Are You a Macro or Micro Thinker?

Most of us are familiar with micromanagers, and we discussed this type of poor management style in our post, Horrible Bosses – The Bad, The Ugly, The Terrible. However, the term “micro” can be applied to other aspects of our professional lives as...

Nuts-and-Bolts: Describing the Job

Even though we know job descriptions are absolutely essential for every employer, it is one of the most commonly out of date documents in the workplace (maybe second to performance reviews).  Job descriptions should clearly identify what is expected of that position...

The Workplace Grudge

It happens. You get into a spat with a coworker, an employee makes a huge mistake, or your supervisor does you wrong in some way. While it is ideal to forgive and forget and move on, sometimes it is more complicated than that, and we find ourselves being perpetually...

Nuts-and-Bolts: Preparing for New Exempt Rules

Last Tuesday, June 30, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL), acting upon President Obama’s directive, issued proposed rules for significant changes to the exempt classifications. These proposed changes are the first major modifications to the Fair Labor and Standards...
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