Shoka is a producer and host of “Comstock’s Talks.” She is associate editor of Comstock’s magazine. She is a copy editor, photojournalist and journalist specializing in writing about the arts, culture, animal rights and sustainability.
PODCAST: Take a trip with the Evil HR Lady as she answers a question about a new hire who wants to go on vacation.
PODCAST: Didn’t land a promotion you think you deserved? Here’s what you can and should do.
PODCAST: Listen in on our conversation with three of our 2021 Women in Leadership honorees on the ways women are shaping the future of the Capital Region.
PODCAST: Is it ever too late to change careers?
PODCAST: How can employers solicit outside candidates for open positions without offending employees?
PODCAST: How can employers help ease the transition into new software and systems?
PODCAST: How can employers offer year-end rewards to employees when there isn’t much cash to spare?
PODCAST: How can employers design an attendance policy that works for both themselves and their workers?
PODCAST: Do small businesses with just a few employees need an HR professional, or are there other options?
PODCAST: How can a small-business owner give new hires the guidance they need to come onboard — without breaking the bank?
PODCAST: Employers are considering making the temporary measures for people to work from home caused by the coronavirus lockdown more formal. What are their obligations to their employees?
PODCAST: A bored new employee quits instead of applying to an open position within the company because of a policy that prohibits job changes within one year. Is this a wise policy?
PODCAST: An employer asks whether perks such as vacation time and telecommuting privileges can be negotiated with a job candidate.
PODCAST: I just found out a coworker is making more than I am, even though I have been here longer. How can I bring this up to my manager without giving away how I found out?
PODCAST: If employees are scheduled to begin working at 6 a.m., but no one from management shows up until 7 a.m. to unlock the doors, can the workers be penalized and docked an hour of pay?