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7 Reasons You Want to Lead “Like a Girl”

Ms. Career Girl

The following is adapted from F*ck the Glass Ceiling: Start at the Top (and Stay There) as a Feminine Entrepreneur. Have you ever heard someone say “you throw like a girl”? Chances are, it wasn’t a compliment.

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Don’t Sell Watermelons for $1 (or, Stop Being Busy for Busy’s Sake)

Evil HR Lady

Are you using your time to be successful? Last night a friend sent me this video. This talk was, overall, excellent, but this story really struck me as a small business owner: Two men formed a partnership. They built a small shed beside a busy road.

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6 Small Business Marketing Tips for Beginners


Marketing is a necessity for reaching your ideal customers and growing your business. However, it can be a daunting task, especially for small business owners and entrepreneurs with limited resources.

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How Executive Recruiting Is Changing

Executive Career Brand

Every profession evolves over time, to adapt to the inevitable changes impacting the way things operate in that particular environment. Executive recruiting is no different.

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4 Practical Tips To Make a Full-time Income Without Working Full-time

Ms. Career Girl

It seems like more and more people are hopping on the entrepreneurial bandwagon and becoming their own boss—and it makes sense! The 9-to-5 business model doesn’t work for everyone.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Some pursue success. Others create it.” ” – Unknown. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. This very simple thought – just six brief words – offers a valuable insight into how people go about achieving career success.

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Procrastinators and Planners Unite For a Better Work Experience

Evil HR Lady

I’m a procrastinator, through and through. My most significant feat as such was as an undergraduate student, when I went to the library at 6:00 pm to start research on a paper. But, I turned it in at 9:00 am the next morning and got an A—gold star for procrastinators everywhere.

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4 Ways to Live Your Best Life Every Day in 2021

Ms. Career Girl

If 2020 has taught us anything; it is that life is unpredictable. I’m sure that most, if not all, of the goals you set for yourself in December of 2019 went completely out the window by February 2020. Well guess what? That is okay.

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Creating an EVP with Design Thinking

The Undercover Recruiter

In building an EVP for Ritchie Bros, an online auction platform for heavy equipment, Employer Brand Specialist Thomas Reneau drew from his experience with design thinking firm IDEO.

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Here Are the 8 Policies Smart Companies Will Keep in 2021

Evil HR Lady

Businesses had many, many headaches in 2020–as did all their employees. From new laws to shutdowns, protests, and illness and death, every company and every employee had new challenges last year. As such, your company adopted new policies.

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“Changing Career Feels Too Daunting. Will I Ever Find A Way To Make It Work?”

Career Shifters

Stuck in the same company for over a decade, Maria has finally stumbled across a creative career that feels like her. But how do you make the switch, when you’ve still got to earn your keep, and experience – not to mention confidence – is in short supply

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Sexual Harassment Claims by “Less Feminine” Women Perceived as Less Credible

Ms. Career Girl

Biases could prevent non-stereotypical women from legal protections, study says.

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how to become a slacker … with Laurie Ruettimann

Ask a Manager

I’ve long been an admirer of Laurie Ruettimann , since her days running Punk Rock HR, a hilarious blog where she called out the BS of HR. The blog is no more, but she now has a podcast of the same name.)

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Upcoming Webinars: COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing, And Masks: Keeping Your Employees Safe In 2021

Evil HR Lady

Are you concerned that 2021 might be more difficult than 2020–the vaccine can make things more complicated for HR, not less. Join me for these upcoming webinars: Thursday, January 14, 1:00 PM Eastern. Monday, January 18, 3:00 PM Eastern.

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Capital Riots: Considerations for Great HR Leaders.

The HR Capitalist

Welcome to 2021 friends! Had a couple of publications reach out to me for comments on employee situations related to the Capital Riots, so I thought I would share the responses I gave to one of them. .

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New York City Just Changed Fast-Food Employment Forever

Evil HR Lady

With more than half of New York restaurants hanging on a thread and depending on federal dollars to stay afloat, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on January 5 signed new legislation that effectively ends at-will employment for fast-food restaurants in New York City.

The Real HR Show: Protesting and Emotions

Evil HR Lady

The article we reference is here: What to Do If a Capitol Hill Rioter Also Happens to Be an Employee? And the list of state laws is here: Retaliation for Political Activity. The post The Real HR Show: Protesting and Emotions appeared first on Evil HR Lady

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the head of my division gave me (and my niece and friend) COVID-19 and no one cares

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m working remotely but I had to go in for a once-a-year task that can only be done from the office and is legally required to be completed. While I was there, I ran into my division head (my manager’s manager). She said she was asked to quickly pick something by her manager.

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quitting would destroy my company, I gossiped about a coworker, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Taking a better paying job would destroy my current company. I’m currently working in a small private practice as an optician.

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can I freeze out my coworkers who aren’t social distancing and refuse to work with them?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work in a large furniture warehouse in the UK, employing around 200 people. Despite several national and local COVID-19 lockdowns, we’ve kept operating through the entire pandemic and we are all designated as “key workers.”

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my coworker asked me to hide my breast milk because she doesn’t like seeing it in the office fridge

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have been pumping breast milk for over a year and today came across an issue at work. A coworker stopped me before I went in to pump to make a request: she would like me to keep my pump parts and breast milk bottles in a sealed bag.

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I didn’t even get interviewed for an internal role I was told I was a strong candidate for

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m on my department’s leadership team, with three business functions under my umbrella. One of the VP-level leaders on my team had a position open up in his organization, in a function I’ve previously worked in and am hoping to return to.

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should we let an employee resign instead of being fired?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am the director of a pretty independent division in my company. I founded the area and we have grown to 13 employees in the past few years. I do most of the supervision but last year had my assistant director, Mark, take on more supervision tasks as a growth area.

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I resent coworkers coming back from furlough, I took over a colleague’s work, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker’s work was given to me, and I feel awkward about it. I was promoted from a subject matter expert to a senior position in my org.

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my boss sits outside my house for hours, parking woes, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss sits outside my house in her car for hours. Due to health reasons, I have been working remotely during the pandemic. I’m grateful to have the type of job where this is possible, and I appreciate my boss’s flexibility.

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is it a red flag when a job is posted for a long time?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Is a job being posted for a long time a red flag about the business hiring? There is an organization I would like to work for and they’ve had a position they have been trying to fill for over a year.

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is this resume writer shady, telling my boss I’m sober, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is this resume writer’s price worth it? I am currently looking for a job and have been posting my resume on job recommendations I find on LinkedIn. I received a response from one of those professional resume writing places.

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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. About two years ago, my worklife was becoming untenable – it’s one of those “family” places that was not quite toxic, but toed the line. Then I saw a posting for my dream job.

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can I ask my interviewer to get a Covid test, should my resume say I’ve been vaccinated, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can I ask my interviewer to get a Covid test? I was recently offered an interview with a local organization that I would love to work for.

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open thread – January 15-16, 2021

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. *

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weekend open thread – January 16-17, 2021

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: Dear Mrs. Bird , by AJ Pearce.

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my boss’s stress is out of control

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: What can employees do when their managers are projecting tons of stress? I’m my manager’s only direct report, and I’m the first full-time person she’s managed. She’s always been bad at keeping her stress under wraps, but it’s gotten much worse with COVID. For the past month, in every one of our one-on-one meetings she has conveyed a strong sense of being overwhelmed and stressed. For example, when I ask “How are you?”

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updates: the micromanagement, the fertility treatments, and more

Ask a Manager

Here are four updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. We have to send three updates a day while working from home. I originally wrote to you in March and things have changed a lot since then. In regards to the 12pm check-ins, we were able to compromise with our direct supervisor that these were unnecessary a few weeks after I wrote to you. But the 9am and 4pm emails were required until October!

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can I keep working from home after my office re-opens?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m a young professional who works with a major company making a very good salary for my area and age. I’m very lucky to have gotten this job, and I don’t want to leave it anytime soon. Due to life circumstances I still live with my parents, and I haven’t gotten enough savings yet to move out on my own, even aside from the Covid situation. However, my parents are planning on moving within the year to another city.

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my employee overshares medical details

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I oversee a team of five members, and one person is very open about medical stuff. If she has a medical appointment, she not only informs me that she will be out of the office for the afternoon, but also what her symptoms and pain levels are, what kind of doctor she will see, what they are looking for, etc. To be clear, I never prompt her to give me this kind of information.

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you need life insurance – and now you don’t need a medical exam

Ask a Manager

And now a word from a sponsor… At the start of the new year, I always try to get all sorts of things in order. I make a budget for the year, analyze my spending last year, feel quiet anguish about upcoming tax payments, and take a fresh look at things like insurance policies to make sure they’re still the best choices for my needs. If you’re doing stuff like that too – and if you’re not, I recommend it – it’s a good time to think about life insurance.

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was my company right to fire my coworker for accidentally sending me a graphic email?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have a question about a situation that occurred quite a while ago. How it was handled has always bothered me, but I don’t know if maybe I was too close to the situation to see clearly, so I’d like your take.

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