How to be a Public Speaker in 2016

I’ve never met a public speaker who wasn’t trying to make good on a failed dream. Speakers are humble and use failure as a tool to teach others. Some of us are writers. Some of us are musicians. Most of us are artists, performers or athletes who are also trying to be parents, spouses and…

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Let’s Honor Recruiting Animal #timsackettday

Several years ago, my friends and I started a meme called #timsackettday to honor unsung heroes in the field of human resources who hustle but don’t receive any press. We’ve honored good folks like Tim Sackett, Paul Hebert, Kelly Dingee and Victorio Milian. Today’s winner is Recruiting Animal. That’s not his real name, of course. It’s his…

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Paid Sick Leave

I won’t lie to you. I’m just back from a conference where an esteemed and respected colleague of mine argued against paid sick leave for restaurant workers. First of all, my associate believes that the business model of a restaurant can’t sustain a paid sick leave policy. She’s not wrong. About 80% of all restaurants…

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Financial Wellness

I work with a lot of recruiters, and many of them are complaining about job seekers who have inflated and unrealistic salary expectations. That’s not a new complaint. When people are in a position to negotiate for a new salary, they negotiate. If you don’t start strong, you end up weak. That’s just math. But…

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Monetizing Your Blog in 2016

Here’s the model for monetizing your blog in 2016. First, you need to write. Under your name. With the dot com. Anything else is a waste of time. If your domain isn’t available, bribe the hell out of the person who owns it. Then you write. A lot. Like it’s your job. Then you ask…

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