JobDig Career Advice
JobDig presents expert tips and advice on all career related issues. Whether you're looking for a
new job or ways to improve your current career and life, our career experts have the answers. Learn
more about our career experts:
Newest HR & Management-Related Articles
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
As the boss, you’re responsible for hiring and promoting
the best. Whether it’s gauging a candidate’s
qualifications in an interview, or determining an existing
employee’s ability to move up within the company, you need to
be sure the job is in the right hands.
But spotting that winning talent can be challenging. When throwing
their hat into the ring, everyone has on their ...
Most Popular HR & Management-Related Articles
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...
Random HR & Management-Related Articles
I just read one of your articles on Workplace Conflict. This
article seems to be addressing misbehaviors at work, which of
course need Human Resources, and policies and procedures to
There is another form of conflict to be considered - that
being ordinary daily disagreements among workers about process and
how to improve or change how things are done/should be done. This...
When it comes to self management, I don’t think there
are many mysteries. It’s much like understanding what it
takes to be healthy. Eat right, exercise and get some sleep.
Simple, yet hard to do.
General self management advice could probably be summarized as
watching your planning, prioritizing and promises. These are all
decisions that you make, so pay close atten...
The essence of leadership is communication. My book Creating
Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader covers
the four parts to developing and strengthening the ability to
persuade, influence, and connect, it’s not surprising how
often readers thumb through that book and comment on how many of
the skills have to do with communication. Then they often launch
into a story abo...