Tag: Weak

RANT: Stop Being Weak When Announcing Resignations…

Ah yes. The voluntary resignation.  Of a good person.  Or maybe just an OK person. We love to wring our hands – both inside and outside HR – about the best way to communicate a resignation to the rest of a team, department or location inside a company. We have to communicate something so people don’t panic. “It is with a heavy heart that…

How to Beat Weak Hiring Managers When You Interview

If you’re like me, you’ve routinely got friends, family and colleagues asking you for career advice.  When it comes to the topic of interviewing, I’m on record as saying that you should let the person interviewing you for a job talk as much as they want. The more you let the interviewer talk – even encourage her to talk (that’s the key) – the…

The Strength of LinkedIn's Weak Ties

Still, the people who run LinkedIn are all about the data, and the data must tell them that the practice is worth continuing. It's one more thing to keep people engaged, to add the tiniest bit more information to users' profiles, to make the network …

Do Weak Managers Prefer One-Time Bonuses?

It’s hard for me to talk about bonuses without thinking of Clark Griswold getting a membership to the Jelly of the Month Club in Christmas Vacation. As Eddie said, “Clark, that’s the gift that keeps on giving throughout the entire year.” Bonuses have gone through an evolution. Company-wide, “thanks for being here” Christmas bonuses were the standard when my parents worked. Over time, those…

LinkedIn’s Stock Tumbles On Weak Future Outlook

Although LinkedIn posted 35% revenue growth in Q1, its share price tumbled by around 20% post the earnings release, as the investors were disappointed with the future guidance. Specifically, the revenue forecast for Q2 2015 and the profitability …