Compliance = Organizational Cat Herding

May 28, 2015

Here’s how to get your team on-board! You know the drill. You’ve got a compliance-based training event that has to be completed by a certain date to satisfy the powers that be (and avoid some serious fines or really bad PR). Whether it’s involving harassment, regulatory mandates (Sarbanes-Oxley, anyone?!?) or general safety training – you…

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ICYMI: Don’t forget to take vacation

May 22, 2015

In case you missed it (ICYMI) Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner. The pools are open, the weather is warmer, the days are longer and summer is almost here! With all the excitement and plans for a busy, relaxing and active summer, many people struggle with the fear of taking time off.  …

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ICYMI: The realities of unpaid overtime, the aging workforce and HR

May 15, 2015

Well, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming! In case you missed it (ICYMI) millennials took over the American workforce this week. According to Pew Research, for the first time, those kids aged 18 to 34, are now the largest segment of the workforce. But enough about millennials, let’s go through this week’s trending…

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10 Best Productivity Apps to Help You Organize Your Workday

May 13, 2015

We all know that our day-to-day jobs can often feel overwhelming. Between managing to-dos, attending meetings and conference calls, tracking expenses, and doing the always-delightful (*heavy sarcasm*) inbox sweep, it can often seem like we never have time to actually get things done. Our smartphones seem to only add to the noise, with endless push…

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The Great HR and L&D Bucket List

May 6, 2015

10 great things every pro should know (and how to do them without feeling like a tourist!) I was standing in line at my local supermarket over the weekend and noticed a cover of Washingtonian Magazine titled, “The Great Washington Bucket List.” The issue offered a rundown of the cool, hip things to do in…

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#ICYMI: How to break out of your shell and take hold of your career

May 1, 2015

It’s been a crazy week, to say the least. Luckily, we’ve had our ear to the ground pulling together a list of must-read articles. In case you missed it (ICYMI), here is the skinny on this week’s headlines featuring eyebrow raising workplace trends and meaningful career advice. Who runs the business world? Introverts. Well, at…

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#ICYMI: A Viral Lesson in Humanity, Creative Thinking and More!

April 24, 2015

In case you missed it (ICYMI), here’s the low down on the articles and stories that had everyone talking this week!   #IWishMyManagerKnew Last week a third grade teacher’s attempts to get to know her students better went viral. The students come from low-income families and their teacher, Kyle Schwarts, wanted to understand their struggles,…

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Life Hacks: 7 Memory Retention Tips

April 21, 2015

This morning I made a pot of coffee and forgot to put the pot back on the burner. Naturally I didn’t notice until coffee came pouring down onto my countertop and eventually, my floor. My auto-pilot routine failed me. As I was mopping up the coffee, I thought, “How on Earth did I forget to…

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#ICYMI: What you really look like lying to your boss about a job interview

April 17, 2015

In case you missed it (ICYMI) is back with a collection of articles from around the web offering career and workplace insights, advice and humor! Enjoy.   Lying to your boss: If you start calling out sick, scheduling a series of dentist appointments in the middle of the day, and showing up to work in…

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Tough week. Tough team.

April 14, 2015

I am not going to lie, last week at work was tough. We had a lot of deadlines and a lot of issues we had no control over. That being said, I am fortunate to work with a group of hard-working, dedicated and smart people who not only see the glass half full but are…

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