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Harvard Business Review HR

This months #HBR takes a look at why no one likes HR. If you are an HR professional, I would consider this entire issue a must read front to back. This is V.2 to the 10 year old Fast Company article “Why we hate HR” and I add a few thoughts of my own.

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#1 Job Interview Mistake

job interview mistake

Mom’s favorite saying

Job Interview Mistake

There are 100’s of blog posts out there on job interview mistakes. I am usually not one to join a crowded room or try to improve on what 100’s have already done, but I feel this one is important. Hopefully, my insight into the minds and mentality of HOW a hiring manager and VP of the department think is what separates this blog post from the rest of the pack.

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7 steps to Beat the Performance Improvement Plan

Performance Improvement Plan

We are not talking about Gladys Knight’s and the Pip’s. We are talking Performance Improvement Plan.

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PLAN, 7 steps to beat the PiP

What is a Performance Improvement Plan, AKA PIP? How does it work? What are your chances of surviving beyond the Performance Improvement Plan? Can an employee still have a successful career after a PiP?

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Company Christmas Party behavior broken down and interpreted

Company Christmas Party

The gossip after the company Christmas party will be remembered and exaggerated

Company Christmas party, mind your P’s and Q’s

The typical HR post around this time of year will discuss why we call the Christmas Parties the “Holiday Parties”.  Other posts explain why we need to be sensitive to different cultures, blah,

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Skilledup.com, get your company to pay for your classes

skilledup.com

There is budget for your training, you just need the right approach

Skilledup.com

Have you cursed your manager after being declined when you requested to take a class or attend a conference?

Have you been the victim of the classic “We don’t have the budget”? If you have heard these crushing words,

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Halloween Costume 2014

tasteless halloween costume

Inappropriate Halloween costume for work

Halloween Costumes

It’s that time of year again. Halloween approaches and of course, it wouldn’t be a HRNasty Halloween if I couldn’t try and predict the tasteless Halloween costumes some fools will wear this year to work.  

This year will probably be a double whammy because Halloween falls on a Friday.

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