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Author Archives: Laura Rubenstein

Ah, the joys of videoconferencing!

With so many people now homebound, videoconferences have become the new communication norm.  From board meetings to happy hours to religious services, videoconference technology has allowed us to stay connected, continue business, remain observant and socialize. Personally, I enjoy getting ...

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Interviewing: It’s a lot like dating

The months of January and February are the best times of year to look for a job. Companies have new budgets, workers have returned from their holiday vacations and employers have a backlog of hiring that needs to be done. ...

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No, I don’t represent the ‘dark side’

I’m a fan of the TV sitcom “The Office.” The character who is the manager of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton office, Michael Scott, is a lovable buffoon who constantly creates compromising situations that would be a nightmare for any human resources ...

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Got a toxic workplace culture? Reboot

Gossip. Harassment. Sabotage. Pessimism. No business can truly succeed when employees and managers routinely engage in these behaviors. Workplaces become toxic without general civility and respect and, worse, are destined to fail without strong leaders to identify and correct the ...

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Welcome to the workforce, Generation Z!

It’s not often that we take business advice from a 16-year-old, but Josh Miller is fascinating. A high school junior in Minnesota, he works for a research and management consulting firm called XYZ University as director of Gen Z studies. ...

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The other type of employee wellness — positive morale

I recently participated in a 5K with my colleagues. We didn’t lace up running shoes and race outside for charity. We didn’t have to wake up early, shut down roads or pin a race bib onto our clothes.  We did ...

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Companies, train your board members, too

What kind of training does your company provide to its board of directors? Does your on-boarding process consist of merely providing a copy of the by-laws, a recent budget, and a request they sign a conflict of interest form? Following ...

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