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    How to Create a Motivating Work Environment

    How to Create a Motivating Work Environment
    These days, leaders are looking for way to keep their employees focused and motivated during challenging economic and business conditions. With layoffs, pay freezes, furloughs, and 401K cuts, there’s plenty of bad news going on that a leader can’t control that can drag a team down. What does a “motivating environment” look like? When it’s 5:00pm, and most of the department ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    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 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ask a Manager: 7 Qs and 7 Answers

    Ask a Manager: 7 Qs and 7 Answers
    I'm trying something new -- seven short answers to seven short questions, all in the same post: Company Won't Hire Former Employees of Competitor I applied for a job at a staffing agency and was told the particular company who was hiring wouldn't accept applicants who worked previously for their competitor even though I no longer work for them. Is that ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    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 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    7 Executive Resume Mistakes That Can Sink Your Job Search

    [photo:72554] If your job search strategy keeps running into a brick wall whenever you send out your executive resume or you are repeatedly receiving phone calls for lower paying positions that are below your capabilities, it may be time to re-examine your executive resume layout. One of the main things to remember is your executive resume is a strategic marketing tool ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top 12 Development Goals for Leaders

    Top 12 Development Goals for Leaders
    I help a lot of leaders create individual development plans using some variation of this process. This time of year (January) is always especially busy. Although every leader I work with is unique, it seems like the development goals end up being somewhat common from year to year. To help you get a head start on your 2010 leadership development plan, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Deal Breakers for Hiring Managers

    
Getting an interview is a really big deal. It means that you have achieved a level of confidence with your resume and cover letter and have made it to the next steps of the hiring equation. This is something that you should be proud of; this is also something you should take very, very seriously. The interview presents a lot ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    25 Best U.S. Vacation Cities On the Cheap

    Gearing up for your summer vacation, but aren't sure which direction to go? When it comes to vacationing in the U.S., you’ve got 50 states full of unique travel destinations. So which city is the best travel destination? We’ve rated 25 cities for vacationing by examining what each has to offer: culture, food, travel expenses and more! Our criteria: • ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Two Weeks Notice Not Enough?

    Two Weeks Notice Not Enough?
    A reader writes: I have been working at the same company (my first post-school job) for about 2 years now, and I've been moderately to very unhappy for most of my time here for a variety of factors (different working style from my boss which has lead to clashes in the past, public belittlement if something goes wrong, a team that ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    What Not to Say During an Interview

    The truth is most people sabotage their own interviews. Instead of putting their best foot forward, they put off the interviewer by acting cocky, unsure of their talent, having bad manners, or by simply acting weird. HRPeople has interviewed several recruitment experts to bring you unbelievable true stories of what actually happens behind interview doors. If you want to land ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Complete Job Search Strategy Guide

    Complete Job Search Strategy Guide
    The following job search tips have been provided to help you as you start your search. Job Search Tip #1: Targeting Your Search This is one of our most important job search tips - if you don’t know what you want, you will never find it! Too many job seekers simply apply to advertised positions that seem to fit their qualifications. ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Out of Time? 7 Ways to Manage Your Day

    Time flies when you're busy as a bee at the office. Before you know it, it's 5 p.m. and you've barely made a dent. What happened? Whether it's a nasty case of procrastination, the inability to say no, or a very busy lifestyle, there aren't enough hours in the day to finish all the work you have to do. Unfortunately, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    6 Steps to Great Leadership

    Every once in a while I’ll get a question from a reader, co-worker, or student about how to break into the leadership development field. The reality is, it’s not really an entry level profession, and there’s no one right way to get there. The leadership development profession includes trainers, coaches, HR generalists, managers, authors, speakers, preachers, and every combination of ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    7 Ways to Make Your Layoff Pay Off

    All too often, work and what we really love doing are two very different things. If that's your situation, a layoff can be a blessing in disguise. The blessing might be disguised as a severance package or a chance to reorient towards a more fulfilling career path. It might be a time to reconnect with family and friends or just ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Motivating Without Money

    Motivating Without Money
    Keeping employees engaged is critical during an economic downturn. Here are some smart ways to do it. In the months after September 11, as business activity slowed to a crawl, Steve Kerr, then the chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs (GS), launched a leadership seminar for senior managers that he nicknamed "Motivating Without Money." The daylong sessionsdiscussed how Goldman's managers could ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Studying for the PHR Exam- Week One

    Studying for the PHR Exam- Week One
    This is intended to be a guide for those in the reading audience that are contemplating taking the Professional in Human Resources Certification Exam. I am currently preparing to take the PHR exam in January. I have been using many different resources to help me along the way, and I plan to write an article for each week detailing what I ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    What Stupid Interview Questions Really Mean

    If you’ve been in the workforce long enough, the same inane questions will continue to creep up in interview after interview. What is your greatest weakness? Where do you see yourself in five years? You know, the small-talk questions that fill up just enough time between the really important questions. But all those meaningless questions actually have a purpose. That’s ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Workplace Checklist: How Toxic is Yours?

    Workplace Checklist: How Toxic is Yours?
    Nobody loves going to work all the time--but there's a difference between routine workplace hassles and a working environment that stresses you out to the point of illness, according to Linnda Durre, the author of "Surviving the Toxic Workplace." Durre suggests that hostile working environments typically have one or more types of dysfunction--how many symptoms does yours have? Unfairness You do ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?