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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 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Do You Have a Work Spouse?

    Do You Have a Work Spouse?
    Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. George Bush and Condoleezza Rice. Stacy and Clinton. Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy. Whether in real life or reel life, work spouses are out there. You've seen them, right? Or maybe you're in such a relationship: Two people who spend most of their working hours together, behaving like a married couple. But despite subtle overtones of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 7 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 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 8 years ago | Rate This
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    3 Ways to Handle a Hostile Interviewer

    3 Ways to Handle a Hostile Interviewer
    We’ve all been in interviews when it seems like all the interviewer wants to do is trip you up. It’s like everything you say is somehow misinterpreted to mean something completely different. How can you diffuse such an uncomfortable situation? First, understand that the interviewer’s hostility is probably not about you. Most likely, the interviewer started his day off by arguing ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact

    How to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact
    Whether you're looking for a job or trying to advance your career, networking is very important (in a recent HotJobs poll, 57 percent of respondents said that networking was a factor in landing their most recent job). And networking shouldn't end when you log off of a social network or head home from a conference. Valuable contacts are on the perimeter ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 8 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 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 8 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 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 8 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 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +2

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?