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Team Building Activities That Actually Work

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I’m not a huge fan of team bonding activities, largely because I’m an introvert who hates games. No thanks.

2016 130

10 Interview Skills You Need to Get Hired (and How to Improve at Them)

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Even though most jobs don’t require smooth talking skills, getting through the interview often does. Do your background research.

2016 121

What Kind of Lawyer Should I Hire For My Job Problem?

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I get a lot of questions where the answer is, “you need to speak with an attorney.” So, you’ll have to pay up. Same thing, right?

2016 89

The Single Most Important Thing You Need for a Productive Team

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Every company wants high productivity. Awesome. What matters is how the team interacts. It’s psychological safety.

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2016 127

What Homeland Security Wants You to Know About Workplace Violence

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” Now, this doesn’t mean that you need to panic. Your chances of being injured or killed by terrorism or workplace violence are very low.

2015 152

Old Dog, New Tricks: Is It Too Late for a Career Change?

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” He’s in his mid-40s and actually works in a creative field, but he’s run into the bureaucracy that tends to squash creativity.

2016 121

3 Creative Ways to Boost Your Career During Your Commute

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The  average American commutes 24.5 minutes to work —that’s nearly an hour a day. Join the Podcast Craze.

2016 102

Exempt Employees with Same Titles and Different Rules

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Hello, I am a salaried employee at a hospital. there are occasions when I arrive around 10:00. My day usually ends about 6:30-7:00. Yes I asked).

2016 77

10 Easy Ways to Make Yourself Happy in 2016

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Life can sometimes be tough, and January can bring that out in spades. Talk about depressing. You don’t have to. Listening to your boss.

2016 124

Interview Questions Candidates Want You to Ask

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If you want to find the best people for your open positions, try some of these questions: “What makes you angry?”

2016 96

  Why You Should Never Accept a Low-Ball Salary Offer

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No one starts to look for a new job simply because there’s a full moon or Netflix removed your favorite show.

2016 103

New Year, New You: Guide to Taking Your Résumé Up a Notch

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A résumé is, first and foremost, a marketing document. Remember marketing. Then don’t put negative things on your résumé either.

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2016 Offer 117

Top 10 Annoying Water Cooler Topics

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Do you have annoying co-workers who spill way too many beans around the water cooler? (Or coffee pot, depending on your office culture.).

2016 74

Crowd Sourcing: What is the best interview question you have ever been asked?

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When you were a job candidate. what is the best question a hiring manager/HR person/other person on the hiring panel ever asked you?

2016 108

Oops! I Forgot to Check My Email All Day. Spoiler Alert: No One Died

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Through a variety of circumstances, I ended up accidentally not checking any of my email accounts for an entire day. The post Oops!

2016 70
2016 70

Want Engaged Employees? Try Team Building

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Having a cohesive team is critical to the success of your department–and your entire company. Why is this? And how can you do this?

2016 83

5 Etiquette Tips for Your Holiday Office Party

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The company holiday party is, undoubtedly, coming up. When one needs to behave properly at a function, to whom does one turn? The Office Potluck.

2015 121
2015 121

8 Questions a Hiring Manager Should Never Ask

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Most people who conduct job interviews aren’t actually experts in hiring. As a result, most hiring managers never become experts in hiring.

2016 88

50 Most Surprisingly Flexible Jobs in 2015

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When you ask people what they look for in a job , they often say they want flexibility and a good work-life balance. Nonprofit and Philanthropy.

2015 120

The Worst Possible Response to a Bad Glassdoor Review

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” “For the love of God, do NOT work here” I’m guessing you wouldn’t. But, you wouldn’t be lawyer Philip Layfield.

2016 95

A New Illegal Interview Question: How Much Did You Earn In Your Last Job?

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Massachusetts just passed a new law that, among other things, prohibits companies from asking how much you earned in previous jobs.

5 Ways to Overcome a Bad Reference

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In an ideal world, all bosses would be fantastic , and the only bad references would be for former employees who deserved the bad reference.

2016 107

What Happens When You Hire an Employment Lawyer?

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Let’s say your boss pinches your behind and makes crude comments about your skirt length. The good guy always wins, right? One Really.

2016 97

Do I have to disclose that I was fired?

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I moved across the country for a new job. Legally, do I have to disclose that I was fired to future employers? Well, on your resume, nothing.

2016 99

What Is the Meaning of HR Confidentiality?

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Want to know what confidentiality really means in HR? told HR, and they told my boss, and now my boss is mad at me. But what about other things?

2016 104

Why Smart People Are Stupid

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A few years ago, I attended a “coffee morning with the principal” at my daughter’s school. During the discussion, homework came up.

2016 93

8 Ways to Gain Respect from Your Coworkers

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Some people just walk into a room, and every eye and ear are immediately tuned into them. Is it magic? Doubtful. You can gain respect as well.

2016 96
2016 96

The Most Popular Lies Recruiters Hear Every Day (and Why You Should Avoid Them)

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The thing is, when much of your job is spent evaluating people and talking with them, you learn to spot lies pretty darn quick. ” “Great!”

2016 99

Connections Are Everything: Is Your Professional Network Hurting or Helping You?

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Not everyone’s network is helpful when it comes to job hunting, but this is a problem you can fix, or at least, work on fixing.

2016 103

HR Giant Randstad Purchases Monster. What Does That Mean?

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When a consulting firm purchases a big job board, what does that mean? There are tons of problems with the internet recruiting.

Can Anything Bad Happen When You Ask for a Raise?

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Why do we get so nervous when it comes to asking for a raise? The worst thing that can happen is that your boss says no, right? The Clueless Asker.

2016 105

The Michael Scott Guide to Being Self-Aware At Work

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When you’re the boss, you can get away with a lot because people are used to sucking up to you. Might you also be doing the same thing?

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An HR Manager Reveals: Why I Threw Out Your Résumé

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So often it seems like when you submit a résumé to a company, either via email or an online application, it’s like sending it into a black hole.

2016 99

Your Company Needs to Stop This Right Now

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Sainsbury’s , a company with 23.775 billion in revenue , just ran an advertisement, asking for an artist to work for free.

2016 87

Dilemma of the Month: Hourly Employees Working Off the Clock

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I have an hourly employee who I cannot get to stop working off the clock.

2016 89
2016 89

Watch Your Back: How to Fire Someone Without Getting Sued

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Firing is not fun. Most managers go to great lengths to avoid firing someone, and when it finally comes down to it, you have to let this person go.

2016 87

Dilemma of the Month: When a Personal Matter Gets Professional

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I am an exempt employee and have been working at my company for just under three years.

2016 96
2016 96

5 Things You Should (Almost) Never Tell Your Boss

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In an ideal world, you should always have an open and honest relationship with your boss.

2015 106
2015 106

Creepy New Badges that Monitor Your Conversations and Phone Calls in the Bathroom

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This is something I shouldn’t need to say, but hang up before you go into the bathroom. Really, your conversation can wait 5 minutes.

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2016 58

Science Says: You Can’t Charm Your Way Through a Video Interview

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Some companies use recorded interviews for their first round. if that works for you, and the decision makers can watch it when they have the time.

2016 97