Maybe it’s because I’m old (legally in the United States, as I’m over 40), but “young” doesn’t seem like a good word to use to describe your team. And yet, a Resume writing company uses it. (Thanks to a reader for taking a screenshot and sending this to me.)
Evil HR Lady
Should You Quit Before a Layoff?
I’ve worked as a branch manager at a large bank for ten years. About five weeks ago, my branch was verbally notified that our branch would be closing in just over 90 days (customer notice of 90 days is required).
I was verbally told they want to keep
If You Have 80 Internship Candidates and Not One Is Good Enough, You’re the Problem
When I was an undergraduate political science student at Brigham Young University, a new professor just transferred in from Princeton. We asked him what the difference was between BYU students and Princeton students. His answer?
Everyone at BYU is so busy! Everyone works! People are married with children.
How You Can Help Your Workers Return
During the coronavirus pandemic, my employees have all worked remotely. When restrictions are eased, how should I respond to those who want to continue to work remotely? And what can I do to help ease their concerns as they do return?
To read my answer, click here: How You
McDonald’s: We Didn’t Go Through Fired CEO’s Emails Before Giving Him a Golden Parachute. Oops
Two Reasons Why HR Stinks (and How to Fix It)
An acquaintance just got her first job after being a stay at home mom for many years. She’s a recruiter. Salary? $10 an hour.
Take that in for a minute.
She could make more money working fast food, yet a company is trusting her to be part of
Recruitment is Weird Right Now: a Focus on the Positive
Unemployment is through the roof, and there are absolutely no jobs available right now. Or, is it: Companies are desperate to hire and cannot get enough qualified applicants?
It’s both. And it’s peculiar. COVID has split the hiring world between high unemployment in some sectors and people scrambling to
Swiss Saturday: English
There’s a joke that Switzerland is the only country to have a national language that no one speaks: German
In reality, Switzerland has four national languages (German, French, Italian and Romansh), and I’m no authority about how pure the other three languages are, but English is probably spoken
What is the Future of Inclusion at Work?
Diversity and inclusion are making the headlines today — of course. It is not like D&I is a new function, or that the concerns of having a diverse, inclusive workforce haven’t been around for years. Today, catalyzed by movements like #Blacklivesmatters, racial diversity is now at the top of
How Spending $21 Could Save Your Business $200,000
Due to safety guidelines, you are probably conducting all interviews over the phone or via video conferencing. Fair enough.
What do you do if you have a hearing-impaired candidate who says that neither of those options works for her?
This is the type of situation that comes up from time
Your Employees May (Ahem) Be Doing Something Other than Work
Your employees should not be viewing pornography in the office. Your employees should not be viewing pornography on company equipment, even out of the office.
These are basic tenants of sexual harassment law, plus it’s a great way to get viruses (not the Corona type), and use up bandwidth,
Why School Openings Matter to Your Small Business
Many schools generally start in the middle of August. Like it or not, parents count on schools to provide not only an education but childcare. As many people learned when schools and daycares closed in the spring, it’s tough to work from home and watch and educate children all at the same
What to Do If Employees Refuse to Wear a Mask
“I want to come back to work, but I won’t wear a mask.” Some of you may have heard this from your employees. Your gut reaction may be, “well, then, you’re fired,” but you can’t do that immediately. If an employee makes such a statement, you first need to
Help Me Get Out of a Relocation Contract
I recently left a company that had given me a tax-assisted relocation package. Totaling at $19k. I needed to stay employed with that company for 24 months per the contract. I left the company for a few reasons after 21 months. I was furloughed twice while there. I
The Secret to Writing Effective Job Descriptions
When you’re hiring–especially for a new company where all the positions are new–writing job descriptions can be almost as much fun as a root canal. You sit down to write it, and your mind goes blank–just what does a finance manager do? You have no idea.
Rather than write something