5 Criteria for Hiring a Great Manager

It speaks well of a professional culture when staff at various levels interview incoming leaders. It suggests a spirit of collaboration among…

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Proud Year Round: Celebrating Diversity & LGBTQ+ Pride at Blue Shield of California

Diverse professional cultures have an edge, a multi-dimensional reach.  Companies that cultivate diversity have a gravitational pull that moves internal and external…

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How to Strategically Manage Frustration at Work

Frustration is a tempter, an emotional trickster. It goads us with the false promise that our feelings are worthy of the mounting…

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How to Deal When a Colleague Is Threatened by You

If you find yourself working alongside that colleague who routinely undercuts you in meetings, puts you down in conversations or criticizes your…

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Why Company Loyalty Isn’t Everything

Sometimes, we get so bogged down by what’s happening at work that we let it cloud our perception: I can’t start a…

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How to Protect Your Team from Bullies & Bad Actors in Leadership

Too many professionals find themselves in the orbit of a challenging leader: the diva president, the bully executive director, the “handsy” founder….

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8 Ways to Guarantee a Successful Performance Review

HR leaders tend to agonize over developing fair and functional metrics to analyze and track employee performance. Employees often stress about performance…

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Salary Negotiation Scripts For Any Job

Ask any job seeker or employee about salary negotiations and one of the most popular responses is, “I would negotiate but I…

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How to Find a Job That’ll Last for Years

Turnover causes upheaval for employees and employers alike. Turnover is costly, chaotic and disruptive. So how do you throw down roots and…

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The No. 1 Way to Ensure You’ve Found the Right Job Is…

What does the right job look like for you, and how can you tell when you’ve found a good fit? Every job…

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4 Benefits You Can Negotiate (and How to Do It!)

As you consider what you need most out of a new position, salary is an important component of your compensation picture —…

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The Sneaky Way Your Boss Is Trying to Say “You’re on the Promotion Track”

Having a professional role that both engages and challenges you is a cornerstone of job fit. Savvy managers are aware of this,…

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