How HR Should Handle the Return to Work

You’re going back to work.  Don’t believe me? Okay, maybe you have a progressive CEO, and your work-from-home days aren’t numbered. Still, your friends and neighbors will head back to the office once vaccines are available to children ages 12-15 and mask mandates are lifted in your municipality.  Why are corporations reverting to pre-pandemic work…

Hire Them Back: Get Women Back to Work ASAP

Did you know that 2.5 million women in America have left the workforce since the beginning of the pandemic? Perhaps one of your friends or family members left work due to the coronavirus. Maybe it’s you. This past February, Vice President Kamala Harris warned that the rapid departure set women back for decades. Speaking to…

25 Books to Gift this Holiday Season

Looking for a terrific holiday gift for a colleague?    The best gifts are books, and I’m thrilled to recommend these 25 books for any friend, family member, colleague, or mentee who is ready to take control of their career.   1. “Career Rehab” by Kanika Tolver Kanika wrote “Career Rehab” for you—someone who doesn’t…

I Hate Working Too

You keep saying, “I hate working. Work sucks. How can I make it better?” Psychologists, philosophers and poets believe life is more meaningful and enjoyable when you lean into passion, purpose and prosperity. If you feel something in your bones and commit to pursuing it, you will be rewarded. I think that’s mostly garbage. I’ve…

Everyone Needs a Resume

We all need a resume. No, LinkedIn doesn’t count.  One in four Americans is now looking for work. You do not want to be left behind because you didn’t have a resume ready. Seven years ago, I learned this hard lesson while working as a small business owner and consultant.  You see, I always acquired…

How to Look for Your Next Job

Unemployment has reached an unprecedented high of 14.7% in the US and is expected to skyrocket to 25% or more. With a quarter of our workforce unemployed, you or someone you know is likely looking for a job. Looking for a job isn’t how it used to be ten years ago. Here are four tips…

How to Approach Layoffs at Your Organization

The coronavirus has triggered unprecedented layoffs around the globe. On the week of April 4th, 2020, unemployment claims in the US reached 6.6 million. And as the economic ramifications of the global shutdown echo for the rest of the year, organizations will continue to pare down their employees to fit their budgetary needs. You might…

A New Form of Privilege

COVID-19 is ushering in a new form of privilege.   There are four adults in my home. We have five vehicles.  Late Wednesday night, I was driving home, sitting at a stoplight, and a bus came through the intersection. The header on the front of the bus said: “Essential Travel Only.”  On the bus, there…