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The Worst Possible Job Descriptions

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The language used to describe something can make a huge difference in our perceptions. Writer and fitness expert James Fell posted a request to “ badly explain your profession” on his Facebook Page. He described his own profession as: “I make ‘eat less, move more’ really complicated.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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How to Pick the Best Holiday Presents for Your Employees and Clients

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The Halloween decorations are down, and the Christmas Trees are about to start popping up, which means it’s time for you to think about gifts , and parties. Business owners and managers often have large gift lists–for employees and clients–to fill. Here’s what she said. Inc: How do you determine the best gifts?

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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.

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New Law in MA: No Asking About Salary

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Everyone is talking about this. In fact, I’ve talked about it before.

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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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5 Things You Do that Drive Your Boss Crazy

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You’re ambitious and smart, and you  have plans. You know your job well, and you work hard, so why does your boss hate you? You might.

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Science: Your Millennial Managers Are Destroying Morale

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Or maybe your Gen X-ers and Baby Boomers are destroying morale. Sometimes it’s hard to tell. As companies have switched from a seniority system to a meritocracy system , people who are better suited for management roles have landed in the senior roles.

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My Boss is Leaving the Company

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My boss told me she is resigning. She has given a month’s notice, says she is leaving for a position that will help her grow professionally and still seems to have great relationships with her peers and boss, so I do not think this is necessarily a sign of something wrong with the company. What will I do if we don’t work together well?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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  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.

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If Job Applicants Treated Hiring Managers the Same Way Managers Treat Them

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I’m currently on vacation, so I’m posting this oldie but goodie. What would happen if job candidates treated you the way you treat them? You might be receiving letters such as this one? Dear Hiring Manager, Thank you so much for your interest in me for the position of Senior Technical Analyst for your company. Read This Letter.

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Exempt? Earning Less than $47,476? Your Life Is About To Flip Upside Down

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Everybody likes overtime pay, and starting December 1, about 5 million more people will be eligible for overtime. Yay!!! The post Exempt?

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How to Fire Someone and Have Them Thank You For it

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Firing is always horrible? Well, yes, it is.

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Can’t Remember Anything? Blame Your Shared Office Space

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We are all about collaboration and teamwork (and let’s be honest) saving money, so open office plans are extremely popular. Your coworkers are always available to share ideas, and in the case of a hotdesking environment, you can easily move to sit next to someone who can help you with your current project. And yet, lots of us hate it.

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You? A Biased Interviewer? Of Course Not. Oh, Wait…

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Most people aren’t experts at conducting job interviews, so it’s no wonder we’re not perfect at it. In fact, we often stink.  emphasisHR helped me out on putting together some biases that occur when we’re interviewing. It’s not the traditional spiel about diversity, although that plays a role as well. The post You?

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How To Explain a Short Term Job

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Have you ever taken a new job only to find out that it was a disaster? Sometimes this is because it’s just not a good fit. Sometimes the hiring manager lied to you about the job. And how do you explain that you quit without a new job lined up? (If that’s the case.) Here are some suggestions. Think About Your Job History.

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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?”

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Lazy? Is it Because You Like to Learn? Science Says Yes!

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It didn’t say anything about eating brownies, which I suspect is also correlated with laziness because, mmmm, brownies.

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Don’t Fall for These 5 Workplace Myths

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There are many misconceptions about the workplace that, sensible as they might be, simply aren’t true. Some actions, while undoubtedly a bad idea, won’t necessarily get you fired. Below are five common myths that are good to know — whether you’re the boss or the newest hire in the field. Myth 1: You Can’t Be Fired If You’re Not Guilty.

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Fired For Violating a Company Policy

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I was recently let go from a job due to accessing information on our system that I had been taught was allowed. While I was technically at fault, it was out of a misunderstanding and would not have happened had I been aware that my action was disallowed. If you have any pointers, I’d appreciate your input.

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Every Business Should Like This Facebook Policy

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The average company offers three days of bereavement leave. Three days. Now, this is probably fine if it’s your 95-year-old grandmother whose funeral will be in the same town where you live and someone else is taking care of all the details and you weren’t that close anyway. For other situations? Here’s why.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Your Employees Inability to Speak up Is Costing Your Business Big Money

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Open door policies are pretty ubiquitous, but simply having the policy doesn’t mean people will actually speak their minds. That’s what the lack of open communication costs you, and here’s why: One in three employees say their culture does not promote or support holding crucial conversations. Stop and think about these numbers.

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Do You Hate Office Christmas Parties? Here’s Why

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Christmas parties are supposed to be fun. Or, Holiday parties, or end of year parties, or whatever your place of employment calls it. It is supposed to be fun for everyone. But, they aren’t. To read it, click here: 10 Reasons Why Employees Loathe Holiday Parties. The post Do You Hate Office Christmas Parties?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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5 Reasons You Should Let Others Make Your Decisions

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Have you ever sat, staring at a blank email, trying to figure out what to say and how to say it? Have you rehearsed a conversation over and over in your head, trying to figure out what to say and you just can’t come up with something? Then you ask a friend and the friend just spouts out the perfect response ? Why is that?

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100 Employees, 1 HR Manager Who Is Straight Out of School

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What would you do if you just graduated from college and got a great job doing HR at a startup? Cheer, right? Alone.

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