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Photo by Drahomír Posteby-Mach on Unsplash. Recently, there was an article on LinkedIn titled, "Sometimes a job is just a job," which you can find here: https://www.linkedin.com/news/story/sometimes-a-job-is-just-a-job-5250804/ Umm, yeah. Duh. With my parents' and grandparents' generations, it definitely seemed that you swore some kind of loyalty to a...

[buzzsprout episode='10111549' player='true'] Finally, some companies are reevaluating their hiring processes and trying to eliminate needless steps in order to find people amidst The Great Resignation. 🙌 So what is second chance hiring? Key topics: ✔️ Is that the same thing as "boomerang hiring" and inviting a former...

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...