A New Job! Transitioning into a new job smoothly

When I decided it was time to find a new job, one of the thoughts in my mind was transition and how much notice to give. Tradition is 2 weeks right? And what can you really do in 2 weeks? For most professional level positions, 2 weeks is not enough time to review the position, …

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#Prosky: How to Encourage Employee Development

As a huge proponent of employee development and education, you wouldn't think I would have a difficult time writing about it. But, if you look, there are lots of posts and ideas around employee development out there, so how could I get this post to stand out? What was a different way to think about …

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Prosky: Communicating Values

I am really enjoying writing for Prosky! In May, I was challenged to write about communicating values. This is something that we have been working on in my office. We struggle, as South Dakotans, there is a certain amount of "we shouldn't have to talk about this" but things are changing, slowly. A strong, healthy …

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Bullying & Harassment at Work: What’s the Difference & Does it Matter?

I recently wrote about my experience in reporting a situation at work. I really feel that situation was bullying and lines are blurred at what needs to be done about bullying in the workplace. I took some time to explore this on Workology as the idea won't leave me: I attended Title IX training where …

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It’s Hard to Speak Up

In light of the #metoo movement, one thing I continue to see is people admonishing victims for not speaking up sooner. It's the ultimate defense: if it was so bad, why didn't you speak up sooner? The thought is that we are all just that comfortable with speaking up against someone higher up or even …

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#HRSocialHour: Innovation in the Workplace

The workplace has been asked to do more with less for a long time now - as long as I've been in the workplace anyway. I think part of it is as we move away from a production-based work environment to a more thought-based work environment, production is harder to quantify, harder to measure. We …

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Prosky: Stop Digging Through Haystacks

As a follow up to my first post on Prosky, I dug a little deeper into how we recruit for positions. I think we need to stop trying to get that HUGE number of candidates so we can weed through 5000 applications hoping to find that right person. When we started advertising for an accountant …

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Prosky: Write Hard & Clear about What Hurts

Very few HR professionals "like" job descriptions, but every last one of us will not hesitate to tell you how necessary they are. However, I don't think we go back far enough when we write the job description or ad. We need to dig into why a position exists and determine if it still meets …

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