Veronica Palomo

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8 Simple Ways To Really Stand Out At Your New Job

Photo credit: Enri Endrian<p>Congratulations! You've finally landed your dream job. You've attended networking events, reached out to key people via LinkedIn, sent out your resume, survived grueling interviews, negotiated your salary and here you sit--a new employee. You want to back up everything you …

Want to Strengthen Workplace Culture? Design a Ritual

<i>Rituals are powerful drivers of culture, so they should be thoughtfully designed and nurtured to reinforce the organization's values. Illustration Credit: Liz Fosslien, fosslien.com</i><p>By Mollie West and Kate McCoubrey Judson<p>Picture this: you're an engineer at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park. …

13 Surprising Ways to Learn Valuable Information About Job Candidates

Resumes and cover letters can largely show whether a candidate is qualified for a position, but sometimes it takes some more creative ways to learn if that person will be a good fit for your company. The next time you're interviewing candidates, try one of these tactics to reveal something unique …

Obama Is Bringing Overtime Pay To Millions Of Workers

The reform is one of the most consequential of his whole tenure.<p>The Labor Department announced Tuesday that it completed one of the most ambitious economic reforms of the Obama era, finalizing a new rule that will extend overtime protections to millions of additional workers.<p>The administration will …

20 Ways Poor Communication is Wasting Your Time

Time: You can't borrow it, buy it, or bottle it. Most everyone wants and needs more of it to get their work done and to enjoy their play. So how is poor communication sabotaging productivity and leisure? Let me count the ways:<p>Complaining about things that are irrelevant or can't be changed.<br>• Failing …

The 3 Keys To Building Immediate Rapport In A Job Interview

You've got an important interview coming up. You know you have the skills for the job ... but do you have the personality and style they are looking for? Are your values and work ethic a match with those of the organization? Will you fit with the rest of the team?<p>Many hiring managers put greater …

8 Massive Mistakes Companies Make About Leadership Development

As a speaker and a consultant, I travel all over the country facilitating leadership development programs. One of the first questions I ask in my program is, "how many people have reported to a bad manager in their career?" Unfortunately (and I would even argue predictably) usually about 90 percent …

4 Great Career Tips from Women in Emerging Markets

As the global war for talent intensifies, the need for women in emerging markets becomes more urgent. The World Economic Forum's most recent Gender Gap Report finds the largest gaps in income, education and career progress remain in developing countries.<p>Four successful women at global professional …

10 Ways To Spot A Truly Exceptional Employee

A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; leaders chose "personality" as the leading reason.<p>Notably, …

The Best Time To Book A Plane Ticket, According To A New Study

Remember this number.<p>Ever wondered if there’s a magic number of days before a flight when tickets are at their cheapest? Science has an answer for that.<p>Fifty-four days before takeoff is, on average, when flights within the continental U.S. are at their absolute lowest price. And if you don’t hit 54 …

The Impact of Technology on HR and What's Ahead

Rapid changes in technology have affected businesses in more ways than we can count, from globalization and organizational adjustments to a workforce clamoring for remote and mobile job opportunities -- and human resources has had to adapt swiftly. If HR wants to continue to play a critical role in …

2016 Best Career Apps and Websites to Land Your Dream Job

Serious about landing your dream job this year? Or at least, landing a more fulfilling and higher paying job than the one you're in now?<p>If you said, yes, then let's do it! My last article in Huffington Post, <i>2016 Hottest Jobs, Highest Paying Companies and Fastest Growing Industries</i>, helped many of …

Want a Great Workplace? Don't Use These Hiring Practices!

<i>by Sue Bingham, Founder and Principal at HPWP Consulting</i><p>Steve Jobs, the former CEO of Apple famously said, "The secret to my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world."<p>Hiring the best people in the world is an exceptionally high standard that many …

Denying People A Job After They've Left Prison Is Unconstitutional, Court Rules

A law barring former prisoners from holding certain jobs during their lifetimes "sweeps unnecessarily broadly," Pennsylvania judges determined.<p>A court in Pennsylvania on Wednesday struck down a state law that imposed a lifetime ban from employment on as many as 200,000 people with criminal records …

27 Doors to Walk Through in New Orleans

New Orleans is a city made of equal parts magic, music and lovers of life. When walking down the streets of the French Quarter, Frenchman Street, and the Garden District, you can't help but stroll among the spirits of yesterday -- each one filled with a variety of emotions ranging from love, light …

The one interview question you need to ask if you want to land the perfect job

You know how to rock an interview. You’ve read up on the most-asked questions, practiced your responses, picked out your most professional outfit and studied the company’s website.<p>And that will all serve you well—to a point. Because you’re not just trying to land <i>any</i> job; you want the right job <i>for</i> …

Employment

Buck Up. The Denver Holiday Season is Upon Us

The Denver holiday season is upon us, a time when the darkest days lean toward the light, and heaven knows we need it. The past month tempts me to turn off the news, flop on the couch and Kurl up with the Kardashians. Hard times call for desperate measures but I'm craving a more fulfilling escape. …

Tulúm: A Chic And Trendy Beach Town On The Riviera Maya

By Jason Holland, InternationalLiving.com<p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>Time has slowed. I'm squinting from the midday sun. The low roar of gentle waves lapping the …

12 Qualities That Set Ultra Successful People Apart

Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal goals out of the water. They succeed along many different dimensions of life--their friendships, their physical and mental health, their families, and their jobs (which they are not only good at but also enjoy).<p>TalentSmart has …

The 5 Most Beautiful Places In The World

<i>by Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Getty<p>Pinpointing every breathtaking place on the planet could take a lifetime, but we think that these 5 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list.<p><b>1. Cappadocia, Turkey</b><p>Cappadocia, an area …

London on the Cheap

<i>By Ciara Collins for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>Sure the Euro is down, but that does nothing for the Anglophile cheapster. London's on the pound sterling, a.k.a., the oldest currency still in use, but don't let the old pound keep you from hopping over the pond. You can actually experience London …

The Workplace

Get Your Dream Job With These Four Job Search Hacks

How are you approaching your next job search? No matter how much technology impacts our lives and how we interact, there are still fundamental principles that will never change. Specifically, business is (and always will be) human and people will always do business with people they like and …

The Harsh Reality of Diversity in Today's Workplace

Would it surprise you to learn that highly educated black professionals face a widening gap with whites as they progress <i>through</i> their career? Diversity in the 21st century workplace is still a challenge that impacts not only our ideas of fairness and opportunity, but the bottom line as well.<p>NPR …

Can Technology Improve HR Results and Impact The Bottom Line?

Many small businesses still manage human resources information manually--that is, paper records are kept either in file folders or in some cases, scanned and retained in a file on someone's computer. When it is time to look for some information on a particular employee, or gather some data to …

The Cover Letter: Still A Necessary Evil

<i>By: Alyssa Gelbard</i><p>Image Source: Rgbstock<p>A cover letter still plays an important role in the job application process. You might even say it's a necessary evil. Many hiring managers use the cover letter as one of several measures to evaluate potential candidates, even at the more senior levels. A …

Managing Employees Who Are Older and Have More Experience

You've been promoted at a relatively young age and now manage a group of employees, almost all of whom are older than you.<p>How do you handle this situation, especially if some of the employees believe they deserved the job and are resentful, and others are not particularly overjoyed about taking …

HR: From Criticism To Destruction

For decades, HR has been criticized for being bureaucratic, dysfunctional, and out-of-touch with the reality of what businesses need to do in order to be successful. The latest issue of the Harvard Business Review now goes one step further and calls for "blowing up HR!"<p>I believe that change is …

Beware! 13 of the Best Lies Told By Job Candidates

The process of employee hiring can be a daunting one. Research shows that the wrong hire can actually cost companies as much as $50,000. That's a lot of money to throw away on someone who won't add value to your business--or worse, someone who will actually <i>hurt</i> things like employee morale and …

If Hiring Is Our Top Priority, Why Do We Keep Messing It Up?

<i>by Sue Bingham</i><p>"Tell me about yourself." "What is your greatest weakness?" "If you were me, why would you hire you?" "Where do you see yourself in five years?" Sound familiar? Of course it does. Chances are you've either answered or (yikes!) asked these worthless interview questions at some point in …