Should Employers & Professionals Identify as Being Republicans or Democrats?

In an ideal world all companies would be politically impartial – places where employees could speak freely about their political leanings, or not at all. For much of recent history the prevailing wisdom of workplace etiquette regarding politics was for employees to be smart about when and how they disclosed their political beliefs. Self-awareness meant… Read More

3 Ways to Empower Your Job References and Advance Your Career

By the time a job seeker receives a request to provide contact information for professional references, 95 percent of the interview process has been successfully navigated. It’s exciting. What began with a cover letter and resume and then proceeded to phone interviews and face-to-face interviews with individuals or even panels of people, has now reached… Read More

HR Brands Are Being Undermined by Archaic Online Applications

In an earlier post we discussed how every HR department is a boutique branding firm. For job seekers, HR experiences are personal and emotional, and there is no more powerful form of advertising than word of mouth. Oftentimes, however, HR departments find themselves doing damage control for their employers who make stupid mistakes – like… Read More