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    The Real Reason for Exit Interviews

    The Real Reason for Exit Interviews
    Employee engagement continues to be an issue for organizations. There’s constant conversation about being over-worked and under-paid. We all realize times have been tough but now is the perfect time to examine some of your processes to ensure your business remains healthy. A couple days ago, I wrote about on-boarding – the beginning of a person’s career. Today, let’s talk about the end of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Double Standard Dilemma

    The Double Standard Dilemma
    Let's face it ladies. The fight’s not fair in the business world. We may be picking away at the salary gap but we still only earn 77 cents to every man’s dollar, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And despite filling more seats at business school, fewer than 3 percent of Fortune 1000 CEOs are women. So how does bias run ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Use Someone Else's Contact for a Job

    How to Use Someone Else's Contact for a Job
    A reader writes: My question is about using a contact that is a few degrees removed from me personally. She is an executive at an organization where I recently applied for a job with whom my godmother briefly worked several years ago. My godmother instructed me to remind the executive who she was and ask whatever questions I wanted to ask ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Deal With a Rejected Coworker

    How to Deal With a Rejected Coworker
    A reader writes: I moved to my current role in late November last year. Many of the other employees have known each other for years and socialize together out of work. In principle I prefer to keep my work and personal lives separate, but I will go to lunch from time to time and to the 'yay we met our targets' ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Career Lessons from Mom

    10 Career Lessons from Mom
    Oh, mothers. They catch us when we fall, console us when we're feeling down, and offer us advice – whether we want it or not. As children, we were told to never talk to strangers, look twice before crossing the street, and remember that sharing is caring. But did the Mommy-isms really stop there? We may have flown the nest for ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Answers to the "Are You an Average American?" Quiz

    Answers to the "Are You an Average American?" Quiz
    Wondering how you stack up against the average American? Think you’re totally statistically normal? By “average,” we mean how closely do you match U.S. Census data and other statistics retrieved from national polls. The more closely you match the most common answers to the census the more you are like an “average” American statistically. Of course we’re all individuals, right? And ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Are Online Application Processes Avoidable?

    Are Online Application Processes Avoidable?
    A reader writes: Is there a way to get around what seems to be some very ridiculous online application processes? Redundant questions (like what grade school you attended, and major declared!) make me want to put a shoe through my computer screen. I'm applying for positions that demand skilled labor and have whipped up some pretty attention-getting letter and resume material ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    HR Secrets You Don’t Know About

    HR Secrets You Don’t Know About
    Human Resources. A real department of mysteries. Are they your advocate? How do they really decide if you're right for the job? And why can't you ever get a straight answer out of them? A lot goes on behind the closed cubicles of HR. Curious? Take a peek at a few insider secrets about how HR really functions to better understand ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How Do You Solve a Problem Like Eyjafjallajokull?

    How Do You Solve a Problem Like Eyjafjallajokull?
    Several i4cp network companies are among those that have been cursing the name Eyjafjallajokull … that is, if they can pronounce it. The Icelandic subglacial volcano is still making headlines as we write this, with most EU flights resuming but the travel chaos far from over. The gigantic ash cloud produced by an April 14th eruptions shut down the skies over ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Asking HR to Explain Job Application Instructions

    Asking HR to Explain Job Application Instructions
    A reader writes: I've been looking for a position for a few months and I've found the advice on your site invaluable in my efforts. I am finding that often requirements for the submission of an application are written very vaguely and I want to make sure that I get them right. However, most of the online applications do not list ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Become an Approachable, Sociable Leader

    Become an Approachable, Sociable Leader
    What!!?? How to be a more approachable, social leader? Who cares? What the hell does being warm and fuzzy have to be with being a great leader? And another thing… if it wasn’t for all these damn people we have to work with, we might actually get some work done. Well, as it turns out, it does matter. While not a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Ways to Get a Great Reference

    Many people think of their list of references as an after-thought, something employers only look at after you dazzle them with your killer resume and stunning interview skills. But references can actually help you get your foot in the door, if they carry enough weight. Big names and impressive titles can grab the attention of potential employers. Most industries are ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Spot a Selfish Boss

    How to Spot a Selfish Boss
    If you've ever worked in an office environment — and as an HR professional you probably have — you've probably dealt with some kind of bad boss. Micromanagers, control freaks, and selfish tyrants ruin lives at all levels of organizations, their destructive powers wreaking havoc in on their subordinates. In fact, employee-employer relations are major stressors for even the savviest HR ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Ask for Vacation When There's Work

    How to Ask for Vacation When There's Work
    A reader writes: Summer's almost here, and I'm meant to be taking a week off for holiday. The trip is booked, it's been approved months ago by my boss, I've scheduled my requested time with an eye to our work cycle and done my best to get everything done and covered before I'm gone. However, two days before departure, my manager ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Handling Reference Abuse

    Handling Reference Abuse
    A reader writes: After a 45-minute phone interview with a small non-profit in another state, I was invited to interview in-person. The interviewer contacted me two days prior to the interview to request that I provide the following to her, in less than 24 hours: - Phone numbers for Find Out! [page] Wow. No, I don't think it was an intentional ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Common Grammar and Spelling Mistakes

    Common Grammar and Spelling Mistakes
    It’s hard enough to come up with the right words to sell yourself in a resume or cover letter, without the English language tripping you up. One little mistake in spelling or grammar can ruin an entire resume or cover letter. It’s not easy to remember all the rules of the English language. So here’s a little cheat-sheet to help you ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Can Common Sense Be Learned?

    Can Common Sense Be Learned?
    Can common sense be learned? Can you teach it to someone? Can you learn it from a course, book, coach, blog post, or some other method? First of all, it might help to agree on what is meant by the term “common sense”. Mirriam-Webster defines it as: Sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Overcoming Public Speaking

    Overcoming Public Speaking
    I hate public speaking. I know a few people that have told me in all honesty that they really love it. I have a feeling that these people have something wrong with them. One of the first public speaking disasters I was a part of was in high school. We did this competition called We The People and the culmination was ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Funniest Ways to Quit

    We’ve all been there — you’re sitting at your desk or laying in bed actively imagining the infinite ways you could tell your lunatic boss “I quit!” Throwing him your resignation, haphazardly stuffing a box full of your most precious desk knick-knacks, and high-fiving coworkers as you bound out of the office, never to return again. Dream all you want, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Network and Keep Your Current Job

    How to Network and Keep Your Current Job
    A reader writes: I've worked at a very small non-profit for nearly 2.5 years. It was my first "real" job out of college and I've learned a ton. I'm ready for a new challenge because I've realized that I will never move up within this organization - it's simply too small and there's nowhere to go! I had a preliminary interview ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?