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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 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Handle Sticky Situations in Your Cover Letter

    How to Handle Sticky Situations in Your Cover Letter
    Are you wondering how to deal with a sticky work history issue? Whether you were laid off from your last position, took time off to raise children or are looking to change careers, the cover letter is the perfect place to address potential red flags. One caveat: Keep the explanation brief. Writing a cover letter is an exercise in selling yourself, ...
    Published over 5 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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Gay Couple Loses Benefits With Move

    Gay Couple Loses Benefits With Move
    EAGLE, Idaho (AP) — What they didn't know before moving to Idaho could fill a house, and in many ways it does. The kitchen table holds stacks of legal papers. Medication bottles litter a nearby countertop. The two-story home Robert Ryan, 42, shares with his partner, Ralph Martinelli, 53, overlooks a quaint suburb west of Boise, a rural landscape of ruddy ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Do Unrelated Jobs Hurt Your Resume?

    Do Unrelated Jobs Hurt Your Resume?
    Do you have a lot of unrelated jobs on your HR resume? Many job seekers — mostly young professionals and career changers — worry that having dissimilar work experience can hurt potential job prospects. But is having several unrelated jobs on your resume really an issue? According to interviewers and hiring managers, the answer is not really — especially if leaving ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Creative Ways to Deal With Unemployment

    Creative Ways to Deal With Unemployment
    When Erik Moser was laid off from his job in public relations in January 2009, he improvised to keep his finances afloat. He scaled back on eating out. He picked up a few odd jobs, like babysitting for his sister and dog walking for friends. He even got out of the lease on his Chicago apartment and moved back in with ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Why You Aren't Getting Hired

    Why You Aren't Getting Hired
    Frustrated by unemployment? Job hunting is tricky business. Getting hired is a subtle mix of the right qualifications, enough experience, interview chemistry, and a dash of luck. Assuming you're making all the right moves and avoiding the really obvious job seeker mistakes, there are a few points to consider that could be your ticket out of unemployment. Get out of your ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Bypassing HR for an Interview

    Bypassing HR for an Interview
    I'm working on an project where I spend a fair amount of time talking with people who are looking for work. It's interesting to talk with them because they invariably ask me, "How do I bypass the human resources department in the interview process?" Ouch! Is this the perception of HR? I flashed back to my days in the corporate world. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The 4 P's of Interviewing

    The 4 P's of Interviewing
    If you wanted to pick someone's brain about interviewing, Kent Kirch's would be a good one to pick. He's been involved in recruitment and candidate selection for 25 years and reckons he's interviewed about 3,000 candidates. He's now the global director of recruitment for Deloitte, which hires thousands of people every year. Expert Advice Kirch divides interviewing into four buckets ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 7 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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Stalk Your Way to a New Job

    Stalk Your Way to a New Job
    The internet has made stalkers out of all of us. You know exactly what I'm talking about. But instead of stalking your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, consider using your newfound detective skills for more productive (i.e. less emotionally jarring) purposes, like snagging the job of your dreams. Interested in a company and need to find a person to contact? Google away. Trying ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Save an Interview Gone Wrong

    How to Save an Interview Gone Wrong
    Everything was going so well. Your professional handshake was met with a warm smile from the hiring manager. The interview started off with some small talk that segued into some skillfully answered questions. You can already see what your desk is going to look like. Then, as suddenly as a lightning strike, the interview takes a turn for the worse. Whether ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?