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Take My Pencil. But Please Leave the Computer.

I just read that according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 75 percent of employees steal from their workplace, and many do so repeatedly. Instant flashback to the day my neighbor showed up on my doorstep, lamenting that his kid didn’t get a job because he had flunked the ‘honesty test’ given to him by HR. 669 more words

Human Potential

Brief thought exercise: how closely do you connect your self-worth to your job?

Been thinking about this for a few years now in various forms: essentially, how do you view work in the grand scheme of your overall life? 502 more words

Fundamental Explainers

Two consultants walk into a bar @ #nn14

A couple of nights ago I found myself sitting in the Volt Bar on the third floor of the Renaissance Center in Detroit drinking a way-too-expensive whiskey on the rocks with a friend, who like me, is a consultant. 479 more words


Resumes show eligibility, but not suitability. Could a company called Saberr change that?

I basically spent the better part of the past year looking for a job and, predominantly, being frustrated in that process. I really, truly believe that Human Resources needs to… 825 more words

Fundamental Explainers

The fact that the 'productivity app' market has grown 150 percent in the past year is inherently ironic, right?

Was reading this article earlier today, and while the actual topic of the article is interesting — essentially, a company in Berlin made an app that makes the concept of a to-do list “fun” (although I’d argue a lot of people get a perverse sense of enjoyment from dealing with to-do lists) — there’s something buried within the article that’s even more interesting. 300 more words

Fundamental Explainers

Sweet Sweet Greed

Thirteen days after a manager at a Pennsylvania sugar plant –  fearing slowed production – removed a safety-device from a massive sugar hopper,  Janio Salinas – a temp-worker from New Jersey – climbed in. 501 more words