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Job Market is Jacked Up

My HR and recruiting brethren are flummoxed. The biggest problem with the job market isn’t stagnant wages or a crisis in leadership. It’s that candidates are ghosting right now. Ghosting! Like we’re teenagers! Corporate leaders tell me it’s impossible to find capable people to fill open job requisitions or even show up for interviews. When…

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F@%k It Friday: Over at Patreon

I’ve got a nice little community at Patreon where we’re building the future of Let’s Fix Work while also having a little fun. This week, we’re talking about taking the day off. I’m still in my pajamas. It’s glorious. We’d love you to join our crew. Any contribution opens the door to conversations about the…

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On Feedback & Being Myself

I’m known for giving direct feedback and advice. Doesn’t always feel good to hear it. However, if you ask for my thoughts, I’m not gonna waste your time. On the other hand, I don’t take feedback very well unless it comes from people who hate me or rivals. Neither constituency has a vested interest in…

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The Internet is Pretty Great

The world is small and good. Social media and the internet is pretty great. Years ago, my husband worked for Monsanto/Searle/Pharmacia. He made drugs. The entity was acquired by Pfizer, so we moved to Kalamazoo for his career. I also worked for Pfizer and had an office in Building 88 in Kalamazoo, which was a…

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Don’t Celebrate Great Places to Work

I don’t believe in patting adults on the back for being adults, and I don’t believe in celebrating great places to work. Are you a great place to work? Fabulous. Congratulations for doing the bare minimum. You’re not a great place to work? Close your doors. You don’t deserve to be in business. You’re either…

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Voice of HR

If anybody is the “Voice of HR,” it’s Mark Stelzner. Years ago, Jason Seiden and I worked with our buddy Mark to make magic happen with the #VoiceofHR brand. While we never made it work as a company, we had a booth and went to some conferences. Isn’t that all that matters? I have about…

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