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December 20, 2012

Fast & Easy Ways to “Checkout” & Still Have a Job

It’s the final countdown… So tomorrow is the last day in the office of the year for many of you. For the rest of us worker bees, we may be “in the office” or “working,” but let’s not kid ourselves – we’re checked out and ready to enjoy the holidays…
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HRLeadership
November 12, 2012

Holiday’s at Work… Decorations Abound (Part 1)

It’s already mid-November. Where the heck did the year go? But alas, the holidays are approaching – unless you are at any retail store where the holidays have firmly arrived. Anyway… Navigating the muddy water of work-appropriate holiday celebrations is always a struggle. I’ll be highlighting three different holiday-related situations…
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HR
October 15, 2012

Layoffs – A Behind the Scenes Look at Reductions in Force

It appears that while there are fewer reductions in force (RIFs) or layoffs these days than say, three years ago, layoffs are still happening and can be quite confusing to the non-HR (ok, probably to most HR people too) employee. I have had the unfortunate experience to be a part…
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HRLeadership
October 4, 2012

“Ignorance is Bliss”

I am a big fan of CBS Sunday Morning – in fact, I DVR it every week to be sure I never miss an episode. I have learned so much from the show over the years because they report interesting and quirky news stories that you cannot find anywhere else.…
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HRLeadership
September 17, 2012

Performance Management 101

So you are back from the summer slump and heading into the busiest time of the year – fourth quarter. And for most employees, fourth quarter means one thing is coming… performance reviews (otherwise known as annual reviews, bull&h!t feedback updates, and so on). Depending upon where you work, performance…
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Employee EngagementHR
September 7, 2012

5 Ways to Push Past Your Summer Slump

Summer is over – and the harsh reality of your first “real” week back at work is probably crashing down on you now, pretty hard. Even if you didn’t actually have a summer break (aka – you’re not a teacher), work tends to slow down significantly during the summer as…
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