Tag: OK

Want to Appear Smart at Meetings? Don’t Ask These Questions

Yesterday we discussed questions you should ask during key situations in a business meeting. As we established, asking questions usually makes you a more engaged and appreciated participant. But not all questions are alike. Here are a few questions you need to reconsider before asking:


Tell Workers It’s Okay to Recharge Their Batteries

Have you ever received a battery-operated gift only to discover you didn’t have the batteries required to make it work? If so, you understand the initial excitement that came with the gift and the corresponding disappointment of realizing that without the energy source, the gift was completely useless.

Ask the Expert: Offer Letter for Salaried Employee

I am preparing an offer letter for an exempt position who is working at 80%. Can you let me know if this language is OK?: “In this exempt position, you will be working at a reduced capacity of 80% and your compensation will be $XXX,000.00 annually, payable bi-weekly.”

Being Good Enough Just Isn’t Good Enough

“Be all that you can be.” For years, that was the recruitment slogan used by the U.S. Army in its advertising. I think most of us would say we want to be all that we can be. We unabashedly claim we want to be the BEST. People don’t claim they want to come in second […]

How Different Generations Affect Your Company’s Culture

In yesterday’s Advisor, we explored some of the ways that different generations view ideas. These ideas included success and the ideal workplace environment. Today, we’ll look at six more hotly debated areas of workforce culture. On mobile usage. High school students (66%) are more likely than current workers (52%) to say it is OK to […]

Why Your Career Page Isn’t All That

In yesterday’s Advisor we spoke with Dr. John Sullivan—author, professor, corporate speaker, and advisor—about employment branding topics like alumni programs and internal and external brand development. Today we’ll hear more from him on talent pipelines, and the ever-decreasing value of your website’s job page. Q: Could you share some best practices for maintaining a pipeline […]