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    5 Complaints About HR and How to Overcome Them

    5 Complaints About HR and How to Overcome Them
    As HR professionals, we’ve all heard the usual complaints about human resources. We’re also aware that most employees would rather undergo a root canal than deal with us. Why the animosity? Is it possible that some of the accusations, though harsh, may have merit? In the spirit of honest self-reflection, HRPeople examines the most commonly voiced complaints about HR and our ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +28
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    6 Sloppy Speech Habits

    6 Sloppy Speech Habits
    You may look good on paper or in your suit, but if you're looking to nail your big interview, looks aren't everything. How you sound is often more important. But many job seekers let careless speech habits sink their chances of landing that plum job. Here are six common language mistakes and how to keep them from sabotaging your interview: 1. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +28
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    The Benefits of Employer-Sponsored Child Care Benefits

    The Benefits of Employer-Sponsored Child Care Benefits
    Maintaining a population of skilled, productive workers is a continual challenge for employers. For working parents, their challenge is often related to sourcing convenient, quality child care solutions. Today, many employers are stepping into this work-life challenge and have begun offering child care benefits that support the work-life balance of employees. And, despite budget crunches and space constraints that many companies ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Write a Great Individual Development Plan (IDP)

    How to Write a Great Individual Development Plan (IDP)
    An individual development plan (IDP) is a tool that helps facilitate employee development. It’s a two-way commitment between an employee and their manager on what they are going to do to grow. IDPs are often used as a way to drive leadership development. Organizations like them because they are visible, tangible evidence that leadership development is taking place. They can be ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    15 Stupidest Ways to Lose Your Job

    Sometimes, a person will lose their job through no fault of their own. The whims of a psychotic boss, an economy in shambles, or a simple misunderstanding can have an otherwise satisfactory employee packing up his or her cubicle. Other times, a person will lose their job because they have done something so incredibly foolish, you wonder how they ever ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    8 Ways to Spice Up Your Resume

    8 Ways to Spice Up Your Resume
    Career experts are unanimous on the importance of customizing our resumes for each new job we apply for. But for many of us, when it comes to revising our resumes, the first question is "How?" It's easy to get stuck in rut when you're working with material you know so well. So here are some ways to take a fresh look ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    15 Networking Mistakes You Can't Make

    Networking, networking, networking. We've all heard about it and we're sure you're all doing it — but are you doing it right? Trying to develop job leads and new business contacts the wrong way can be just as damaging as not trying at all, if not worse. You want to (net)work smart, not hard, so make sure you’re making all ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #1: San Francisco, CA

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #1: San Francisco, CA
    A popular tourist destination resting on a peninsula in the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco is a diversified city with a dense population and beautiful Victorian architecture. With many historical sites and a burgeoning downtown, San Francisco hosts a population coming from a variety of different backgrounds, political perspectives, and classes. [widget:worst_workplace_distractions] Quick Facts Population: 751,682 High School Graduates: 64.4% Bachelor's Degree ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    7 Dos and Don'ts of Fighting Fair

    7 Dos and Don'ts of Fighting Fair
    How we fight sometimes says more about us than how we got into a fight in the first place. Living a conflict-free life, especially with a loved one, sounds nice but in reality is impossible. Not only that, but it's unhealthy. Disagreements from time to time, if dealt with maturely and with the requisite kindness, can actually help to strengthen the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Body Language Blunders

    1. A Closed Body Whether sitting or standing, your body should be loose and open. Do not cross your arms. Do not cross your legs. While you may think it conveys a sense of ease, studies have shown that a people read a closed body differently: they subconsciously think you have something to hide. What's more, you're missing a golden ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    15 Companies Hiring Despite the Recession

    Are you looking for a job, but think you can't find one because there just aren't any opportunities out there? Think again. There are a few companies that are still growing and thriving despite, or maybe because of, the economic downturn. HRPeople did the research for you and compiled a list of 15 workplaces that aren't laying people off, and that ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    6 Ways Finding a Dream Job Is Like Finding Your Soul Mate

    6 Ways Finding a Dream Job Is Like Finding Your Soul Mate
    The idea of what makes a dream job changes over time, as does what a person looks for in their soul mate. In the past, one simply wanted steady work to provide food and shelter for his or her family. People also didn't live as long, and as a result didn't have the flexibility to date a wide variety of people ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    13 Kinds of Bosses and How to Make Them Love You

    Along with paychecks, deadlines, and overtime, bosses are one of the things you just can’t avoid in the workplace. But how to identify these strange characters and deal with them? Don’t go it alone — it’s a jungle out there. We show you how! Boss #1: The Robot >> [page] The Robot Distinguishing characteristics: An empty desk, no family pictures. What ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #2: New York City, NY

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #2: New York City, NY
    Officially the largest city in the United States, New York City has over 8.2 million residents. New York City is incredibly diverse, and usually considered the cultural hot-spot of the entire United States of America. [widget:resume_questions] Quick Facts Population: 8,250,567 High School Graduates: 47.2% Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.4% Mean Travel Time to Work (in minutes): 40.0 Homeownership Rate: 30.2% Best ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The 25 Species of Coworkers

    They might be lurking in the cubicle next to you or lounging in a cushy corner office. They could be e-nagging you daily or haunting your dreams at night. That’s right, the people you work with have the power to influence, annoy, inspire, and scare the living daylights out of you (work nightmares, anyone?). Since you’re stuck with them 40 hours ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Don't Resign Current Job Without a Formal Offer Letter

    Don't Resign Current Job Without a Formal Offer Letter
    A reader writes: I've been working at a company for the last year and a half, and its been great for what it is-- first job out of college, I've learned a ton, and they've been very nice about working with my schedule. I've been working full-time and going to school at nights to get my masters degree, and they've been ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Things You Should Stop Complaining About at Work

    Work isn’t perfect, right? But if you are lucky enough to have a job right now it pays to remember that millions and millions of Americans don’t think you have a thing to complain about. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nation’s unemployment rate is hovering around 10%. Even more troubling, The New York Times reports that ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #3: Boston, MA

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #3: Boston, MA
    Home to the esteemed Harvard College and center point of the American Revolution, Boston is one of the most historic cities in New England. Although the cost of inner-city living is on the rise, Boston is a bastion of New England’s unique assortment of attitudes, accents, and weather patterns. [widget:bored_at_work] Quick Facts Population: 581, 616 High School Graduates: 51.2% Bachelor's Degree ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?