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Musing On The Candidate Experience… In Parental Recruiting Mode

I have two teenagers… both were gainfully employed last summer.  Which meant I had a summer of bliss.  You know what I mean if you have teenagers. Both did great… Get the Rest

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You Hate Your Job: Welcome to Camp Suck It Up

It's the end of 2014, and I've been traveling for the last week.  There's one trend I've picked up on. A lot of people in my life are generally

Boss Love

Don’t Fall In Love

You've heard the meme before, "people don't leave companies, they leave managers..." right? Sure you have, we all have---it's repeated more times than you can count. Two things about

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Why Leaders Can Take Vacations, Even Us Americans

It's August. Europe is on holiday. I'm just back from a week+ vacation myself. While away, I came across this article explaining why Europeans are better at taking

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You Have So Much Potential

If you were MENSA eligible, would you join the organization? For me, the answer is a resounding NO. The main reason is... it would screw with me, and

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Pay to Quit. Pay to Stay. Or Just Pay Me to Work For An Awesome Boss.

Jeff Bezos, Founder & CEO of Amazon, boldly announced he was cloning the Zappos practice of offering employees money to leave.  He outlined the program in his annual

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Why a Sucker Pay Plan Made Me Hate Teaching

I was a sorta teacher for a few years. While I did my masters, I taught some composition and literature courses. If you have any sort of ego

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Employee Stickiness: 3 Ways to Get the Goo

Loyal.  Faithful.  Devotion. This isn't a post about Kayne and Kim's pending marriage. It is a post about love.  Well... maybe not love but at least stickiness.  What does it

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Basically, My Wife Thinks I Suck At Interviewing

A rare drawback of being with my wife since I was 19 is that she’s now seen me through my “glory years.”  In fact, one of her favorite

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Sackadamus Gives His 2014 Predictions

The Annual Sackadamus FOT Predictions have become legendary, primarily for their uncanny accuracy and for the simple fact no one is willing to go out on such