Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

of Burlington, Vermont, who shares that, with time and tenacity, she built a small online craft business into a national network of home-based enterprises, and that she is glad she “made the decision,” and never looked back. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

of Greensboro, Vermont. “These days everyone is taking data from the cloud. and putting it on their tablets. Isn’t that what Moses did?” ” – Unknown. Sure is, and he shared “the message” with all of us. Just goes to show us that there’s not too much new under the sun, no matter how unique, different, and precedent-shattering we think we are. What might be the larger message? Universal truths are, indeed, universal in time, place and application.

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You Can Still Be Fired for Being LGBTQ in Some States, but Maybe the Supreme Court Will Fix That

Evil HR Lady

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Washington all have statewide legislation protecting people against sexual orientation and gender identity. Discrimination against people for their sexual orientation is wrong, right?

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

of Colchester, Vermont, who says that we are her favorite blogsite. “It is the heart that does the giving. The fingers only let go.” ” – African Proverb. Whether it is a check to a favored charity or a good deed for a child in need, it all comes from the heart. At work, “having heart” in whatever form it takes will elevate you in stature among your colleagues, clients and “captains,” and career-wise, as well.

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Three Inspirational Women You Should Know About

Ms. Career Girl

She served 3 terms as Vermont’s first female governor, from 1985-1991. Throughout history, brave women broke with convention, taking on roles deemed ‘inappropriate’ for their time or culture. Many of their names have been lost. Here are the stories of three inspirational women you’ve probably never heard of, who overcame expectations to be demure and ‘behave.’. Margaret Anstee: Turning the United Nations Upside Down .

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Face-to-Face Networking

Careers Done Write

” Did you enjoy your trip to Vermont?” Face-to-face networking may be one of the most detested phrases a career professional can hear. You mean I have to talk to strangers in person? Can’t I just email them? Isn’t it enough if I like their posts on LinkedIn ? Sure, it is great to connect online. Most of our daily professional and personal interactions are virtual. However, there is a distinct value in meeting face to face.

Four Tips For Being Confident At Work — But Not Catty

Ms. Career Girl

She’s based out of Raleigh, but was born in Southern California and raised in Vermont. Women in the workplace are sometimes thought of as a scary group of people. It’s safe to say there’s a stereotype about women — their cattiness knows no bounds and instead of coworkers, they’re competitors. And when we’re competing, we play both offense and defense. You’re most aggressive when you’re defensive, so… it makes sense. But it only hurts us.

2018 188

Download our 2015 Guide to Las Vegas & the SHRM Annual Conf #SHRM15


Over the past few weeks we’ve had numerous Facebook messages, emails, and texts into our secret club asking when we’d be launching our annual guide for the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition happening next month. If you’re headed to SHRM and you’d like all the resources necessary to make SHRM and your visit to Las Vegas a success, you’re in luck!

How to Avoid the Hidden Costs of Working From Home

Ms. Career Girl

You could even rent out the extra room from time to time to cover the cost, or you can just move to Vermont. Whether you are hustling from home as a freelancer or working for an employer who is embracing the benefits of allowing workers to telecommute , working from home can be a great way to save time and money. No commuting costs or hassles, more flexibility in your schedule, and all the comforts of home including the ability to throw in a load of a laundry between meetings.

weekend free-for-all – April 25-26, 2020

Ask a Manager

A Jewish teenager in the ’60s begins a decades-long fixation on a Vermont inn and the family that runs it (including an anti-Semitic mother and two intriguing sons). * all 6 cats. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.). Book recommendation of the week: The Inn at Lake Devine , by Elinor Lipman.

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Download Your 2015 Guide Las Vegas for #HRTechConf & #IAEWSLasVegas


It’s arrived. The most anticipated guide filled with nuggets of wisdom, insights, where to go and what to do in Las Vegas during the HR Technology Conference. It’s sponsored by our friends, Talent Objects. This guide is filled with information about cabbing it in Vegas, shows to see, restaurants to enjoy and what to do when you aren’t at the HR Technology Conference.

Get the VIP Treatment at #SHRM15 with Our Conference Party Guide


Make sure to download our 2015 Guide to Las Vegas and the SHRM Annual Conference Whitepaper while you’re waiting for the VIP Party Guide to launch! . Get the Inside Scoop at the SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas! I can’t believe are 6 weeks away from the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Bernie Sanders: Proving the Compensation Side of the People Business is Problematic.

The HR Capitalist

More from the New York Post : "The Vermont socialist senator made history by agreeing that his paid 2020 presidential campaign workers would be repped by a union, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, with all earning $15 an hour. Let me start by saying this is not intended to be a political post. It is intended, however, to show the complexities of running a SMB (small to medium sized business). Need a case in point? Try Bernie Sanders.

Key Benefits To Keep In Mind When Looking For Work Out Of State

Corn on the Job

Of these 21 states, seven of them, including Alaska, Florida and Vermont, did so automatically in line with the rise in the cost of living. When it comes to paid time off for illness, California, Vermont and Oregon all require the provision of paid sick leave. 2020 kicked off with over 7 million job openings across America. For the current job seekers, this came as welcome news. Estimates put job openings at 1.4 million more than the number of unemployed job seekers.

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Learn Everything You Need to Know about Las Vegas & #SHRM15


SHRM15 is literally within a week and if you’ve never been you’re in for a treat! This year we’ve put together another one of our ultimate guides to the conference and Las Vegas. Whether you’re going to SHRM to network or you’re going because it’s a free trip to Vegas (let’s face it, some of you reading this are thinking just that!) we have you covered!

Workers Compensation Bureau and Resources by State


VermontVermont Department of Labor Workers Compensation . Workers Compensation Definition. Workers compensation is defined as a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence.

Asking For A Raise Is Tough — Here’s How To Prepare For It

Ms. Career Girl

She’s based out of Raleigh, but was born in Southern California and raised in Vermont. Asking for a raise can be a daunting task, and new research reveals that many Americans struggle with it. As a professional, it’s just something you have to become used to. Don’t succumb to the fallacy that your company hasn’t offered you a raise because they don’t think you deserve it. At the end of the day, it’s a business that wants the best output for the lowest cost.

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Beach Getaway? Check Out These 2019 Summer Beach Reads

Ms. Career Girl

Because of their unhealthy obsessions with their bodies, the two women jump at the opportunity to enter a weight loss program in Vermont that promises dramatic results. When you’re a working woman, sometimes nothing is better than time off, in peace and quiet with a great new book. With summer on the horizon, full of possibilities for weekend getaways, we put together this list of 2019 summer beach reads everyone will be adding to their travel bags for a relaxing day by the ocean or lake.

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New Study On Automation: Is Your Job At Risk?

Ms. Career Girl

She’s based out of Raleigh, but was born in Southern California and raised in Vermont. There’s no doubt that technology is constantly becoming more advanced and more efficient — and most of the time this is welcomed. However, it does pose a risk for people in certain jobs. If a “robot” can complete the same function, it may mean fewer opportunities for someone to earn a living in that career.

2018 111

What My 5th Grade Dance Class Taught Me About Starting a Business

Ms. Career Girl

However, as I began to think back on my countless hours spent in that Vermont dance studio, I couldn’t help but draw parallels. I’ve loved dancing my entire life. For the better part of a decade I spent three school nights a week practicing my little heart out at my hometown’s local dance academy. Dancing felt good, it was a release from the daily routine of school and homework, and even at 10 years old I knew and craved that feeling.

2014 195

Can My Credit History Impact My Job Search?

Resume Bear

These stares are: California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, Washington, and Vermont. Are you looking for a new job? If so you may be wondering “Can my credit history impact my job search?”. While it might seem unfair, more employers are looking at their prospective employees’ credit history. Not only does this have the unfair feel to it, the practice creates a barrier to job seekers that have been unemployed during the economic downturn.

2013 188

5 Reason Diversity Matters to Your Career

Competitive Resumes

Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a BS in Public Communications with a minor in Community and International Development from The University of Vermont. When you’re searching for a career, touting your diversity is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.

Friday’s Feedback

Sklover Working Wisdom

Brattleboro, Vermont. Note : From Colorado comes this good news that, once again, the simple, positive, and mindful way of participating in the employment relation – what we call “working wisdom” – is the best, and good for all concerned: . Alan, Thank you for sharing your wisdom! Your cases and advice inspired me to request a bonus that was earned but not paid when I left my former employer. I wrote a succinct email to HR explaining my request and the situation.

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“Bonus Disappointing? – Here’s How to Respond”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Then, in May, his territory was adjusted by taking away Connecticut and adding Vermont. Then, in May, his territory was adjusted by taking away Connecticut and adding Vermont. “When you permit disappointment to fester in your soul, it often leads to discouragement.”. Joyce Meyer. ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ” : Brandon, 42, was a Software Sales Manager for a large software firm headquartered in St. Louis.

2015 116

Get the VIP Treatment with our #SHRM16 Party List


INSIDER’S GUIDE TO SHRM 2016 PARTIES & SPECIAL EVENTS. We are just 5 short weeks away from the 2016 SHRM Annual Conference in Washington DC. I’m currently working on blog content, selecting sessions and trying to develop a plan for all things #SHRM16. I’m sure you are too which is why I’m working to bring you the best insights into what you can expect at the 2016 Annual Conference in Washington DC this year. . WHAT IS THE 2016 #SHRMVIP PARTY & EVENT GUIDE?

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Measuring Job Hunt Success: The Unsolicited Call

The Job Quest

Steve is a Tau Beta Pi engineer from the University of Vermont (there is no such thing as a former Engineer, Marine or Jesuit) with his graduate degree in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University.

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5 ‘Reality Check’ Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Dream Business

Career Realism

Maybe you’ve got the TV ideals in mind, like the bar in “Cheers” — “Where everybody knows your name” — or the little Vermont inn that Bob Newhart called home for years. So, you’re thinking about opening a little shop around the corner where your friends can always find the bauble of their dreams or, perhaps, a charming little bed and breakfast to be your own vacation paradise. Related: Lack Experience In Your Preferred Business? Try A Franchise.

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6 Reasons To Consider A Career In Financial Services

Career Realism

In New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont, a close-knit team of financial representatives and advisors have come together to create a work environment and professional opportunity that breaks the mold. 6 Reasons To Consider A Career In Financial Services. Work It Daily. The financial services industry is experiencing big changes. Hundreds of seasoned financial representatives and advisors are retiring in the next decade, creating the need for new professionals to join the industry.

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6 Reasons To Consider A Career In Financial Services

Career Realism

In New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, a close-knit team of financial representatives and advisors have come together to create a work environment and professional opportunity that breaks the mold. 6 Reasons To Consider A Career In Financial Services. CAREEREALISM. The financial services industry is experiencing big changes. Hundreds of seasoned financial representatives and advisors are retiring in the next decade, creating the need for new professionals to join the industry.

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“Good Guidance for New Graduates”

Sklover Working Wisdom

As Emerson wrote, “A sturdy lad from New Hampshire or Vermont who in turn tries all the professions, who teams it, farms it, peddles, keeps a school, preaches, edits a newspaper, goes to Congress, buys a township, and so forth, in successive years, and always like a cat falls on his feet, is worth a hundred of these city dolls.” . Four Very Wise Thoughts. “It’s It’s hot. Good luck. Good bye.”. Graduation Speech by School Board President. at outdoor graduation on extremely hot day.

2014 116

2013 Holiday Season Pay Practices

Resume Bear

Prince received her law degree from Vermont Law School. The infographic below highlights survey findings for 2013 Holiday Season pay practices. Also listed below are the rules for bonuses and gift cards related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), payroll taxes and withholding. A total of 3,804 organizations participated in the survey. Download the full results of the 2013 Holiday Practices Survey to get detailed breakdowns of all survey responses.

2013 123

Poor Credit Can Stop Your Career Dead In Its Tracks

Corn on the Job

If you live in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, or Washington, employers are limited or outright prohibited from using your credit report in a hiring decision. The three little numbers that make up your credit score can have a huge impact on your life. You know that poor credit makes it difficult to get a loan and that when you do get a loan, you’ll pay a higher interest rate.

2015 71

an employee punched a manager who didn’t approve her day off, getting out of a training session, and more

Ask a Manager

The move to the NYC office is not feasible: it would be multi-state (I live in Vermont), require selling my home, and I wouldn’t even receive retirement benefits because the employer says they can’t afford to pay the fees for an employee plan — they rely on the “we’re a small business” argument. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. An employee punched a manager who didn’t approve her day off. A incident of violence happened at my office.

“Recording Conversations with Your Boss or HR” What You Need to Know

Sklover Working Wisdom

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakato, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. .

2014 162

coworkers say “I love you,” how to answer the phone for an interview, and more

Ask a Manager

Think University of Kansas while living in Vermont. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Coworkers say “I love you” I’ve noticed lately that newer hires are saying “I love you” to each other as official farewells (as in replacing “goodbye”) even for minor things like leaving meetings. The first time it happened, I thought it was a one-off between friends, but now I am hearing it increasingly often, even across genders.

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Losing a Loved One

Learning Voyager

But in her early twenties, she left New Jersey, first to Vermont, then to the Northwest, to find herself and create a new life. Here We Are. Now What? Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~ Mark Twain About Me Terrence Seamon Facilitator, blogger, and transitionist, Terry is engaged, learning, and changing. Interested in reaching me, use my email, thseamon at yahoo dot com. View my complete profile My Blog List Aa.ha!

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