Forget their Weaknesses, Improve their Strengths to gain.

I just finished reading a Harvard Business Review Tip of the Day, Adapted from “How to Gain Credibility When You Have Little Experience,” by Andy Molinksy and Jake Newfield. These authors say that if you are young and new to the job you should “Start earning your colleagues’ respect by conveying the value you bring. …

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What do Clowns, Freedom of Speech and Facebook have in common?

  I wrote about this topic just last week, but came across a situation that turns out to be a perfect example of my post on protected speech. Here is what clowns, freedom of speech and Facebook have in common. The situation Attorney Lee Tankle, of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, described in his article …

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What Can You Ask about an FMLA Medical Certification?

  In a recent class one of the topics we covered was the Family and Medical Leave Act. We all agreed that one of the difficulties of dealing with the FMLA (among many) is getting additional information in order to make an informed decision on a requested leave due to the employee’s personal medical condition. …

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Is a LIKE on Facebook Protected Speech?

  Social media use has attracted a great deal of attention in the last several years. It continues to be a focal point of regulatory and judicial activity that does not seem likely to slow down. A recent court case gives us further input on the question of whether a Facebook LIKE is protected speech. …

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Shocking News? Young Employees Most Likely To Leave Jobs

A study by Mercer, as reported by SHRM, showed that younger workers are more likely to leave their jobs than older workers. According to the article “The consulting firm, which found employee loyalty eroding in general, said workers ages 16 to 24 globally were an average of 10 percentage points more likely than the overall …

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