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Humans are complicated, but the resourcing of humans doesn’t have to be. Listen in as our guests rant and reflect on their managerial and career challenges, with lighthearted and practical advice from day job expert Heather Krentler.

Call her at 313-327-2209, or reach out via email: hrconfidential@crain.com.

Heather is the Regional Director Human Resources for Crain Communications Inc and the voice of HR Confidential, a management and career advice column aimed at Crain’s national audience.

http://www.crains.com/

HR Confidential Heather Krentler

    • Business

Humans are complicated, but the resourcing of humans doesn’t have to be. Listen in as our guests rant and reflect on their managerial and career challenges, with lighthearted and practical advice from day job expert Heather Krentler.

Call her at 313-327-2209, or reach out via email: hrconfidential@crain.com.

Heather is the Regional Director Human Resources for Crain Communications Inc and the voice of HR Confidential, a management and career advice column aimed at Crain’s national audience.

http://www.crains.com/

    Independent Contractor Rules Of Engagement

    Independent Contractor Rules Of Engagement

    How is an independent contractor like a hit man? Let me count the ways. But when your independent contractor wants to be treated like an employee, things can get awkward. Don't lose good talent because of poorly defined rules of engagement. Familiarize yourself with the IRS guidelines and be prepared to defend your judgement call.

    • 9 min
    Can IT Spy On Me

    Can IT Spy On Me

    Though it depends on your company's technology, in most cases, the answer is yes. Yes, they can. But will they? It's unlikely, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't treat your work devices and work email as just that—company property. As a rule of thumb, anything we document digitally can probably find itself in the hands of another.

    • 6 min
    How to Initiate a Conversation Around Retaining Women

    How to Initiate a Conversation Around Retaining Women

    This week a listener raises a concern about how her company attracts and retains women. Whether it's an ongoing conversation you'd like to be a part of or one you feel needs to be raised, it can be scary to dive in. In this week's podcast, we talk about how to avoid putting people on the defensive and how best to offer your help in the diversity and inclusion mission.

    • 7 min
    Passing The Buck Instead Of Owning It

    Passing The Buck Instead Of Owning It

    Advocating decisions or messaging from the top is something every manager struggles with at some point in their career. While it may be easier to point the finger and say "so-and-so said", it isn't necessarily better. There are many ways this tactic blows up in your face, or worse, behind your back. Listen in to learn how to take advantage of these opportunities to strengthen your position as a leader.

    • 5 min
    Mysteries Of The Blacklist Revealed

    Mysteries Of The Blacklist Revealed

    Layoffs happen regularly in some industries, and when they’re done right, it’s not personal. Join us as we clear the smoke around the concept of the blacklist and reveal that, frankly, a blacklist is too unwieldy and demanding for any company to keep as a house pet.

    • 7 min
    Culture Shock

    Culture Shock

    Starting a new job is challenging enough, but when the company culture is new to you, too, it can make you feel crazy and lost. Culture shock can scare even the best professional away from incredible opportunity — but don't let the shock waves knock you off your feet. Listen in for advice on how to settle in and make yourself at home.

    • 8 min

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