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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Update on Employees Working for Free

A few weeks back, I blogged about employees who work for free. Seems this is even more common then we think. Staples just a reached a $42 million settlement in several class-action lawsuits related to allegations that the company had not paid its assistant store managers overtime to which they were entitled. In one case, […]

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Finding Work at Forty

This weekend I conducted an intensive job search mentor program with a forty-something year-old woman from NJ. Like many women her age, she is returning to the workforce after raising young children. She’s been looking for work now (off and on) for about six months and has become frustrated with her inability to get the […]

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If You Think All Millennials are Slackers, You’re Dead Wrong!

I had the pleasure of interviewing an emerging young leader by the name of Michael Alston, Jr. for my forthcoming book (whose title is still in the works) for new managers. Michael is a 24-year old Manufacturing Supervisor for Merck Pharmaceuticals, although between you and me, I think he’s lying about his age! His perspective […]

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The “Tile People” Versus the “Carpet People”

I love this story as it reminds me of how sometimes are best intentions are railroaded by barriers we didn't even know existed. To find out more, go to my Fast Company Blog and read The Tile People Versus the Carpet People. You'll love the ending!

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Roberta Matuson’s Five Ways to Boost Profitability in 2010

If you are interested in boosting profitability in 2010, you won’t want to miss our most recent newsletter which provides pragmatic advice to start your new year off in the black! Do you have suggestions/tips you are willing to share to make profits surge? If so, please add your comments to our blog.   Roberta […]

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Are You Working for Free?

Lately, I've been running into a lot of people who don't seem to mind working for free. I'm sure having a difficult time figuring out what is so attractive about this "opportunity." Case in point…young people, who work in retail (Lane Bryant) who stay at work for several hours after the store closes, straightening up […]

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Five Ways to Start Your New Year Off Right

I love the New Year. You have an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and begin again. Here are five ways to start your New Year off Right. Get rid of excess baggage. I'm not talking about the extra few pounds you may have put on over the holidays. I am referring to those people […]

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