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I appreciated an article you wrote in which you cover hints for
new employees. I would be very interested in a column covering this
situation from the perspectives of the other parties as well; the
current employees and the manager. A particular problem I encounter
as a manager of technical employees is finding a way to help new
employees bring ideas from their former position into thei...
The yearly performance review can be a stressful time for
everyone. Employees don’t like to hear them and bosses
don’t like to prepare them. They’re difficult to do,
time consuming and don’t really allow both parties to walk
away feeling like something good was accomplished. In some cases,
it can be demoralizing and hurt the employee’s work
performance instead of bols...
First of all I just want to say thank you for this amazing
opportunity. I have learned a lot and I am still learning. The past
5 months have been life changing. By working here it has really
boosted my self-confidence and gave me the courage that no matter
what size I am, I can do anything. I just want to thank you for
being patient with me and not getting upset when I make a mistake
and for worki...
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Organizational structure, much like a human skeletal structure,
determines what shape an organization will take. We don't spend
much time thinking about our skeletal structure until something
breaks, and so it goes with organizations.
How an organization is structured basically means how the
reporting relationships and work teams are organized. It reveals a
great deal about the culture, function a...
What questions can employers legally ask? When
dealing with background checks, are there limits to how far back
they can go? Are they just looking for felonies or
misdemeanors too? I hate answering these questions. I
am in the process of getting an assault charge cleared from 12
years ago that was a false charge to begin with.
This is a great question that a lot o...
With some clarity I remember hearing my Mother say, "That's why
they call it work!" The comment usually was in response to a
complaint about a seemingly difficult or distasteful task. Work,
then, became synonymous with anything but play. Always difficult,
and something to be suffered.
While I've since discovered that "fun work" or "engaging work" is
not an oxymoron, many workers have not. The res...
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Most job seekers rely exclusively on job boards and their resume
to get them a position. Unfortunately, using this conservative
approach, there is upward of a 90% chance that your resume will
never be seen by a hiring manager. If you have been frustrated with
the job search results that you’ve been getting, now might be
the ideal time to put together a bolder and more aggressive
"My workplace is nice to a fault," a client told me recently.
"People just won't tell you if they aren't happy, or if you're
doing something wrong." You may be rolling your eyes and groaning,
"Give me a break! I wish I had a boss who was too nice." But being
nice can really be nasty. Consider your own workplace and evaluate
whether it has gone too far on the Nice Scale.
Your manager do...
As a leader, you know you must delegate many of the tasks for
which you’re ultimately responsible, if you’re to be
successful in meeting your goals. You know you can’t do it
all yourself. Typically, under-delegation is more common than
over-delegation, and most leaders should give more away.
That said, there are some things leaders should never delegate.
Some tasks obviously shou...