Mike McBride

Mike McBride has been blogging since 2001, starting with what was, in essence, a blog about technology and being a One-Man IT Department. Over the years, his career has taken some twists and turns, as well as my interests, so now you will find blog posts covering everything from Social Networking, Law firms and Litigation Support, Travel, Training and yes, he's still writing about technology! He's even branched out into Photography and Sports Talk.

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Sometimes, things happen. Circumstances change, what we want from our careers changes, and what the current employer can offer us changes. There’s no shame in it, and there shouldn’t be any hard, or awkward feelings about it. I’d love to see companies get on board with that, but that’s going to require we see our people as people first, and labor inputs second. I’m not so sure some managers are capable of that.… Read More
Use your vacation days, encourage the people who work for you to use their vacation days. Putting anything work-related above the need we all have for time away from work, is surely one road to burnout. There are many others, some of which you can’t do anything about by yourself, but this is one you control. And it’s easy enough to do and to allow your people to do.… Read More The post Linked: Shortage
“Would you rather make $100k at a boring, meaningless job, or $50k doing something meaningful?” Apparently, the correct answer to this question is the latter, according to most of my LinkedIn connections. I disagree. I think people who take $50k might just be suckers. You are getting paid half of what you could be making elsewhere, which means your employer is simply underpaying you, by taking advantage of your need to find meaning in your…
Introverts are dreading a return to the noise, crowds and small talk of ‘normal’ life Why Now Is the Best Time in 20 Years to Make a Job Move in E-Discovery How to Manage Your Total Cost of Review: Keeping Collections on Target  – It’s simple really, collect less data and everything costs less. Why do phishing attacks work? Blame the humans, not the technology Encryption Has Never Been More Essential—or Threatened As The Talent…
Nothing about those numbers sounds like a diverse, welcoming, workplace for women, and minority groups. Leaders, you need to be better than this.  How do you think your industry would fair in a survey like this?… Read More The post Linked: Male Leaders Are the Leading Cause of Burnout for Working Women, Study Finds appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more like this, consider subscribing to the RSS Feed.…
The first thing that jumped out at me is that I am very glad to see people taking learning into their own hands instead of waiting for their company to train them. I have always been a big fan of that. Your career, is your career, and you should act that way when it comes to learning new skills. The second thing I thought was, if 77% of people are ready to learn new skills,…
Why Judges, Lawyers And Court Employees Need More Mental Health Support Nine Signs A Remote Employee Is Struggling With Stress Or Anxiety Is Microsoft 365 Actually a Security Risk? Cooperation and Collaboration in E-Discovery is Still the TARget Insights from the e-Discovery Community on a Year of Remote Work Anti-Asian Racism Is A Mental Health Crisis And It’s Finally Time For Workplaces To Change It Cybersecurity Training: An Imperative for Your Law Firm The Guilt…
Now, I’ve left a few jobs over the years, including some that were remote, which I think is a new challenge for a lot of places right now. Most of the time, the departing employee is not exactly top of mind for the organization. You’ve got work to do, and they are no longer part of the plan. I get that, but somebody probably wants to at least pay attention to what the employee is…
Luckily, with everything having remote options now, it’s actually pretty easy to pop in and simply listen without really being noticed, or at least, feeling a bit better about not being noticed. And, really, you should. Everyone should. Not because you necessarily have anything to add, but because you have an opportunity to listen. Listening to different groups of people talk about their issues will open your eyes to the things that we, as white…