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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 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Industries That Rocked the Recession

    While most industries cowered under the recession, some took it in stride and came out on top. For these five rockstar industries, the recession was the best thing that ever happened. They were defined by soaring profits and increasing employment opportunities and found niches that resulted in riches. So which industries came out on top? Find out >> [page] 1. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    11 Office Ergonomic Tips for Easing Workplace Stress

    11 Office Ergonomic Tips for Easing Workplace Stress
    “No day in your working life will be so bad if you follow the right ergonomic techniques.” Usually, an employee working at the desk has a habit of working for longer hours without following proper ergonomic techniques. In order to avoid stress throughout the day and work with maximum alertness, you need to follow some ergonomic techniques. Ergonomic techniques are very ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Avoid Workplace Anger's Corrosive Effects

    Avoid Workplace Anger's Corrosive Effects
    Mad that you were passed over for a big promotion again? Livid that the bootlickers always seem to get ahead in your organization? Perhaps it's time to consider whether the anger itself, however legitimate, is holding you back. Evidence suggests many of us are walking around the office feeling resentful, though we may be unaware of the cumulative toll bitter actions ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Legal Implications of Negative Employee References

    Legal Implications of Negative Employee References
    What do you do when a soon-to-be former employee asks for a reference letter as he or she goes out the door? Does your company have a "no comment" approach to references for employees? Are there risks in giving someone a half-true recommendation? Some companies, fearful of discrimination and slander suits from former employees, will only verify dates of employment, salary, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 9 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 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 almost 9 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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Trouble Fitting in With Coworkers

    Trouble Fitting in With Coworkers
    A reader writes: I have been working at a software company for a little over a year now. I like the company, we produce a product which I like, the mission statement is very focused on making a difference in education, and the culture of the overall company is very relaxed and employee centered (jeans and free lunch!). In addition to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Workplace Humor Done Right

    Workplace Humor Done Right
    Joan Steffen worked in a high-pressure sales office. On one particularly stressful day, Steffen decided to lighten the mood. “The boss couldn't find something she needed, so she hollered, ‘That does it! I want everything in the office correctly labeled by tomorrow morning!’” Steffen explains. “So I labeled all her file folders correctly - and stuck small labels to everything else. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?