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Are Hugs Replacing the Handshake?

hugs at workWhen we read this story on AOL Jobs, we silently chuckled and then nodded in agreement. How many times have you seen colleagues shake off shaking hands and decide to hug instead? Awkward, yes. Poignant? Perhaps. Inappropriate most of the time? You bet.

Miriam Salpeter advises in the piece:

 

“The safest bet is to avoid hugging in the workplace. You don’t want to face sexual harassment charges for hugs you might consider innocent expressions of affection, but that come across as too touch-y feel-y to your colleagues or employees.”

Per the piece, there are a few tips to keep in mind if you and/or a colleague are in a hugging state of mind… Read more

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Four Truths About Interview Handshake Biases

If you’ve gone on an interview and shaken the hand of a potential boss who’s a little clammy, your expectations became set instantly, right? (Remember, as the job seeker you’re evaluating the employer as much as they’re evaluating you.)

Conversely, if you’re the hiring manager and shake a candidate’s hand with chipped nailpolish or multiple tattoos, you may think differently about their candidacy. According to a piece on ERE, there are a few ways to wipe out handshake bias. Read more