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Exiting employee vs HR department

exiting employee

Treat exiting employees with respect. It is a reflection of the company as much as it is the HR person conducting the exit process

How HR should treat an exiting employee

Exiting employees and how companies treat them is a phenomenon we have all witnessed in the workplace. We have all seen the HR department turn teenager petty when an employee leaves a company for a new opportunity.

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Promotion at work from individual contributor to manager, what it really takes

Promotion at work

Be the Next Big Thing in the eyes of your manager and VP

Promotion at work from Individual Contributor to Manager

Last week we covered the mysteries surrounding a promotion at work and why climbing the career ladder can be so elusive. We shed light on the qualifiers that most of us do NOT think about when it comes to promotions:

  • What is really being discussed behind the scenes when a promotion is being considered?
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Job Interviews, when should I show up?

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Job interview? Don’t be late, but don’t be too early either

When to arrive for a job interview

This week’s topic is a job interview no-brainer to many, but I feel it is important. Based on a long history of conducting interviews, this is a topic that needs to be explained. Show up too early or too late to a job interview and it will be over before it started.

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401k explained in everyday terms, a misunderstood company benefit

401k

This is a well-intentioned start, but the real benefit is in the 401k

Candidates have choices beyond the 401K

When markets are tight for talent, employers add more benefits to the menu. (I consider Seattle’s job market to be tight.)  These could include free food, entertainment, flexible work schedules and unlimited vacations to name just a few.

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Why cover letters gets a bad rap, and they shouldn’t!

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Cover letters

Get a bad rap. It’s unfortunate because I would say that most of the folks that are hired include cover letters. Don’t get me wrong, I throw out a lot of cover letters. It isn’t because of a rule that states “Cover Letters are never read,

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How HR F’s-up an exit interview

exit interview

We should have the same courtesy to exiting employees as we do when we welcome them

Exit Interview

I have a friend that is going through an exit interview process. She is leaving her current job for a new gig. Her current HR department is taking it personally. This friend is a VERY gracious individual and when I say doesn’t have a mean bone in her body,

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