| Employment Notebook - The Effects and Perceptions of Crying at Work
by Anna Ranieri and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
Many places of work can bring about an array of emotions on each end of the scale, and yet it's always been taboo to actually break down and cry in a vast majority of cases. Career counselor and executive coach, Anna Ranieri, joins Tim Muma to discuss the different reasons an employee might cry at the office, and what impact that can have. Anna looks at gender differences, the perspective of colleagues versus management, and w...
| Technically Speaking - Company Big Data, Security and Informational Safety
by Charles Morgan and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
It's no secret that with all the information and technological advances in our society, that individuals and businesses alike are constantly in danger of having their private data stolen. Acxiom founder Charles Morgan, current CEO of PrivacyStar and author of "Matters of Life and Data," brings his unmatched experiences in the world of tech to discuss the concerns of data, security and safety in the information age. Charles exp...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Myth vs. Reality: Effective Management
by Joseph Lucco and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
It's another edition of Myth vs. Reality where we take common phrases or beliefs about specific topics to have our guests determine if they're true or false. When people move into a managerial role, there is often a difficult transition in learning to effectively manage individuals and projects. Joseph Lucco, a consultant for ClearPoint Strategy, breaks down the thoughts and strategies we often hear related to management. Jose...
| Technically Speaking - Instacart and the On-Demand Community
by Mathew Caldwell and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
The speed and convenience of technology has created a growing on-demand community, where you can get things when it you want them. Instacart looks to make that available when it comes to grocery shopping, and still allow you to buy from your favorite local stores. Matthew Caldwell, head of talent at Instacart, talks to Tim Muma about the goals of Instacart in the on-demand world. Matthew also describes how the company's cultur...
What Can Football Teach Us About Managing Millennials?
by Lindsey Pollak - Sep, 2015
Sports metaphors have always invaded the business world: We “throw Hail Marys” and “make game-day decisions.” And, as a new football season kicks off, the connection between business and sports is everywhere. I’ve taken particular notice this year because football teams have started to talk about the ways they’re adapting their tactics for a new generation of millennial players. No matter which team you’re cheering for this...
Great Leaders Manage Perceptions
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Sep, 2015
How Great Leaders Manage Perceptions “You can influence people’s perceptions of you by playing to their needs. Once you understand how to make other people feel comfortable with you, you’ve won their approval.” —Corporate marketing consultant Camille Lavington, You’ve Only Got Three Seconds (Main Street Books, 1998) Even at the highest levels of government and business, leaders struggle to communicate their intentions. M...
You Can Become More at Ease With Criticism of Your Work
by Beverly Jones - Sep, 2015
You Can Become More at Ease With Criticism of Your Work During my first coaching session with "Jodie," a talented scientist, she expressed frustration about not getting the challenging assignments she thought she deserved. She theorized that she might be a victim of gender discrimination. Or perhaps she wasn't respected because her Ph.D. was from a university some regarded as second tier. I heard a different story when,...
by Local JobNetwork™ - Sep, 2015
When the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) opens an affirmative action compliance review, it sends an organization a “scheduling letter.” The scheduling letter includes an itemized listing that requests particular statistical reports and narrative items that must be included in the information submitted to OFCCP. In October 2014, the itemized listing underwent dramatic cha...
Big Brother is Watching: How Tight a Rein Should You Keep on Your Employees?
by Alexandra Levit - Aug, 2015
Last summer, I wrote about a Rackspace/University of London study that assessed productivity levels in 120 employees outfitted with wearable monitoring technology. The participants were equipped with one of the three devices – the GENEActiv high-velocity accelerometer wristband, which measures movement and activity; the NeuroSky Mindwave portable biosensor EEG, which monitors brain activity; and the LUMOback posture and activi...
15 Occasions to Recognize Employees
by Mary G. White - Aug, 2015
It’s a basic fact that providing recognition for employees is a great way to boost employee morale and engagement, as well as to encourage employee loyalty. Unfortunately, things can get so hectic in the workplace that managers and HR professionals sometimes miss out on chances to recognize team members for the great things they do. It’s important to always be on the lookout for opportunities to recognize team members! 15 G...
9 Keys to Cultivating Influence for Professional Success
by Mary G. White - Aug, 2015
You don’t have to be a boss to be an influential person within your company or profession. Whether or not other people see you as an individual has a lot with how you conduct yourself in the workplace. Knowledgeable individuals who focus on building positive workplace relationships built on respect and credibility are the ones most likely to have the ability to influence others. 9 Important Keys to Cultivating Influence...
How to Be a Better Leader than a Robot
by Alexandra Levit - Aug, 2015
Edward Hess, a professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and the author of the new book Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization, says that artificial intelligence is the most significant human invention since fire. We’ve known for some time that AI is quickly replacing rote human tasks, but as technology becomes more sophisticated, traditional “white collar”...
The Raise Rules: 5 Rules for Getting the Raise You Deserve
by Michelle Kerrigan - Aug, 2015
Recently, I was asked, “I’ve been in my company for 13 years, and feel I deserve a raise for that. How do I approach my boss?” Over the course of my career, I’ve been on both sides of the desk regarding salary increases. So, I thought I’d share my perspective along with 5 tips to help you become more confident and successful in asking for—and getting—what you want throughout your career. Behold the Raise Rules, beginning...
How to Bounce Back, and Even Forge Ahead, After a Poor Decision
by Beverly Jones - Aug, 2015
"Tony" was the CEO of a large medical technology company, and "Sarah" led one of the company's research and development units. Sarah had teams exploring a variety of tools for delivering more effective patient care. Personally, she was particularly interested in devices addressing cardiac disease because she had friends and family members with heart problems. Sarah sent Tony a detailed proposal for an innovative device wit...
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