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Contributors: Business - Heart at Work

  • Monday Nov 11, 2013 | 5:52 pm

    Terminating with heart: tips from an outplacement consultant

    “Give a person a bad experience and they’ll tell twelve people about it.” Spinning a layoff or job termination into a positive experience is not an easy task. As an outplacement consultant who works with individuals who’ve lost their jobs, I’ve heard hundreds of termination stories–many that seem unimaginable for their lack of compassion on one hand, and risk management on the other. Here are just a couple of real-life […]

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  • Monday Oct 28, 2013 | 8:53 am

    Keys to negotiating a job offer

    87% of employers expect applicants to negotiate the terms of an employment offer, but, fewer than 40% actually do—and less than half are women. Surprised? Those numbers represent significant dollars lost in a higher starting salary and future pay increases–not to mention possible opportunities for more vacation time or flexible work schedules. Here are key reasons why job applicants avoid negotiating employment offers:  never considered it; were afraid or not […]

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  • Monday Oct 28, 2013 | 8:52 am

    What do you want to do?

    If you’ve ever been in a job search, well-meaning friends or colleagues have certainly asked you this question. While, “I don’t really know”, may be an accurate reply, it will not move the conversation in the right direction to receiving appropriate contacts or job leads. If you are not clear about your job target, you’ll need to figure out a good response or you’ll be likely to avoid opportunities for […]

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  • Sunday Oct 27, 2013 | 3:38 pm

    13 Insights from the Work Revolution Summit

    The way we work isn’t working.   So say a number of thought leaders and influencers who gathered in New York City in mid-September in a unique conference to brainstorm about work and work culture. In the past year, findings have been published that measure employee engagement – the extent of their positive or negative emotional attachment to their jobs, colleagues and organizations that influences their willingness to learn and […]

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  • Friday Oct 18, 2013 | 2:58 pm

    Stop procrastinating in five steps

    What’s on your “to do” list that you keep putting off? Is it updating a resume that’s ten years old? Sending an email to a colleague to ask for contacts? Attending a professional meeting and risk having to tell someone you’re not working? While it may seem that these unfinished tasks are benignly hanging out on a list, they’re in fact zapping your energy just by being in queue along […]

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  • Sunday Oct 13, 2013 | 4:36 pm

    What employees really want: An upgrade to Motivation 3.0

     A few days ago, I posted, on LinkedIn, a link to an article from Inc. Magazine, "10 Things Employees Want More Than a Raise".  I often post on LInkedIn – as well as other social media platforms – but this particular link received the highest number of hits of any previous posts.  Clearly, something resonated with my LinkedIn network. Geoffrey James, the author, listed what he thought employees really wanted: […]

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    Monday Oct 07, 2013 | 8:17 am

    How to keep boomers in the marketplace

    If you’re asking “why?”, then you’re not aware of the sobering statistics heralding a significant labor shortage in the nation, and especially in Maine, with the oldest population in the U.S. Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, make up a large slice (30%) of Maine’s population and if they follow the traditional pattern, will retire within the next 10 years. That enormous exodus of talent, expertise and labor would be […]

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  • Thursday Sep 26, 2013 | 5:54 pm

    What will you learn this weekend to stay competitive?

     A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Future of Work and how one of the characteristics of that future will be competitive: no excuse for not knowing how.  And last time, I mentioned that one of social media marketing guru Chris Brogan’s tips for entrepreneurs was "to fall in love with not knowing," where "as the dumbest guy in the room" he got to learn what others already […]

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  • Sunday Sep 22, 2013 | 2:40 pm

    7 Tips For Your Career

    I had the great pleasure to attend the Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference here in Portland last Friday.  One of the speakers was Chris Brogan, a social media guru, whom I have followed for some time.  Chris spoke about his 7 Tips for Entrepreneurs.  I was struck at how those 7 tips apply to how we need to approach our careers, whether we’re entrepreneurs or employees.  So, with appreciation […]

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