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Do Employers Really Care Where Job Seekers Went to College?

successAccording to a piece in today’s New York Post, as students decide which college they’re going to attend, employment may be on their minds, too.

That is, will going to one college over another better position them for a particular job four years from now?

Greg Giangrande, HR executive in the media industry, says it’s a two-fold answer. At the entry-level a few internships on a resume and not much else, perhaps “the quality of the school from which one graduates is most important.” Read more

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Tips for the Chronically Tardy

timerIf you’ve ever been late to the office occasionally, that’s no big deal. As for chronic tardiness? Um, big deal.

Here’s the situation as per a piece in The New York Post. An employee has been written up a few times about being late to work. Sure, there’s a long commute involved and timing can vary up to 45 minutes each time. Although someone else on staff is often late, she hasn’t been reprimanded. What gives? Read more

Interviews? Check. Thank-You Notes? Check. So Why Aren’t You Landing The Job?

noCongratulations! You’ve made it through the gatekeepers to land a coveted job interview. Not only that, you landed another one. And another one. And sent those thank-you notes.

And bam. Rejection letter arrives several weeks later. What’s the deal?

According to a piece in today’s New York Post, there may be signals that you’re not picking up during the interview itself. Read more

Should You Continue to File Unemployment Claims After Being Denied?

rejectionHere’s the situation on a Monday afternoon. A reader wrote into The New York Post to indicate he or she was denied unemployment claims during a hearing.

The reader appealed and during the hearing, a former boss refused to be sworn in and whispered answers.

Although they were “full of lies,” the answers were being told to the other boss who was indeed sworn in. Well, the former employee was denied the claim yet again. After appealing again and asking the unemployment office to listen to the recorded hearing again, the office agreed and listened to the call. Although they agreed the boss who wasn’t sworn in gave all the answers, alas, the ruling didn’t change. Read more

Should You Date Your Boss?

heartOn the heels of Valentine’s Day office romance data, this piece in The New York Post is intriguing.

A legal assistant wrote to Greg Giangrande, columnist and HR executive in the media industry, about a crush on one of her firm’s partners going through a divorce.

His take on it? Get a new job and flirt outside the office. He points out on one hand, mutually consenting adults working together have the right to “do whatever they want in private.”

That said, there are consequences to actions to prepare for. He suggests to stop flirting and focus on work.

He adds, “If he gets divorced, and you want to start a relationship, find another job — and date like normal people with normal dating complications.”

Moving From a Swanky Corner Office Into a Cubicle: Do You Have a Right to Complain?

cubiclesWhen we read this piece in today’s New York Post, we half-heartedly nodded our heads in agreement. A reader is concerned about moving from a windowed office into a cubicle.

She or he writes, “I hate it. I can’t concentrate with all the noise and activity and my productivity is going to suffer.”

Although the disgruntled employee is concerned this isn’t the environment they signed up for when accepting the job, he or she wants to claim that work conditions have changed. Better yet – the reader wants to negotiate unemployment benefits.

We feel some empathy to the employee. After all, we’ve been in situations where we’ve moved from swanky corporate real estate into a cubicle and it greatly reduced our productivity.

But to take it so far to ask about claiming unemployment? Really?! Read more

Will Recent State of the Union Address Change Employment Prospects for Unemployed?

american flagThis week a reader in The New York Post asked an interesting question relating to last week’s State of the Union Address.

Considering President Obama mentioned adopting hiring processes to prevent biases for the unemployed, will it really work? Read more

How to Handle E-Cigarette Policies in the Office

ecigaretteThis piece in The New York Post caught our eye. An employee is concerned e-cigarettes have been banned in the office per the company’s non-smoking policy.

The argument is that e-cigarettes don’t emit smoke – “they emit vapor.” Um, not so fast.

Per the piece, Greg Giangrande, HR executive in the media industry, points out the popularity of e-cigarettes is pushing the envelope regarding smoking in public places. And yes, policies were meant to be followed. Read more

How to Make Reverse Mentoring Work for You

new_twitter_logoIf you’re an older worker and your company has a reverse mentoring program for younger employees to train you on technology, no worries there.

There’s no need to be concerned if you’ll look like a dinosaur. After all, the program was implemented for a reason. Per the New York Post though just be sure you don’t refer to social media as “the Twitter.” Read more

How to Manage Your Staff Regarding Snow Days

snowmanIf you feel like a little kid when it’s a snow day, raise your hand!

Sure, you can probably work from home, avoid a treacherous commute and enjoy the comfort of your couch. Can you deflect agita though from a boss who may think you and the team are taking advantage?

When it comes to managing snow days, it becomes a completely different story. Imagine leading a team who wants to bail every time meteorologists predict snow. According to today’s New York Post, there are ways to handle the situation so it doesn’t get out of hand.

The key is first ensuring your safety is not at risk and also making sure your kids will be adequately supervised if their schools are closed.  Read more

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