Human Resources

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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Shake It Off

About two to three times a year someone writes a “Nasty-Gram” article about how all Career Coaches and Resume Writers are charlatans, and naturally professionals in this industry get very upset.  This is what happened in the most recent case with Matt Charney’s article on Recruiting Daily.  Mind you Matt is “friends” with many of …

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Respect the Jobseeker’s Valuable Time

Whether my clients are discussing their frustrations with the current job search environment, or seminar, workshop and career fair attendees are venting, some complaints remain constant, and one of those complaints is “why are companies wasting my time?”  I know organizations are busier than ever, and employee and management hours have increased, but if you …

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Unemployment Discrimination

Too many articles are currently talking about the talent shortage, but the sad thing is many of these companies that say they have difficulty finding good candidates are discriminating against the unemployed, sometimes those with as little as one month of unemployment. I highly encourage organizations to take a hard look at their system if they …

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The Issue of Employee Engagement and the Talent Shortage

A recent article stated that HR is the main issue in employees not staying with an organization or not feeling engaged, however I would like to counter that this is a combined problem of HR and the Executive Suite. Too much work and no reward for extra effort, limited, cost of living, or no raises, employee …

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