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Getting The Menopause

  Years ago, I worked in an HR department where menopausal HR ladies would rip off their sweaters, open the office windows, and crank up the air conditioning in the middle of winter because of hot flashes. I’d come in from a cold and snowy employee parking lot and scream, “Why is it so cold…

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Take Control of Your Job Transition

Recently I had the pleasure of welcoming Patrick Lynch, President of CMP Southeast Region, to Let’s Fix Work. Now, we are all well aware that the workplace is changing and challenging. And that applies to people at all stages of their careers, from those just starting out to those who are possibly winding things down…

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Onboarding New Employees Successfully

In a recent episode of Let’s Fix Work, I spoke with Dane Hurtubise, Vice President of Platform and Partnerships at Greenhouse Software. We talked about moments that matter, whether it’s in the interview process, the hiring process, pre-boarding, or onboarding. Dane discusses how those moments matter and that they also better be great, especially in…

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