Converting a Salary to an Hourly Wage


Before I get into the arithmetic – WHICH IS EASY – I must establish first that there is no law on this. This is just something that your payroll/accounting/HR folks will quibble over from time to time, so you need an expert to make it canon. That’s what this is all about: How to convert a salary into an hourly wage.

The simplest and most common methods to make the conversion are as follows:

Simply use the annual salary and divide into it the scheduled hours per year.

Example: John earns...


Too Many Meetings: How to Free Your Team to Build, Create, and Thrive


Too many meetings can frustrate productivity and morale. Reduce them to free your team.

When your calendar staggers under the weight of too many meetings, start with design thinking, involve your team, and improve your use of asynchronous tools.

It’s a refrain we’ve heard repeatedly through the year of pandemic work-from-home. We’ve heard it from executives and from front-line leaders: “We have too many meetings. I know we do, but I’m not sure how to fix it.”

Good business meetings are an essential part of getting work done and building the relationships...


Leadership Boo Boos - Part 3: Bullying



I know this one may cause a stir. Mostly because everyone defines it differently except, that is, for someone on the receiving end. I had no one in mind when writing this one, but rather everyone in my thoughts because somewhere in our lives we've all been on the wrong side of it. We all know this behavior doesn't work. We all know it's hurtful and destructive, and yet, there are those that just continue to behave this way. Why? Dunno.

So, let me get to the point.

Leadership boo boo #3...


How a Job Offer Slipped Through My Fingers: My #1 Regret


The impressions we leave on employers in job interviews really matter. Beyond being qualified, the attitude and impression you convey can be just as important.

Here's a story of how I had a job offer revoked, why I think it happened, and what I learned from it.

The impressions we leave on employers in job interviews really matter. Beyond being qualified, the attitude and impression you convey can be just as important.
Here's a story of how I had a job offer revoked, why I think it happened, and what I...


4 Ways Executives Can Attract Top Talent


When asking college seniors where they want to work, their first responses might be Apple or Nike or Disney. The same might apply amongst any cohort you ask to list a company they want to work for, but it’s not because they have the best employer brand. All brands started unknown and had to build a reputation, a pattern of success in their industry, and a positive experience for users. All companies no matter their size, go through a version of this with hopes of winning more customers and earning more...


Be the Reason - Embrace Opportunities for Kindness


Can you feel the change in the air? Spring is upon us and that’s exciting. With the change in seasons, there’s a renewed hope with everything budding and breaking through the ground. I can’t help but sense the energy around me lifting. I hope you sense it as well.

The question is, what will you do with it? Will you embrace the influx of newness or will you look past it? Instead of embracing the bright colors emerging everywhere, you keep your head down and remain focused on what you think...


Trauma-Informed Workplace: Kindness Works Better



Just when we think that there is a light at the end of the long, long tunnel of health, economic, political and social crises… more terrible news hit us, intensifying group-level and individual-level stress.

And prolonged, compounded stress can tax our ability to cope and lead to behaviors that only make the situation worse.

Uncertainty and fatigue can impact the way we treat each other at work - anger, blame, and other negative emotions can show up in irate e-mails, poor collaboration, information hoarding, and reduced quality of work.



4 Reasons Why HR Departments Should Work with Recruitment Specialists




Do it or delegate? It’s an age-old dilemma regarding recruitment. Should the Human Resource department handle the process? Sure, there are advantages and disadvantages – but do the pros outweigh the cons? From posting vacancies to screening resumes and conducting interviews, the hiring process could become convoluted rather quickly. It could result in taking up too much of HR’s time, energy, and budget. Which leads to another question: is it better for HR departments to team up with recruitment specialists? 

Here are four reasons why we think so.

  • Save Time

In between handling...


5 Key Tips for Attracting and Retaining Talent During a Pandemic #COVID19



Your budget may have taken a hit, you may have had to change course, but you can—and should—still hire top talent. The business world is still finding its footing as the pandemic continues to impact everyone’s lives. If you’re a leader who has had to cut budgets, scale back, and shift course you know, first hand, how fast everything keeps changing. What hasn’t changed is that you still need to hire and retain top talent to make your business a success.

How can you recruit the best when you’re not...


Words Matter: 7 Ways to Get a Grip on Your Tongue


Doing the right thing doesn’t erase saying something stupid.

“Watch your thoughts. They become words. Watch your words. They become deeds…” Frank Outlaw, late president of Bi-Lo

Words are hinges between thought and action.

Accountable for:

Stupid words return with misery on a leash.

You learn to be accountable for your words when the things that come out of your mouth come back and bite you on the butt.

You have a problem with the words you say to yourself and others if you’re constantly battling misery.

Action matters. But foolish words...