Take Planning Your Career to the Next Step

Common Questions in Planning Your Career

You plan your holiday meals; you plan your vacation; you plan your grocery shopping. But do you take planning your career seriously? If you haven’t made a plan for what you’d like to be doing in the next five years, the next ten years, or by the end of your career, you may be missing […]

Ten Ways to Deal with Difficult Co-workers and a Terrible Work Environment

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“If life give you lemons, keep them. Because hey, free lemons.” If you’ve been reading my posts on Workology, you might accuse me of being a Pollyanna. You know that annoying co-worker who always looks on the bright side of life? The one who tells you to take a problem to your boss when your […]

Funnel Vision: Viewing the ATS from a Candidate’s POV

What to Look for in Applicant Tracking Systems

If you’re an HR professional, I suspect you’re tired of hearing terrible candidate experience stories. If you’re a candidate, you read these stories nodding your head. Almost every one of these terrible candidate experience stories prominently features a terrible applicant tracking system (ATS). Candidate Experience or Applicant Experience? The problem with ATSs is that they […]

How to Handle and Prepare for Difficult Conversations at Work

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A few years back, I had talked myself into a bad situation at work. I was unhappy in a vital role, so I told my boss. They listened to me and moved me into a different role – a role I thought I would really like. Unfortunately, the economy was tough at the time and […]

Avoiding Office Injuries: Keeping Workers Safe and Saving Money

How Safety Impacts Work Incidents

How Safety Impacts Work Incidents “Wow. I’m going to be working in an office. How dangerous can this job be?” I thought as my current employer asked me about how I approach safety in my second interview. I was dead wrong. According to Liberty Mutual’s Workplace Safety Index for 2011, virtually all of the workplace […]

Five Tips for Winning at Office Politics

Thriving and Surviving Amongst Office Politics

Thriving and Surviving Amongst Office Politics I’m tired of hearing people complain about “office politics.” Sure, nobody likes the office suck-up, the liar, the manipulator, or the guy who takes credit for work he didn’t do. Those people aren’t “playing office politics.” Those people are being jerks, and nobody likes them. Wherever there are two […]