When I'm Not at Work....Aug 04, 2021
W2? 1099? C2C?
One of the questions I get asked most often from those considering contract work is whether to work as a W2 contractor or should they consider 1099, or incorporate so they can bill corp-to-corp (C2C).
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2017/09/15/w2-or-c2c/
Four Reasons People Just Don’t Want to Work (for YOU!)
Employer's are facing a long-overdue reckoning, and like all reckonings, many blame others for their predicament. The blame du jour: Lazy people, who don't want to work...
......for you. (Never has a prepositional phrase been more important!)
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2021/07/28/four-reasons-people-just-dont-want-to-work-for-you/
Four Reasons No One is Responding to Your Job Posts
Historically, businesses never worried about competing against one another for talent. Now that they must complete, many simply do not know how.
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2021/07/20/four-reasons-no-one-is-responding-to-your-job-posts/
Tight Labor Market is Here to Stay
The tight labor market isn't about lazy millennials or enhanced unemployment benefits, things have fundamentally changed. Employers need to accept reality, and level-up their hiring game or they will be outmaneuvered by those who will...
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2021/07/12/tight-labor-market-is-here-to-stay/
Why You Can’t Hire Anyone
Labor has had lots of opportunity to and advice on how to interview. That cannot be said of employers. Most have zero interview training and little interest in being a good employer - which is why, now, they can't hire anyone....
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2021/06/26/why-you-cant-hire-anyone/
Should I Quit my Full-Time Job for a Contract Gig?
Contractor or employee? What would you do if you weren't afraid?
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2021/06/21/should-i-quit-my-full-time-job-for-a-contract-gig/
So…You Want to Be a “Consultant”?
Consulting is not all Power Point presentations and conference rooms with killer views. To be one requires a certain amount of cold, capitalist, callousness. Are you ready to ditch your FTE and become a consultant? Here's a few things to think about....
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2019/05/26/so-you-want-to-be-a-consultant/
Why Consultants Fail
If your tasks involve bringing change to mature organizations, know that being a consultant is like being a personal trainer: I can't lose weight for you....
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2020/03/06/why-consultants-fail/
Ghosting: The Unrequited Love of Today’s Job Market
Consider that ghosting is really less about the employer, and more about lotto fever. Here's how to stop internalizing rejection....
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2021/01/18/ghosting-the-unrequited-love-of-todays-job-market/
The Effective “Agile” Executive
The relationships and mindset essential for a strong, successful, progressive, and high-performing Agile organization are the the exact same qualities Drucker encourages in The Effective Executive.
The best way to support a meaningful value stream in a modern organization is to move from top-down boss-helper to bottom-up team-roles where the effective executive functions as a coach and advocate, not as a boss and commander.
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2021/04/22/the-effective-agile-executive/
No More Traffic Stops: Police Reform that Could Change Everything
Now is the time. We MUST remove the revenue incentive that is insidiously intertwined with traffic “law” enforcement.
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2020/06/10/no-more-traffic-stops-police-reform-that-could-change-everything/
Four Ways to Blow your Interview (*for employers)
Applicants aren't the only ones who screw up interviews; employers can blow it -- big time. Are you an employer who can't close on good help these days? Is it possible that you're blowing the interview?
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://plumedepoison.com/2019/02/15/four-ways-to-blow-your-interview-for-employers/