By Md Anisur Rahman

Career / Career Development - 6 hours ago

Recruiting Challenges: People and Process Are the Answer

Organizations continue to be focused on finding the best talent. Even organizations that have recently announced layoffs and reorganizations are still focused on hiring, engaging, and retaining the best talent. Any time an organization hires someone – even one person – they want that person to be t...

HR / General - 19 hours ago

update: my bombastic coworker is pushing me over the edge

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. I’ve just gone through all the updates that came in, and we have a TON. So starting today, prepare yourself for a flood of updates — multipl...

HR / General - 1 day ago

Study: The Surprising Thing Holding Women Back

I worked for Burger King for about 18 months during and after high school. I quit at the end of the summer to go away to college. When I returned to my hometown following my freshman year of college, in need of a summer job, I didn’t even think of returning to Burger King. Why? I was terrified...

HR / General - 1 day ago

weekend free-for-all – December 8-9, 2018

This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. (This one is truly no work and no school.) Book Recommendation of the Week: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret, by Craig Brown. I love  a good malcontent, and she was that. This b...

HR / General - 1 day ago

3 Forces That Are Shaping the Future of Work

A significant shift is transforming today’s corporate landscape. The gig economy and technological advances are reshaping the workplace in ways that have significant ramifications for human capital and talent management. Flexible independent work provides increasingly attractive and viable car...

HR / General - 1 day ago

Keynote Speaking: Scarcity and Abundance Mindset

I only hang out with badass women who ask tough questions about the status quo. Earlier this week, I talked to Katie Augsburger. Based in Portland, she is a hands-on HR professional with demonstrated success in leadership and employee development, organizational design, change management, strategic...

HR / General - 2 days ago

open thread – December 7-8, 2018

It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. * If you submitted a questi...

HR / General - 2 days ago

5 Steps to Managing Your Benefits Program Like a Business

For the average organization, employee benefits can consume up to 30% of payroll. This spend is one of the largest on a company’s income statement. Yet, this area is often the least aligned with organizational objectives. Put simply, benefits are often not managed like a business. That doesn’t mean...

HR / HR Tech - 2 days ago

Technology’s impact on knowledge management

The future of work is being shaped by three key forces. As technological advances of cognitive AI, machine learning, and everything-as-a-service become more integrated into the fabric of business the very nature of the workforce, work and workplace are rapidly evolving. It is enabling a new generati...

HR / General - 2 days ago

The Best Office Secret Santa Idea Ever (Throwback Friday)

Office holiday gift exchanges are designed to be fun, but in the end, you often end up buying something someone else doesn’t like, need, or want and receiving something you don’t like, need, or want. We keep doing it in the name of “fun.” Many offices have adopted a “...

HR / HR Tech - 2 days ago

Why Consumer Confidence Should Be a Priority for Your Small Business

You may have heard some chatter about consumer confidence. Not surprising, since it’s an important topic for small business owners, economists, and politicians. Why should you care about it? Read on to find out. What is consumer confidence? Consumer confidence is a statistical measurement that capt...