Tag Archives: human resources

Steps to Getting a Promotion Without Having to Ask for It by

*This blog appeared as the featured tip in the The Muse on February 22nd  – See more at: www.themuse.com   Nobody likes having to actually ask for a promotion. Advocating for yourself is a lot harder than speaking up for others. … Continue reading

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Lipstick on a Pig: Is Your Organization Running Lean or Merely Short-Handed? by

Many organizations that brag about being “lean” with respect to employees, aren’t. They’re short handed, and saying “lean” when  they are really short handed is like putting lipstick on a pig; you can try and make it look good but … Continue reading

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The Microsoft Layoff Letter: A 239 Word Alternative by

Last week, Microsoft executive and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop sent an 1,111 word email to Microsoft employees explaining why the company was initiating the largest layoff in the company’s history. Elop’s email went viral with shocking speed as pundits, employees and … Continue reading

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Un-Certifiable: Looking Courageously in the Mirror by

Two weeks ago, we became certified in the Hogan series of assessments. Hogan is a popular predictive assessment/inventory tool that helps employees and employers determine fit by uncovering some of the values, beliefs and assumptions they hold that may or … Continue reading

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Advantages of Outsourcing H.R. by

(by Christa Summers) When do companies typically outsource their Human Resources? Many smaller organizations do not have internal people focused specifically on Human Resources. It can be difficult for a company to internally handle the comprehensive and sometimes complex issues … Continue reading

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