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    Administrative Assistant

    h4. Tasks Operate office equipment such as fax machines, copiers, and phone systems, and use computers for spreadsheet, word processing, database management, and other applications. Answer telephones and give information to callers, take messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals. Greet visitors and callers, handle their inquiries, and direct them to the appropriate persons according to their needs. [widget:463] Set up ...
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    Chief Executive

    h4. Tasks Direct and coordinate an organization's financial and budget activities in order to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency. Confer with board members, organization officials, and staff members to discuss issues, coordinate activities, and resolve problems. Analyze operations to evaluate performance of a company and its staff in meeting objectives, and to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program ...
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    Grad School is Not an Escape

    Grad School is Not an Escape
    From a Monday New York Times article on the job market for new grads: Liam O'Reilly, who just graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in history, said he had applied to 50 employers -- to be a paralegal, a researcher for a policy organization, an administrative assistant -- but he had gotten hardly any interviews. While continuing ...
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    Compensation, Benefits, or Job Analysis Specialists

    Compensation, Benefits, or Job Analysis Specialists
    h4. Tasks Evaluate job positions, determining classification, exempt or non-exempt status, and salary. Ensure company compliance with federal and state laws, including reporting requirements. Advise managers and employees on state and federal employment regulations, collective agreements, benefit and compensation policies, personnel procedures and classification programs. Plan, develop, evaluate, improve, and communicate methods and techniques for selecting, promoting, compensating, evaluating, and training ...
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    Why Managers Resist Fewer Pay Ranges

    Why Managers Resist Fewer Pay Ranges
    h4. Question: We are in the process of updating our classification and pay structure. We are trying to reduce the number of pay grades from what we currently have. Our department heads and managers are really resisting some of the things that are being done. Can you provide any insight as to why they are resistant to streamlining the pay structure ...
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    Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

    Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
    Do you wind up the leader of almost every group project you get involved in? Do other people frequently ask you for financial advice? Do you watch _"The Apprentice"_ and similar TV shows and say to yourself, "I could do better than all these people"? You might never get to be the president of a multi-billion-dollar company, but businesses all over ...
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    Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources

    Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources
    Human resource management covers a wide variety of tasks and functions within an organization, including: recruiting and hiring, employee compensation and benefits, corporate policy, employee assistance, and training. Within the field of human resource management there is an endless list of possible jobs. Some of these include: recruiters, EEO officers, employer relations specialist, benefits managers, training and development managers, and labor ...
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    Grow Your Business and Your Confidence with Professional Communication Courses

    Grow Your Business and Your Confidence with Professional Communication Courses
    Human resources is becoming an increasingly popular career field. Competition for HR positions is growing, and superb oral and written communication are a requirement. HRPeople, in partnership with Monster and Cornerstone OnDemand, is now offering an online Business Communication Training Bundle to help you differentiate yourself from other HR Professionals. [widget:cornerstone] For a low cost of $139, you will have three ...
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    Range Penetration

    h4. The Range Penetration reveals the level of an individual's pay compared to the total pay range. Range penetration is calculated as: Pay-Range Minimum ÷ (Range Maximum-Range Minimum)
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    Architect, Except Landscape and Naval

    h4. Tasks Prepare information regarding design, structure specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, or construction time. Consult with client to determine functional and spatial requirements of structure. Direct activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents. [widget:464] Plan layout of project. Prepare contract documents for building contractors. Prepare scale drawings. Integrate engineering element into unified design. Conduct periodic on-site ...
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    Attorney/Lawyer

    h4. Tasks Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations. Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses. Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents. Present and summarize cases to judges and juries. [widget:465] Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of ...
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    Employee-Referral Bonuses

    The company gets a new employee with no recruiting fee, your friend gets a new job, and you get a check and the gratitude of both your friend and employer. What's not to like?
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    Auditor

    h4. Tasks Collect and analyze data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies. Report to management about asset utilization and audit results, and recommend changes in operations and financial activities. Prepare detailed reports on audit findings. [widget:466] Review data about material assets, net worth, liabilities, capital stock, surplus, income, and expenditures. Inspect ...
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    Employee-Driven Transfer Policies

    I'm all in favor of policies that let you apply for jobs posted internally without your manager's approval. After all, different folks do better or worse work for different managers. And smart companies would rather have people stay in the organization than move to another employer because a self-interested manager blocked a requested transfer.
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    Branch Manager, Banking

    h4. Tasks Establish and maintain relationships with individual and business customers, and provide assistance with problems these customers may encounter. Examine, evaluate, and process loan applications. Plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of workers in branches, offices, or departments of such establishments as branch banks, brokerage firms, risk and insurance departments, or credit departments. [widget:467] Oversee the flow of cash and ...
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    Van Pools and Subsidized Transportation to Work

    Being green is where it's at, and companies that help underwrite employees' public transportation costs or provide van pools are way ahead of the curve.
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    Business Analyst, Computer Software/Hardware/Systems

    h4. Tasks Provide staff and users with assistance solving computer related problems, such as malfunctions and program problems. Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems. Use object-oriented programming languages, as well as client and server applications development processes and multimedia and Internet technology. [widget:468] Confer with clients regarding the nature of ...
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    Town Hall Meetings

    Companies that value employee input make a point of sharing news with their team members, virtually or face-to-face. Town hall meetings with leadership are a terrific way to generate ideas and get employee buy-in on new initiatives.
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    Employment, Recruitment, Placement Specialist/Recruiter

    h4. Tasks Establish and maintain relationships with hiring managers to stay abreast of current and future hiring and business needs. Interview applicants to obtain information on work history, training, education, and job skills. Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Perform searches for qualified candidates according ...
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    The Business Case for Being FLSA-Compliant

    The Business Case for Being FLSA-Compliant
    Question: I am the HR director of a large public university. Lately, we have been looking at our jobs, and we think that some of the jobs that we currently treat as exempt should really be non-exempt. I have approached the president and told him of the result of my review and the penalties of non-compliance, but my advice — to ...
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Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?