News >> Browse Articles

Browse News Articles

  • +9

    10 Ways to Make Yourself Unfireable

    Make Yourself Unfireable Phew. You survived the culling. Or maybe your company has managed to dodge layoffs altogether — this time. Either way, you think you've made it. Unlike so many people you know, you won’t have to wrangle unemployment checks or cancel your cable — yet. But instead of smugly sitting at your desk, you should be figuring out ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +9
  • +13

    7 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

    7 Ways to Make a Great First Impression
    We have all heard this warning: 'You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.' In fact, psychologists caution that we only have from seven to seventeen seconds of interacting with strangers before they form an opinion of us. With this widely acknowledged pressure to 'make our case' instantly, here are seven tips for making your first impression ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +1

    Best Cities to Ride Out a Recession

    Where the Jobs Are Worried about the future? You're not alone but it doesn't mean you're going to have start loading the family up in a truck and go pick grapes in California like John Steinbeck's Joad family in The Grapes of Wrath. What it does mean, though, is that even in a recession some communities will fare better than ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
  • +2

    6 Outrageous Hiring Practices

    From the downright crazy, to the just plain fun, hiring practices sure are getting interesting. Some companies turned to virtual reality to recruit new employees, while others weeded out weaklings by raising the stakes – literally. But do some of these new hiring methods cross the line? Are HR departments taking advantage of a sour economy and desperate job seekers? ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
  • +5

    The ABCs of Handshake Etiquette

    Ahh, the shaking of hands. It sounds simple enough: Two hands meet and greet and do a little shake. Easy, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, there are quite a few ways a handshake can go south. From an overly moist hand to a bone-crushing grip, handshakes come in all shapes and sizes — and only the best will hit the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
  • +6

    Twitter Mistakes to Avoid at Work

    A lot has been written about the revolutionary impact of Twitter: how it's changed the way we communicate, how it's connected us to one another and how it's increased transparency in everything we do. But as much as people love Twitter, there's growing concern about other impacts the social networking tool is having, especially when it comes to workplace productivity. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
  • +2

    10 Ways You're Annoying Your Coworkers

    Everyone has something (or someone) that annoys him or her at work. It could be faulty equipment or coworkers who don’t pull their own weight. But nobody’s complaining about you, right? Not so fast. Even though your mom, friends, or significant other may worship the ground you walk on, there could be some people you work with who are far ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
  • +3

    What Would You Do? 20 Ethical Dilemmas for Leaders

    What Would You Do? 20 Ethical Dilemmas for Leaders
    I’ve been watching an ABC News television series called “What Would You Do?" It’s a fascinating study of human behavior. Everyday people are secretly filmed in situations where they are faced with a choice, usually involving an actor or actors staging a scenario. It reminds me of “Scruples," the classic party game where players draw cards with a variety or moral ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
  • +2

    Five Questions to Ask After the Offer

    Five Questions to Ask After the Offer
    All job hunters are waiting for that call -- the one that says they've landed the job. But as eager as you may be to escape either your current job or the unemployment ranks, don't abdicate your power position once the offer comes in. Now it's your turn to sit in the interviewer's seat and ask the company and yourself some ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
  • +5

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #10: Oxnard, CA

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #10: Oxnard, CA
    As a quickly growing town, Oxnard offers many opportunities for enterprising, forward-thinking business people. Located on the California coast in between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Oxnard is a casual seaside city filled with uncrowded beaches and plenty of outdoor activities. Oxnard is known for its strawberries and its annual California Strawberry Festival in May. [widget:no_more_health_benefits] Quick Facts Population: 180,872 High ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
  • +3

    HRPeople's Layoff Survival Kit

    HRPeople's Layoff Survival Kit
    Being laid off is a tough situation to be in, especially on your confidence. If you've been let go, you really can't afford to let things slide. HRPeople has gathered the critical information for you, so you can get back on your feet quickly. Here's what you need to know to survive your job loss, and get back in the game! ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
  • +2

    How to Answer Employers' Top Interview Questions

    How to Answer Employers' Top Interview Questions
    ALL that effort honing your application has paid off, now all you need is a snazzy suit, a big smile and some answers. Here we ask recruiters for the answers to their favorite interview questions so that you don’t disappoint. *1. Tell me about yourself.* This is your big chance to sell yourself, so go for it. “Outline the skills and ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
  • Rate

    Measuring Training Effectiveness

    Measuring Training Effectiveness
    Delivering a training program is not enough, the cycle does not end there. Measuring the effectiveness of training programs gives a realistic idea of how effective the training program really has been, it’s technical preciseness nowithstanding. Today, we look at one of the most widely used tool for this purpose, which is Donald Kirspatrick’s four level model, for evaluating the impact ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
  • +3

    Office Email Etiquette — Before You Hit Send

    Office Email Etiquette — Before You Hit Send
    If you’ve ever begged IT to stop a sent email in its tracks, or wasted an entire morning sifting through an unruly inbox, it might just be time for an email refresher course. In this age of BlackBerry-toting professionals connected by email around globe, it's crucial to abide by the written (and unwritten) rules of email communications. You don’t want to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
  • +1

    Getting into Leadership Roles as a Woman

    Getting into Leadership Roles as a Woman
    There's a lot of talk about the pipeline -- that magical conveyer belt that calls a select few up toward the top of organizations. The pipeline is critically important for women, who in most organizations are notably absent from it. This underrepresentation of eligible females is often cited as the excuse for everything from pay inequity and the shortage of women ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
  • Rate

    100 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer

    100 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer
    While there are as many different possible interview questions as there are interviewers, it always helps to be ready for anything. So we've prepared a list of 100 potential interview questions. Will you face them all? We pray no interviewer would be that cruel. Will you face a few? Probably. Will you be well-served by being ready even if you're not ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
  • +5

    Lying on the Employment Resume

    Lying on the Employment Resume
    Ever wanted to just erase your inglorious past as a Denny’s server and forget that unfortunate plate-smashing incident that got you fired? Have dreams of starting over as an advertising executive at a posh design firm? But you just don’t seem to have any actual advertising experience. Okay, maybe you’d be more of a success as a chef. After all, you’re ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5
  • +10

    5 Interview Types and How to Ace Them

    All interviews were not created equal. Depending on the role, the kind of HR department and the ruthlessness of your potential employer, you may encounter one — or a combination — of the most common types of interview. Each of these types is unique, and you'll need to tailor your preparation to each one. HRPeople has identified the five most ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +10
  • +1

    5 Things You Need to Give up to Get A Job

    It’s time for the reality check. America is in a recession, and jobs are fewer while competition is greater. It takes even more hustle, dedication, and tenacity to land a job today than it did for your parents. Having a degree isn’t always enough, and sorry to break it to you, but you aren’t likely to get your dream job ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
  • +4

    Shocking HR Blunders

    There is never a dull moment in Human Resources. The following stories actually happened. You be the judge of who is at fault, the HR department or the employee... #1 Hatin’ on Hooters >> [page] Hatin’ on Hooters A woman working as a criminal intelligence analyst with the Department of Public Safety was fired because she didn’t disclose having worked ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?