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.

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. You need to look for the best managers who can effectively handle a team of employees.

2014 114

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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

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

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. Product Manager. Manager-Business Development.

2019 76

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. However, she mentioned that it was an ongoing issue and had gotten to the point that several coworkers had asked her about it (in her words, out of concern, but it doesn’t feel that way) and that she knew our store manager and my previous department manager had mentioned it.

2020 54

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

Interesting Things About Investment Banking In India

Imarticus Learning

Services offered: Investment banking plays the intermediary role in assisting HNIs, Corporations and even small companies raise and manage their financial investments.

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

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

Imarticus Learning

An investment bank assists these organizations with complex financial solutions such as Mergers and Acquisitions , Equity Underwriting, Private Placement, Valuation and Fairness Opinion, Corporate Restructuring, Structured Refinance, Management Buyouts, among others. 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.

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 84

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. The gross and unprofessional person here is your manager.

2016 68

Employers Blocking Employees from Social Media Access

Resume Bear

I had a pretty heated argument with my Manager because I had requested external email access and Internet access, both of which required Vice-President approval.

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

Ask A Manager

Who to talk to depends on your company — it might be the person who manages the fitness center, or the internal person in charge of the fitness center contract, or someone in your HR department. 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. Should I turn my video back off?

2019 47

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. They employ some of the best money and risk managers and in the world.

2015 65

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 58

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. So, for example, if you don’t like managing employees or can’t stand selling, you need to stay away from businesses that require these skills.

2016 68

25 Companies Who Hire Adults With Autism #AutismAwarenessMonth


Recruiters and hiring managers like candidates to engage and respond to social cues, answer questions and make eye contact. They train high-functioning adults with autism ages 18 and older on different aspects of video game and app design and development at a pace each student can manage.

2016 124

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. Is their software sufficient for managing the system?

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. And interestingly, this exact same thing happens with managers trying to address employee problems — they have The Talk, think the message was received, and then the problem continues and they’re left thinking, “What the hell?

2019 53

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

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

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

Ask A Manager

Since the startup world moves quickly, that already makes me a senior staff member and I’m actually up for a promotion to management. 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. Also, I don’t know how to handle his confession considering I might soon be his manager. Our office is switching everyone to exercise ball chairs.

2019 65


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. Performance Management?

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 don’t have the authority to change anything about the process, and management wants it this way. I have frequent back and forth with several key partners. You know it’s a requirement, they know it’s a requirement, and it’s okay to continue checking back until you have what you need.

2019 57

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

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. I’m the manager of a department and have noticed that one employee tends to doze off at our weekly departmental meeting.

2018 48

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

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. Day after day, she managed the pushcart. I’m the co-owner of Citrusox and the Operations Manager.

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

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

Ask A Manager

Sit down with your manager and say, “It’s costing me an average of $X of my own money each time I take a trip. 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. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions.

2013 58

short answer Sunday — 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

Managers will only reward based on seniority, not merit. 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.

2013 57

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

It’s once again time for short answer Sunday — seven short answers to seven short questions — this one an exciting mix of affairs with coworkers, weight-snarking managers, and more. 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.

2011 56