Sat.Sep 19, 2020 - Fri.Sep 25, 2020

10 Books to Read if You Feel Like Escaping 2020

Ms. Career Girl

With September finally here, it’s time to break out some stories that can make you feel as if you’re in another world. Here’s our picks of books to read that are full of self-discovery and help break you away from the odd world of 2020. Even if just for a little while!

2020 219

Is There Really Ageism in the Workplace?

Professional Resume Services

If you are a 50+-year-old worker, you have probably experienced some ageism at work. Whether you have been passed over for a promotion, perceived as someone who isn’t current on the latest trends, or not included in the water cooler discussions, negative perceptions about seniors are common.

2020 130

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Your responsibility going back to work is to not infect others with Covid-19

Cube Rules

I have a friend who has a compromised immune system. One that means if he gets the coronavirus, there is an almost 100% chance he will end up in the hospital — because that is what happened to all the other patients of his doctor have done.So, he’s been very careful. He rarely goes out […].

2020 130

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ” – Alice Walker. Without question, “perceived powerlessness” is the number one issue I most often need to address with my clients when they face problems and opportunities at work.

2020 130

How to Harness the Power of Positive Thinking During Your Job Search

Ms. Career Girl

I begin most resume writing projects with a get-to-know-you phone call with a prospective client. It is during this call that I always ask this question: “What are you doing now and what are you hoping to transition into?”.

2020 203

How Buffer Approaches Salary Transparency (It's Kind of Cool)

The HR Capitalist

Attention HR geeks who like to dabble in compensatio n. Also, attention anyone who is interested in current events, which finds some highly compensated workers moving out of high priced areas (SF, NYC, LA) to work remote.

2020 117

The Sure Way to Alienate Your Employees During Covid

Evil HR Lady

All employees are required to wear masks when walking around, keep socially distanced while seated, and must eat lunch their desks–no group lunches in the cafeteria. Unless, of course, you’re part of the executive team.

2020 149

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“I Live On My Own In a 26? Camper.”

Ms. Career Girl

I wake up. Not because of an alarm. Not because I successfully completed the five to six 90-minute sleep cycles my 22 year-old body usually needs. What stirred me from my (probably) mid-cycle sleep was the chilly air nipping away at my toes, despite being snuggled up in bed.

2020 189

United Airlines Takes a Lawsuit Over Preferential Treatment of Blondes.

The HR Capitalist

A recent lawsuit filed versus United Airlines shows how complicated/dangerous staffing decisions involving customer-facing positions can be. A rundown of the lawsuit appears below.

The Real HR Show: Keeping Your Eye on the Ball–Don’t Forget the NLRB

Evil HR Lady

We’ve all been so wrapped up in Covid, we might have forgotten to keep our eye on the NLRB. Plus, the Brenda answers a workers comp question and I answer one about walking employees out when they quit!

2020 149

From Science to Photography

Career Shifters

“I felt like I'd outgrown my role with nowhere to go.”. When Nathan Walker's contract came up for renewal and his first reaction was disappointment, he knew it was time to move on.

2020 141

Insights about China I Gained as an American Journalist

Ms. Career Girl

Why should any of us look behind the next hill, or across the border, or across the ocean, into the warm living rooms of people who don’t look or think or talk as we do?

2020 134

HR Generalists (at all levels) Win By Adding Specialist Learning Paths to their Portfolio.

The HR Capitalist

I'm on the record as believing the HR Generalist (CHRO to early career) is the most important component in the HR machine at any company. Of course, I love HR Specialists too. Shout out to the specialists! You're doing what you love and you are important! We love you!

2020 113

The House Just Voted for Additional Protections for Pregnant Workers. What That Means for You

Evil HR Lady

Pregnancy shouldn’t be an issue in job interviews , assignments, promotions, or day-to-day work. But it is, and sometimes women don’t have the protection that they think they do.

2020 145

“How Do I Find A Way Into My New Career?”

Career Shifters

Bored with the same old work routines, Simona’s all fired up for change. She’s hit on a career idea that’s worth exploring further, but clear information is in short supply. How do you carve out a route into work you’re convinced you’ll love, when the way ahead feels like a close-kept secret

2020 141

Making Digital Events Reach Real-Life Heights

Jobacle

Digital events are part and parcel of the modern workforce, but they sometimes suffer from not having the same power as real-life events.

2020 141

Capitalist Office Conversation Definitions: "I'm Just A Caveman"

The HR Capitalist

It's Friday. Let's do something fun. Definition time! Caveman , k?v?man, man, noun. Beware of people in the workplace who refer to themselves as cavemen. It's a set up most commonly used in the following context: "Well, I'm just a Caveman. I don't understand a lot of things and what you just said sounds so complex. But what I do know is _.".

2020 87

Supporting Long-Term Remote Working Post COVID-19

The Undercover Recruiter

Companies like Twitter and Square recently announced their employees could work remotely forever. But, while remote working can provide many opportunities for the companies of today, longstanding adoption is only beneficial if the transition is completed in the right way.

2020 70

The Rest Movie

Career Tips Blog

“There are two things which will make us happy in this life if we attend to them. The first is never to vex ourselves about what we cannot help; and the second is never to vex ourselves about what we can help.” ” –Anonymous.

2020 52

What Can Recruitment Agencies in Adelaide Do for your Business?

Jobacle

If you are running your own business in Adelaide that is currently thriving, then you are one of the people who will highly benefit from hiring a recruitment agency. The most common misconception about recruitment agencies is that they provide a service to individuals who are looking for work.

2020 141

Effective Writing is More Important Than Ever

Water Cooler Wisdom

Good writing is infrequently considered a business skill, but when practiced, it can make everything from brand building to email marketing more effective. It's especially important now that businesses have been relying on digital channels to stay connected to their customers during the pandemic, finding themselves competing for attention with virtually every brand that has a social media presence.

2020 40

Managing Drug And Alcohol Misuse In The Workplace

Corn on the Job

Employers have a legal duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees. You can better manage health and safety risks in the workplace by understanding the signs of drug and alcohol misuse.

2020 52

you’re exhausted and burned out because work is terrible

Ask a Manager

I’m a big fan of the writer Anne Helen Petersen, who wrote the excellent “Scandals of Classic Hollywood” series at the now-defunct Hairpin and a series of fascinating profiles and lately has been writing more and more about work. Her newest book, out this week, is Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation.

2020 43

Should I Leave My Job?

Jobacle

One of the hardest things to determine throughout your career is when to leave a job. So many factors keep us in place. It could be comfort or complacency or friendships or money, the list goes on and on.

2020 130

Why It’s Crucial To Do Your Research Before Applying For A Job

Corn on the Job

Whatever the position and wherever it is, you should do your best to get to know the business and the role way ahead of the time that you apply for it. Here, we’re going to look at what kind of research you should be doing during your job search and just why it’s so vital.

2020 52

should you create a fake workload to test how much pressure an employee can take?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My husband works for a small firm founded by veterans. Last week, his supervisor assigned him an extreme amount of work, including some tasks that weren’t fully feasible. He ended up working back-to-back, 11-hour, stress-filled days, including starting the second day at 6 am.

2020 43

my coworker screams awful things at her kids during video calls

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have been with my organization for a few years, but I recently switched to a new department about four months ago. Every morning we have a Zoom call to discuss upcoming tasks and current status on projects and sometimes our supervisor will assign tasks.

2020 38

does it look unprofessional to draw in meetings?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am a college student in my low 20s, two years in to my absolute dream job. I work for a medium-sized nonprofit that functions as an umbrella organization for six branches. I am the first assistant to one of these directors, and I’ve known her for years.

2020 35

coworker got angry at my minor prank, recruiter called non-stop all day, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker got angry at my minor prank. I am a man and I had a strange incident with a female coworker. We both have had a very playful, joking relationship.

2020 34

do you miss your office?

Ask a Manager

We often think of working from home as a perk (you can work in sweats! with a cat in your lap!), but with so many people switching to remote work because of Covid, lots of them have discovered they don’t much like it. Part of that is because of the circumstances, of course: we’re in the middle of a highly stressful crisis with no timeline for its end, and lots of people are trying to juggle child care along with work.

2020 31

my boss commented on my work with a puke emoji, coworker is upset I’m pregnant, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss commented on my work with a puke emoji. I work in a PR agency and we are planning a webinar for our most important client.

2020 34

updates: family noise when working from home, the boring job, and more

Ask a Manager

Here are four updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. Family noise when working from home due to quarantine (#4 at the link).

2020 30

my employee’s clothes accentuate her chest — how do I talk to her about it?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am a fairly new manager and I recently got a new, young subordinate. We work in a nonprofit and the dress code is very relaxed. We often only wear t-shirts and jeans, and even shorts won’t raise eyebrows if it’s very hot. However, I have come across an issue with the new hire. She has a very big chest and she likes to wear tank tops, which make her chest area very pronounced.

2020 31

manager buys me gifts, my rude email got forwarded, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. A manager who wants to hire me keeps buying me gifts. A manager in a different department who I believe I have a great working relationship with can’t keep staff in her department.

2020 31

how do I let go of my previous role?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work in a large department (50+ people) and was recently promoted to a separate role that is still within my department. While I still have contact with the same upper management, I have entirely separate responsibilities with almost no overlap from my previous role.

2020 33

my boss wants us to stay on Zoom all day

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My boss has announced that now that we’re all working from home, the entire company will now be spending the work day on a Zoom call with video. He framed it as being for our benefit and useful for “establishing a work life balance” and so we can “see our coworkers and feel like we’re back in the office.” ” Plus, it’s supposedly so we can “ask questions without having to take meetings.”

2020 30

my employee resigned but now isn’t leaving

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I recently took over as manager for a small team. One of the employees on the team, Jane, announced that she was leaving and had a new job lined up. Jane’s replacement was hired but before she could start, there were some problems with Jane’s new job.

2020 29