Category Archives: Human Resources

Teaming up for the Veterans

I am really proud to be associated with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell – where the university is ranked as a top school for veterans. The university actively engages with veterans to ensure that they receive all the benefits … Continue reading

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Gender Bias – The Flinch Factor

When flicking through channels, I find that I am always willing to pause on Alan Alda’s skinny grin, especially when he’s gaming with university scientists.  The Brains on Trial episode I happened on wanted to answer the question:  “Can we … Continue reading

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Hiring Veterans Requires More Than Patriotism

  WHY??????   CHECK THESE FACTS Employment Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Release 2014 In 2013, 21.4 million men and women or 9% of the civilian noninstitutional population were veterans.  Nearly one quarter of these veterans served during Gulf Era … Continue reading

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Hiring Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities 2014

ATTENTION FEDERAL CONTRACTORS: VETERANS The OFCCP issued a final rule for VEVRAA – effecting affirmative action for veterans that impacts all federal contractors.  Labor data for the 2.6 million veterans in 2012 indicated that the unemployment rates for the veterans … Continue reading

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21st Century Managers: Guiding Stars

True Story of an Unguided Star   There was once a bright graduate from Syracuse University who found a full time job with a Name Company in the midwest. Imagine her disappointment to discover that her job required none of her … Continue reading

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The HR Interview – Reversed Roles

Recently, my brother, Dennis,  marathon-interviewed at a company in Maine — you know those 8-in-the-morning-till-3-in-the-afternoon talkathons.  When he met with the HR Director, he was in for a surprise.  The Director reversed the roles.  First, he briefed Dennis on his … Continue reading

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Employee development – Day One – Discretionary skills

DAY ONE  I tell my college students that whatever their level of skills may be is okay by me.   My role is to help them:  identify and build on their strengths, improve their thinking skills,  and gain confidence in their … Continue reading

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