Tag: career

Increase HIPOs’ Risk and Reward, But Beware Discrimination

Yesterday’s Advisor offered tips for handling the difficult situation in which high potential (HIPO) employees low on the career ladder are antsy because Boomers won’t retire. Today, more tips, plus an introduction to the unique guide just for HR “Lone Rangers”—the one-person HR departments. Here are some more tips for managing HIPO employees: Increase risk […]

My Boomers Aren’t Retiring—How Can I Keep HIPOs Engaged?

Yesterday’s Advisor offered tips for handling the difficult situation in which high potential (HIPO) employees low on the career ladder are antsy because Boomers won’t retire. Today, more tips, plus an introduction to the unique guide just for HR “Lone Rangers”—the one-person HR departments. Here are some more tips for managing HIPO employees: Increase risk […]

Free Report Friday: 2014 Tech Salary Survey Results

More technology professionals in the U.S. enjoyed merit raises over the last year, driving average salaries up in 2013. Average U.S. tech salaries increased nearly three percent to $87,811 in 2013, up from $85,619 the previous year.

Fleeting Fame Finds ‘Celebs’ Back at Work

As they say, fame is fleeting.  Just ask these former celebrities who are back on the job in the real, not reel, working world, reports Yahoo Celebrity. Former “Hairspray” star and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Nikki Blonsky has earned a cosmetology license and is working at a salon in Long Island as a make-up […]

Appraisals—Worth Doing Right (Yes, It’s Possible)

In a yesterday’s Advisor, BLR Legal Editor Holly Jones, JD, explored why the performance review has become so unpopular. Today, her practical advice on making your performance reviews more meaningful, plus an introduction to a unique guide just for smaller—or even one-person—HR departments. No Surprises, Please One of the most-cited problems with performance appraisals is […]

The 9 Things NOT to Include in Your Documentation

In yesterday’s Advisor, we covered Attorney Franck Wobst’s key things to include in documentation. Today, things not to include, plus an introduction to a timely BLR Bootcamp on performance management. Do not include the following in your documentation, says Wobst: Personal opinions. Rumors or speculation about the employee’s personal life. Theories about why the employee […]

What is a Succession Plan and Why Should You Have One?

Succession planning is an often-overlooked yet important aspect of talent management. What happens when a high-performing employee, or even an executive, leaves the company? Who moves into that role? What is lost during the transition when no one is in line to move immediately into place? This is the rationale for succession planning – to […]

Most Workers Feel ‘Off-Course’ in Current Job

A majority of working Americans consider their current job “off-course,” according to a new poll. Depending on your company, this could be a sign of dangerous waters ahead. The poll, conducted by Monster.com, reveals that more than 56 percent of respondents consider their current job “not on course at all” with their career visions. For […]

Mariano Rivera—Nothing But Class

If you want a lesson on how to compete and succeed, look no further than Mariano Rivera, says business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald. If you want a role model for handling success with grace and class, look no further than Mariano Rivera. Dan Oswald, CEO of BLR®, offered his thoughts on what leaders can […]

Which Industries Lead to Love?

Could the industry you work in help you find a date? According to a new CareerBuilder® survey, 39 percent of workers said they have dated a coworker at least once over the course of their career. Seventeen percent reported dating coworkers at least twice.