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The more the media talking heads tell us, "This isn't 2008" or "2008 was a once-in-a-lifetime thing. It could just neevvveerrrrr happen again" the less I believe it. In fact, the more I hear that sh*t, the more I think we're assuredly headed into The...

Two snippets from LinkedIn News on 12/24/22. Sometimes the contradictory headlines we see are so funny you couldn't make them up if you tried. In "news" that literally any introvert could have told you: "Office staff are getting 'desk-bombed' By Ciarra Maraj, Editor at LinkedIn News Workers returning to the...

[buzzsprout episode='11900709' player='true'] Key topics: ✔️ ICYMI news, 12/19 - 12/23. ✔️ So many shenanigans are going on in the job market. PIPs. Changed metrics. Lower performance scores. Relocate or quit. Keep your head on a swivel! ✔️Whether you're looking at the job market or the housing market, Q4...

-https://www.cnbc.com/2022/12/21/the-new-remote-work-trend-fear-of-layoffs-and-not-finding-a-new-job.html Remember the commentators who assured us that remote work is here to stay and employees will simply draw a line in the sand and refuse RTO? I felt like a lone voice in the wilderness saying otherwise. I saw a post the other day on...

[buzzsprout episode='11874027' player='true'] People who say they've never had a project go sideways or never had a client from hell are either lying through their teeth or they haven't done much business. The anagram QTIP, i.e., quit taking it personally, can help us leave the 💩...

Image by Canva. Yeah, I'll be the one to say it. If your team has to rely on an outside source to "sell" job seekers on your company and/or your job postings - you're in trouble. On the other side of the equation, if you are...

"Dangers of too much collaboration Collaboration technologies at work could be doing more harm to productivity than good, based on research cited by Harvard Business Review. It suggests a high frequency of app usage is driving micro-stress in the workplace, with 49% of participating employees experiencing...

[buzzsprout episode='11888911' player='true'] Asking for a friend. 😇 As we said back in the day: eww, grody. Marc Benioff of Salesforce sent the following Slack message to employees on 12/16: How do we increase the productivity of our employees at salesforce? New employees (hired during the pandemic in 2021 &...

Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay Based on what I've experienced firsthand in the job market - the main proponents of RTO are hiring mangers. Well, and paid corporate shills and a$$hole billionaires, but that's basically a statement of the obvious. We hear all sorts of drivel. It's the...