Workplace Issues

Hey, job applicant and employees – don’t forget your wall!

By at 21 July, 2010, 7:00 am

Here’s some advice for both job applicants and employers doing the interviewing – don’t forget social networking sites! There have been a number of stries over the past 18 months about job applicants who have had potentail job prospects crash and burn after less than thoughtful tweets and Facebook postings. Applicants need to get smarter about how what they tweet and post can impact potential employers and employers need to understand the world of social media.

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Think before you Tat – Can Body Art Affect your Employment Opportunities

By at 22 January, 2010, 11:44 am

In today’s challenging legal employment climate, potential employees (whether lawyers or staff), need to carefully think about every thing that can potentially affect their job prospects. This includes body piercings and tattoos which seem to be the current craze. Like diamonds, tattoos are forever without expensive and painful removal. But can tattoos and piercings actually affect your job chances? It appears that there is now information to support this belief.

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Not so fast Mr. Employeer – You may not have a right to read my personal email.

By at 20 November, 2009, 7:09 am

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, some courts are backing away from the blanket concept that all emails sent using company equipment and networks are company property.

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What do restaurants and law offices have in common? Customer Service!

By at 20 August, 2009, 1:50 pm

If you haven’t subscribed to the gruntled employees blog by Jay Shepherd (Shepherd Law Group), you should do so immediately. I always enjoy reading Jay’s blog as he consistently provides insights and information on management and law firm operations often times relating real world nonlegal experiences everyday needs of law offices and lawyers.One of his recent blog posts “We don’t treat our employees like children” resonated with me as we’ve all experienced something similar to the two different dining experiences he had.

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When You Go To Heaven…

By at 10 August, 2009, 11:00 am

We’ve all seen the pictures of the person sitting at the desk against a backdrop of a mountain of papers (or something similar) and many think, “Yeah, right.” To prove that truth is stranger than fiction, checkout fellow Practice Management Advisor (PMA) for South Carolina Courtney Kennady’s post When You Go to Heaven… and take a look at the pictures: these are from an actual attorney’s office where the person made no provision for succession planning and left this mess behind.

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