Merit Talks: Tis the Season

It’s nearing the holiday season; spirits are bright and you have to tell your star employee that they’re getting an increase that is lower than what they want. If you’re being honest with yourself, it’s lower than what you want …

Guiding Discussions About Talent Markets

The quest to understand how businesses are competing in the market for jobs would be a lot easier if you had a crystal ball. It is no easy feat to understand the invisible influencers that impact what you should pay …

5 good reasons not to undercut that new hire

It sounds nuts to suggest that any manager would willingly undercut her brand new hire. Talent acquisition is expensive and time consuming, and besides, what manager doesn’t relish the idea of getting a good person on board and leaving him …

Your new manager is a dud. Now what?

If it’s been said once, it’s been said a thousand times—too often employees are promoted into management because they possess quality technical skills—not because they’ve demonstrated leadership ability. The end result? Lots of managers who aren’t very good at …

6 easy steps to being the HR pro everybody trusts

Many, many employees don’t trust HR. That’s a fact.

Whenever I read an article about workplace bullying, toxic bosses, unethical workplace practices, or some other related topic, and the writer recommends the worker appeal to HR for help, the comments …

Good Bosses vs. Bad Bosses

Want to Be a Better Boss? Good Advice for Success

I recently had the chance to participate in a virtual mentoring program through my alma mater. I was responsible for serving as a mentor coordinator and reviewing the exchanges between …