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  • Nag, Nag, Nag
    by Sherri Edwards - July 17, 2018
    A recent discussion prompted a deeper look into nagging and/or micromanaging. Both behaviors have negative connotations, although each may actually be necessary due to someone else’s unresponsiveness or bad behavior. So why do the naggers get the bad rap while the people who prompt it continue on as if they aren’t part of the problem? Let’s start with an analysis of one the problems. There seem to be diffe...
  • Summer Job Search
    by Carole Kanchier - July 16, 2018
    Think summer is a slow time to find a new job? Think again! Recruiters and hiring managers do not usually take summers off. Hiring managers are looking for top talent now. If they have any openings, they do not wait to hire. So, now is as good a time as any to look for your next position. There’s less competition in the summer. Fewer people are job searching so you and your resume have a better chance of being seen...
  • Inspiring Innovation
    by Debra Wheatman - July 13, 2018
    You’ve noticed. Business has radically changed. No longer can you sit back and enjoy increased revenues from the same products, year after year. You need to do something different. Maybe you need to find a new market for your products. Or perhaps you can find a way to solve new and emerging problems for your existing market. You ruminate on it. You decide to host a “town hall” meeting, in which you strongl...
  • Are Cover Letters Old School?
    by Stacey Lane - July 12, 2018
    At a recent breakfast meeting with HR professionals, as we waited with coffee in hand for the program to start, I asked the recruiters and hiring managers sitting at my table about their perspectives on cover letters. Here’s what I learned: If there’s something that needs to be explained—perhaps a gap in employment or why you’re pursuing a job that you’re underqualified for—they&rsquo...
  • Your Job Search Marketing
    by Georgia Adamson - July 11, 2018
    You do have a job search marketing campaign, don’t you? Even if you’re not actively job searching now, you should have a campaign either in mind or in the works. To paraphrase an old saying, “An ounce of job search preparation is worth more than a pound of after-the-fact damage control.” What’s a Job Search Marketing Campaign? A campaign has been defined as work performed in an organized an...
  • 4 Ways You Need to Know to Get the Go Ahead
    by Marshall Goldsmith - July 10, 2018
    In our book Lifestorming, Alan Weiss and I discuss that one of the most important elements in life’s journey is granting ourselves permission. It’s something that many of us do not do and it can significantly hold us back from success and happiness both personal and professional. We’ve found that when it comes to getting the go ahead, there are four positions that most of us will take. The first is you...
  • How Satisfied are You With Life?
    by Carole Kanchier - July 9, 2018
    Summer is the perfect time for vacations, sunbathing. outdoor sports, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying outdoor barbeques. The summer season may also be a good time to evaluate the degree of satisfaction, we have with our lives. Kirk, who changed jobs four times in the past four years, is still dissatisfied with his work; he also lacks a close friendship, and has little time for leisure. Life satisfacti...
  • Are You Bullied - at Work?
    by Carole Kanchier - July 2, 2018
    A top-notch salesman, who recently won a prestigious sales award, has had 20 years of successful experience with his company. A year ago, a new regional manager became his boss. The manager is criticizing the salesman’s ethics and blocking access to needed resources. Do you feel discriminated against or harassed at work? Are you humiliated or falsely accused of being incompetent? Do you feel apprehensive about going...
  • Availability Analyses Have Limited Value
    by Bill Osterndorf - June 20, 2018
    I have two subject areas that are of significant interest to me that I have written about on various occasions over the last several years. One of these areas involves the demographic surveying that must be done for applicants and employees. The other involves the availability analyses that must be a part of affirmative action plans produced under Executive Order 11246. Today, we’re going to return to this later topic,...
  • Counting the Right Numbers…<i>or How to Stop Worrying and Love Disposition Codes</i>
    by Ellen Shong-Bergman - June 20, 2018
    Part 1 of this article focused on the important role that 'disposition codes' play in the employer's ability to perform its own meaningful adverse impact analyses and the employer's ability to defend an allegation of discrimination/demand for back pay based on the OFCCP's analyses of the data it provides…that is, the importance of Counting the Right Numbers. In my experience, most disposition codes do a f...