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Dr. Helen’s Blog – Career Development, Career Management, and HR

Workplace dads sponsor good candidates
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Are you a workplace dad? Do you know a workplace dad?

Most of us have known a kind-hearted woman who people would say was “like a mom to everyone.” The expression “work spouse” has become a popular way of describing significant-yet-completely-platonic close workplace relationships. Now, with Father’s Day just around the corner, I’m reflecting on the importance and value of fathers, both at home and in the workplace. In other words, I’m thinking about the need for more “workplace dads.”
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For Best Results, Network Sincerely

Network, network, network. You’ve probably heard over and over again about the importance of networking. For some people networking is a necessary evil, something like a chore. And to introverts, networking can feel like some kind of punishment. How can you conquer “networking” and make it even a little bit, dare I say, pleasant? Even…fun?
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MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes discusses racism
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Racism … Is it at your place of work?

So, here’s the question in my mind: even if well-intentioned, does one day of sensitivity or anti-bias training change the racial discrimination that will ultimately exist in organizations? The short answer to this is no. It may even fuel a backlash and resentment. The problem is so much more complex than just retraining/educating some workers about their “diverse customer base.”
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mental health awareness health poster
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Mental Health – Making it Work in the Workplace

Mental health is an issue that deserves more than four weeks of awareness. It warrants everyday sensitivity and acknowledgment in the places where we work. Without paying attention to this under-discussed issue, nothing works as it should.
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Do’s and don’ts - how to be mindful of mental health in the workplace
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Do’s and don’ts – how to be mindful of mental health in the workplace

Depression, anxiety, and other psychological difficulties afflict millions, and we must at least acknowledge that each and every day employees are walking into their workplaces silently suffering.
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Corporate scapgoats quote
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Corporate scapegoats and sacrificial lambs … what to do if you become one.

In this blog post, I will discuss corporate scapegoats or sacrificial lambs that sometimes fall victim to corporate psychopaths (or are just very unlucky) ... and more importantly how they can recover after being unjustly let go.
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