Management Development Programs Today Need to Add This Topic

Forgive me for the cryptic title on today’s post. I won’t keep you in suspense. The answer is, management development should include “virtual” management of remote workers. My guess is that managers are being asked to supervise an increasing number of remote or virtual employees. Even if they only do it on a part-time or…

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Bookmark This! Workplace Burnout and Stress Edition

According to a survey from Korn Ferry, nearly two-thirds of professionals say their stress levels at work are higher than they were five years ago. The reasons cited include increased workloads, changing technologies, and interpersonal conflicts. Organizations cannot afford to ignore workplace burnout and stress. It has an impact on employee engagement and retention. And…

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New FLSA Changes 2019 – – What You Need to Know

Back in March 2019, we shared with you that some proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) were on their way. Well, it’s official . . . they’ve arrived and it’s time for us to digest the changes and get an implementation plan in place. To help us understand what’s going on with…

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Employee Retention: The Key to Meaningful Work is Psychological Safety and Civility

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at WorkHuman (formerly known as Globoforce). They help organizations energize their cultures and unlock employees’ passion and potential with the fastest-growing social recognition and continuous performance management platform. Enjoy the article!) Employee retention continues to be a major concern for organizations. With unemployment at…

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There Is More To a Job Than the Work

I recently ran across an article titled, “The CareerBliss 2019 Happiest and Unhappiest Cities to Work”. I know, I know, it’s a total clickbait title. But I must admit there can be some value even in clickbait titles, so I checked it out. While the actual list didn’t surprise me, my takeaway from the article…

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Use the Right Technology Tool For the Job

The word “hack” is often used instead of tips. For example, here’s a blog post on “100 Incredible Life Hacks that Make Life So Much Easier”. The first one is “Tie a small piece of fabric to your luggage. Saves a lot of time to check if it’s your bag or not.” I like to…

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7 Career Lessons Learned from Attending a NASA Social

Over the summer, Mr. Bartender and I attended NASA’s Ascent Abort flight test. The Ascent Abort flight test was a simulation designed to ensure that NASA can maintain astronaut safety in case of an emergency. The test flight was done as part of the preparations for next year’s Artemis launch. We’ve lived in Florida a…

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