the archives here from years ago (and sometimes updating/expanding my answers to them). You can read it here. You may also like: how to respond to a volatile rejected job applicant can I ask a rejected job candidate on a date?

2020 30

my company wants me working fewer hours — but I have so much to do

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Since the pandemic, my company has been doing about double the work we were before the outbreak. I’m new (as of February) and my team is currently only half-staffed (two people instead of four). We are currently remote, and will be for at least another month. The other person on my team and I have been working extra long hours in order to keep up with the demand of our daily tasks and the constant emails from our business partners needing assistance from us.

2020 29

I’m being flooded with business offers from friends and family, hair and job interviews during quarantine, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I’m being inundated with business offers by family and social contacts. I work in an industry and on a product that is not only generally unaffected by COVID-19, but business is actually booming. We’re making headlines internationally and people are flocking to the product. With this attention, though, has come a very large amount of in-bound sales offers from other companies. Software, insights tools, celebrity talent agents, you name it.

2020 29

updates: quitting if I can’t get Christmas off, being too needy with a boss, and more

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. Here are three updates from past letter-writers. Am I being too needy with my new boss? I took your advice to heart, and tried both to ask more specific questions and to trust that positive feedback is accurate. And you were right, mostly it was normal new-job jitters.

2020 29

updates: the cruel email, the disappointed junior employee, and more

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. Here are three updates from past letter-writers. My boss asked me to log into a coworker’s email to delete a cruel message. Back in 2016, you answered by question about deleting a thoughtless email my boss intended to send to a handful of us, but instead sent to the whole office – including the subject of the email. Here’s my update.

2020 29

I don’t know if I’m still invited to my customer’s wedding, my husband is borderline rude at work, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I don’t know if I’m still invited to my customer’s wedding after I came out of the closet. I’m a woman working in agriculture, which is an incredibly male-dominated and conservative industry. One of my customers is a woman who’s right around my age (mid 20s) and we really hit it off! My team also does a lot of business with her and her team.

2020 29

can I put up privacy film at work, how to explain my dead-end job, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can I put up privacy film on a window to block an annoying exec from watching me? I work on the executive floor of a traditional office building as an executive assistant. The floor is set up so that the hallway is lined on one side with executives’ offices, and each executive has their respective admin sitting directly in front of their office to allow for gatekeeping.

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