4 Things Never to Discuss With Human Resources


Human resources—whether it is a single person or a department—all have the same duties and responsibilities.

Human resources protect the company against things like unsafe working conditions, turnover, lawsuits, employee morale, or paying employees too much.

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As an employee of the company, if you have issues, objections or complaints, it is natural to want to bring it to the attention of Human Resources right away.

However, you  might want give it some thought first.

After careful consideration, and you still decide to bring the matter to your human resources person (or people), remember four things you should never share with HR:

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Leadership: It’s the Little Things That Count


Warren Buffett speaking to a group of students...
Warren Buffett  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How would your employees describe you?

  • Modest?
  • Considerate?
  • Approachable?

Frequently, these terms describe some of those at the top of the corporate world—people like Warren Buffett and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. They are CEOs beloved by their employees and are leaders not only on business, but in the values of their corporations.

Most bosses have not reached that level of the CEO stratosphere, and often their management skills are too harsh and dismissive. They bark orders to subordinates and are difficult to reach for one-on-one face time.

Employees shouldn’t have to catch an executive in the lunch area to discuss an issue or ask a question. Being unavailable and aloof is not leadership—and is hardly effective management.

To be a strong leader means respect—not only receiving it, but giving it as well.

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Leadership: It's the Little Things That Count


Warren Buffett speaking to a group of students...
Warren Buffett  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How would your employees describe you?

  • Modest?
  • Considerate?
  • Approachable?

Frequently, these terms describe some of those at the top of the corporate world—people like Warren Buffett and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. They are CEOs beloved by their employees and are leaders not only on business, but in the values of their corporations.

Most bosses have not reached that level of the CEO stratosphere, and often their management skills are too harsh and dismissive. They bark orders to subordinates and are difficult to reach for one-on-one face time.

Employees shouldn’t have to catch an executive in the lunch area to discuss an issue or ask a question. Being unavailable and aloof is not leadership—and is hardly effective management.

To be a strong leader means respect—not only receiving it, but giving it as well.

Continue reading “Leadership: It's the Little Things That Count”

Networking Nuisance: Best Way to Avoid Being Annoying


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From a post by  for Careerealism.com:

I was speaking to a group of job seekers recently about the “new rules” of networking and the following question came up:

I’ve connected with a lot of people and they’ve all been very helpful in giving me advice and answering my questions. Some even agreed to meet with me for informational interviews. But now, I just don’t know what to do next. I can’t ask them for more help, and I don’t know how to keep the networking going. What can I do to keep them engaged without them feeling like I’m nagging them for help in finding a job?

This is a common problem job seekers experience. Nobody wants to be seen as a “networking nuisance.” Especially people looking for work, since networking is the number one method for getting a job these days.

What’s the answer? It lies in the scales of justice… Continue reading “Networking Nuisance: Best Way to Avoid Being Annoying”

HR Leadership: 10 Steps to Employee Engagement


How to Create an Employee Engagement Culture

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A 2011 study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found conclusively that investments in superior human capital generates better performance by the company.

This should answer the question WHY employee engagement is needed, but it does not answer the question of HOW.

Employees have to feel the work they are doing is worthwhile, and that they are making a difference.  Involved employees are more likely to give 110 percent, with energy and enthusiasm beyond the basic requirements of the job.  Continue reading “HR Leadership: 10 Steps to Employee Engagement”

A Nice Rant…


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I heard earlier from some Ron Paul supporters that Obama believes government’s JOB is to redistribute wealth and “punish” people who do well in America!

UGH!

NOBODY is saying that government’s job is to “reduce income inequality.”

That is Orwellian doublespeak designed to instill a sense of fear towards anyone with the aim to help the less fortunate in society. Continue reading “A Nice Rant…”