When Did Performative Workaholism Become A Lifestyle and Why Isn’t It Sustainable?

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For most of us, Monday morning–and every other weekday morning–starts with moans and groans, rolling out of bed, and a lot of coffee. Others start their day with a workout, an ice mask to reduce that morning puffiness, or a long shower. If you do a little searching, you can even find how the most […]

What Your Company Can Learn From The New Gillette Ad

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Boys will be boys–a phrase we’ve all heard too many times. For years this phrase has been used to explain away aggro behavior that a small number of children exhibit. As if, biologically or naturally, boys are more violent or aggressive because they are male. I’m using “boys” and “children” because that is typically who […]

3 Signs That Your Employee Is About to Jump Ship

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Let me start by saying that GREAT companies and managers do exist—ones that care about their employees and their wellbeing. Unfortunately, that isn’t that case for all employees. Some people end up being just a number and a blank face in their organization, and others fall into the abyss of workplace drama and culture issues. […]

Tailoring Your Interviews to Spot the Imposters

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You were excited and optimistic about your most recent candidate after the phone screen. You even broke into your happy dance because you were that much closer to the light at the end of the talent hunting tunnel. But as these things often do, your tune has changed after the live interview. You are having […]

How to Improve Employee Wellbeing this Winter

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I know I don’t have to tell anybody this, but if you didn’t already know–and feel it–we spend the majority of our lives at work. According to CNN Money, Americans work an average of 34.4 hours per week–longer than their counterparts in the world’s largest economies–and the average full-time-working adult spends 47 hours per week […]

Creating Second Chances: Why You Should Hire Former Convicts

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Imagine, if you will, your most harrowing mistake remaining with you for the rest of your life, open for the public to see. Think back to when you were a kid, a young adult, or just in a bad situation, and that wrong choice never left you, branded on your forehead, forever having this mistake […]

Flipping the Code Switch: 4 Reasons Why We Change Our Communications

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First, as a disclaimer, this is a generalization of why code-switching in the workplace happens. Second, not all code-switching is the same; code-switching varies throughout cultures, ethnicities, genders, generations, and classes. Everyone, at one time or another, has pulled the code-switch–the reasons why it happens are what makes this process so trying and draining on […]

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Office Holiday Party More Inclusive

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Alas, 2018 is finally coming to an end. We’ve made it through some pretty tumultuous times so far, so congratulations on staying focused through that! However, the disarray isn’t over yet. The holiday season can be stressful for everyone on your team–dealing with extended family, shopping, eating, more shopping, more eating; you get the point. […]

I Broke My Back for My Company: A True Story

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Okay, I’ll be up front—I didn’t break my back. I simply severed part of a vertebra. Let me explain. I was your average 19-year-old student home for summer break. With real life looming ahead, I made the same choice many college students make: I got a summer job. I was in the prestigious position of […]

The Giving Season Challenge for Talent Pros

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We have made it to the end of November, and you know what that means…we have officially kicked off the Giving Season. Recently, I was scrolling through my social feeds and happened upon a feel-good article about a homeless man who stood at a busy highway handing out resumes which ultimately resulted in multiple job […]