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    Handle a Sabotaging Coworker

    Handle a Sabotaging Coworker
    We all like to think of our coworkers as friends, but what happens when you become the target of a coworker's dirty politics? Here are some strategies that can help you keep the peace without losing your edge, shared by fellow soldiers on the office wars' front lines. Take Precautions It is wise to have some good measures in place to ...
    Published about 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 about 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 6 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 about 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Getting Through a Group Interview

    Getting Through a Group Interview
    Group interviews are relatively easy if you work well in a team and are able to make your ideas heard in a crowd. However, they can be challenging if you have a quieter personality and prefer to keep to yourself. Regardless of how you feel about group interviews, there’s no reason you should treat them any different, in most respects, than ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Things I Learned From My Layoff

    10 Things I Learned From My Layoff
    I didn’t think it would happen to me. As a news producer for a television network, I reported on unemployment numbers daily. I was detached. Analytical. Objective. Then one day, without any prior warning, I was out of a job, and the subject of someone else’s news story. It’s not that I thought I was immune, or somehow above it ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Four Ways to Quit Your New Job

    Four Ways to Quit Your New Job
    You're two days -- or perhaps only two hours -- into your brand-new job or internship when the horrifying thought hits you: "What have I done?" You want to quit, and fast. In fact, deep down you may already have decided to leave. Should you? The Risks and ‘Rewards' It's only natural -- and sensible -- to be concerned with how ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Career-Ending Style Sins

    10 Career-Ending Style Sins
    While the world may be leaning toward more casual attire, there are still a number of fashion mistakes and faux pas you need to avoid regardless of the occasion or dress code. They include: 1. Wearing The Wrong Colors All skin tones are not created equal. The lime green or hot pink that you saw on the runways may look fabulous ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    7 Ways to Handle Your Dysfunctional Office

    7 Ways to Handle Your Dysfunctional Office
    Workplace dysfunction may be funny when you’re watching “The Office,” but it’s serious business when you’re trying to cope with it every day. The good news is that it doesn’t have to bring you down. Nobody says dealing with dysfunction is easy, but if you follow this advice, chances are you can at least stay above the fray: • Step Away ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Your Interview's Tomorrow! Know What to Do?

    Your Interview's Tomorrow! Know What to Do?
    Even if you have less than a day before your job interview, you can outshine the competition with a little preparation. The following four tasks will take you about four hours (plus five minutes) to complete, and you'll walk into the interview confident you'll be successful. Conduct Basic Interview Research Find out as much as you can about the interview. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview

    How to Follow Up After an Awkward Interview
    Have you ever left an interview knowing something went awry? It can happen for a variety of reasons: Your gut tells you that this is not where you want to work, you had an uncomfortable exchange with the interviewer, or you forgot the interviewer's name altogether. Here are tips for following up after different awkward interview situations: You Don’t Like the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Catch Their Eye with a Captivating Cover Letter

    Catch Their Eye with a Captivating Cover Letter
    You've circled the ad in Sunday's paper and loaded your resume with punchy verbs. Your dream job is in sight, but you're not ready for the job hunt until you've crafted the perfect cover letter. The cover letter is your chance to give the powers-that-be more than just your name, rank and serial number. But if you don't pay attention to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    The Worst Workplace Distractions

    The Worst Workplace Distractions
    If you think it's getting harder and harder to concentrate at work, you're not alone. Experts say workplace distractions are so widespread that even managers who extend their workday hours cannot avoid disruptions by colleagues, which come in the form of project requests, meeting reminders, last-minute or changing demands, emotional breakdowns, and even expressions of love. Read the story [page] Chances ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    6 Gifts that Give Back

    6 Gifts that Give Back
    It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? But this year, for many families around the United States and the world, it's not wonderful at all. Make a difference in far-reaching places in need and even right here in the United States. Whether you're looking for a gift for the person who has everything, or you need a class project, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Importance of Resume Focus

    The Importance of  Resume Focus
    Lack of focus is one of the most common errors people make on their resume, but a strong focus is critical to showing the employer that you match his or her needs. Your resume must clearly show: a) What makes you valuable b) How you will help potential employers Identifying Unique Value Proposition Most resumes don’t represent the living, breathing person ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    “Pods or Pits”? Office Design for Teamwork, Productivity, and Open Communication

    “Pods or Pits”? Office Design for Teamwork, Productivity, and Open Communication
    I work in an office that has three basic working spaces: Single offices for senior managers; shared offices for junior managers; individual “pods”, or cubicles, and open space “pits”, where teams are clustered together with no walls. An office furniture company offered to write a guest post for Great Leadership on how to use office design to foster better teamwork, productivity, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?