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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Complaints

Everyone has complaints. I'm going to wager that no one has the perfect life so that's why I'm confident with that statement. Most people like to vent about these complaints. And there are a variety of schools of thought on venting. I love Cy Wakeman and she counsels against venting. We need/want to be more …

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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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