I’ve been working on my Christmas list, even though I know the big day will come and, as always, I’ll end up disappointed. (To be honest, my wife’s “but there are no unicorns” excuse is getting a bit tiresome.)

Outside the realm of personal possessions, however, there are things I’d love to see happen in the coming year to improve the lives of all denizens of the workplace:

I want all meetings to come with doughnuts.

I want bosses and co-workers to be honest and direct — game playing is for the spineless (no offense to any readers who happen to be jellyfish).

I want companies to be responsive to job candidates, to not leave applicants hanging and to never, ever discount a job seeker simply because that person has been unemployed.

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