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August 2019
So here's a fun fact you may not know about August. In earlier versions of the Roman calendar, August was called Sextilis, the sixth month. It consisted of 31 days. It later became the eighth month with a length of 29 days when  January  and  February  were added to the year. Julius Caesar added two days to the month around 45 BCE. It was later renamed to honor Augustus Caesar in 8 BCE. It sure would be nice to have those extra two dog days of summer back!
Eileen's Lesson:
When my daughter was in pre-school, she went on a field trip. Where she went, I don't remember, but I do remember that while on the trip she spoke to another mom about her dog, Shadow.
She told elaborate detailed stories about Shadow and his adventures with her. Finally, the mom asked her the color of the dog. Her reply “purple”.  Yes, it was an imaginary dog, but in her mind, it was very real.

How does Shadow relate to human resources? Easy. How many times have candidates for jobs put skills and experience on their resume that is either an exaggeration or simply not true?  As a manager, we need to probe deeply into a candidate’s experience, ask for examples, details and more details. Because if we don’t, we run the risk of hiring an imaginary purple dog.

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Strategies for Training and Developing Your Remote Workforce

According to a 2017 study by Upwork and market research firm IDC, nearly 50% of the American workforce will be remote by 2027. Getting these virtual team members up to speed and maintaining their optimal performance can be challenging.

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How Ben & Jerry's Attracts Talent Using Cultural...

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How to Deal with Your Inbox after Vacation

One of the worst parts of vacation is dealing with the crazy number of new emails waiting for you when you return. To minimize the inbox pain when you're back in the office, here are three things you can do.

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