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    Only Hiring Beautiful Job Seekers?

    Only Hiring Beautiful Job Seekers?
    We’ve all probably heard it before — if you’re attractive you’re more likely to get the gig. Most of us tend to disregard this assumption and emphasize the importance of skills, experience and drive. If beauty trumped all, we think, then the world would be doomed. A civilized society focuses on good character not good looks, right? But what if we ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Is Your Professional Attire Hurting Your Career?

    Is Your Professional Attire Hurting Your Career?
    Professional attire: just how important is it to your career? While you ponder that question, let me tell you a story: Several years ago, a woman I know who frequently publishes in her field wrote an article that was particularly well received by her peers. As a result, she received several speaking invitations. Since each of the offers included an honorarium, ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Career Horoscopes For APRIL

    Career Horoscopes For APRIL
    Click on your sign to find out what's in store for you this month! ARIES March 21-April 19 TAURUS April 20-May 20 GEMINI May 21-June 21 CANCER June 22-July 22 LEO July 23-August 22 VIRGO August 23-September 22 LIBRA September 23-October 22 SCORPIO October 23 – November 21 SAGITTARIUS November 22-December 21 CAPRICORN December 22-January 19 AQUARIUS January 20-February 18 PISCES ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Fired for Not Wearing Make-Up — Fair Or Not?

    There's needing makeup, and there's needing makeup ... to keep your job San Diego waitress Shenoa Vild refused to wear make-up to work – so she was canned. Her restaurant had recently changed ownership, going from a casual, surf-inspired eatery called Trophy’s, to the more upscale Oliver. Her all natural, beach-girl image was allegedly no longer appreciated by management. She ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Don't List Basic Computer Skills On a Resume

    Don't List Basic Computer Skills On a Resume
    A reader writes: Is it really necessary to list computer skills on a resume? Shouldn't basic skills be assumed at this point in history? I'm great with Microsoft Office and I know Macs and a couple of other miscellaneous programs, but I don't know Photoshop or Dreamweaver or HTML or anything specialized. And my most recent position is "Administrative Assistant," so ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    25 HR Approved Office Party Ideas

    It's that time of the year again… the holidays. It doesn't matter what you're celebrating; there's no excuse needed to throw a fabulous office bash. Let HRPeople help you find ideas for office games, themes and activities. There's something in here for every occasion! Break out the champagne and join us for these 25 party tips and ideas that will ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Leadership Lessons from Undercover Boss: Episode 1

    Leadership Lessons from Undercover Boss: Episode 1
    The first episode of CBS’s new reality show “Undercover Boss” aired Sunday night right after the Superbowl. For those of you that may not have heard, each week the show will feature a CEO that goes “undercover” to find out what everyday life is really like within their own companies. What a perfect opportunity for Great Leadership lessons and advice! Each ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Is Positive Psychology The Answer to Employee Engagement and Improved Performance?

    Is Positive Psychology The Answer to Employee Engagement and Improved Performance?
    Positive psychology suggests that by focusing on people’s strenghths rather than on their development needs we can transform wellness at work and as a consequence improve organisational performance. Positive Psychology is the emerging field of the study of optimal human functioning. It is a term first used by Martin Seligman in his presidential address to the American Psychological Association in 1998 ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    AT&T to Cut 12,000 Jobs, 4 Percent of Staff

    AT&T to Cut 12,000 Jobs, 4 Percent of Staff
    AT&T Inc. joined the recession's parade of layoffs Thursday by announcing plans to cut 12,000 jobs, about 4 percent of its work force. The Dallas-based telecommunications company — the nation's largest — said the job cuts will take place this month and throughout 2009. The company also plans to reduce capital spending next year. Spokesman Walt Sharp said the layoffs will ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: -1
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    The Key to Finding Minority Leaders

    The Key to Finding Minority Leaders
    Oct. 24--Many Boulder city officials, past and present, agree that more needs to be done to recruit Hispanics, Latinos and other minorities into local government. Realizing that finding and providing leadership opportunities to those underrepresented groups has been difficult over the years, there's a renewed push at the city and county levels to reach out to potential minority leaders. [widget:hrpeoples_layoff_survival_kit] The ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Beware of Scams in the Job Hunt

    Beware of Scams in the Job Hunt
    In depressed job markets, where job hunters vastly outnumber job openings, there are people who try to profit at desperate job hunters' expense. There are "headhunters" who charge for access to a "hidden job market." There are Web pages that charge searchers to see "top-dollar" job opportunities. There are scam artists who present job offers that are attempts to steal your ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    My Favorite Interview Question

    My Favorite Interview Question
    Years ago I found an interview question that I really liked. One that told me a lot about candidates. I forget how I discovered it, but once I did I’ve been using it ever since. The question is: Tell me about a time you had to work with someone you did not personally like. I think one of the reasons it’s a great question ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Agriprocessors HR Employees Indicted

    Agriprocessors HR Employees Indicted
    CEDAR RAPIDS — The two Agriprocessors, Inc. human resources employees charged last week were indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in U.S. District Court. Laura Althouse, 38 of Postville, was charged with aiding and abetting document fraud and aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft. Laura Freund, 29, of Fayette, was charged with harboring and aiding and abetting the harboring of ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    New Jobless Claims Drop Unexpectantly

    New Jobless Claims Drop Unexpectantly
    New claims for jobless benefits fell unexpectedly last week but the number of people continuing to receive government aid reached a 26-year high and large companies announced more job cuts Thursday. The Labor Department reported that initial claims for unemployment insurance dropped to a seasonally adjusted 509,000, from an upwardly revised figure of 530,000 for the previous week. That was significantly ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Inspiration in Times of Adversity

    Inspiration in Times of Adversity
    Much of my coaching and training work over the years can be summarized in a couple of words: “psychology” and “relationships”….I’m over simplifying it, but I’ve seen lives change and careers skyrocket based on one’s predominant thoughts (i.e. psychology…confidence/inspiration) and the strength of one’s relationships - how we relate to others and they relate to us. How can we use ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Traditions Keep African Women Oppressed

    Traditions Keep African Women Oppressed
    LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo -- Simone Maganga still feels deep shame when she recalls how, after her husband died, she was obliged to have sex with his younger brother in order to put the deceased's spirit to rest. "In order to remove your husband's dead body from your body, you must sleep with his little brother," said Maganga, a member ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Being a "High Potential"

    Being a "High Potential"
    We make a lot of assumptions about “high potentials”, such as: - They should be told that they are high potential - They should not be told - Their status should be informally implied - If you tell them, it will be a motivator - If you tell them, they’ll become more of a retention risk - If you tell them, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Relationship Hurting Your Career?

    Relationship Hurting Your Career?
    No one ever said managing a career as an HR professional was easy. Throw a relationship into the mix and you’ve got career suicide, right? Wrong. While we’d all love to forgo a day of work in exchange for a fun-filled day with our significant other, having a strong relationship doesn’t mean your occupational goals have to suffer. It’s quite the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Social Security Benefits Take Big Jump

    Social Security Benefits Take Big Jump
    Social Security benefits for 50 million people are expected to go up next year by the largest amount in more than a quarter-century. The new cost-of-living increase, to be announced Thursday by the Social Security Administration, is expected to be above 5.5 percent. That would make it the largest increase since a 7.4 percent jump in 1982. The increase for 2008 ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Couples Staying Together Because of Poor Economy

    Couples Staying Together Because of Poor Economy
    Running into your ex is almost always awkward and stressful. David Snyder and Nancy Partridge deal with it nearly every day. The Denver couple divorced after six years of marriage but have been forced to live together for months because they can't sell their place or afford to set up separate households in this slumping economy. Snyder gets the master bedroom, ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?