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As organizations get more complex, it becomes increasingly
important to communicate clearly and quickly. Wherever I go these
days, I keep hearing, "We need to communicate better!" At the same
time, I hear complaints such as, "We spend all our time in meetings
and can't get anything done."
Why not take an audit of your communications systems? I often find
that people don't think about the wa...
I’m gonna tell you a secret: I talk to my dog—and my
cat. Not only that, but I “talk” as my dog and my cat.
Yes, I have voices for them and they respond to my questions. Too
much information? Definitely.
But at least it’s never been broadcast across the
internet, like the poor recruiter whose voicemail went viral when
she didn’t hang up the phone and proceeded t...
Most job seekers regard HR as an obstacle. After all, these are
the people who position themselves between your resume and the
hiring manager, and often seem more concerned with making sure
procedures are followed then quickly filling a position.
That’s the wrong attitude to have. Instead, make friends
with HR professionals in your network.
If you make friends with HR managers and staffers, ...
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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...
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...
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...
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Early in my career I had the opportunity to teach a student
success class (Becoming a Master Student, David Ellis) at
a local community college. I loved the course curriculum because it
provided numerous tools and logical advice to help students succeed
in attaining their goal to stay in school and earn a degree. A lot
of what I taught is very applicable to job seekers and how well
they succeed in...
After four years of surviving plant closings and work-related
moves in her job with General Motors, Gail Dawson decided to leave
the company and pursue a master's degree in business
Her father thought that was a crazy idea.
"My father was born in 1928, and he believed that - if you're
lucky - you go to college, come out, get with a good company and
stay there your entire career," s...
Dear Joan: I have a situation in my office for which I would
like your advice. I work for a very large telecommunications
company on the east coast. Although I have been working in my
position as an account manager for four years now, I started
working for a new boss a year ago due to a merger.
I recently discovered that this boss takes certain employees in our
department to baseball games ...