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Bad managers are driving employees away

In a study of 7,272 U.S. adults, Gallup found that 50 percent of employees left their job “to get away from their manager to improve their overall life at some point in their career.”  The single biggest decision you make in your job—bigger than all the rest—is who you name manager. When you name the wrong person manager, nothing fixes that bad decision. Not compensation, not benefits—nothing.” Continue reading

Can you trust HR?

Amy had enough.  She was a great employee with a sterling record and had won many awards while employed as a senior associate in the marketing department, but her manager was piling on the work and to make matters worse he was taking credit for her work and blaming her when something went wrong.  Amy documented everything from conversations with her manager to emails she received often after hours and on weekends.  She was confident that going to HR she could lay out a good case of why her manager was incompetent, but she learned that most HR people work for the company, not for the people they employ. Continue reading