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    Take Advantage of Downtime at Work

    Take Advantage of Downtime at Work
    We often dream of having downtime at work. But when we actually get it, we don't know what to do. You should realize this is the perfect time to complete the tasks you've put off or to pick up some new skills. Stretch Yourself You may have passed on projects you did not feel you had the skills necessary to complete. ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Office Bullies

    Office Bullies
    How many of you have had to deal with a bully in the workplace? Someone who is verbally abusive, demoralizing, screams and rants or belittles others… I have. The bad news is they still exist out there. The good news is people are starting to notice and realize the negative impact they have on the bottom line. This topic is of ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    FedEx Drivers Win $14.4 Million in Labor Case

    FedEx Drivers Win $14.4 Million in Labor Case
    LOS ANGELES Drivers for FedEx Corp. have won about $14.4 million in a dispute over whether the delivery company illegally classified them as independent contractors instead of employees. Lawyers for about 200 drivers said Monday that a referee appointed by a Superior Court judge had awarded the amount in reimbursed job-related expenses and interest. The award is about $9 million more ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Killer #7: Unhappy, Disgruntled Customers

    Killer #7: Unhappy, Disgruntled Customers
    “When customers are unhappy, that means the company did not get the job done right the first time,’ Alan Evanston, Director of Business Development, AME Institute. “Now efforts have to be duplicated, which is costly to any company, sets them behind on other projects, and affects the morale of staff that handled the customer to begin with.” Developing strong, positive customer ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Americans Divided by Healthcare Reform

    Americans Divided by Healthcare Reform
    WASHINGTON — As supporters and opponents of overhauling the health care system try to shape public opinion at congressional town-hall-style meetings, both sides face a big complication: Public opinion on the issue is complex in ways that defy an easy Republican-Democratic divide. Analysis of a recent USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds views on what priority to emphasize, how fast to act and ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    What Changes to Benefits Are Coming in 2010?

    What Changes to Benefits Are Coming in 2010?
    Whether there will be additional cuts to employee benefits and whether employers will bring back some of the reductions made because of the recession are not clear yet. However, employers are continuing to watch benefits costs - and await health care reform, which may create cost-related scenarios that employers can't yet predict. When they provided their survey responses over the summer, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    4 Career Lessons from American Olympians

    Lindsey Vonn: Don’t Stop When it Starts to Hurt Lindsey Vonn is the first American woman to win a gold medal in Olympic downhill skiing. A contender in Turin in 2006, Vonn suffered a terrible crash that sent her to the hospital. She left with pain arching through her legs and back, but still competed in five events. She didn’t win ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Life on the Edge: Learning from Facebook

    Life on the Edge: Learning from Facebook
    For most business executives, Facebook remains a remote, somewhat mysterious, online frontier. Many executives harbor strong doubts that Facebook is at all relevant to "real business." After all, isn't it just a bunch of college kids sharing photos of drinking exploits and trying to hook up with each other? Let's start with the stats. Facebook now brings together 66 million online ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Are You in a Rut?

    Are You in a Rut?
    You've always considered yourself a top-notch professional, but lately, it seems you're losing your touch. You don't feel like you fit in anymore. It's as if you walked into the office one morning and everything was different. These changes are probably much more subtle than you think, but you finally woke up to the fact that something's wrong. Is it ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Verdict: The Final Presidential Debate

    Verdict: The Final Presidential Debate
    The Oct. 15 Presidential debate offered one last big opportunity for John McCain and Barack Obama to prove their mettle and win over voters in this hotly contested election. Since the first debate last month (BusinessWeek, 9/29/08), I have been paying close attention to each candidate's nonverbal communication, which accounts for as much as 93% of the message actually received by ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Employee Benefits in Tough Times

    Employee Benefits in Tough Times
    SYRACUSE--A small business might be able to avoid layoffs in this difficult economy by "rethinking" its medical, dental, and vision coverage. That's according to Neal Sullivan, chair of the DeWitt-based Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York, Inc. (IIABNY). The group is a not-for-profit trade association representing more than 1,900 New York State agencies and their 18,000 employees in legislative ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Top 5 Recession-Proof Industries

    Recession-Proof Industries The rate of job openings and new hires has steadily decreased since 2007, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And unemployment rates are holding fast at 10 percent, which also doesn't bode well. According to the December employment report, 6.1 million people face long-term unemployment. Even though experts are hollering about the impending end ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Coworker Taking the Credit?

    Coworker Taking the Credit?
    A reader writes: I have an issue with an overly dependent coworker who does not give credit. We are both fresh out of college but I’ve been working a bit longer than him. I had already proven myself in the group and have been given awards by my bosses and managers for the work I’ve done. My coworker frequently asks me ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Can I Ask My Employer to Lay Me Off?

    Can I Ask My Employer to Lay Me Off?
    A reader writes: I work for a major financial services company. I no longer wish to work for that company but don't want to just resign. The company has been laying workers off and is planning more layoffs. I don't want to feel like a sitting duck. I also want to leave and focus on a non-competing business that I recently ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Informational Interview After Applying for a Job?

    Informational Interview After Applying for a Job?
    A reader writes: I recently applied for a job with a closing date of a week and a half ago. A colleague of mine also applied to this organization (for a different position) and was told by a representative from this organization at a career fair today that the best way to "keep himself in the running" was to email the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    When You Quit, Return Company Items

    When You Quit, Return Company Items
    Apr. 27-DEAR CARRIE: Many employees who work for our university system receive uniforms, ID cards, keys and other school property. But some don't bother to return that property after they quit. I have proposed holding onto the workers' final check until they return the stuff, but the human resources department said we can't legally withhold the money. The property loss, however, ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Cover Letter Etiquette

    Cover Letter Etiquette
    by Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert Job seekers often spend countless hours developing their resumes and then treat their cover letters as an afterthought. This can be a critical mistake; the cover letter can help your resume get noticed. Think of the cover letter as your resume's cheerleading section. To make the best impression, follow these etiquette rules: [widget:newsjobseekers] Say ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Issue: Taking a Stopgap Job

    The Issue: Taking a Stopgap Job
    Colleen O'Henry loved her job as a $68,000-a-year advertising copywriter at a large ad firm in Boulder, Colo., and was anticipating a healthy 5% to 10% raise as her review period cropped up. But then the economy got in the way. The firm lost some clients, and O'Henry, 42 and single, found herself on the unemployment line and scanning Monster.com and ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Industries That Rocked the Recession

    While most industries cowered under the recession, some took it in stride and came out on top. For these five rockstar industries, the recession was the best thing that ever happened. They were defined by soaring profits and increasing employment opportunities and found niches that resulted in riches. So which industries came out on top? Find out >> [page] 1. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Speak Up HR!

    Speak Up HR!
    I was recently having a discussion with a colleague about HR pros speaking up during meetings.  My colleague’s point was HR needs to speak up and not sit back to deal with the fallout of management decisions.  I totally agreed and added that HR needed to develop their own point of view. My colleague replied: “Oh HR has something to say…they ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?