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HR gets stuck in some pretty interesting positions. We talk a
lot about the varying roles HR fills: compliance, managing PTO and
updating employee information. Then there’s hiring,
developing and retaining to think about. Oh, and you can’t
forget culture. One thing that doesn’t come up as often in
the HR blogs and articles we’re all reading is those moments
when HR is right...
Do these statements sound familiar?
“We had no control over that project in our
department.” “Upper management made those
decisions.” “Competitors forced us into those
arrangements.” “Those policies are set by the
government/industry regulators/committee.” “If it were
my decision, I’d handle it differently.” “I
In our global economy, diversity is everywhere. Our workplaces
are diverse with differences in personality, talent, education,
race, age, gender, religion, ethnicity, culture, and more. With so
many different individuals as co-workers, customers, bosses, and
clients, how do we all get along and work together for greater
Here are a few tips for managers for motivating and engaging a
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My performance review is coming up in a few weeks and I would
like to ask you a question about something that has me ill at ease.
Last week my boss asked me if I would fill out a ‘self
assessment," which is basically filling out my own performance
review. I have never done this before and I'm not sure what I
What is the purpose? Isn't my supervisor supposed to be doing ...
Have you ever been asked to describe your ideal work
environment? What do they want to hear? What if I describe
something that they cannot provide? Isn't this a no-win
As I have indicated in prior "gut wrenchers" articles, when in
doubt, tell the truth. What a concept! Actually, that is what you
should do. The reason so many people find questions like these so
difficult is because they d...
Negotiation is a give-and-take process until an eventual
agreement is reached between two or more parties. To understand the
art of negotiation, a jobseeker must understand that it is a give
process as much as it is a receiving process. Look at the
proposition from the side of your employer. When faced with such a
proposition, your superior will ask himself the reasons you're
deserving of more and...
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Does the ability to get along with people on the job mean that
you should never get angry? Hardly. In fact, managers who attempt
to suppress their own anger and avoid confrontation may be seen as
non-assertive and ineffective by their fellow workers at all
Some people are reluctant to express anger because they confuse
anger with aggression. Anger is not only a natural emotion but one
Ever been fired and it was a complete surprise? If you have,
it shouldn’t have been. You missed the cues. Whether you
created it or the company decided it, you lost control of your
career. Frequently those two are intertwined, and if you
don’t dissect the experience, you may recreate it.
A Gallup poll found that 77% of Americans hate their jobs. To
me, that’s not a ...
My plans for this past weekend fell through. I had
planned a 6:30am flight on Saturday morning to New Jersey to visit
my grandchildren. Needless to say I was excited about the
trip. In fact I was packing for it all week.
On Friday at noon it started snowing here and the weather
forecasters sounded certain that it would continue all night.
They also said if you were on...