Volume 12, No. 7 • July 2015

Career Advancement

  • Stop Sabotaging Your Career with Self-Doubt

    Many people who work their way up a specific career ladder, often feel as if they don’t deserve their dream job once it has been attained. In this article, the author suggests that we may be sabotaging our careers with self-doubt. He offers several strategies to help us accept ourselves and the good things we’ve earned without feeling guilty.… Read the rest

  • How Successful People Overcome Toxic Bosses

    Bad bosses can harm the workplace in various ways. Some do so obliviously, while others knowingly manipulate their employees. Regardless of their methods, bad bosses can cause irrevocable damage to their companies and employees by hindering performance and creating unnecessary stress. The author of this article discusses six of the most common types of bad bosses and the strategies that successful people employ to work effectively with them.… Read the rest

HR Practice

  • Top Complaints from Employees about Their Managers

    A survey of U.S. workers shows that the top 5 communication issues that prevent managers from being effective are: 1. not recognizing employee achievements, 2. not giving clear directions, 3. not having time to meet with employees, 4. refusing to talk to subordinates, and 5. taking credit for others’ ideas. In this Harvard Business Review article, Lou Solomon suggests ways to counteract these complaints and improve productivity. The data shows that the vast majority of managers are not engaging … Read the rest




  • How to Workout at Work

    Some people exercise regularly, eat all the right foods, and do all they can to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. However, a vast majority of us keep telling ourselves that we need to exercise more, cut back on sweets or make other changes for a healthier life. Knowing what we need to do and actually doing it are two different things. Those who sit for long periods of time during the work day, have even more to be concerned … Read the rest

HR Law

  • President Obama Declares Millions More Americans Eligible for Overtime Pay

    At the end of last month (June 2015), President Obama announced that he intends to make at least five million more Americans eligible for overtime pay. Current regulations state that only employees who make under $23,660 a year and are not part of the “white collar exemption” qualify for time and a half overtime wages if they work over 40 hours a week. President Obama plans to expand protections to all employees who make under $50,400. The rule will most … Read the rest

  • July 1st: WIOA Took Effect

    July 1st marked the day that many of the provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (known as WIOA) took effect. The U.S. Department of Labor’s blog post says that this new law has the potential to make a tremendous difference for tens of millions of workers, job seekers and students across this country. It’s about implementing strategies to help workers and job seekers achieve their full potential. Through our American Job Centers and other service locations such as … Read the rest