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    Five Laws That Protect You During Layoffs

    Five Laws That Protect You During Layoffs
    Being laid off is an emotional event that can leave you feeling wronged. Knowing the difference between an illegal layoff and an unfair layoff can help you decide whether to fight or move on. “It’s difficult for employees to see layoffs from an objective perspective,” says Marilyn Conyer, vice president of Accord Human Resources, an Oklahoma City HR consulting firm. “Many ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    4 Obstacles Women Still Face in the Workplace

    [photo:69762] We’re not even two months into the new decade and already a number of studies have jumped up to point out how far women have come in the workplace. For example: Wives earn more than their husbands, and more U.S. women than men actually have jobs. But despite these significant milestones, a few key obstacles remain — particularly in the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Must-Follow Interview Rules

    10 Must-Follow Interview Rules
    In the current job market, you'd better have your act together, or you won't stand a chance against the competition. Check yourself on these 10 basic points before you go on that all-important interview. [page] *Look Sharp* Before the interview, select your outfit. Depending on the industry and position, get out your best duds and check them over for spots and ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The ABCs of Managing Money

    Budgeting isn't always easy - but it doesn't have to be impossible. And it's worth it. You'll live with less worry now, and endure less headache later on. Luckily, the Geezeo blog has come up with some basic money management strategies that are as simple as ABC. Follow their guidelines to squash your debt, start saving, and stop wasting money. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    6 Technology Trends That Will Change How You Do Business in 2010

    Out with the old and in with the new! The past decade revolutionized how we do business but there is plenty more to look forward to in 2010. Below is a sneak peak of coming attractions to get excited about. 1. Phone Liberation 2. Cloud Computing 3. The End of Paper 4. The Battle for Local 5. Social Spending 6. Mobile ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Handle an Office Affair

    How to Handle an Office Affair
    A reader writes: Our office is rife with gossip regarding a married man in our office and young single co-worker. The man has a brand new baby at home and knowing that he is having an affair behind his wife's back is rather upsetting to some of us on moral and character grounds, but also it is making us uncomfortable (wife ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Interviewer's Tricks

    We may be in a recession but that doesn’t mean that companies need to suffer by hiring less than adequate talent. As an HR professional you have the power to highlight what your company offers even when times are tough. However, if you know the tricks used by HR experts you’ll continue to attract the very best. HRPeople has interviewed HR ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Job-Hopping: Career Suicide or Savior?

    Job-Hopping: Career Suicide or Savior?
    Job-hopping. It’s career suicide. That is, if conventional wisdom and my father are to be believed. They tell us to stay at a job for at least two years. That the longer you stay in one place, the more dependable you’ll appear. And the better your chances for success when you do look for a new job. They tell us that ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 over 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 6 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Leadership Styles

    10 Leadership Styles
    Do you always lead with a style that’s most comfortable for you, or can you adapt your natural style to meet the need of a given situation? Here are two ways to classify leadership styles, and 10 different styles: The Situational Leadership model uses a 4 box grid based on the amount of direction and support an employee needs. The four ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Make Meetings More Interesting

    How to Make Meetings More Interesting
    Meetings can be deadly, especially if they feel unproductive. Listening to your boss drone on and on about things that don't affect you just isn’t a smart use of your time. So how can you make your boring meetings more productive? Research shows that increasing activity and creativity in meetings helps increase brain activity and alertness. Everyone's happier when you make ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Year in Review: Top 10 HR Moments of 2009

    2009 was an action-packed year from the start, with the inauguration of a new president, a controversial healthcare debate, and record unemployment. It's a miracle we survived it at all! But here we are, at the beginning of a new year and a new decade. Human Resources underwent a major transformation this year — from taking a new focus on ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top Perks: Working at Google

    Top Perks: Working at Google
    Perks play an important part in attracting talented employees and keeping them motivated. With free gourmet cafeterias, massage rooms, nap pods, haircuts and onsite doctors available for employee checkups (free of charge), Google is trying its best to keep employees happy. Here are the perks that contribute to the happiness of Googlers, and, in turn, Google's success. [page] Google is trying ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Hollywood Loves Human Resources

    Human Resources was all the rage this year – especially in Hollywood. It's no surprise, considering that the economy has inspired many storylines where employees were fired, hired, downsized, promoted, etc, etc. And we all know, HR is where the action's at, right? However, you may have noticed HR cropping up in the most unlikeliest of places… from scripted dramas ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Beginner's Guide to Social Media Success

    Getting connected online is practically a requirement these days. It's the latest way to make new friends, stay in touch, and — best of all — network. And with HR departments adding social media recruiting to their repertoire, it's also a great way to get a job! But jumping online isn't as easy as you might think. If you're going ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?