Tag: advice

Never Let Your Boss Tell You How Other People Feel About You Without Forcing These 2 Questions

Dateline: Somewhere in Corporate America. The Scene: A C-Level is telling the HR pro who reports to him what another C-level thinks about her performance (hint: it’s not glowing). The Mistake: The HR Pro in question thinks that since the C-Level reporting the feedback is supportive of her (it’s the other guy with the problem, right?), she doesn’t have to challenge him in this…

Kick-A$$ Career Advice for 2016

It’s that time of year. The traditional time of reflecting and planning for our professional lives is upon us. It’s bull. It’s actually the worst time to be doing any remembering, preparing or thinking about your career. Why? Well, if you’re like me, you’re exhausted. You’re cramming to get all the stuff you said you’d do LAST December done. You’re in holiday mode—and not…

Recycled Year-End HR and Recruiting Advice

There is no new art. (Some artist said that, and it’s true.) There is a blank canvas — a sheet of paper, quiet instrument, an un-graffitied wall — and then there are the limitations of the human mind. Conventional people don’t even try to make history. They sit on the sidelines with criticism and commentary. Brave artists move the chains a few inches, at…

CAREER ADVICE: Never Let Your Boss Tell You How Other People Feel About You Without Forcing These 2 Questions…

Dateline: Somewhere in Corporate America. The Scene: A C-Level is telling the HR pro who reports to him what another C-level thinks about her performance (hint—it’s not glowing). The Mistake: The HR Pro in question thinks that since the C-Level reporting the feedback is supportive of her (it’s the other guy with the problem, right?), she doesn’t have to challenge him in this situation….

Advice for the Jobless College Grad

If you're not getting any interviews or offers, “instead of just your pair of eyes, share [your resume] with friends, family, mentors and career experts,” says Scott Dobroski, community expert at Glassdoor. You want to present your experience so that …

A 3,000 Year Old Piece of HR Advice

Too many posts and pundits are ready to sell you the newest, greatest and most cool thing to help you do HR better. Yet, I’d suggest that in many cases adopting that “new” idea is a fool’s errand. Most, if not every new HR idea that is tied to a process, procedure, function or tool will be obsolete fast. Probably faster than you can…