Human Resources

Micromanagement: A Lack of Trust

This article dovetails with the “bad manager” article comments posted last week. Micromanagers are one of the worst type of “bad managers,” as they lack trust in their employees, need to always have ultimate control, and over-manage their every task. The sad thing is that micromanagers don’t think they are micromanaging. I had a family …

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Candidate Profiles

The New Candidate Profiles and Their Impact on Your Job Search or Business

How many times have you heard the statement to be careful what you post online? Well, it turns out that companies are exploiting information they can access in the public domain about job candidates, including those posts you wish you had never made. Whether full-time, part-time, contract or temporary worker, a company may wish to know just …

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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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50 Shades of Privacy

50 Shades of Privacy

Let’s face it, we already knew our online public data was being used for targeted marketing purposes and for public search information (both paid and free). What about data analysis for your company’s use? Are you comfortable with that potential? What if that supposed “free data” was being used to determine if you were going to leave your …

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What Experts Wish Their Bosses Had Known About Talent Management

What Experts Wish Their Bosses Had Known About Talent Management

Recently MarTechExec contacted me about a Talent Management article they were preparing concerning development of leaders in an organization.  Below you will find my answer for the article and a link to it as well with other experts chiming in on their thoughts. “The very first thing I tell client companies and executive coaching clientele …

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The Ghost is not in the Machine, it’s in the Hiring Process!

The Ghost is not in the Machine, it’s in the Hiring Process!

The term Ghosting has become quite popular, and a common term now utilized throughout the dating world.  Even The Business Insider defines it as “the act of cutting off all contact with someone you’re romantically involved with, without offering an explanation.”  Unfortunately, this term is now bandied about in describing the behavior of a company …

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The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves (Part Two)

The Beatings will continue until Morale Improves! (Part Two)

In part two of my article series we tackle the following: –50+ hour workweeks. –Mandatory overtime. –24/7 on-call employees via cell phone access. –Irrational investor and stockholder indebtedness. –Ludicrous employee engagement initiatives that treat staff like children instead of motivating towards increased performance and the understanding of how their work benefits the client. Corporate America, …

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