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The Results are In: There is Religious Discrimination in Hiring

June 24, 2014

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You thought it would demonstrate your integrity and positive traits. Or, it was simply another example of your leadership skills and experience. What you didn’t know, however, is that it may have lessened your chances of that initial walk through the door of the hiring manager. Religious discrimination is alive and well in the hiring […]

Someone Was Thinking About Me!

June 21, 2014

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When it comes to showing concern for employees, the perception may be more important than the demonstration. We all like stuff. We like new things. We desire improvement in our environment. Being the recipient of new toys and tools will often give us renewed energy, especially if we have a positive perception of why the […]

From Atlanta to Cathy, “Thank You!”

December 3, 2013

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Atlanta employers are indebted to Cathy Missildine. For the past year Cathy has served as the President of the 2,500 member SHRM-Atlanta—one of the largest city chapters of the Society of Human Resource Management. The role of President of SHRM-Atlanta is a volunteer position. But it’s not one of those roles where you simply enjoy […]

What Can You Do for a Terminally Ill Employee?

October 6, 2013

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What do you do for a terminally ill employee? This is what I wrestled with as cancer took its ugly hold on one of our employees. What could I do for Christine? How could I encourage her? What could I offer her in this season of pending death? Sure, there were trips to the hospital […]

Why Leaders Give the Gift of Discomfort

August 29, 2013

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I’ve known a lot of people in leadership positions who made their employees uncomfortable. All of us could share multiple examples of how a manager or supervisor went well beyond discomfort and propelled us into misery. However, did you know that making an employee uncomfortable can be an act of genuine concern and wellbeing for […]

How to Insert Your Healthy Lifestyle into a Job Interview

August 6, 2013

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Into today’s health-conscious workplace a quickly growing number of employers are considering the health of job candidates. Therefore, there are ample reasons why job applicants should include their physical activity on their resume and tout their physical health in the interview. Laws are in place to protect potential employees from discrimination based on race, sex, […]

A Parting Gift for the Summer Intern

August 1, 2013

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I just gave our summer intern a gift. I hope it is a gift that will keep giving. My first experience with a summer intern is now history. Contrary to circumstantial expectations, it was an exceptionally positive experience. In May, when I learned Dan was going to be joining us for the summer, I also […]