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Holiday Reconciliation

You know what’s a terrible idea at home or work? Holiday reconciliation. No holiday season tugs at your heart strings more efficiently than Christmastime, even if you’re not Christian, but here’s the thing about forced peace treaties: any amicable arrangement forged without the hard work of authentic and genuine reconciliation isn’t a treaty at all.…

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2016 Recruiting Trends

I’ve written about 325 articles on 2016 recruiting trends. You will see my work all over the internet during the month of December, but it goes something like this. Trend No. 1: You won’t fill that job quickly. Guess what? Recruiting is hard. Remember that piece of technology that was going to disrupt and disintermediate…

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Jesus, It’s Just a Job

One of my ex-boyfriends asked me why I have so many email addresses. That’s a loaded question. I’ve had a variety of email addresses since college — that’s 1992, folks. It means that everybody in the world knows how to reach me: parents, siblings, friends, professors, student loan debt collectors, former bosses, colleagues and, now,…

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