Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Astronology - Holidaze: Beating the Holiday Blues & Stress

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Volume IX
Issue 22
December 30, 2008
Dear Andrew,

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Fact or Fiction?
Fact or fiction:  "Strategic Review of Strategies" is just one of many terms organizations are using instead of the tried and true "you're fired."
Many organizations are trying to find nicer and more pleasant ways to say "you're fired," including the aforementioned "strategic reviews of strategies."  Some other lovely ways to give someone their pink slip, courtesy of Business Week:
-          Actions to simplify our organization,
-          Offboarding,
-          De-verticalization, and
-          My personal favorite:  chao youyu.  This is used in Hong Kong and means "to have one's squid cooked." 
For a full list of these lovely terms, click here.
2009 Nonprofit Human Resources Conference

Astron Solutions' National Director, Jennifer C. Loftus, a member of2009 Nonprofit HR Conference planning committee, needs your help!  The conference is currently accepting proposals for presentations for the conference.  The conference will be held at the Renaissance M Street Hotel in Washington, DC, October 4th - 6th, 2009.  The deadline for submitting proposals is February 6th, 2009.  For more information and all the fine print, please click here <insert link of the PDF here>.  This is a great opportunity to showcase your best practices to a targeted non-profit Human Resource audience!
Holidaze: Beating the Holiday Blues & Stress

holidaystressThe months of November to January signal a busy time for holiday celebrations, family time, and other happy moments. It is also the time for what some call the "Holiday Blues" and high stress levels. For those who work in an office setting, trying to meet pressing deadlines before vacation time and simultaneously preparing for holiday family and office events can become a major contributing factor to this seasonal anxiety...more

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