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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This first paragraph is sad. How do you call yourself a manager of people and leave them feeling like this? “Let’s face it, noticing changes in employees can be hard, especially with so many people working remotely. And that’s leading … Read More The post Linked: How To Spot Anxiety In Your Employees appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more like this, consider subscribing to the RSS Feed.…
These surveys just keep getting worse and worse. These types of things are going to create a massive hole in the labor force, and destroy our ability to create a diverse work environment. Since the pandemic started, almost half of … Read More The post Linked: 40 Percent of Working Parents Quit or Reduced Their Hours Since the Pandemic appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more like this, consider…
Five Strategies Building Relationships Remotely Software Updates and Why They’re Important Legal advice is often unaffordable. Here’s how more people can get help This security awareness training email is actually a phishing scam “A creative phishing campaign uses an email template that pretends to be a reminder to complete security awareness training from a well-known security company.” No Internal Investigation Is Complete Without ESI Observations from the Annual ILTA Conference: Ransomware Increases by 715% in…
Young people may not remember this, but I was 17-18 when this was happening, and I remember it well. And, mostly, I remember this lesson: Diving into this 1985 time capsule is instructive in showing just how fevered arguments over … Read More The post Linked: 35 years ago ‘rock porn’ Senate hearings made a free-speech showdown appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more like this, consider subscribing to…
Last week, I had the honor of talking about Suicide Prevention Day with Tiffany Werhner on her show. At some point in the conversation, we were talking about using your employee resources for mental health, your EAP, for example, and … Read More The post Making Mental Health Just a Thing We do at Work appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more like this, consider subscribing to the RSS…
Note the reality of giving employees flexibility: “”Workers have proven themselves more than capable of handling flexible work options during a crisis,” Weiler Reynolds said. “Companies should continue to foster the sense of freedom and control that flexible work options … Read More The post Linked: Study Finds Productivity Not Deterred by Shift to Remote Work appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more like this, consider subscribing to the…
As I look at the workplaces that have remained remote, versus the ones who couldn’t wait to get back to “normal”, I suspect this has a lot to do with the difference: “The Covid-19 crisis has distanced people from the … Read More The post Linked: Remote Work Doesn’t Have to Mean All-Day Video Calls appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more like this, consider subscribing to the RSS…
The Perfect Preservation Letter: A New Guide Is Flexible Work the New Normal? Survey Says It Is Good For Mental Health The coming wave of Covid-related age discrimination lawsuits – Employers need to be vigilant in laying off older workers. “High risk for Covid” and “highly compensated” might by proxies for age discrimination. Amid COVID-19, people under 30 may finally kill email Will lawyers be replaced by GPT-3? Yes, and here’s when Fake LinkedIn Accounts…
Stefanie’s list of questions is a good place to start for really anyone. “Who – who specifically does it help? What – what problem does it solve? When – do you know the right time to post it on social … Continued The post Linked: Six Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Post Anything to Social Media appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more like this, consider subscribing to…