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    Office Humor: 6 Job Application Disasters

    Office Humor: 6 Job Application Disasters
    Interview candidates' responses during the interview process can be creative and clever, or unintentionally revealing. Here are a few beauties submitted by Monster members: 1) One time, during the interviewing process, I had to tell a candidate that, unfortunately, we would not be able to offer him a job, even if he qualified for the position, his drug test came back ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Re-Energize Your Job Search: Best Tips and Tricks

    Re-Energize Your Job Search: Best Tips and Tricks
    Finding a job can be as time-consuming as actually having a job! It can take days, weeks, even months, to land that dream job. So it's no surprise how easy it is to get discouraged, distracted, and depressed. There are two important things to remember &mdash you're not alone and we're here to help! HRPeople comes to your rescue with the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Workplace Humor Done Right

    Workplace Humor Done Right
    Joan Steffen worked in a high-pressure sales office. On one particularly stressful day, Steffen decided to lighten the mood. “The boss couldn't find something she needed, so she hollered, ‘That does it! I want everything in the office correctly labeled by tomorrow morning!’” Steffen explains. “So I labeled all her file folders correctly - and stuck small labels to everything else. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Tips on Handling Swine Flu At Work

    10 Tips on Handling Swine Flu At Work
    As HR professionals, our employers and our employees are counting on us to be ready, willing, and able to assist in times of need. Such is the case as we wait and see if this Swine Flu outbreak will materialize into a local or national threat we call a “pandemic outbreak.” With today’s technology and the immediacy of news information, the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Shut Up and Be a Better Interviewer

    Shut Up and Be a Better Interviewer
    If you’ve seen all of the tips for how to communicate effectively, you’ve likely seen a gem like “Ten Tips To Listen Better Than Ever” before. With tips like “repeat back what the person said”, “give visual clues that you’re listening” and “ask interesting follow up questions even if you think you understand”, it is like the writer is purposefully trying ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Leadership: Lessons From Einstein

    Leadership: Lessons From Einstein
    We are in the midst of the most tumultuous and precarious business times of our careers. Looking to others for advice and guidance is one way to shed some light on our dilemmas. Few luminaries are more often quoted than Albert Einstein, the 20th century German mathematician and theoretical physicist. And much of what he said 75 years ago still rings ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Emotional Rewards Are The Bottom Line These Days

    Emotional Rewards Are The Bottom Line These Days
    If you had to guess, which factor do you think your employees most value: Good pay? Job security? Lots of holidays? You might be surprised at the reality. Good pay is important , but today’s employees are looking beyond their paychecks to the things that make work more emotionally rewarding. A few years back, George A. Kovach, a professor of management ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Downsizing 101

    Downsizing 101
    Most discussions about downsizing focus on the legal, economic, or psychological issues raised by this practice. These are essential concerns, but we rarely consider how or why downsizing is also an ethical issue. The next two columns are an attempt to redress that problem. Here, we'll consider your ethical responsibilities if you are the one charged with giving the bad news. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    6 Technology Trends That Will Change How You Do Business in 2010

    Out with the old and in with the new! The past decade revolutionized how we do business but there is plenty more to look forward to in 2010. Below is a sneak peak of coming attractions to get excited about. 1. Phone Liberation 2. Cloud Computing 3. The End of Paper 4. The Battle for Local 5. Social Spending 6. Mobile ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    I Left My Staff in San Francisco: An Inside Look

    I Left My Staff in San Francisco: An Inside Look
    Silicon Valley North More tech companies are opening offices in San Francisco to attract talent, get closer to customers, and make a statement. While California's Silicon Valley has long been the technology industry's epicenter, companies including Microsoft (MSFT), Google (GOOG), and startups like LinkedIn are supplementing their suburban office parks by adding or expanding outposts in San Francisco. The moves are ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    HRPeople's Resume Laboratory

    HRPeople's Resume Laboratory
    Ahh, the resume. It can be the key to employment if it's well written, but also a nightmare if it's riddled with mistakes. Let us help you get your resume in tip-top shape as you dive into the competitive job market. We know all there is to know about resume writing and can't wait to share it all with you. To ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Ways to Beautify Yourself with Office Supplies

    Ways to Beautify Yourself with Office Supplies
    One of an HR professional's priorities is to maintain a professional appearance at the office. But everybody inevitably runs into one of those hit-the-snooze-button- didn't-get-to-shower- couldn't-find-mascara- drop-off-kids-at-school- spilled-coffee-on-the-drive-to-work mornings. If you need a beauty refresher before happy hour, give yourself a makeover with items and supplies you can find around your office. Disclaimer: These tips are do-it-yourself - to yourself - ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Working in Your Workout

    Working in Your Workout
    Oops. You missed your spin class again. It’s just as well – you still haven’t gotten through the day’s email, you’re hungry as hell and American Idol is on in an hour. You’ll try again tomorrow. “Try” being the operative word. Because despite your regular attempts, these days you never seem to get out of work in time to hit the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Top HR Resume Keywords

    Top HR Resume Keywords
    You'd think getting a job in Human Resources would be easier since you’re an HR pro. You already know the tricks and tips to getting an interview, you’re an ace at answering questions and you know how to schmooze with the best of them. Unfortunately, the stakes are higher because of your professional background — which is why making your resume ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Career Resolutions for 2011

    10 Career Resolutions for 2011
    Like the old saying, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life," it's never a bad time to start moving your career in a better direction. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions to help. Pay Attention in Class Treat every workday like a school day. Be sure you learn something and use it to make yourself more productive. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Rejuvenate Your Resume

    Rejuvenate Your Resume
    In a competitive job market, we have to do everything we can to make our resumes more attractive to hiring managers. This can be difficult for older workers, who fear that even if there's no bias (subconscious or conscious) against job seekers on the mature side of 40, a resume may make them look "overqualified" for the positions they want. Here ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Social Networking and Your Job: Lessons from the "Cisco Fatty"

    Social Networking and Your Job: Lessons from the "Cisco Fatty"
    The internet is buzzing with tales of the latest web 2.0 casualty –the Cisco Fatty. The man who managed to jeopardize a new, high paying job, in 140 characters or less.    After receiving an offer from communications giant Cisco Systems, the jobseeker Twittered about it, telling his followers that although he had been offered a “fatty” paycheck, he wasn’t sure he ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Issue: Drug Abuse in the Workplace

    Issue: Drug Abuse in the Workplace
    When Amber Peetz started her job as an administrative assistant at a five-person public relations firm, she seemed to come with no liabilities. "She got here on time, worked steadily, dressed professionally, and always double-checked her work," recalls Liz Leslie, owner of the agency. "She was meticulous and reliable in every way." About a year into her tenure, however, her behavior ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Why You Can't Get Any Work Done

    Why You Can't Get Any Work Done
    Sly Kodrin, vice-president for operations at a hinge manufacturing company in Alliance, Ohio, likes to maintain a shop floor that balances passion with productivity, allowing his 75 employees to listen to music and socialize, as long as it does not interfere with their work. But when a stamping press operator brought golf clubs to work one day and began swinging at ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?