| Management Decisions - Post-Pregnancy Discrimination
by Christine Walters and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
It's likely, as an employer, you will have a woman in your workplace blessed with a pregnancy. While it can be a joyous time for everyone involved, there may be some challenges and legal items to consider throughout the process, including when the employee returns from her maternity leave. Christine Walters, an independent human resources and employment law consultant, gives the listeners the legal and practical considerations...
| Management Decisions - Gender Differences in Performance Reviews
by Kieran Snyder and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
Gender in the workplace is often discussed in relation to how co-workers and employees are treated. Another perspective relates to gender's role in the type of feedback given and received in a performance review. Kieran Snyder, Co-Founder and CEO of Textio, did her own research by compiling a variety of performance reviews to gauge the similarities and differences. Kieran breaks it down for Tim Muma and points out the areas of...
| Employment Notebook - Negotiating a Flexible Work Schedule
by Christine Dickson and Jenna Connour - Sep, 2014
In some companies, negotiating a flexible work schedule is an easy process. In other organizations, the discussion may become an uphill battle for employees who are seeking a non-traditional work schedule. To learn more about how to effectively negotiate a flexible work schedule, LJNRadio welcomes Dr. Christine Dickson, a clinical psychologist, industrial-organization psychologist, and the owner of Tri-Valley Psychotherapy....
| Management Decisions - Bias in Your Eye for Talent
by Joe Gerstandt and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
For anyone in charge of hiring or recruiting talent, it's important the focus remain on knowledge, skills, experience and fit. However, the potential for discrimination - intentional or not - is something that everyone should be aware of when weeding out a candidate or favoring one. Joe Gerstandt, a diversity and inclusion speaker and author, warns individuals in charge of hiring to check their personal bias blind spots. He ex...
How to Hire the Best Project Managers
by Alexandra Levit - Oct, 2014
When you bring in new project managers, do you do so strategically? Interviewing is subjective, of course, but for the essential job of Project Manager, you want your process to be as bulletproof as possible. After all, ending up with a bad Project Manager could cost you big time. Fortunately, PMO director Russell Harley is here to share his best practices for making the right hiring decisions upfront. Alexandra Levit: R...
How Important is Praise in Business?
by Dale Kurow, M.S. - Sep, 2014
Many psychologists would agree that positive reinforcement is significantly more effective than punishment. Many executives would agree employee recognition leads to an increased bottom line. Many doctors would agree that the release of dopamine in the brain whenever we hear something we enjoy is a powerful thing. And then there are the studies. Ragan.com shares a collection of studies that sets the record straight, direct...
If You Want a New Job, Cover All Your Bases
by Mindy Thomas - Aug, 2014
According to a recent survey by Jobvite, which conducts the most comprehensive Social Recruiting Survey of its kind, “An astounding 94 percent of recruiters used or planned to use social media in their recruitment efforts last year. That’s an increase of 16 percent since 2008. And 78 percent of recruiters made a hire through social media in 2013.” Upon reading this, I reached out to my network and interviewed an HR Talent A...
Do Your Colleagues See You the Same Way You Do?
by Dale Kurow, M.S. - Aug, 2014
Have you heard the saying that goes something like this: if you don’t know who the office jerk is, it’s probably you? You might be a well-intentioned manager that feels like a team player, but there might be something about your approach that prohibits your employees and colleagues from agreeing. Columbia Business School suggests those who are rough around the edges at work don’t necessarily know it. “Finding the middle...
Change is Coming: 6 Ways to Manage Your Team Through the Chaos
by Dale Kurow, M.S. - Aug, 2014
Change can ruffle the feathers of any company making it a great time for good managers to shine. An effective leader helps ease team tensions while paving the way for open-minded, forward thinking; providing both a safe space for employees to feel secure and a growing company that nurtures change. But saving the day is easier said than done so if you’re facing impending change and are uncertain about its possible effects, s...
How to Create a Culture of Fearless Innovation
by Robin Fisher Roffer - Dec, 2013
Quality and customer service are no longer differentiators. Innovation is what creates a sustainable competitive advantage. I’m feeling like the word “marketing” should be retired. I know this may sound like blasphemy to most of you, but what I see driving success in large corporations and in small businesses is not traditional marketing, it’s culture. The American Marketing Association defines marketing as “an activity,...
Employer Interviewing Tips
by Debra Wheatman - Oct, 2012
Since I spend a significant amount of time posting information, providing advice that helps those seeking employment, I thought in this post, I would reference some useful tips for hiring managers to help make effective decisions. Just as important as it is for an interviewee to put his or her best foot forward, so too is it critical that a hiring manager representing their firm also make a positive impression. The interview p...
Counselors Impact Student’s Career Options
by Wendy Enelow - Oct, 2012
Counselors play a critical role in steering students in class selection, and ultimately career choice. Gender stereotypes may result in an unknowing bias when providing guidance to students. What can be done to increase couselor’s awareness of nontraditional careers for females, including those in science, technology, engineering, and math? Gender Stereotypes Gender stereotypes begin at birth when girls are dressed in...
Your Resume and the Hiring Process
by Georgia Adamson - Jul, 2012
You might understand that your resume becomes part of the hiring process as soon as you start submitting it to prospective employers for positions you know they have open. However, you might not realize some of the ins and outs of how recruiters and hiring managers deal with your resume as part of their hiring process. I believe any insights you can get into that could prove useful in conducting a successful job search. That’s...
Tips to Help Employees Prevent Illegal Harassment
by Gladis Benavides - Jul, 2012
Be professional at all times. -Consider your attitudes toward harassment with respect to men, women and persons with disabilities or with a different sexual preference, cultural background or religious beliefs. How would you feel if you or a loved one were harassed? What would you do? -Set a positive example. Treat everybody with respect, and let others know you expect the same from them. -Be aware of your words an...
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