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Job promotion – speak up about your accomplishments or be passed over

job promotion

Keep your manager updated with consistent and predictable performance for the job promotion

Passed over for the job promotion

HRNasty, I know I am a quiet person. I am also smart and I have ideas, but I don’t seem to be getting the opportunities like my loud peers who brag about what they do.

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Gender Equality, what you need to know to make it to the C Suite

Gender equality

Does your body language say “confidence”?

Gender equality and diversity at the leadership level

A recent blog, posted on the Economist’s Executive Education Navigator / Economist’s Executive Education Blog, addressed the topic of gender equality in the workplace which I found fascinating. The article made some great points which I felt compelled to write about based on past experience on this particular topic.

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Facilitative Leadership, how to jump start your professional career

Facilitative Leadership

Do you have what it takes to present ideas and drive engagement from this team?

Facilitative Leadership

Facilitative Leadership is a career game changer and a class I believe every company should make available. If you ever get the opportunity, I highly recommend you take a Facilitative Leadership Class. Jump on it. Don’t look back,

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HR lessons from Hollywood

lesssons from hollywood
Lessons from Hollywood

I love movies. Movies are an escape from my day-to-day. No one yells at me in the movie theater, no one wants a decision out of me and most of all, no one is complaining to me. The biggest decision I make is regular or extra butter on my popcorn and do I pee before the movie starts or can I hold it for the next 2 hours.

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Mistakes at work and how to propel your career after they are made

Mistakes at work

Mistakes at work are not always a bad thing

Mistakes at work and what to do about them

Making a mistake at work is about as bad as it gets. We were hired for our expertise in a specific discipline. We were trained by our employer and co-workers to do a specific task.

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Biggest Job Interview Mistakes

Typical advice for interviewers: Don’t lie

Top 10 interview mistakes

The lists of job interview mistakes are a con and a false sense of security. This weeks post is “HRNasty’s list of interview mistakes” and I have a different attitude on this topic. The normal Google search for “Top 10 Interview Mistakes Made in an Interview”,

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Behind the scenes at Seattle’s Top Coffee Co and the amazing company culture

Seattle’s top coffee company provides a rare glimpse behind the scenes showing how they create an amazing company culture and why their coffee is rated number 1 in Washington state the past 4 years in a row. How great company cultures are really created.

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Why candidates should avoid the phone interview

phone interview

You don’t build this type of connection with a phone interview

Avoid phone interviews

Yes, you heard me right. Avoid phone interviews. If you are stressed out about a phone interview you shouldn’t be. My advice is to try to skip the phone interview and I explain how later in this post. If you are already scheduled for the phone interview,

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When employees resign after taking advantage of company paid training

training

Corporate training has come a long way. Our attitudes toward training should also move forward.

To train or not to train employees

When employees resign after a company invests in employee training, it is not just a gut punch, it’s a kick in the ding-ding when the manager is down. With the average length of career tenures getting shorter,

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Gender equality and pay

gender equality

Who can help gender equality?

Gender Equality and Pay

As an HR guy, I hear a lot about gender equality/inequality and pay. Fair warning: This post isn’t going to be politically correct. If you are not able to handle season 4 of the TV series Sons of Anarchy or Breaking Bad, better move along cuz’

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Manager employee relationship – when bosses are friendly with employees

manager employee relationship

nuff said

When bosses are friendly with employees

Can the manager employee relationship be friendly? I am asked some form of this question on a regular basis and I believe the answer SHOULD be yes. Sometimes the question comes from an individual contributor who is now reporting to someone who used to be a peer and is wondering if the relationship will change.

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