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Tag 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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Kevin L. Shepherd: Guidance for Md. commercial landlords

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A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit sheds light on the parameters of a Maryland commercial landlord’s obligation to mitigate its damages in response to a tenant default. NCO Financial Sys., Inc. v. Montgomery ...

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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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