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The good, the bad and the ugly of surviving on the job

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The politics of being young on the job: Managing the kid boss

The politics of being young on the job: Managing the kid boss

It’s been said that with age comes responsibility so it comes as a surprise to some workers that many companies are hiring younger boss, Family and Work Institute, CareerBuilder.com, Gen X, Gen Y, Baby Boomers young workers to manage the older and more experienced ones. But in an economic downturn it makes sense that older workers get shed from [... read more]

Tips for Managing the Millennial Generation

Tips for Managing the Millennial Generation

www.freefoto.com A hiring manager tells the story of a college graduate who interviewed for an entry-level position at her small b-to-b publication. During the interview the candidate asked for a starting salary of $85,000— that is $50,000 above what the company had budgeted for the position. More and more, HR professionals are coming face to [... read more]

When you’re smarter than the boss

When you’re smarter than the boss

We’ve all been through it. You’re at a job reporting to a supervisor who knows less about the business than you do. In meetings, he mentions things unrelated to the discussion and makes suggestions that cause others to groan and roll their eyes.  If you believe that your boss is an incompetent drone in a [... read more]