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Human Resources

Does Everyone Really Hate HR – Two Perspectives?

Workforce Perspective: Zety, a job search/job seeker targeted publisher, polled 926 American workers regarding HR, and their thoughts on various issues in dealing with HR. You can find the report at https://zety.com/blog/is-hr-human to view the full study. Here are some of the results: 37% of people won’t report being sexually harassed at work. 43% won’t report discrimination.  84% won’t report a fellow worker not doing …

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Butterfly

Inspirational and Motivational Quotes

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”― Robert Louis Stevenson “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”― Martin Luther King Jr. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing …

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New Skills

Level Up Your Soft Skills to Grow Your Career

A colleague recently asked about increasing soft skills, including resources and how to go about it. Here is my answer and the link to the article she wrote from it. Lezlie, thanks for asking about leveling up soft skills.  Blessedly, there are tremendous free and low-cost options for people to obtain professional development online and …

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Hire Me

Give Jobseekers Your Support, Not Your Judgment

I recently commented on an article shared via LinkedIn regarding the emotional anxiety faced by job seekers. Please read the post below and the article link if you know someone who is in the midst of a job search and could use your support. “Amen, this is a huge issue and something that people who …

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View Challenges as Opportunities

View Challenges as Opportunities!

Challenges and mistakes are opportunities for learning.  Instead of seeing an issue, error or new software as a pain, see it as learning – an ability to expand your mind, obtain a new skill, or to ensure you don’t make the same mistake a second time.  Your resistance is usually fear of the unknown, or …

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Get a Clue Corporate America

Corporate America: Stop Finding Ridiculous Reasons to Downsize, Fire or Replace Employees to Boost Your Bottom Line

Well, it just happened again, and I doubt the trend will stop. Employers firing an employee without cause (they are never told why), or just making up something despite video, performance review, or other evidence to the contrary, to downsize or replace employees. If you are going to downsize, do it formally and publicly and take the …

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Mind the Gap

The Salary Gap: What We Can Do About It

According to an October 3rd, 2019 article in the Harvard Business Review: Closing the Gender Wealth Gap by Nicole Torres, the trend of companies to do little to nothing in closing the gender pay gap continues. “In the United States, women who work year-round earn somewhere near 82 cents for every dollar earned by men.  But they …

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