How to Find the Right Resume Writer – Ask #HR Bartender

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a reader note that dealt with two subjects: working as a temp and having your resume professionally prepared. Just in case you missed it, here’s the reader note again: I’m a struggling “wannabe HR professional”. By that I mean, my resume is all over the place. I’ve been…

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A reporter sought an interview with a Senate candidate, but said a little bit more — TMI — after she thought she had hung up the phone.

Image Credit: FreeStockPhotos.biz (http://res.freestockphotos.biz/originals/14/14328-illustration-of-a-telephone-or.png) Spoiler alert: She got fired. Many of us have been there. Someone walks into your office, calls you on the phone, emails or texts you, or whatever it is the Millenials do these days. That encounter rubs you the wrong way. And you respond instinctively, words form on your lips, expletives pour…

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Technology Doesn’t Replace People – Friday Distraction

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos is hosting a free eSymposium for HR and payroll professionals next week. The event is also eligible for professional development credits. Check it out and enjoy today’s article!) You probably know…

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What if the general release in your severance agreement isn’t as “general” as you think it is? What then?

Image Credit: Pixabay.com (https://pixabay.com/en/checkbook-coupon-fill-check-688352/) On Tuesday, I wrote about severance agreements. Specifically, I suggested that employers benefit from: (1) drafting easy-to-understand agreements; and (2) giving former employees a reasonable amount of time to read the agreement and decide whether to sign. Generally, if you check those boxes, you’ve got yourself an enforceable agreement in which…

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Microlearning: 5 Reasons Your Company Should Consider It

There are many different types of learning: social learning, mobile learning, and elearning are just a few. A relatively new type of learning that’s attracting attention is microlearning. Think of it as small learning units or bite sized pieces of content. We use microlearning on a regular basis – we just don’t call it microlearning….

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It’s unanimous! Supreme Court rules that any public-sector employee 40 years or older may file an age-bias claim

Joe Ravi [CC BY-SA 3.0 ], from Wikimedia CommonsLest you think that eight Supreme Court Justices — Justice Kavanaugh did not participate — can never see eye-to-eye on how to resolve an employment law issue.  Yesterday, the Court unanimously concluded in Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido (here) that while the Age Discrimination in Employment Act…

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Considerations When Implementing A New HR Technology Strategy

HR Happy Hour 345- Implementing A New HR Technology Strategy Sponsored by Virgin Pulse – www.virginpulse.com Host: Trish McFarlane  Guest: Alex Smith, CHRO for The City of Memphis On this episode of the HR Happy Hour Show, I recorded with Alex Smith, CHRO for The City of Memphis, while attending Oracle OpenWorld.  Alex talks about her role…

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Keeping Your Career On Track: Get Rid of the Moles

From time to time, I receive emails and messages with people asking how to deal with workplace situations.  Over the last couple months, a theme is emerging around colleagues who try to derail your career and how to respond. This reminded me of a few years ago, before I moved, when I had moles in…

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Employee Check-Ins: 6 Essential Components for Success

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Readex Research, which provides expert online and mail survey services to help businesses understand their internal and external customers. Their services include employee experience surveys. Enjoy the post!) Over the past few months, we’ve talked about the importance of “checking in” with new hires…

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