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Heather R. Huhman

Heather R. Huhman

Contributor / Career and Workplace Expert; Founder and President, Come Recommended

Waldorf, Md.-based Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager and president of Come Recommended, a content-marketing and digital-PR consultancy for job-search and human-resources technologies. She is the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle.

Gender Bias

Simply Hiring More Women Isn't Enough to Fix Tech's Gender Issue

SAP, for instance, increased its percentage of female managers from 18 percent to 25 percent by examining its "blind spots."
Positive Reinforcement

It's Science, Baby! Proving the Power of Positive Reinforcement at Work

Motivating employees comes down to two methods: positive and negative reinforcement. Which is yours?
Performance Ignited

Stop! You're Demoralizing Employees With Reviews! And Frequency Isn't the Reason.

One place to start is to learn the difference between "situational" and "dispositional" feedback.
Introverts

Introversion Is Not A Weakness, So Why Are You Treating It Like One?

Have you ever considered that seating arrangements are key to helping your introverted employees feel comfortable?
Work-Life Balance

'Work-Life Balance' Is Backfiring on Employers. Here's Why.

Work-life "integration" is the way to go. But, first, leaders must first understand why a perfect work-life balance isn't even possible.
Employee Morale

Most Employees Hate Their Career Path. Here's How to Help.

Only 37 percent of employees in one survey were "very happy" with their career path. Employers should be worried.
Online Reviews

Respect People's Right to Review Your Company Online, Even When There's Bitching Involved.

"Asking if a company has ever had a bad review online is like asking if someone's ever been on a bad date," said one president.
Employee Compensation

Determining Compensation: 4 Simple Tips to Follow

Base and bonus structure are areas where "keeping up with the Joneses" is very, very important.
Inspiring Your Team

How Uber Proved That 1 Person Cannot Change a Company Culture

"Wife Appreciation Day" doesn't mean letting your spouse "take a day off from the kitchen."
Disaster Planning

5 Steps to Getting Your Company Ready for a Natural Disaster

Entrepreneurs launch businesses to control their destiny. That's great, until there is no electricity.
Managing Remote Teams

With These 4 Tips, Your Remote Team Can Participate in Your Hiring Decisions

It seems logical that if employees don't work in the same office, "cultural fit" will require less attention. That couldn't be less true.
Politics

How to (Still) Find Great Talent During These Times of Political Turmoil

To bring politics into the workplace or not to bring politics into the workplace? That is the question.
Inspiring Your Team

Job-Seekers: There's No Reason to Fear AI -- If You Use it the Right Way

An AI recruiter won't have a beer with you, but it can update and guide you on your job application.
Job Titles

C-Suite Titles: What Kind of Havoc Might They Be Wreaking at Your Company?

Three reasons why executive titles may damage idea-sharing and team participation where you work.
Inspiring Your Team

So, That Candidate Seems the Right Fit For the Job. But Is the Job Right For Him/Her?

The flip side of employee "fit" -- knowing the job is right for the new hire -- gets overlooked more frequently than most would like to admit.