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ESPP explained in layman’s terms (employee stock purchase plan)

Employee Stock Option Plan

Take responsibility for your career and your retirement

Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

I just read a stat that stated that the average American household has less than $5000.00 in savings for retirement. With the start of a brand new year, I thought it might be a good time to help folks with new years resolutions and think about increasing the nest egg.

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How parents can turn the Christmas experience into interview training

Interview Skills

Kids that were not prepared for the big interview with the CEO of Christmas

Season of Birth Control

As we move into the Holiday season, I find I really enjoy this time of year. I am able to break out my heavy sweaters and overcoats that I only have the opportunity to sport in the coldest of weather. 

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The company Christmas tree AKA Ornament Hanger

They don’t make em’ like this anymore

Company Christmas tree breaks the rules

Just because I work in HR doesn’t mean I have to follow all the rules. I prefer guidelines and today’s post is a glimpse into how Johnny Law, the HR deputy tries to keep a light attitude in the office and still keep order.

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Thank you, site re-design and audio downloads

HRNasty wants to say “Thank You”

Thank you for your support. If you are a long time reader, you have noticed a new site design. It has been about 8 years since this blog first started and it’s about time for an update. When I first started this blog, I wanted a very underground look. A gritty, Banksy-esque,

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Top 5 unintended messages that crush careers. It’s not what you say, it is what is heard that matters

Intent vs. impact

Effective communication (in Corporate America)

As a guy working in HR, effective communication matters. I need to be careful with what I do and say. As much as the rules and policies apply to everyone, they apply more to the people in HR. When the team that is supposed to make sure company policy is maintained is breaking the rules,

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Cover letters format that generated a call from the VP

15 applications later, things are getting desperate. I will listen to dad.

Proven Cover Letter Format

Have you turned in 10 plus resumes with no response and heard less than crickets? It’s a wasteland. It’s a silent black hole. Not even a “Don’t call us, we will call you?” If you have experienced the application black hole,

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Recently graduated millennial asks “What can I expect from work?”

Millennial

I talk with a recent graduate who takes the right attitude and asks great questions

It’s a thing with every generation

I have been working with millennial’s recently and running into a similar theme. The millennials I am meeting with are clearly smart and they are driven. This generation just doesn’t have the experience to know how the system works and from what I am seeing,

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Halloween Costume

Inappropriate Halloween Costume

Great costume for the workplace

Inappropriate Halloween Costume

Not just Halloween costumes, but Inappropriate Halloween Costume is today’s topic du jour. It is the middle of October and some of us are thinking about costumes for the company Halloween costume contest. Remember, it is a Halloween costume contest. It is not an Inappropriate Halloween costume contest.

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Establishing credibility and career momentum for new hires

Career momentum

Momentum will mean the difference between a career that moves and a career that stagnates.

Career Momentum

Wondering how you establish credibility and career momentum as a new hire? Whether you are a recent graduate or a veteran of the corporate game, credibility is the one thing that doesn’t take any special skills to acquire.

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Body language and the job interview, how it can make or break your shot

body language

Sit like this during an interview and you will send the wrong message

Body language and the interview

Body language during an interview is the topic of today’s post. We might be saying the right things, but if your body isn’t communicating a consistent message, we might as well stay at home. If your body is communicating disinterest,

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Use the Gallup Q12 questions to manage your manager

Gallup Q12

Manage your manager using the Gallup Q12 questions

Gallup Q12 for employees

This week’s I want to blog about how we can use the Gallup Q12 questions so that you, as an individual contributor, can set yourself up for success. I believe that employees should take control of their careers. If we wait for our manager to get us promoted,

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