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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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    The Benefits of Employer-Sponsored Child Care Benefits

    The Benefits of Employer-Sponsored Child Care Benefits
    Maintaining a population of skilled, productive workers is a continual challenge for employers. For working parents, their challenge is often related to sourcing convenient, quality child care solutions. Today, many employers are stepping into this work-life challenge and have begun offering child care benefits that support the work-life balance of employees. And, despite budget crunches and space constraints that many companies ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    7 Dos and Don'ts of Fighting Fair

    7 Dos and Don'ts of Fighting Fair
    How we fight sometimes says more about us than how we got into a fight in the first place. Living a conflict-free life, especially with a loved one, sounds nice but in reality is impossible. Not only that, but it's unhealthy. Disagreements from time to time, if dealt with maturely and with the requisite kindness, can actually help to strengthen the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Ways Finding a Dream Job Is Like Finding Your Soul Mate

    6 Ways Finding a Dream Job Is Like Finding Your Soul Mate
    The idea of what makes a dream job changes over time, as does what a person looks for in their soul mate. In the past, one simply wanted steady work to provide food and shelter for his or her family. People also didn't live as long, and as a result didn't have the flexibility to date a wide variety of people ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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
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    Getting into Leadership Roles as a Woman

    Getting into Leadership Roles as a Woman
    There's a lot of talk about the pipeline -- that magical conveyer belt that calls a select few up toward the top of organizations. The pipeline is critically important for women, who in most organizations are notably absent from it. This underrepresentation of eligible females is often cited as the excuse for everything from pay inequity and the shortage of women ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    Office Exercises: Keep Fit While Sitting at Your Desk

    Office Exercises: Keep Fit While Sitting at Your Desk
    Introduction It's hard to stay in shape while sitting at a desk all day, but if you're not ready to give in to office worker body stereotypes just yet, we've got your back. One solution: mini-workouts at the office. In order to keep yourself healthier and more trim, consider adding these office-friendly exercises to your daily routine. If you add these ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    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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    Switching Careers: Attorney Considering HR

    Switching Careers: Attorney Considering HR
    A reader writes: "I am a disgruntled attorney and have been practicing a little over 5 years. I recently attended a CLE that was attended by a healthy mix of lawyers and HR managers and was kind of fascinated by HR. Granted, this was a very delicious HR topic - Workplace Investigations - but I talked to a few HR folks ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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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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    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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    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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    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 over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 10 years ago | Rate This
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 9 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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +5

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?