Posts

  • The genie is out of the bottle re: hybrid and remote work (5/30/2022) Q:  I am working remotely and my manager wants us to return to the office July 1st.  He believes everyone who works from home is watching the “Price is Right.”  Without the interruptions at the office, I have been far … Continued
  • Holding a safe employee event (5/9/2022) Q:  Recently, we had a COVID-safety outing where all employees were invited to a cookout and bonfire.  Most of our employees and family members had a great time.  A few employees drank too much.  I worry about inappropriate behavior and … Continued
  • Long COVID – how to disclose as a candidate (3/7/2022) Q:  I am a candidate for a role in biotech.  I have been diagnosed with long COVID (or PASC, the medical term).  I will need some accommodations for this condition.  How or when do I ask a prospective employer?  A: … Continued
  • Rusty interviewing skills? (2/7/2022) Q:  I am applying for a new job.  The problem is I haven’t applied for a job in 22 years!  I am sick with anxiety.  What can I do to prepare?  Do I need to be a Zoom expert? A:  … Continued
  • Inappropriate comments via a video call (1/24/2022) Q:  At my company, we are all working remotely.  We have a weekly Zoom call on Friday mornings to share updates and client information.  During this Zoom call, a colleague, who was just hired late in 2021 sends me messages … Continued
  • Unemployment benefits after a move to a new state (12/13/2021) Q: I lost my job a few months ago, in the fall of 2021.  I have been looking for a new job for several weeks.  Winter is not my friend.  I want to move to another state with warmer weather … Continued
  • Retaining talent in 2021-2022 (12/6/2021) Q:  I am a business owner and I am nervous about this “Great Resignation” that I am reading about.  I feel like I pay employees competitively and offer a menu of good benefits options.  I don’t have a whole lot … Continued
  • Tips for a safe holiday party (11/29/2021) Q:  We are planning a year-end holiday party.  Because of COVID, we are planning to have it outside pm a heated outdoor patio, next to our building.  Do you have any recommendations for a successful event? A: Every year company … Continued
  • Joining a new company when working remotely (11/8/2021) Q:  I started a job in September.  I am working primarily remotely but it feels like my learning curve is steep.  I don’t feel like I know my team members or how to handle some of the most basic tasks, … Continued
  • Dress while on video calls (10/4/2021) Q:  Our company is continuing to work remotely through 2021, at least.  I work in a technology services company and manage a small team.  We seem to have a group of employees who think it is ok to wear t-shirts … Continued