Even in a Bad Job Market, Don’t Fudge That Resume!

Even in good times, when competition for jobs is at a normal level, approximately 60% of all resumes contain factual inaccuracies of one sort or another. Roughly half of that total can be considered material misrepresentation, involving things such as credentials claimed, dates of employment, ...

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Service and the Sour Economy

I don’t get it. We’re in the midst of a pretty sucky economy, jobs are flying out the window (>100,000 layoffs announced this week), and yet some of the folks whose jobs (never mind today’s income) depend solely on customer satisfaction are setting new lows for customer service. I’m speaking ...

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Let’s Do More Than Say Thanks

Let’s keep it short, sweet, and simple today. Amidst all the hoopla about our limping economy, new (?) tide of politicians, and terrorist attacks in India, let’s get beyond ourselves and say a special thank you to the brave men and women of the U.S. military who have forgone stock ...

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Think Sustainable Employment Practices, Too

Much is being written and said these days about sustainability as it pertains to environmental, economic, and social activities. Because of an increasingly global arena, and factors such as overpopulation, the need to maintain commerce at a high level, lack of education and the like, achieving ...

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Things are Getting Tough for Restaurants, but Wage & Hour Violations Not Worth the Risk

We do a fair amount of work with the hospitality industry, and to be sure, they are feeling the pinch right now. Operating on the leading (bleeding?) edge of the economy, restaurants and other food service operators tend to suffer a lot of the early pain in an economic downturn. Just ask some ...

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