You've submitted your resignation, and now Human Resources requests an exit interview. Here's why you should say no and suggestions for how to decline. Don't get trapped in this no win situation.
Learn how to conduct an employee investigation and how to tell when someone is lying. These are the techniques skilled investigators use to make credibility determinations when conducting workplace investigations.
How do we create cohesive teams that get great work done? How do we manage different levels of skill? How do we increase motivation in our team members? And how do we do all of this while being fair, which is essential to employee retention? The answer is in flexible, emotionally intelligent leadership, combining situational and prescriptive methods and adapting them to the situation and the team.
Everyone has to make money. I’ve distilled the wisdom wit, inspiration, and cynicism from the quotes of famous people and swirled it around some of my own thoughts.
Mental illness affects 1 in 5 American adults at any point in time. Learn how to effectively manage your work relationships when someone you work with is mentally ill.
When is a worker properly classified as an employee or as an independent contractor? What happens when an employer gets it wrong? Here's an overview of employee misclassification issues.
Are you protected against discrimination if your employer learns about your genetic or medical condition? Learn about what led up to the passage of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), what GINA does, and what it does not do.
So you need to make a presentation. Cue cold sweats, shaking hands and nervous twitches, but it doesn't have to be that way. Follow these easy tips and knock your next presentation out of the park.
The NT personality type has mountain-top vision and rises to the top. However, they become ‘insane’ when they throw out incompetents to sock the competition. Here's how to work under an insane boss.
Abuse in the workplace should not be tolerated. Bosses have to respect and appreciate all employees. Watch out for early signs that your boss is abusive.
If you're thinking about quitting your job, read this article before you hand in your resignation letter. Some careful planning can help make the process of leaving your job a little less stressful.
Nearly 1 in 3 people is irritated by scented products that other people wear. Are coworkers, customers, and friends offended by your fragrances? Could you be making others sick? What you need to know.
Business cards are one of the cheapest, easiest and most effective sales and networking tools. Get business cards tips for size, printing, photos, contact info and more!
Are you busting your butt at your job to no avail? Working hard is not enough. Add some new skills to finally get noticed: Artful Brown-Nosing, Strategic Advice Seeking, and Shameless Horn Tooting.
What are the mandatory ISO 9001:2008 procedures and how should they be written and structured for your Quality Management System?
Beware of the waffling work friend -- that fickle, fair-weathered co-worker who can't decide whether she is friend or foe. Learn the 5 warning signs of workplace frenemies and how to deal with them.
Candidates will have a thorough understanding of how to plan and prioritise work, how they are accountable to others and how that affects the business, the importance of being supportive, be able to plan and prioritise work load and the importance of doing it and be accountable for their own work.
Both employees and employers benefit when workers use their own personal smartphones and other devices on the job. But companies must protect themselves from potential legal liabilities.
Lucille Ball paved the way for women in the business world and in life. She was the first woman to own her own film company and the first to go on national television showing her pregnancy. Big steps for the Women's Movement of the 50's and 60's.
A free and complete software development proposal template with budget, ROI and CAGR formulas and instructions. Detailed instructions to help you prepare a winning software development proposal.
Here are sample thank you notes and appreciation messages for colleagues, bosses, and employees that you can write in a letter or blank card to express your heartfelt gratitude for their help and support.
Tips on managing up for a more organized boss. Build trust, communicate clearly, minimize interruptions, and help your boss manage email and prioritize. Plus, make him think it's all his idea!
Job burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion created by chronic stress. Learn its signs and symptoms, causes, and tips for dealing with it.
These tips will help you write better reports and presentations. Think of reports and presentations as a journey for both you and your audience.
Conducting an employee performance evaluation can be a stressful experience. This guide covers how to prepare, write, and give an employee performance review effectively and easily.
Tips for getting your disability claim approved quickly—from someone who's done it. Lots of good feedback and advice from readers, too!
How reporting to work ill hurts coworkers, customers, employers, and the sick employee. Don't spread the love. Take to your sick bed.
This unit summarises the purpose of using diaries, the types of diaries, what information are needed to input diary entries, how they are gathered, how tasks are prioritised and why. It also briefly explains how and why to communicate changes, how to solve problems relative to diary entries, and how to store them securely.
Are filthy words like f-bombs spewing in your workplace? Here's what you need to know about cussing at the office: why we curse, the social side of swearing, and what a dirty mouth says about you.
Questioning technique or questioning skills is an important aspect in customer services and in other industries where you deal with clients or talk to clients.
It has been estimated by ACAS that in the United Kingdom, by the year 2020, over a third of the workforce will be made up of people over the age of 50. This will change the way our workforce appears and functions and it can raise a lot of questions, that this article will answer.
Tax breaks to churches costs the U.S. $71 billion a year while subverting freedom of religion for all and the free speech rights of churches.
Al types of bullying can occur in the workplace. Be aware of what may happen to you or your children at work, and help to spread the word. Some US States are considering Anti-Workplace Bullying laws.
Learning how to speak properly is all about developing great oratory and conversational skills that boost your personal and professional image. Let's take a look at how you can master the art of conversation and say goodbye to those Ummmms, Errrrrs and long pauses while you speak to your friends, family and work colleagues on the phone or face to face. You'll be surprised what a big difference improved speaking skills can make in your life!
Tough Managers, Bully Bosses and Illegal Harassers differ in their motivations and behaviors. Understand the differences.
Ever wonder how the other half lives? If you find yourself at the bottom of the corporate food chain, here are some things you can use to move up and stay, Postal-Service style.
Here are 7 tips that helped me prepare for and pass the 12 mini-scenarios portion of the NBCMI Oral Exam and obtain my national medical interpreter certification.
Factors that influence solutions to business problems, and how to evaluate approaches to solving business problems: an NVQ unit for the Diploma in Business and Administration.
I've been an employer who has had to pay unemployment benefits, and I have been a worker who collected them. This is what I learned from being on both situations at different times.
Lawrence Kohlberg's six-stage model of moral development is an excellent tool for better understanding your employees and becoming a more effective manager.
Holding negative or limiting beliefs can seriously hinder your sales career. This article details how beliefs work, and how to switch them from positive to negative.
Through and through, we live out the stories that we tell ourselves and the stories told to us by those around us or in the media. Be aware of the story of your life and learn to tell it in a way that helps you achieve your goals in life.
Sample thank-you notes and appreciation messages for a great manager or boss by employees. Show your thoughtful gratitude to your employer for his/her support, time and efforts shown to you.
Read about famous, greatest and the best businessmen from India. These top 10 Indian Entrepreneurs will definitely inspire you to become a great businessman.
This article points out the challenges of being a temporary employee. It provides 11 tips advising people what they should and shouldn't do while working as a so-called temp.
A list of the information you will need to keep for when your state unemployment office asks for verification of your job searches, and examples of job search forms.
Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the heart of all economic activities in Vietnam. Investing in Ho Chi Minh City is a smart move for your money, and this hub summarizes the reasons why.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) may be good news for stockholders, but what do they mean for employees? Know what to anticipate. Here are 10 insights from an HR insider.
The old advice about never burning a bridge ain't always so. Do not engage in relationship pyrotechnics lightly or too often. But sometimes it's necessary to blow up toxic relationships and be done.
Employees facing Tough Managers, Bully Bosses and Illegal Harassers have three important action items. This is the second in a two-part series, "When the Boss is a Bully, or Worse."
Six Sigma Quality Management is often touted as a solution for operations management and cost problems. But, if your company is not ready, Six Sigma can make things worse. Learn why, and how to determine whether your company is ready for Six Sigma.
This unit helps a candidate understand how to plan and organise meetings, how to prepare for a meeting, how to support the running of a meeting, and how to follow up on a meeting.
Employee retaliation claims are on the rise. Learn what constitutes unlawful retaliation and what employers can due to avoid liability.
Post-Millennials or Generation Z (kids born in 2000 and later) are entering the workforce. Their world bears little resemblance to what came before. What should we expect from these young employees?
Need to write a farewell speech for a great boss or manager who is leaving the company, and how best to go about it? Find a sample goodbye or retirement speech below.
My "Characteristics of the Ideal Employee" comes from 15 years' consensus of employers in a range of industries. These ideals can help you gain a job and earn promotions. See some added new tips!
The key to a successful sales call is using a good balance of open and closed questions - this article shows you how.
Red flags to watch for during the interview process. Seven types of bad bosses and how to deal with each one.
It's performance review time, and the boss has some less-than-glowing feedback about your work. Here's how to deal with negative or unfair job feedback like a real cowboy. Tips from an HR ranch hand.
When you find a request for proposal (RFP) that you don't fully qualify for, consider hiring a subcontractor to fill in the missing expertise.
Can you honor both your religion and job duties? Religion in the workplace presents an opportunity for both conflict and accommodation, as employees bring their faith to work.
In-depth descriptions of the various outcomes for the Business and Administration Level 3 NVQ module on communicating in a business environment.
A resource to help candidates working towards their NVQ in business and administration. This unit covers storage and retrieval of information in organisations.
From calling you the wrong name to pointing out imperfections in your appearance, find out how bitchy bosses make you feel inferior. Their calculated moves are used to make them feel more powerful and you feel weak and self-conscious. But, once you spot their maneuvers, you can counteract them!
Never under estimate the power of great listening skills. Of all the skills needed in any a salesperson’s toolbox being able to listen actively is number one.
Is your job secure? Learn the warning signs that a layoff could be imminent. An insider reveals what HR isn't telling you about company downsizing.
Is your boss an evil, abusive jerk? How to identify a Bad Boss. Professional advice on what do to about toxic managers, and how to keep from going crazy.
Selling books on Amazon is not as easy as writing a book and uploading it to the platform. New authors, especially, find sales to be few and far between. There are ways to improve your book sales.
We all have to work. What can the quotes from famous people tell us about how to work harder, smarter, better while being happier and more successful?
So you want to be a Manager, the Boss, the Top Dog, the Big Kahuna at work? Management isn't for everyone. Here are 10 reasons why you may prefer the job you're in -- as an independent contributor.
A project without a plan is like a vacation without an itinerary. You'll get lost, miss your flight, and have a miserable time. And you'll probably get fired, too! Make a clear project plan, and deliver great results on time and under budget - every time! Here's how!
For single employees, the biggest pool of potential dating partners could be at work. What do you need to know when your crush is in the next cubicle? Is an office romance worth the risks involved?
You could be networking like crazy and have nothing to show for it. Here are some tips for measuring your networking success.
Here is a typical Bread Line or Unemployment Line back in the 1930s, but we're having them today as well. Dishonesty, evasion, or lack of integrity on the job can be the culprit, as well as lack of training and misunderstandings. It is important to be honest, straightforward, and forthcoming on the job with your management...
Recognizing the work efforts of employees is important to keep them happy and motivated. This article offers a detailed perspective how to write appreciation messages and appreciation notes for employees at work.
Continental Airlines was an airline that was about to fly into oblivion. The company was broke and its people demoralized. Learn how excellent leadership changed the fortunes of this airline.
Women fulfill many leadership roles. Just like men, women can be visionary, be peacemakers, be steady guides through difficult times, or be problem-solvers.
Got a bad boss? Consider this: What you thought was managerial incompetence may be something else entirely. Here's how sneaky smart bosses push disliked or low performing employees to quit their jobs.
Right livelihood is earning a living in an ethical way. The goal is not just prosperity, but personal fulfillment and the benefit of all humanity. It is based on traditional Buddhist teaching.
Many project managers don't know the difference between a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and an Activity List. On small projects, it doesn't matter much. But on larger ones, it's crucial to understand the difference, and to do a good job on each one.
Trouble at work? How to respond to allegations of misbehavior in the workplace. Use these tips in dealing with an HR investigator if you are accused of rules violations on the job.
This is a continuation of the topic "Communicate in a business environment", as requested by some audience!
Are you guilty of any of these common writing errors in your business communications? Find out how you could be annoying people with common mistakes in grammar, punctuation, and word choice.
Learn the reasons why you may be the Office Jerk and not even know it. Recognize common jerk behaviors and resolve to change your interpersonal nastiness at work.
Average employee office space has decreased dramatically since the cubicle was introduced, but at what cost to workers? Cubicle courtesy tips can help reduce stress, enhance productivity, and maintain harmony.
Tips from an HR professional about how the employee complaint investigation process works. What you need to know if you're being investigated or if you are filing a complaint of your own.
An employer checklist to assess potential legal exposure before discharging an employee. Reduce the risk of wrongful discharge litigation by proactively identifying and addressing legal risks of employee termination before taking action.
The first few seconds of a phone call has the most influence on a client. It sets the tone. I'll discuss proper phone etiquette, how to answer, how to be prepared to take notes, and how to show professionalism.
What drives the workplace bully to harass his coworkers? How does he do it? Why does he get away with it? Here’s an inside look at what’s going on with this highly dysfunctional office scenario.
When I landed my dream job in HR for a Fortune 500 company, there was one small catch, the Office Mean Girl (OMG). Despite backbiting, exclusion, and personal attacks, eventually I flourished.
25 tips for successful and effective public speaking. Your speeches and presentations are a breeze when you work these basics properly. When you emphasize content over style.
This side-by-side comparison of avant-garde printing company Moo's business cards with two traditional business card options demonstrates the high quality and creativity of Moo's offerings.
The new civil rights movement (represented by the Black Lives Matter Movement and other activist groups) has marked a resurgence in racial consciousness. Listed below are five game changers for the workplace.
As a supervisor handling a difficult employee can be one of the most stressful things on the job. This article instructs you on how you can manage those difficult employees effectively.