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The Great Workplace 2.0
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2012.09.25

The purpose of The Great Workplace 2.0™ is simple: while it is happening, show core changes in great workplaces, so that start-ups, small and mid-size companies, can extract the principles that other companies are discovering. By example, grow in a healthy and sustainable fashion; return to our economy great dividends of revenue, value and innovation.

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2010.03.10

On March 10, 2009, the latest version of the Employee Free Choice Act (“EFCA”) was introduced into both chambers of Congress. The EFCA is legislation which purports to give employees more control in the election of a union at the expense of the employer’s right to keep his/her company union-free. Under the EFCA the National Labor Relations Board would certify a union as the bargaining representative, without directing an election, if 50% plus one member of the bargaining unit signs cards. This would be a direct change from current law which requires a majority vote in a secret ballot election in the event that a union first convinces more than 30% of the employees to sign authorization cards. Effectively, under the EFCA, unions would no longer risk certification through an election. As initially drafted, the EFCA also imposed significant restrictions on bargaining in first-time contracts. Under the EFCA an employer would ...
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2010.03.09

What the Frick! Where the living hell did all these “Speakers” come from? Is everyone an expert on Jobs, Employment and such? Or even “Social Media”. A friend (who is in another field is speaking on Jobs). Another friend (in another field) is speaking on “Social Media” and your job search and reputation. Good lord! Leave the content to the experts, please. That is like asking me to speak on Mechanical Engineering because my College roommate was in Engineering School or to speak on the British Parliament because I attended Cambridge University (Prince Charles was in fact a classmate). Let’s get some sense folks. Listen to experts and speak on topics you know. Just because your friends like what you say doesn't mean you are an "Expert". There is a guy with a blog speaking on employment (he has one year experience) and Social Media (he has 6 months experience) and is ...
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2010.03.08

Exotic stunts to get noticed even more! What jaw dropping stunts have you witnessed in your HR career?

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2010.03.08

I know you’re sending out resumes but you're never receiving responses. “What color is my parachute? You’ve got to be kidding! Who’s got time for that?” you say. And then before you know it, panic sets in and with that panic comes a sense of desperation paralyzing you into lethargy. You’re stuck. You see that job opportunity but you stare at that blank page for your cover letter immobile. ”What’s the point” you sigh, “they’re not going to call me back.” Negativity becomes your own worst enemy during any job search. It transforms rational thought into despair. Your reality becomes skewed and ruled by a negative attitude. Everything you see, touch, relates with is seen through this negative state of being. But the reality is that it is you that have become your own worst enemy. Being unemployed is horribly difficult. The job search is draining. ...
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2010.03.08

It may be a great motivational article that gives you the momentum you need to land your next challenging job, or a simple tip that moves your career forward in your current position. Work Is Good ® has been designed by true employment professionals to cut through the unproven theories you will see on the internet and get to useable information that can help in your job search, interview techniques and career building methods to get you where you need to be: employed, happy, productive and informed. Work Is Good ® is a collaborative effort of many organizations that specialize in providing employment-related services, advice and counsel to job seekers, hiring employers and business managers and is offered as a view of the future of work, not just a compilation of what has been. As a matter of fact, Work Is Good ® is the “Participant’s” (employee, vendor, board member, freelancers ...
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2010.03.08

We are speaking about THE best workplaces of today and tomorrow, and how they differentiate themselves from the “also-ran” pack of today and yesterday: Throughout our copious research we found these characteristics to be true: 1)     Their door is “Always Open”: “Discovering” new potential employees, board members, vendors, partners and collaborators is an ALL THE TIME activity. It is NOT a valve to be turned on and off. New talent (participant) is critical for forward movement. Discussion with potential participants does not take the place of the normal course of business and is controlled, but it is viewed as a core value in their Purpose and Visions. Staff members who view this as interference are adjusted. People who think that the castle is for “members only, all others stay away”, simply are not hired. 2) Hiring and Recruiting are the first stage in the organization’s immersion (Onboarding) program. The potential participant needs to ...
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