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can I ethically hire when the company is a mess, employers that want a reference from your current boss, and more

Alison Green

This post, can I ethically hire when the company is a mess, employers that want a reference from your current boss, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can I ethically hire when the company is a mess?

the axe thrower, the carpet glue, and other astounding first impressions made by new employees

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This post, the axe thrower, the carpet glue, and other astounding first impressions made by new employees , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Last week I asked about the most astounding first impression you’ve seen made by a new coworker. Here are some of my favorite stories you shared. The axe. We had a guy apply for a staff job. His very first day he was helping clean up brush along the edge of a mountain biking course.

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my employee keeps fake quitting

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This post, my employee keeps fake quitting , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I hired an employee less than 90 days ago. The team had not been fully staffed for several months and was happy to have him.

blackballing people who didn’t work this year, my coworker is bad at Twitter, and more

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This post, blackballing people who didn’t work this year, my coworker is bad at Twitter, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Blackballing people who didn’t work during 2021.

Championing Different Abilities as Opportunities: Understanding Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Speaker: Janine Nicole Dennis, Chief Innovations Officer, Talent Think Innovations

In this session attendees will learn how how to hire and accommodate neurodiverse talent while also redesigning the system to work better for both current and new employees.

evaluations penalize my highest performer, getting rid of company swag, and more

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This post, evaluations penalize my highest performer, getting rid of company swag, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Our performance evaluations penalize my highest performer.

my employee seemed really frustrated in a meeting where she didn’t realize she was on camera

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This post, my employee seemed really frustrated in a meeting where she didn’t realize she was on camera , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m writing after an unusual Zoom meeting last week.

interesting jobs: interview with an ombuds

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This post, interesting jobs: interview with an ombuds , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. I was recently contacted by someone from the International Ombuds Association , suggesting that Ask a Manager readers might be interested in learning about the work that ombuds (previously called ombudsmen) do. I learned a little more, and it is fascinating!

is my employee lying about needing sick time?

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This post, is my employee lying about needing sick time? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I just took over job duties for a departing manager and inherited a new employee. He does a generally good job, although I have had some concerns about his work ethic (that’s a different story entirely that I plan to address). This employee is a huge sports fan, and his favorite team is in the playoffs.

an unreasonable tattoo policy, I went to a college run by a religion I no longer follow, and more

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This post, an unreasonable tattoo policy, I went to a college run by a religion I no longer follow, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go….

Global Growth Playbook: Scaling a Remote-First Company

Today, nearly half of companies plan to continue offering some form of remote work flexibility to their employees. In this guide, we will explain what a remote-first company is and how you can quickly and efficiently pivot to this workforce model.

warning a hothead personal trainer, taking six months off to hike, and more

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This post, warning a hothead personal trainer, taking six months off to hike, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. How do I warn a hothead personal trainer I’m on the verge of firing him?

I was kicked out of a work lunch because I couldn’t eat, attracting employees when we can’t pay more, and more

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This post, I was kicked out of a work lunch because I couldn’t eat, attracting employees when we can’t pay more, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go….

I was told I could bring my dog to work but now I can’t, companies that don’t check references, and more

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This post, I was told I could bring my dog to work but now I can’t, companies that don’t check references, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

office romance drama, my contact ghosted my friend, and more

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This post, office romance drama, my contact ghosted my friend, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker is thinking of resigning because she and a coworker broke up.

Hire Global to Grow Global: A Conversation with A Global Recruiting & HR Expert

Speaker: Janice Stack, CEBS, Global Human Resources Executive

The digital age has given us access to a workforce beyond geopolitical boundaries. While this new access can increase productivity, it often comes with its own set of obstacles. Join Janice Stack, Global Human Resources Executive, for this insightful webinar on the ins-and-outs of expanding your team globally.

I disabled my coworker’s caps-lock key, employee calls me his “manageress,” and more

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This post, I disabled my coworker’s caps-lock key, employee calls me his “manageress,” and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. I’m on vacation today.

I started a job without agreeing on a salary — and then it turned out to be too low

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This post, I started a job without agreeing on a salary — and then it turned out to be too low , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: Last month, I received a call from my friend Jason, a teacher at our local community college.

it’s your Friday good news

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This post, it’s your Friday good news , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s your Friday good news!

employee got pulled over during a Zoom call, are firm offers a mistake, and more

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This post, employee got pulled over during a Zoom call, are firm offers a mistake, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My trainee got pulled over during a Zoom meeting.

Financial Wellness Solutions: How to Provide Financial Security and Well-Being to Your Employees

Speaker: Matt Bahl –– VP, Market Lead Workplace Financial Health at Financial Health Network

In this webinar, Matt Bahl will discuss the data and resources you need to improve the financial lives of your employees.

clients don’t understand what I do, business casual for men, and more

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This post, clients don’t understand what I do, business casual for men, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Does my team need in-person stuff for me to be a good manager?

my coworker takes too many smoke breaks, applying for a job when you can’t afford their products, and more

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This post, my coworker takes too many smoke breaks, applying for a job when you can’t afford their products, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker takes too many smoke breaks.

employee said she was leaving and has been replaced, but now doesn’t know when she is going to leave

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This post, employee said she was leaving and has been replaced, but now doesn’t know when she is going to leave , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I am hoping you can help me with a dilemma I’m currently facing. My small nonprofit organization has been going through some staffing issues lately, and we recently had two employees leave abruptly due to family issues.

another manager complained about my employee, resigning before you’re fired, and more

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This post, another manager complained about my employee, resigning before you’re fired, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Another manager complained about my employee.

The Empowered Workforce: A Human-Centric Approach to the Employee Experience & Retention

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, and Felix Eichler, co-founder and CTO of Userlane

As Yoda is known to say, "Do or do not, there is no try." Join Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, and Felix Eichler, co-founder and CTO of Userlane, for this insightful discussion on meeting talent where they are and creating empowering experiences.

cutting off a hired mentor, dealing with pushy new grads, and more

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This post, cutting off a hired mentor, dealing with pushy new grads, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. How do I tell a business mentor I don’t want to continue meeting? I am trying to start a small business.

taking time off to let a new tattoo heal, boss insults at us the Christmas party, and more

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This post, taking time off to let a new tattoo heal, boss insults at us the Christmas party, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. I’m on vacation. Here are some past letters that I’m making new again, rather than leaving them to wilt in the archives.

company has a men-only weekend trip, did employer lie about their interview process, and more

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This post, company has a men-only weekend trip, did employer lie about their interview process, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Company hosts a men-only weekend trip.

update: the mom quitting her job because of Covid

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This post, update: the mom quitting her job because of Covid , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Earlier this month in an article for Slate , I quoted a working mom who had said this: “I like my job. I like being a working mom. But I have decided to quit my job in a month. I don’t think it’s fair for my 2.5 year old to be plopped in front of the TV all day while my husband works from home. I’m in healthcare and expected to be in the office.

Flip the Script: Winning Tactics for Recruiting High-Quality Candidates

Speaker: Apple Musni, Vice President, People Partner at Chipotle Mexican Grille

In this discussion, Apple Musni, VP, People Partner at Chipotle, will teach you about the importance of data-driven recruiting and how it can help your organization benchmark your hiring needs.

a tale of two companies

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I want to highlight two very different approaches by employers that were described in the comments on one of last week’s letters.

am I being pushed out of my job because I’m moving, fundraising when everyone’s remote, and more

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This post, am I being pushed out of my job because I’m moving, fundraising when everyone’s remote, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Am I being pushed out of my job because I’m moving?

my coworker is copying my look, I blasted a recruiter for not answering me, and more

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This post, my coworker is copying my look, I blasted a recruiter for not answering me, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker is copying my clothes and hair.

employee got pregnant to avoid working on Christmas, I told my boss to F off, and more

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This post, employee got pregnant to avoid working on Christmas, I told my boss to F off, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. I’m on vacation. Here are some past letters from the archives. Employee said she purposely got pregnant to avoid working on Christmas.

Global Guide to Hiring Digital Nomads

The growing digital nomad workforce offers companies new opportunities to expand their global teams. In this guide, you’ll discover key factors to consider before hiring digital nomads, as well as recommended locations that offer tailored visa programs.

it’s your Friday good news

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This post, it’s your Friday good news , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s your Friday good news!

I was praised for my insecurities, boss pressures me to reschedule vacations, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I was praised for my doubts and insecurities. I am a first-time manager who walked into a situation no one was expecting. I had to rely on my boss, grandboss, and HR to help me navigate situations that were almost unknown in my organization.

is this job description full of red flags?

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This post, is this job description full of red flags? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m a content marketer with a good amount of experience launching new programs successfully. At the beginning of this year, I connected with a VP of marketing at a start-up. Shortly after, “George” contacted me and said he needed someone to launch a content marketing program and thought I would be a tremendous fit.

updates: the terrible attitude, the lack of real world experience, and more

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This post, updates: the terrible attitude, the lack of real world experience, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s a special “where are you now?”

Where is Everyone? Breaking Down the Talent Shortage Myth & the Great Resignation

Speaker: Ellie Dailey, Global Recruiting Expert and Team Lead for BetterUp Europe GTM Recruiting via Russell Tobin

Businesses everywhere appear to be experiencing a so-called talent shortage and repercussions to 2021’s “Great Resignation." To address what this is and how this is affecting recruiting, we need to consider issues such as the Employer Value Propositions –– Values, Mission, Vision –– and how to actually walk the walk.