It’s the Great Resignation, Charlie Brown!

In “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” Linus spends the entire show in the pumpkin patch, waiting for the Great Pumpkin to show up. He believes that because he has the “most sincere” pumpkin patch, the Great Pumpkin will simply show up and deliver toys. Now, I don’t know if there was any campaigning or …

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Just Because You Can Do Something, Does It Mean You Should?

6 questions to ask yourself to determine if your positions can be done remotely. For years, the pervading attitude was that work was to be completed in a central location, with central supplies. People may have wondered why they needed to complete their work at this one location, but most didn’t question it. Work was …

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Recruiting Virtually is Here to Stay

In things I never thought would happen in my lifetime, working through a pandemic is probably towards the top of that list. And, like many of you, I didn’t think we would still be dealing with it almost 2 years after it first started. Most of us pivoted, quickly, to adjust systems and processes to …

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The Best Defense is a Good Offense

I originally published this post with Procurious. “The best defense is a good offense.” No doubt you’ve heard this phrase. It’s been attributed to many different leaders, Michael Jordan, Knute Rockne, George Washington. But it’s an adage that’s just as old as war. This idea is also shared in business. Get out ahead of the …

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5 Ways To Make Yourself Indispensable at Work

I first published this post for Procurious. Indispensable. I’ve never been a big fan of that word, particularly when talking about the workplace. Indispensable employees can never take uninterrupted time off. Indispensable employees don’t move into new roles. When indispensable employees leave, we try to find their duplicate who can “hit the ground running” so …

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Recruiter Games: a Procurious Post

Photo of character Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games movie If you have ever played a game with a small child, you know it can be frustrating because they seem to change the rules halfway through. My daughter is always making up new cards for Uno [she wanted to create a card that made us switch hands …

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