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How to Infuse Success into Succession Planning

Succession planning is a strategic people objective in many organizations. It is the cornerstone of having the right people in the right jobs for the organization to meet its short and long-term goals. Many organizations struggle with acquiring the right business, technical and leadership skills to drive performance and cultural results. The right complement of […]

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Returning Company Property After Being Fired

Hello Lynn, Myself and other former employees are hoping to commence a class action wrongful dismissal suit against our former employer. One of the former employees still has the company laptop, but he never signed anything, nothing in the contract making any reference to company property. I am not suggesting that he should keep it, but […]

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Think Beyond Networking

You’ve heard it before; you need to be out networking. Perhaps you are scared or dislike doing it. Everyone is telling you to do it but for some reason you just can’t seem to get yourself out of the house to meet with people. Consider this – what does networking mean to you? Does it […]

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Are You the First Interview? Close the Gap

Let’s say you are the first interview for a position with a company. When you arrive, the interviewer is not fully prepared. It is obvious that he doesn’t interview often. These two factors often point to an ill-fated interview experience. Despite the odds being stacked against you, the two of you have instant rapport. The […]

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Being Out of Work

This week, I received a letter from an Elephants at Work reader. I wanted to share their story because being out of work affects the family not just the person who is out of work. At the end of this post, I suggest some helpful tips. My husband has been out of work for 2 years. […]

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Setting Boundaries at Work with Your Boss         

How important is it to set boundaries at work with your boss? Do feel like you are being taken advantage of instead of feeling appreciated? Think about if any of these situations sound familiar: Your personal and work cell phones are intertwined. It is difficult to ignore messages you receive after work hours. You find […]