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After more than 200 episodes, the oddly quirky and debatably successful sitcom “The Office” came to an end last week. Even for those who didn’t watch, it was clear that the premise of the show was to unearth the totally inappropriate goings-on in the workplace, leaving viewers gasping, “Did that just happen?”
I have personally [...]
Having consulted and coached organizations of all sizes, from Fortune 500 to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), I have found a few things to be consistently true. One notable and frustrating observation: recruiting efforts so often fall short within small and medium-sized businesses.
What’s more, because of the size of these organizations, inconsistencies and errors [...]
Yesterday, I was talking to a bright young man from California on the phone. Let’s call him Dave.
Dave has a law degree from a fine California university. He is outgoing and personable, and wants to use his law degree as a springboard to an HR career. He has no work experience in HR, but [...]
Research shows that sunny days are made better when reading these top five stories from Talentmgt.com for the week of May 13. OK, that’s not true. But read them anyway.
1. Promote Internally vs. Hire Externally: Which Is Better?: Consider these best practices to help select the best leaders, and also to ensure their [...]
Give your mother the gift of knowledge with these top five stories from Talentmgt.com for the week of May 6.
1. Millennials: Let Us Into the Workforce: By 2020, millennials are projected to make up half the workforce, but why do they still face grim job prospects? Talent Management editor Jennifer Kahn has more.
Have I been deceiving you, dear reader? All the years, all the columns, pounding the same message: happiness at work comes from a variety of factors, not just money or perks. In fact, sometimes income is the worst predictor imaginable for life satisfaction – otherwise, the rehab centers wouldn’t be full of Hollywood [...]
I can’t think of a better way to prepare for this weekend’s Cinco de Mayo celebration than reading these top five stories from Talentmgt.com.
1. These Soft Skills Can Go a Long Way: While they may not appear in a leader’s official job description, some soft skills can help connect leaders with employees at [...]
Kicking, hitting, pushing, calling names — no, it’s not a 4-year-old kindergartner run amok, it’s the behavior of 44-year-old, (now former) Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice. Apparently Rice has been positively reinforced and rewarded for this type of behavior since preschool because people don’t develop lifestyle strategies overnight. In early April of this year, Rice [...]
These top five stories from Talentmgt.com for the week of April 22 will make you smarter. Guaranteed.
1. Your Boss Asked You to Do What?: Nearly 23 percent of workers reported that their bosses have asked them to perform tasks that are not related to their jobs, according to a recent CareerBuilder study.
Tiger copped a plea. Given the opportunity to conduct a gentlemanly withdrawal from the Masters after a serious rules violation – and do much to rehabilitate his battered image as club-tossing, F-bomb dropping philanderer – he hid behind a technicality: “(they) say I can keep playing, so here I am.”
By now, you probably know [...]