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  • by Judith Lindenberger - December 6, 2013
    Layoffs have touched nearly every American household over the last few years according to a recent RutgersUniversity study. Nearly a quarter of Americans say they were laid off at some point during the recession or afterward. And, nearly eight in 10 say they know someone in their circle of family and friends who has lost a job. At the same time, working virtually, banking online, paying bills online and even losing weight...
  • by Judith Lindenberger - November 22, 2013
    If you are looking for a job, writing a resume is one of the first steps you need to take. The goal of a resume is to get you in the door with prospective employers. And, you have about 30 seconds to grab the reader's attention. As the former Manager of Staffing for a Fortune 500 company, certified career counselor, and board member of several nonprofit organizations, I have reviewed thousands of resumes. Based upon my exp...
  • by Judith Lindenberger - May 30, 2012
    Whether you are dealing with a difficult person or motivating someone to be a more positive contributor, employee feedback is a powerful management tool. Many of us work with these four difficult types of employees and the guidance below will help you have constructive feedback sessions: The Bomb - an unguided missile who has a track record of bursts of anger. Keep in mind the time-honored adage that you can’t contro...
  • by Judith Lindenberger - July 18, 2011
    Have you ever wondered what makes the Millennials tick? So did we, so in the fall of 2011, we interviewed Millennials and their managers to learn more about this generation. Because many of our clients struggle with how to best integrate Millennials into the workplace, we interviewed Millennials and their managers through face to face and telephone interviews. The people we interviewed came from a variety of organizations and...
  • by Judith Lindenberger - February 18, 2011
    One of the biggest challenges for businesses today is integrating the Millennials twenty-somethings into a Baby Boomer culture. They are the newest generation to enter the labor market, arriving with their distinct ideas about what they expect from their jobs. They are our future leaders and our next generation of revenue-generators. So who are the Millennials and how do we manage their expectations while maintaining high perf...
  • by Judith Lindenberger - February 14, 2011
    Over 53 charges of sexual harassment are filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission every business day. What have you done to prevent sexual harassment in your workplace? Sexual harassment is unwanted sexual or gender based behavior that occurs when one person has formal or informal power over the other. Federal law recognizes two different sets of legal grounds for claiming sexual harassment. The first is quid...
  • by Judith Lindenberger - February 14, 2011
    As you look around your office, is everyone just like you? Probably not. The demographics of the American workforce have changed dramatically over the last 50 years. In the 1950s, more than 60% of the American workforce consisted of white males. They were typically the sole breadwinners in the household, expected to retire by age 65 and spend their retirement years in leisure activities. Today, the American workforce is a bett...
  • by Judith Lindenberger - February 14, 2011
    The current economy has kept me busy doing career coaching for people who have lost their jobs. So last week, when I heard a radio segment on letters of recommendation, I listened. Researchers from Rice University analyzed over 600 letters of recommendation. The letters of recommendation for both women and men used positive words; however, traditionally feminine attributes such as “nurturing”, “kind” and “agreeable” were u...
  • by Judith Lindenberger - February 14, 2011
    Sexual harassment isn’t fun. One man’s – or woman’s – idea of a compliment or joke can start a mess of trouble that can cost companies big money. On January 9, 2006, the largest sexual harassment lawsuit ever, at $1 billion dollars, was filed in New York against Dresdner Klienwort Wasserstein. In 2008, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 13,867 charges of sexual harassment; 15.9% of the complaints were filed b...
  • by Judith Lindenberger - February 14, 2011
    Lois J. Zachary, Ed.D., President, Leadership Development Services, LLC, Phoenix, Arizona, is one of my mentors. I met Lois in 1997 and from the first time I met her she has encouraged me to think big and do more. One of my favorite quotes, which I learned from Lois, is how I sum up our relationship … “Most people don’t know that there are angels whose only job is to make sure that you don’t get too comfortable, and fall aslee...