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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Is the HR Business Partner Model Killing Your Career?

    Is the HR  Business Partner Model Killing Your Career?
    The current trend of outsourcing transactional HR to services centres may be creating a future talent crisis for HR professionals. Back in the 1990’s, when I began my HR career, I started off by looking after flexitime, recruitment administration, childcare vouchers, staff welfare and manpower planning. I knew if I knuckled down and got to know the technical elements of my ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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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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    10 Tricks to Telecommuting Success

    In a century where convenience is the standard form of measurement, telecommuting is growing in popularity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, more than 11 million people worked from home — that's about 8 percent of the U.S. population! And what's not to love about telecommuting? When you can work from the comfort of your home, skip commuter ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Writing Achievement Oriented Resumes

    Writing Achievement Oriented Resumes
    Any company will hire any employee if they feel that employee will add value to their business. So, the core of a strong resume is this: proof that you have made an impact on previous employers. In my practice as a professional resume writer, I constantly meet people who have made a great impact on the companies they worked for, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    When Job Interviews Go Sour

    When Job Interviews Go Sour
    Josh Linkner wanted to fill the account director position within his company. He thought he had the right candidate for the job after interviewing an experienced applicant three or four times. But he had noticed she asked questions like what title would "I" receive, or how much money will "I" get. This "ego driven" questioning worried Linkner, the founder and CEO ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Downsizing 101

    Downsizing 101
    Most discussions about downsizing focus on the legal, economic, or psychological issues raised by this practice. These are essential concerns, but we rarely consider how or why downsizing is also an ethical issue. The next two columns are an attempt to redress that problem. Here, we'll consider your ethical responsibilities if you are the one charged with giving the bad news. ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Legal Landmines for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors During Bad Economic Times

    Legal Landmines for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors During Bad Economic Times
    "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" is not only the name of a popular song from the 1960s, it also describes the feelings of most employers who, because of competition, business costs or our current bad economy must reduce the size of their employment budget. By the time an employer has to "downsize," the economic factors driving that decision have already ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Tips for Staying Happy at Work

    10 Tips for Staying Happy at Work
    If you find yourself longing for greener work pastures, don't immediately go looking for the first exit ramp off of your chosen career path. The Balance Team, which specializes in professional- and personal-growth seminars for administrative and executive assistants in Fortune 1000 companies, suggests these 10 tips for staying content at work: 1. Keep Personal Problems Personal:[widget:employee_benefits_what_you_nee_to_know]When you're preoccupied with personal ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Beat the Toughest Interview Question

    How to Beat the Toughest Interview Question
    “Where do you see yourself in five years?” We all know the question. So why are we still stumped when someone asks this granddaddy of a ridiculous interview question in our interview? Here’s why – because most job seekers believe it has no relevance. The reason? No company can (or ever will) guarantee an employee a job for five years. But, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    HRPeople Introduces eGifts

    HRPeople Introduces eGifts
    HRPeople is proud to introduce its newest feature, "eGifts":http://hrpeople.monster.com/gifts/new. Now you can give a variety of fun gifts to all of your friends. +*Give a Gift*+ You can use your personal points bank to give other HRPeople users gifts. The balance of your points bank increases at the same rate that your reputation score increases. Each gift you give will reduce ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Y Stay: Employee Retention of Generation Y

    Y Stay: Employee Retention of Generation Y
    “I quit,” a statement most employers do not want to hear coming from their employees. Employee turnover is costly to any organization in that it calls for recruiting replacements, training those replacements, and bringing productivity back to an optimal level. However, this becomes increasingly important by the year 2014. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that by 2014 we will ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Stop Toxic Managers Before They Stop You

    Stop Toxic Managers Before They Stop You
    You've been there. We've all been there. The manager who bullies, threatens, yells. The manager whose mood swings determine the climate of the office on any given workday. Who forces employees to whisper in sympathy in cubicles and hallways. The backbiting, belittling boss from hell. Call it what you want: poor interpersonal skills, unfortunate office practices, but some people, by sheer, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    5 Ways to Really Tick Off Your Employees

    A recent survey from Adecco Group North America highlights the increased dissatisfaction workers in America have with their employers. According to the survey: 54% of employees plan to look for a new job as soon as the economy turns around. Sentiment is even stronger among younger workers. Of those ages 18-29, 71% say they are likely to look for new ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    True Work Romance Stories

    True Work Romance Stories
    Finding a romantic partner on the job represents the ultimate blending of your work and personal life. And some people are more successful at navigating this junction than others, as evidenced from the 60-plus Monster members who told us about their brushes with office romance. Many found spouses, while others came away with heartache, and the need to change jobs. These ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    The Growing Demand for HR Professionals

    The Growing Demand for HR Professionals
    Employers are looking for HR professionals who can add value to the company, so it falls on recruiters to sift out the wheat from the chaff. As HR attempts to justify its place at the top table in boardrooms across the country, recruiters are faced with finding commercially aware, strategic HR professionals, as well as tightening margins in a candidate-heavy market. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Obama and HR Strategy

    Obama and HR Strategy
    Organized labor contributed nearly $450 million (Greenhouse, 2008) toward the election of Barack Obama and a Democratic Congress, so we can expect labor will have a good run, resulting in much more favorable laws, regulations and administrative outcomes than we have seen in several administrations. Conversely, while there is plenty of business lobbying, there will be far fewer voices within the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Resume Critique Checklist

    Resume Critique Checklist
    Resumes normally get less than a 15-second glance at the first screening. If someone has asked you to review his resume and you want to help him ensure it gets read - or want to know if your own is up to par - be sure you can answer yes to the following questions: h2. First Impression Does the resume look ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?