The distraction inside the annual performance review

Tis the season to be writing. Annual performance reviews are upon us. It’s a topic that most employees I know loathe. They might even rank it up there with public speaking for most feared and disliked events in life. So last year I tried to give some practical advice on getting value from the annual review process. Most employees only Read More …

A simple way to keep your resume updated

I have a simple way to keep my resume updated. I update my resume once a year at the same time I write my annual performance review. It’s easier this way because I have already gathered data needed to summarize my accomplishments for the year and it’s only a small amount of information to add. If you keep your resume Read More …

A case for voice mail

Do you use your office phone and voice mail? Dan Kedmey of Time Magazine recently listed 4 reasons we should never leave another voicemail.  I agree in part with Kedmey that the role of voice mail and the office phone is decreasing. I see it at work too, as some co-workers opt to have no desk phone, or simply forward Read More …