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How to Say No To Your Boss

How to Say No To Your Boss

Human Resources

You all had times where your boss wants you to take on a new assignment or asks you to do something that is outside of your job description. In this... read more

I Leaned In and I Fell Over

I Leaned In and I Fell Over

Human Resources

I haven’t exactly read Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, but I did read excerpts of it online, and I have heard it discussed ad nauseam. Despite my skepticism, the parts... read more

Self-Reported Intentions vs. Actual Behaviors: Comparing Two Employee Turnover Metrics

Self-Reported Intentions vs. Actual Behaviors: Comparing Two Employee Turnover Metrics

Human Resources

Reducing employee turnover is an important way to improve how a company performs. It is estimated that employee turnover costs companies 16% of the annual salary ( $75K) of higher... read more

Hiring Interns: The Differences Between Getting a Lazy Frat Bro and an Ambitious Young Professional

Hiring Interns: The Differences Between Getting a Lazy Frat Bro and an Ambitious Young Professional

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If you are a small business looking to hire an intern for the first time, you probably have many reservations and questions regarding the search, hiring, and management process. While... read more

Don’t Let Office Conflicts Sink the Ship

Don’t Let Office Conflicts Sink the Ship

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The workplace can be a stressful environment. Many factors contribute to this stress: how tasks are designed, management style, work roles, career concerns, and environmental factors. One of the most... read more

5 Ways to Identify Problem Job Candidates (Before They Become Problem Employees)

5 Ways to Identify Problem Job Candidates (Before They Become Problem Employees)

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There can be costs of a bad hire to any organization, no matter how big or small. As with most situations, it is better to be proactive rather than reactive.... read more

HR - Change is Coming

HR – Change is Coming

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“It’s time to say good-bye to the Department of Human Resources. Well, not the useful tasks it performs. But the department per se must go.”  Ram Charan, HBR July 2014... read more

Vet-O-Matic: An ATS for the Serious HR Professional

Vet-O-Matic: An ATS for the Serious HR Professional

Human Resources

Remember those persuasive infomercials that touted a machine that processed all kind of food ingredients into precisely what you wanted? That 1960’s machine was (and still is) “Veg-O-Matic”, one of... read more

What is Your Current Salary?

What is Your Current Salary?

Human Resources

What is your current salary? I’m sure you have been asked early in the interview process, “What is your current salary?” If it was up to me, I would have... read more

5 Human Resource Management Mistakes Small Businesses Make

5 Human Resource Management Mistakes Small Businesses Make

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As a business owner, you’re challenged with a variety of tasks every day. Small business owners take on multiple roles, from accounting to legal to human resources. Regardless of whether... read more

25 Fun Facts About Resumes, Interviews & Social Recruitment

25 Fun Facts About Resumes, Interviews & Social Recruitment

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Think you know what the job search market looks like in 2014? These figures tell quite an intriguing story. Enjoy! In the US, there are 3 million unfilled jobs and... read more

How Performance Appraisals Hurt An Employee’s Growth

How Performance Appraisals Hurt An Employee’s Growth

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Not only do performance appraisals not work, they might be doing damage. They create a culture of fear, where employees are labeled arbitrarily, often lowering their confidence in themselves, and... read more

3 Secrets That’ll Help Simplify Employee Appraisals

3 Secrets That’ll Help Simplify Employee Appraisals

Human Resources

I’m honestly not sure why companies still do employee appraisals. They’re really not that effective. I’ve written about the problems with performance appraisals before, and I’ve even gone as far... read more

Is Working Abroad the Answer?

Is Working Abroad the Answer?

Human Resources

The ever-migrating workforce For large numbers of modern folk, it seems that working abroad is indeed the answer. The amount of people heading overseas long term may be a minority... read more

Marvel and DC: Similar Companies; Very Different Job Descriptions

Marvel and DC: Similar Companies; Very Different Job Descriptions

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DC and Marvel have been foes since the 1930s, when the two companies began printing comic books. Since, they have ventured into all other forms of media, but the two... read more