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It Takes a Lot of Luck For Anyone to Really Win With an Online Job Ad

Here’s a confession: I hate online job ads, because they’re a crappy way to find the best candidates. On the one hand, my recruiter side loves the fact that a smart, well-focused… Get the Rest

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A Lesson From Uber: You Are What Your Culture Says You Are – Like It or Not

Why do so many people think that companies only focus on building strong, positive workplace cultures? The fact is, organizations are ALWAYS building their culture -- whether they mean

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The One Thing It Takes to Be a Real Manager

Although it pains me to say it, I'm somewhat of an expert on passive-aggressive behavior. The good people at Wikipedia describe passive-aggressive behavior as follows: The indirect expression of hostility, such

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Here’s Why Life — and HR — Is So Very Different in the Aloha State

HONOLULU -- It's been 20 years since I've been in Hawaii, but the moment I arrived back in Honolulu last week, it felt like I had never left. My connection

A Sad Reminder That People Don’t Leave Their Companies, They Leave Their Managers

Sometimes, you just need to be reminded of some basic principles of the workplace. Here's one to keep in mind as your organization struggles with recruiting and retention: Employees don't

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Office Holiday Parties? They’re OK, But I’m a Big Fan of the Office Holiday Lunch

We're deep into the holiday season, and nothing gives me pause as much as my fellow FOTer Laurie Ruettimann's recent post on the perils of the office holiday

Want to Foster a Risk-Taking Culture? If So, You Better Be Willing to Deal With a $2 Million Mistake

You've heard managers say it over and over -- "we want our employees to feel they can take risks!" -- yet you wonder how many companies really, truly

Election Day as a Paid Holiday? This Is a Workplace Benefit We Need a Lot More Of

The older I get, the more I find that I treasure one long-standing workplace benefit. Yes, let's hear it for the three day holiday weekend. I'm thrilled anytime I can

Cultural Meltdown: When Values Don’t Match Workers’ Day-to-Day Reality

"If there is one job that I as CEO must do for our team members, customers, communities, and shareholders, it is to be the keeper of our company’s

It’s High Time We Give Up the Ghost on Employee Engagement

Aren't we all sick and tired of employee engagement? I know I am. I've been writing about it for years (here's one from July 2010), and the story never changes. A