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    Top 10 Most Annoying Office Habits of All Time

    Top 10 Most Annoying Office Habits of All Time
    In Letterman-like fashion, I am presenting the most horrifying, offensive and incessant co-worker behaviors that infect the office and kill your productivity. 10. Gum chewing. Whether it occurs just at inappropriate times or constantly throughout the day, gum chewing can be a major distraction. The constant “smack, smack, smack” of your boss’ mouth is not only irritating but unprofessional. 9. Smelly ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How To Improve Employee Loyalty

    How To Improve Employee Loyalty
    The workplace has become the dominant starting point for building a strong financial safety net. According to MetLife's Sixth Annual Employee Benefits Trends Study, released today, more than half of working Americans (52%) are now obtaining the majority of their financial and retirement products through the workplace - up from 46% a year ago. Growing financial concerns among employees are creating ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Dealing with Micromanagement

    Dealing with Micromanagement
    In the business world, the term “micromanagement” has assumed massive proportions, with almost everyone of us having witnessed this phenomenon at work. Whether you have experienced it first-hand, or observed it from close quarters, or heard it discussed around the office vending tea machine, you can never claim to be oblivious to the existence of this menace. And then again, there ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Differences Between Men and Women at Work

    Differences Between Men and  Women at Work
    If your boss is from Mars, don't disclose that you don't know what you're doing — he may just fire you. But if your boss is from Venus, she is likely to want to talk about it. Such is life in author John Gray's universe: Men go to their cave to mull things over alone, while women look for opportunities to ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    20 Incredible Innovations of the (Near) Future

    Things are looking pretty bleak right now. But, the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. So BusinessWeek asked several futurists, including Futurist.com's Glen Hiemstra, consultant David Zach, and author Howard Rheingold, to describe what they'd like to see arise from the current downturn. Notably, our experts didn't think of innovation merely in terms of products or services. These ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Fool-Proof Pranks for the Office

    [photo:72632] Every year, April reminds us about the season for office pranks. Whatever type of funny business you choose for April Fools' Day, make sure never to cross the line and get yourself fired or involved in a lawsuit! Follow these guidelines when thinking up your practical jokes to protect your career, and possibly, your colleagues. - Consider the level of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Best and Worst Bosses: Which One Are You?

    We’ve all had bosses that we’ve either loved or hated. The boss who helped you get that promotion, or the one who clipped his toenails at his desk. Some help us advance our career, while others seem to hold us back. Different leadership styles can lead to different results for each employee. But certain styles seem to be good or ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    7 Tips to Make a Strong First Impression

    7 Tips to Make a Strong First Impression
    We have all heard this warning: “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” Also, psychologists, writers, and seminar leaders 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 my seven tips for ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Personal Hygiene in the Workplace

    Personal Hygiene in the Workplace
    A reader writes: I work for a company that has the FDA (Food and Drug Admin) come in often for audits. Every single thing every employee does can be audited. Therefore, procedures are put into place that must be followed. A co-worker takes many shortcuts and does not follow these procedures. I have pointed this out numerous times to my team ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Job-Hunting Realities: What 'No' Really Means

    Job-Hunting Realities: What 'No' Really Means
    You've probably read plenty of job-hunting articles. And they're all the same. A so-called expert will advise you to develop a plan, broaden your skills, and network. On résumés, they will counsel you to customize, use keywords, and quantify your accomplishments. If you land an interview, they will remind you to mind your body language, ask good questions, and convey confidence ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

    Time flies when you're wasting it These days, no one can afford to waste time at work. Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not. Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You’ve got a ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Switching Careers: Attorney Considering HR

    Switching Careers: Attorney Considering HR
    A reader writes: "I am a disgruntled attorney and have been practicing a little over 5 years. I recently attended a CLE that was attended by a healthy mix of lawyers and HR managers and was kind of fascinated by HR. Granted, this was a very delicious HR topic - Workplace Investigations - but I talked to a few HR folks ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Don't List Basic Computer Skills On a Resume

    Don't List Basic Computer Skills On a Resume
    A reader writes: Is it really necessary to list computer skills on a resume? Shouldn't basic skills be assumed at this point in history? I'm great with Microsoft Office and I know Macs and a couple of other miscellaneous programs, but I don't know Photoshop or Dreamweaver or HTML or anything specialized. And my most recent position is "Administrative Assistant," so ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top 10 Compensation Concerns and Solutions

    Top 10 Compensation Concerns and Solutions
    In these uncertain economic times, it is little surprise that HR professionals everywhere have major compensation-related concerns. Most specifically, the problem is money - the sheer lack of it. For too many businesses, profits are down, making it ever more difficult to meet payroll needs - never mind about raises for next year. lOMA's Setting & Managing 2070 Compensation Survey uncovers ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Election 2008: Obama, McCain on Jobs & Retirement

    Election 2008: Obama, McCain on Jobs & Retirement
    Many Americans are still undecided about for whom they will cast their vote. While many elections in recent memory have been close, none seems to be quite so momentous. Not only because of the historic implications of electing either the nation's first black President or its first female Vice-President, but because never before has a Presidential election coincided with such economic ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    The Best Email Greetings and Sign-offs

    The Best Email Greetings and Sign-offs
    On an infamous episode of Sex and the City, Samantha receives a present from her boyfriend, accompanied by a card signed, “Best, Richard.” Despite the kind gesture of the gift, she’s incensed at what she perceives to be a flippant and impersonal salutation. “Ugh,” says Miranda. “‘Best’ is the worst.” Gulp. That’s how I’ve signed my emails for years. I thought ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Your Resume Spelling Mistakes

    Your Resume Spelling Mistakes
    It is one of the first thing people say about composing your resume: make sure you don’t have any spelling mistakes. Or certainly, a spelling mistake means certain doom even if the rest of your resume looks great. And really, not a day goes by when I don’t see a comment on twitter about how somebody spelled something wrong on a ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit

    It’s always exhilarating to quit a job you hate. You think of all the perfect ways to tell your boss to shove it — but have you thought about the consequences? Do you know what you’re going to do after the big event? Are you prepared to just leave your job? Pause before you take any action. Go ahead and ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Scandalous Workplace Affairs

    Workplace romances are hardly uncommon. After all, you're probably clocking in more hours at the office than at home. It's easy to develop close on-the-job relationships that can take a romantic turn. But what often starts as a titillating romp in the supply room can quickly turn into a train wreck, endangering your career and your future. Are you willing ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?