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    Out of Time? 7 Ways to Manage Your Day

    Time flies when you're busy as a bee at the office. Before you know it, it's 5 p.m. and you've barely made a dent. What happened? Whether it's a nasty case of procrastination, the inability to say no, or a very busy lifestyle, there aren't enough hours in the day to finish all the work you have to do. Unfortunately, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    25 HR Approved Office Party Ideas

    It's that time of the year again… the holidays. It doesn't matter what you're celebrating; there's no excuse needed to throw a fabulous office bash. Let HRPeople help you find ideas for office games, themes and activities. There's something in here for every occasion! Break out the champagne and join us for these 25 party tips and ideas that will ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 11 years ago | Rated: +8
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    How to Create a Motivating Work Environment

    How to Create a Motivating Work Environment
    These days, leaders are looking for way to keep their employees focused and motivated during challenging economic and business conditions. With layoffs, pay freezes, furloughs, and 401K cuts, there’s plenty of bad news going on that a leader can’t control that can drag a team down. What does a “motivating environment” look like? When it’s 5:00pm, and most of the department ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Workplace Friendships: Asset or Liability?

    Workplace Friendships: Asset or Liability?
    Few would dispute the power that a true friendship has to enrich our lives. But what role should friendship play in the workplace? Is it smarter to keep your personal and professional lives separate or to purposely seek out and cultivate friendships on the job? The Pros and Cons Dr. Jan Yager, author of Friendshifts: The Power of Friendship and How ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +5
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    What To Do When you Make a Mistake at Work

    What To Do When you Make a Mistake at Work
    When you make a mistake at work, how you handle it can often say much more about you than the mistake itself. Reasonable bosses understand that no one is perfect and mistakes will occasionally happen -- what they care about is how you follow up on that mistake. As it happens, there's a pretty foolproof formula for handling it well. If ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    7 Ways to Make Your Layoff Pay Off

    All too often, work and what we really love doing are two very different things. If that's your situation, a layoff can be a blessing in disguise. The blessing might be disguised as a severance package or a chance to reorient towards a more fulfilling career path. It might be a time to reconnect with family and friends or just ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Emotional After Performance Review

    Emotional After Performance Review
    A reader writes: Some background: I am in my mid-twenties and I work as an assistant for a small, nationally renowned non-profit. I love a lot about my job: I get to research topics I love, and I get to apply skills that satisfy me. I have a heavy workload that has increased substantially over the past few months. I often ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Leadership: Lessons From Einstein

    Leadership: Lessons From Einstein
    We are in the midst of the most tumultuous and precarious business times of our careers. Looking to others for advice and guidance is one way to shed some light on our dilemmas. Few luminaries are more often quoted than Albert Einstein, the 20th century German mathematician and theoretical physicist. And much of what he said 75 years ago still rings ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Working in Your Workout

    Working in Your Workout
    Oops. You missed your spin class again. It’s just as well – you still haven’t gotten through the day’s email, you’re hungry as hell and American Idol is on in an hour. You’ll try again tomorrow. “Try” being the operative word. Because despite your regular attempts, these days you never seem to get out of work in time to hit the ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 8 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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Balance Work and Life as an HR Professional

    Balance Work and Life as an HR Professional
    by Roberta Chinsky Matuson | Monster Contributing Writer Can an HR professional really have a career and family without tipping the scales? HR professionals are facing the same issues as the employees they support. But can they take advantage of the programs they administer? We asked three HR pros to explain how they keep it all in check. Spousal Support Meet ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Differences Between Men and Women at Work

    Differences Between Men and  Women at Work
    If your boss is from Mars, don't disclose that you don't know what you're doing — he may just fire you. But if your boss is from Venus, she is likely to want to talk about it. Such is life in author John Gray's universe: Men go to their cave to mull things over alone, while women look for opportunities to ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    From Lotion to Tea: 15 Workplace Lifesavers

    From Lotion to Tea: 15 Workplace Lifesavers
    Have you ever arrived at work and realized you forgot something small, yet critical, at home? Like your I-must-have-it-everyday-or-I’ll-die chapstick? Well, here is HRPeople's list of office essentials, must-have supplies to stash away at your desk to help you avoid those minor panic moments in the future. Beauty Supplies Dry Shampoo Available in spray or powder forms, dry shampoo will absorb ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Workplace New Year's Resolutions

    10 Workplace New Year's Resolutions
    Like the old saying, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life," it's never a bad time to start moving your career in a better direction. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions to help. Pay Attention in Class Treat every workday like a school day. Be sure you learn something and use it to make yourself more productive. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    5 Difficult Types of People at Work: How to Deal

    5 Difficult Types of People at Work: How to Deal
    It is said that every person is unique in their own way, but the term ‘unique’ is sometimes misleading. The truth is that everyone of us has come across unpleasant people of various types and degrees in our personal and profession lives, and I bet you won’t like to call them unique (jerks, perhaps?!). The worst is when you happen to ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?

    Should Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Be Legally Protected?
    Employees have been criticizing their bosses since the beginning of time. Until the birth of social media, these conversations generally played out in lunchrooms or restrooms, around the water cooler, over a few cocktails at the local pub after working hours, and in the smoker’s circle outside the office building. Regardless if the criticisms were true or not, the context remained ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?