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Hiring Managers, YOU’RE Being Googled!

Savvy job candidates are investigating their potential future bosses online. Here’s how…

Boomerang Recruiting: 9 Things to Consider Before Rehiring a Former Employee

There was a time when ex-employees — those who left their job for greener pastures or were victims of downsizing — would NEVER be considered for rehire. Recruiters and hiring managers immediately disqualified “alumni,” assuming that: (1) they were traitors, (2) they harbored too much ill will, or (3) their return would upset the current Read more »

Give Thanks at Thanksgiving: A Recipe for Success

At Thanksgiving, saying THANK YOU in a memorable way can help YOU make a huge and lasting impression.

HR Buzzword Overload: 6 Crippling Side Effects

Ready to laugh? Here’s an excerpt from an hysterical parody about fictitious CEO, Bruce Richardson, who “fired” his VP of Human Resources for sending a company-wide email containing too many buzzwords:  “To: All Staff
Subject: Proposed changes to corporate policy The executive management team is in alignment at a high level that we need to deep Read more »

The good. The Bad and The inevitable: Flu Season

First, the bad news: flu season is here and may cost businesses $10.4 billion in direct costs*, according to CDC. It spreads quickly in the workplace and just ONE key employee infected with the flu could cost thousands of dollars in lost productivity. Now, the good news: Currently, local flu activity in the NY-metro area Read more »

Early Adaptors: 5 Reasons Why Savvy Teens are Sharing Their Career Aspirations on LinkedIn

Savvy Teens are sharing and connecting on LinkedIn. Is it too soon to be pursuing their career aspirations online? What do you think?

Why Me? 5 Strategies for Winning The Blame Game at Work

  It’s funny how often I find inspiration for this blog by watching my son play high school soccer. This past weekend, he scored BIG during a game, using his header shot. This was significant achievement for him. And it also shed light on a common pitfall of many in the workplace. It’s called The Read more »

An Eye-Catching Idea That Can Help You Reach Your Goals

Throughout our new office there are many words of wisdom on our walls. They are constant reminders of the thoughts and actions we want to focus on to achieve our personal and professional goals

Helping Hoarders in the Work Place: A Four Part Plan

Sharing another employee horror story: An office hoarder.

REFERRALS GONE BAD: 4 Ways to Avoid a Major Hiring Headache

What if you recommend someone who turns out to be a bad hire? Unproductive. Disappointing, Even negligent. Certainly there’s a negative impact on your firm. But what about you? How are YOU affected when YOUR referral goes bad?