Posts Categorized: Business and Workplace

Employee Referrals That Matter

If you have friends, colleagues or neighbors who are seeking you out to help get an insider track, here are a few tips to provide an effective referral to your HR staff and/or hiring managers.

Perceptions of Ladies in High Heels

When I was a Human Resources Assistant, my manager always wore heels and a well-rotated collection of suits. She was also extremely professional, action-orientated and a confident public speaker i.e. everything I wasn’t at the time. So I quickly followed her lead and purchased one pair of black, brown & nude heels. I didn’t instantly soak up the demeanor and skills of my manager through those pointy tipped shoes, but I noticed a difference in my performance.

Let’s Get Engaged, Ya’ll

Engagement drives higher-producing teams which then means our organizations will also reap the benefits.

Elephants and Executives

Forgiving and forgetting are rare gifts amongst elephants and executives. Here’s my story of an executive who did not forget.

Baseball, Scrapbooks and Workplace Analogies

Does talking about sports at work, or in a business context, exclude women from key opportunities or decisions as much as it did in the past? Or should we just embrace scrapbooking as the next great workplace analogy?

The Secret World Of Rules

Invisible rules can erode good feelings and camaraderie. Eliminating the invisible makes work and life all much clearer. What can you clear up today?