From Back Office to Boardroom: Why the Recruitment Industry is Finally Getting a Promotion

The Undercover Recruiter

For decades, HR and recruitment has traditionally not had a seat at the boardroom table, too often remaining a back-office function whose resourcing and role in the company usually came as an afterthought.

How Do I Deal With a ‘Laid-Back’ Office Setting?

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

I seem to be the “official grouch&# because I have proper office protocol and professionalism. Dear J.T. & & Dale: I am a 58-year-old female who just read your article about coping with negative workplace surroundings.

2009 59

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7 Most Embarrassing Interview Stories Ever

Position Ignition

Everyone’s had at least one less than perfect interview.

2013 230

A Quick Way to Solve a Problem with Trade Capture in Trade Life Cycle

Imarticus Learning

The rewarding trade capture within a trading system occurs when the trade facts are sent to the back office instantly, through an interface for operational processing. Front Office. Middle Office. The Middle Office plays a very important part of the exception management.

2019 52

Everything You Need to Know About Trade Validation and Enrichment in Trade Life Cycle

Imarticus Learning

In this Trade validation & enrichment in Capital Market , the process inspects if the received trade information in the back office systems coincides with the front office records.

2019 71

Millennial Views on Digital Transformation

Water Cooler Wisdom

In 2016 , millennial IT professionals aren’t working in back offices. Millennial-aged midmarket CIOs interpret the digital transformation (DX) end-state as a cloud and mobile-first workplace revolving around modernized endpoints or devices, Internet of Things enablement, and a streamlined back office that outsources functions like printing. Millennials are ahead of the market curve because they’ve moved the back office into the cloud.

2016 53

What are the profitable and developing career paths in the fintech industry?

Imarticus Learning

Security, audits, back office reporting, predictive analysis, and compliance regulations are increasing creating a demand for those who can upgrade, tweak and implement transitions to the latest technology.

2019 76

Automation in Investment Banking

Imarticus Learning

Also, the values have been saved to a great extent in bringing the office equipment followed by paying massive wages to the workforce. The banks are automating with time, in turn, leading to improved and appropriate changes in the back-office segment of the banks.

Say Goodbye to the Nine to Five Worker

Resume Bear

British, German, French and Irish employees and employers, which found 73% of bosses have a relaxed attitude to time keeping, since they trust their staff is working long before they actually get to the office. gets into the office at 8:18 a.m., leaves the office at 5:48 p.m.

2012 279

Is A Machine Learning The Next Step Of Smart Learning?

Imarticus Learning

For a host of applications in the back office are school bus scheduling EDULOG, Evolution, and DietMaster. 2015 was rife with stories of ML and self-driving cars.

2019 52

Why Do Investment Banker Make So Much

Imarticus Learning

The ATMs, branch offices, cheque books all cost money. Banks, in contrast to real businesses, have very few staff, small offices, tiny payrolls by contrast, and almost zero real expenses like infrastructural costs, manufacturing processes, or maintenance and operational expenses.

2019 52

Interesting Things About Investment Banking In India

Imarticus Learning

Back-offices are also readily available in terms of LPO, KPO, transcription, and such services being readily offered by Wipro, TCS, Infosys, Syntel etc among many others.

50 Fastest Growing Online Jobs for Q2 2012

Resume Bear

iPad jobs accelerated even faster, increasing its quarter on quarter growth rate from 19% in Q1 to 26% in Q2 (to 2,308 jobs) on the back of the launch of the highly successful iPad 2 in the previous quarter.

2012 258

CAPITALIST WEBINAR: 5 Ways To Build a Recruiting Function Your CEO Will Love!

HR Capitalist

Your recruiting function is only as good as your back end, so we’ll help you understand how to build it out. . The recruiting world has grown in complexity with each passing year. Staying on top of the macro trends (mobile, social, etc.)

2015 82

How Do You Stay Sharp & Focused?


Gamification is a top trend in business technology- taking the essence of games- fun, play and passion- and applying it to business initiatives such as sales training, back-office tasks and career counseling. Despite being > 40, I’ve embraced the digital age.

2012 136

What is the difference between an Investment Bank and a Retail Bank?

Imarticus Learning

Investment banking is split into front office, middle office, and back office activities. Chances are the role you are imagining is a front office role. This could easily be asked as an interview question and one that seemingly causes a lot of confusion for aspirants in the Finance domain.

my coworker told me I smell

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: A week ago, a coworker in a manager position (not my department) who is also a friend sat me down in her office and talked to me because, apparently, I am the smelly coworker. We went to a back office, and I took off the shirt and asked her to smell it and then me. She was very kind and I could tell that it was incredibly hard for her. I think I took the beginning of the conversation well.

2020 53

Employers Blocking Employees from Social Media Access

Resume Bear

I was spending so much time on the phone with them going over spreadsheets on the phone that I need to be able to send email back and forth. Many of these interactions broaden my understanding of the industry that I work in and eventually will come back to benefit my employer.

Questioning Authority in Today's Organization: Naked Jumping Jacks Says It's Not Easy.

HR Capitalist

Consider the following story that impacted a McDonald's assistant manager and her family when she took following rules and authority to an extreme - as told recently at Business Week: "On a busy Friday evening in 2004, a man posing as a police officer called a McDonald's in Mt.

2012 86

my boss freaked out when he saw my menstrual products and called me unprofessional

Ask A Manager

One day, I left my pads at work in the back office under our computer desk. As I go back to grab it, I find the pads shoved all the way to the back of the little shelf. I think it’s just an accident So, I grab it and pull it back towards the front of the shelf. I leave for a bit and come back to grab (and use) it and find it all the way pushed to the back of the shelf. It’s part of having women in the office.

2016 67

company is sending emails about diet and exercise, I accidentally sent a private email to my employee, and more

Ask A Manager

It was only caught because the worker emailed me back acknowledging this wasn’t meant for her. All I’ve done so far is email her back thanking her, apologizing, and stating that I trust her to keep this between us because of the personal nature. I work a job that is pretty much a back office type job. In addition, I do some volunteer work for a nonprofit where I can combine my love of networking and some of my back office skills.

2019 47

Advice From The Field: 8 Tips For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Career Realism

Since most people enter the business with no experience as a business owner, a franchise offers years of expertise and back room support to help you get started. Look for a great back office.

Why Dreamers Need A Healthy Dose Of Realism When It Comes To Starting A Business

Career Realism

With a franchise, you know all the costs before you invest a dime, plus you have a back office team behind you. A good franchise coach can help the budding entrepreneur put his or her feet back on the ground and find a business that matches his or her skills and interests.

2016 67

Yes, You Can: Get a Job on Wall Street Straight Out of College

Corn on the Job

If you enter into the operations side of things, you’re getting into client management, marketing, risk management, and legal as well as back office functions.

2015 65

25 Companies Who Hire Adults With Autism #AutismAwarenessMonth


AutonomyWorks, a Chicago based company offers operation and back office work that companies would have sent offshore in the past. These are often small requests such as noise canceling headphones or wearing hats for light sensitivity inside the office.

2016 124

4 Qualities All Great Managers Have

Career Realism

When you are running a business, you need to rely on the efficiency of each person involved in the organization, whether that person is a front liner or is working in the back office.

2014 114

my mother is tracking my comings and goings at work

Ask A Manager

She’s always worked in frontline face-to-face client service, while I have a back-office job. We had A Talk about that encounter, and the behavior stopped for awhile, but it’s back, and I have no clue where to go next. A reader writes: I work for a large and diverse organization, and I’ve been in my current role for a couple of years now. Recently, my mother (who lives hundreds of miles away) got a job with her local branch.

2019 52

You Must Protect Your “B.O.B.” (Book Of Business, That Is)

Sklover Working Wisdom

Valerie saw this as a way to move up in her industry, have back-office staff to assist her, and eventually be able to take a bit more time for herself and her family. As she envisioned, the agency’s office staff supported her client relations and a younger sales representative was appointed her assistant. “Do not protect yourself by fences, but rather by friends.”. – Czech Proverb.

2015 116

updates: the nameplate drama, contract-to-hire, and more

Ask A Manager

First, I privately emailed back our COO and asked him to clarify on the Three Day Rule. Since our office is small, I’d consider myself close enough with the COO to voice these opinions, and I think he felt similarly because later that day he came to my desk and apologized for the email wording. Secondly, I did end up going to HR the next time they were in- office. Some years back, another director saw it as inappropriate but he was only temporary.

2020 57

can I ask to watch the company culture before accepting a job offer?

Ask A Manager

However, I was interviewed in a back office and didn’t really get to see the company culture at work (I did ask my interviewees what they thought it was like, and they mentioned it was fun, etc., Do you want to see the physical space you’d be working in, or do you want to see the office “in action” — how people interact, etc.? A reader writes: I was recently interviewed and a offered a position at a fun-seeming nonprofit.

2013 58

my boss thinks I’m his graphic designer, how to salvage my reputation at an internship, and more

Ask A Manager

I found it to be completely inappropriate for him to be smoking weed while at work, even though we have a laid-back office environment and a beer-stocked fridge in the office. If that’s the case, it’s better to be honest with yourself and your boss about the situation now, so you can discuss alternatives (like a pared-back version of the internship or dropping it altogether). Our office is switching everyone to exercise ball chairs.

2019 64


HR Capitalist

You’ll also have two upstream peers, one running talent acquisition and one running all back-office functions, including payroll, compensation and benefits. The Business Partners at the Home Office Who Need You To Be Great: In addition to interacting with your field HR team and the operations leaders at each of the facilities, you’ll have access to four Operations leaders at HQ who are looking to you to be their peer.

how can I follow up without being annoying, people ask “who’s in here?” when I’m in a bathroom stall, and more

Ask A Manager

I have a mainly back office position and don’t work with customers or external partners for the most part, but sometimes I have to request documents for compliance. I have frequent back and forth with several key partners. Sometimes I only get one or two TPS sheets back when I need four, sometimes it’s the wrong name, and sometimes I receive them much later than the deadline. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2019 56

Am I Too Fat to Get Hired?

Evil HR Lady

For safety reasons, companies would need to consider investing in some larger/studier office chairs, general use chairs (employee cafe, public areas) & even bathroom fixtures as some standard fixtures aren't able to handle higher weight individuals. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?

2010 130

Is a Job as a Loan Officer Right for You?

Career Realism

I am a loan officer. For instance, when a customer comes into my office asking for a mortgage to purchase a home he cannot afford, I have to explain reality in a positive light. I was a back-office employee. Loan officer job image from Shutterstock.

2012 79

pushy recruiter, sleepy employee, people eating at their desks, and more

Ask A Manager

I take lunch relatively early away from my desk, and am back at my desk trying to work when the smells of others’ lunches wafts around me. How do I influence a sea change and get the office to start using the very nice kitchen area, or picnic tables outside? It does not help that the CEO and COO eat in their offices, setting a bad example. We’re a laid-back office, but this feels disrespectful and unprofessional. It’s five answers to five questions.

2018 47

music lyrics at work, avoiding Facebook-friending a colleague, and more

Ask A Manager

The song was “That Girl” by All Time Low, which has lyrics that aren’t crazy outrageous but have some language that I wasn’t sure was okay in an office. I’m guessing it depends quite a bit on office culture. Personally, I’m at a new job in a temporary capacity (probably just for the summer) in a very laid back office where music is encouraged. I have my own office space with a door that stays open.

2017 42

a whole bunch of updates

Ask A Manager

The subject line for each links back to the person’s original post. The reader who was allergic to her office. I’m sorry that the resolution to my story is not the most exciting, but here it is: I ended up not saying anything about it to my boss, but a few weeks after sending my letter, my desk was moved anyway (overcrowded office, tons of musical desks going on). Here are five more reader updates.

2011 50

short answer Sunday — 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

I work in a medical office with five other people, two of whom are the owners. I have many back office tasks and responsibilities that are undefined but solely mine; like being the only employee who interviews new hires, I do all of the training, handle all patient complaints and disputes, and am asked by my bosses to coach my coworkers in sales and patient care, etc. I replied back with a thank-you note and said that I would be interested in the position.

2013 57

Interview: Citrusox – Trendy Legwear that’s Fashionable, Comfortable and Affordable

Personal Excellence Blog

Citrusox has regular leggings that are appropriate for everyday, office wear, as well as fashionable leggings for streetwear. Back Story on Citrusox. I run the back office, which includes barcoding, staff training, ordering of stocks from suppliers, and so on.

The Self-Employment Surge and How Professionals Can Best Prepare

Water Cooler Wisdom

a provider of back office services for self-employed professionals, to conduct a new study, The Future of Work: Preparing for Independence, which examined the attributes and skills of those who are gainfully self-employed to help aspiring contractors get and stay ahead in this ever-changing work environment. One in two American workers are projected to be self-employed by 2020, according to MBO Partners.

2014 61

I don’t want to pay for business travel, hiring for skills vs. attitude, and more

Ask A Manager

Your answer to the question in yesterday’s short answer post about taking a back-up job while continuing to seek work in your field, particularly the end where you mention being prepared “to talk about what you’ve been doing to stay current in your field,” prompted this question. You can certainly make the argument for the work and your skills being worth a higher salary, and you can back that up with market research, but they may or may not budge.

2013 58

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

Harassment laws don’t stop when you walk out of your office; they cover interactions between employees that happen on the evenings and weekends and in locations far away from work, so the fact that your actions were taken via your home email is irrelevant here. They intend to expand and ideally they’ll eventually have actual, corporate offices in the US.

2011 56