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Academic Benefits To Hearst Interns Sink FLSA Class Suit

By Matthew Guarnaccia Law360, New York — The tasks performed by a proposed class of interns at various Hearst magazines provided beneficial academic experience and exposure to hands-on training and do not meet a level of employment requiring compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act, a New York federal judge ruled Wednesday.   U.S. District …

Are You Receptive to Negative Feedback?

  How To Give Negative Feedback To Your Boss: Four Gates Of Communication By Michael S. Solomon   Giving negative feedback to your boss is a delicate art. We all feel the need to give feedback to a superior now and again, but many of us shy away from it because we don’t want to …

10 Characteristics of a Toxic Work Environment

  Manager – A person responsible for controlling or administering an organization or group of staff; One who handles, controls, or directs, especially, one who directs a business or other enterprise  Poor communication Low staff motivation Lack of trust and team cohesion Illegal or immoral activities Constant interruptions and distractions Bullying, harassment or blackmail Inconsistent …

Interns Fired For Requesting Changes to Dress Code

I was fired from my internship for writing a proposal for a more flexible dress code by Alison Green  A note about this post, which is being linked to from all over the internet: This situation is not about “young people today.” The letter-writer’s generation is far from the first to bridle at dress codes or …

Get Hired As An Intern: Land the Internship of Your Dreams Ebook

  Get Hired As An Intern: Land the Internship of Your Dreams Kindle Edition   The economy and job market continue to evolve, yet internships are still a viable option to gain practical work experience and stand out in the crowd – perhaps now more than ever. As an emerging professional striving for economic self-sufficiency, …

Packaged For Success Provides Consultation to Colleges

  I serve as an Adjunct Professor at Trinity Washington University, as an Internship Supervisor, and as a hiring manager with nearly two decades of experience in the human services industry.  I am also an undergraduate and graduate first generation college student, college parent, and career coach. I received my Masters of Social Work degree …

A Great Cupcake With Great Customer Service

  If you read my post “Managers Need Good Customer Service Skills Too” you will know that I expect to be treated well in any business that I patronize.  I experienced poor customer service on my visit to my local office supply store. On the last journey of my 3 day business development retreat with …

Managers Need Good Customer Service Skills Too

  I appreciate and expect good customer service in whatever establishment I patronize.  My expectations for managers is a lot higher than my expectations of their staff.   As a manager, I take final responsibility for everything that my staff does and does not do.  Managers should set the tone for the company.   Earlier in …

Should I Offer An Internship For Adults?

  Internships for adults are on the rise. Here’s what you need to know By Marguerite Ward   An adult with years of experience would never consider an internship, right? Not necessarily. In fact, for people who have been out of the workforce for several years or who want to make a big career change, …