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Photo by Ryan Snaadt on Unsplash   Oh boy. Another horror story of surveillance and punishments. Yeesh. As many of you know, I have written and spoke a lot about what I call the Digital Panopticon, i.e., companies creating an environment where you can be surveilled at any...

Photo by Katie Barrett on Unsplash. Over the weekend, LinkedIn published an article, "Your best employee is in sweatpants." You can read it here: https://www.linkedin.com/news/story/your-best-employee-is-in-sweatpants-4676457/ How or why that can be a surprise to anyone, I'm not sure. As is so often the case with the LI...

Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash.  With so many companies still coping - or trying to cope - with The Great Resignation or The Big Quit, many are asking the question, "What can managers do to help this situation? It can't all be the responsibility of...

[buzzsprout episode='10109363' player='true'] Two or three weeks ago, a social media post about salary lowballing went viral and, well, the interwebs blew up. Key topics: ✔️ It's way past time for salary transparency. Many cities or states have outlawed the practice of asking a candidate what their current salary is....

A recent article from Time has been trending on LinkedIn. The article is titled "What Your Gen Z Colleagues Wish You Knew" and you can read it here: https://time.com/charter/6149918/generation-z-workers/ The article contends that "the lack of mentoring and access to seasoned management because they’re working remotely"...

"Many of those who graduated right before or during the pandemic may never set foot in an office — nor do they really want to." As a Gen Xer, I can't say I blame them. I certainly do not miss being butt-in-seat in an office, having...

Happy to be included in this article from Lattice "What Is Job Architecture and Why Does It Matter?" https://lattice.com/library/what-is-job-architecture-and-why-does-it-matter And don't forget: My Job Architecture 101 course is available free of charge on Udemy....

[buzzsprout episode='9986010' player='true'] Do you understand the difference between someone who freelances or works on a 1099 basis as an independent contractor versus an employee? If you're rolling your eyes like, "Well, yeah, duh. It seems self-evident," I get it. Yet you might be surprised how...

Have you ever heard the term Job Architecture before and felt a little, well, confused? Or perhaps it sounded like something only the IT department would handle in a company. If so, you’re not alone! In Job Architecture 101, I will walk you through the basics...

[buzzsprout episode='9985667' player='true'] In this bonus episode, I'll answer viewer mail I received from Debbie. (Not her real name.) Debbie escaped Corporate America and utilized a freelancing site that she now wants to eliminate. And with good reason. But...