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  • Holiday Season: 'Tis the Season for Parties - and Job Hunting!
    by Carole Kanchier - December 6, 2016
    Does hiring come to a halt as the holidays approach? Is the Holiday Season a good time to find a new job? Office parties, professional get-togethers, and year-end meetings abound during the Holiday Season. While it may be tempting to put your search on hold, that could put you at a disadvantage. When organizations have a need, they hire regardless of the time of year. As companies complete their financial planning for 20...
  • The New Overtime Rule May Still Be Upon Us: Are You (and Your Employees) Ready?
    by Alexandra Levit - December 6, 2016
    Today was supposed to be the day the Fair Labor Standards Act’s new overtime rule went into effect. But a judge’s injunction issued last week means no change for the tens of thousands of businesses and millions of employees that would have been affected. To catch you up, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rule determines whether employees are eligible or exempt for overtime pay. Exempt employees, beca...
  • Women In the Workplace 2016: Roadblocks to the C-suite
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - December 6, 2016
    If you’re wondering how women are faring overall when it comes to leadership and gender equality in corporate America, the recently released Women In the Workplace 2016 report makes it clear – the answer is not very well. The report is the culmination of research conducted by McKinsey & Company, in partnership with LeanIn.Org, and incorporates: employee pipeline data and HR statistics from one hundred and thirty...
  • Before you jump into the new year, evaluate what you got done this past year
    by Sherri Edwards - December 5, 2016
    We probably all begin a new year with good intentions. Many people make resolutions to lose weight, improve their eating habits or get a new job, to name a few. If these sound like familiar promises you’ve made and ultimately fell short on, then it’s probably a good idea to evaluate what happened. Now is a good time to review your past year and figure out where things went sideways. First, look back and take sto...
  • The Importance Of Work Experience
    by Bob Roth - December 5, 2016
    Students who work as they go through college with internships, part-time and summer jobs give themselves an important advantage in the job market when they graduate. Since not all working students understand how they benefit from their work experiences, it is important for them to think about their jobs as a way to support their career goals. For that to happen, students should understand five factors that improve their odds...
  • Top 10 Holiday Tips for Career Success
    by Ford R. Myers - December 5, 2016
    Every year as the holidays approach, most job-seekers and career changers make the mistake of halting all their efforts. They believe there is no point in pursuing new opportunities during the holidays, and that nobody is making hiring decisions until late January, so “why bother?” Many decide to do absolutely nothing from mid-November to the second or third week in January! Making these kinds of assumptions about...
  • 4 Cover Letter Tips That Will Help You to Stand Out Now
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - December 2, 2016
    Need a few tips and tricks to make writing your next cover letter a little easier? Here are four of my favorite quick tips for creating a cover letter that will help you to stand out to employers right now: START WITH A QUESTION How are you a fit for what the employer needs? Tell the company about the benefits they’ll get should they choose you by asking them a question about what they need—but by writing it...
  • DIY Agile Performance
    by Alexandra Levit - December 2, 2016
    Agile performance management has been adopted by large corporations such as Microsoft, Accenture, and Cargill for over a year. Despite these large companies adopting, an agile approach and seeing positive results, SilkRoad’s The State of Talent Management Report has found that 84% of businesses are not agile and only 15% are moving towards an agile performance system this year. According to our report changes in perform...
  • The Top 5 Signs You Should Say 'Yes' To This New Direction And Not Walk Away
    by Kathy Caprino - December 2, 2016
    One of the most common and crushing dilemmas that professionals of all levels share with me every week goes something like this: “Kathy, I’m feeling paralyzed and so confused. I have a number of options in front of me, but I just can’t figure out what to do. How can I reliably determine if I should take this new job (or interview, or role), or if I should just walk away? How can I know it’s the right...
  • Do You Have A Great Boss? Are You One?
    by Georgia Adamson - December 1, 2016
    You might be working for a really good company and happy with everything–EXCEPT your boss. If he/she is not even a good boss, let alone a great one, your work environment is probably what we call toxic. More than likely, you want out! How to Tell if You Have a really Bad Boss For the most part, this one is easy. Your boss makes life miserable for you from the time you arrive in the morning until you leave at night&...