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.
Consumer Protection (Electronic Trade Transactions) Regulations 2012 came into operation on 1 July 2013 to protect users from online fraudsters. How will this change affect you as eCommerce operator?
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.
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?
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."
While change is inevitable in a business environment, every individual who is part of the change process plays a vital role in that process, most importantly by supporting and responding to change
Red flags to watch for during the interview process. Seven types of bad bosses and how to deal with each one.
Many people make product or entertainment choices based on what they read on Internet review sites; this can be a big mistake.
Renewing your TCFP Firefighter certification can be confusing if you're renewing individually. This article breaks down TCFP renewal requirements, how to complete continuing education, and the process for renewing via FIDO.
A list of good paying hospital careers or medical job opportunities in the medical field that only need a certification. Healthcare professions that only take 2 years training or less.
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.
How much will it cost to complete a project? How long will it take? Senior executives want an answer early. Create a realistic time and cost estimate.
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.
This is a continuation of the topic "Communicate in a business environment", as requested by some audience!
Learn how to start an office compost program with these tips, videos, and resources. Going green at work is definitely a team effort, but the positive returns are worth it.
It is common for the workplace bully to use mobbing to abuse an employee and force him or her out of his or her job. Find out what is mobbing and how to handle it.
Profit margins needed for a business to survive (or thrive!) are primary metrics that both business owners and sales personnel must know. Methods of calculating profit margin are reviewed.
Tough Managers, Bully Bosses and Illegal Harassers differ in their motivations and behaviors. Understand the differences.
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.
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!
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.
Though introverts are often overlooked in the workplace, they have much to offer your company. Introverts are independent, creative, and productive employees who can bring tremendous value to your company.
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?
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.
You hate your job and feel that life is one long nightmare! Is there anything you can do to make the situation better? The answer is yes!
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.
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?
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.
Which are the best leaders - formal leaders or informal leaders? What's the difference between formal vs informal leaders? This guide helps you understand leadership types.
TIMWOOD is a mnemonic to remember the seven wastes in lean manufacturing: transport, inventory, motion, waiting, overproduction, over-processing, and defects. Learn more about each component below!
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.
This unit gives a thorough knowledge and hands on skills on the purpose of producing high quality documents, know what resources are available in the organisation / company and how to use them, follow all the policies and procedures to produce documents and use resources and stay by the specifications.
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.
In modern business, there is a great need for safe, data-driven decisions based upon the past. However, we will need to remember to put emphasis on being more human — as people and as companies — to succeed.
This article will address bereavement, in particular, how suffering a bereavement can impact on employment, both for employees and employers.
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!
This hub describes different decision-making models, steps to take them and their pros and cons. Some common decision traps are also briefly discussed.
25 tips for successful public speaking. Your speeches and presentations are a breeze when you work these basics properly and when you emphasize content over style.
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.
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.
A resource to help candidates working towards their NVQ in business and administration. This unit covers storage and retrieval of information in organisations.
These tips will help you write better reports and presentations. Think of reports and presentations as a journey for both you and your audience.
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.
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!
The common perception is that working in an office is safe and free from dangers. However, the truth is that offices can be very dangerous to your health...
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.
"Think win-win" is a simple idea. Many people claim to do it. Few make the real changes in their hearts and truly live win-win. Let's look deeper.
Do you have an annoying co-worker? Difficult co-workers are the worst! Whether it is a jerk, gossip, whiner, slacker, or inconsiderate co-worker, here is how to deal with them at work.
A tongue-in-cheek look at the just cause standard for discharge. Learn the five sure-fire ways you can get fired from a corporate employment attorney's perspective.
Beimng a good leader on the fire ground takes more than being "the man" or "the boss". It takes knowledge and wisdom and a bit of common sense to boot.
You could be networking like crazy and have nothing to show for it. Here are some tips for measuring your networking success.
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.
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.
People and situations in the workplace threaten our equilibrium and help create stress. These selected quotes will help to reduce stress and renew our minds to peace, purpose and productivity.
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.
Supervising a supervisor can be even more difficult than supervising a line staff employee. This article covers all you need to know to effectively manage supervisors and managers.
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.
This Hub provides a basic introduction to some of the primary factors that must go into the decision about what to charge for products/services. It will help anyone, seasoned marketers (by being a reminder), and new marketers, because it looks closely at pricing considerations that can help in development of sound pricing strategies.
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.
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.
A review of my experience on Udemy and how I think it may help or hurt potential users of the Website. A review of Udemy's online tutorials.
Many people are very anxious about giving a speech or presentation. I’ve given hundreds of speeches, and I will show you how you can give a great speech with confidence.
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.
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.
What are the Mandatory ISO 9001:2008 procedures and how should they be written and structured for your Quality Management System?
Employee retaliation claims are on the rise. Learn what constitutes unlawful retaliation and what employers can due to avoid liability.
Active listening is about listening to people and understanding them, rather than being understood. It is about valuing the speaker, their speech and their feelings and also finding out the unspoken.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about the pitfalls of communicating with your employees via email instead of face to face.
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.
This article discusses some issues involved in cross-cultural communication. One of the first steps to find a solution to a problem is recognizing what factors might be contributing to the problem.
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.
Networking groups are definitely not all the same. Nor are they all equal in terms of the sales and referral opportunities. Pros and cons of popular networking group types are explored.
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.
If you've been a victim of workplace bullying like I have, you may get down on yourself and ask: Why was I the target? Contrary to popular belief, research shows a bullying victim is not a doormat. She's typically a skilled worker, honest, ethical, independent, and well-liked.
Tips for getting your disability claim approved quickly—from someone who's done it. Lots of good feedback and advice from readers, too!
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.
In-depth descriptions of the various outcomes for the Business and Administration Level 3 NVQ module on communicating in a business environment.
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.
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.
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.
As more businesses fail in this challenging economy, understanding the key factors in business success is crucial to the survivors, to entrepreneurs, and to new start up companies. Know these factors, re-design your business, and succeed.
The article includes the signs of a toxic work environment, reasons to avoid profanity on the job, and methods to help you avoid using vulgar words at work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How reporting to work ill hurts coworkers, customers, employers, and the sick employee. Don't spread the love. Take to your sick bed.
Experts say communication is largely non-verbal: eye contact, hand gestures, and body language. Find out how you can project strength and confidence without uttering a word.
This unit under the OCR qualification for Level 3 diploma in business and administration helps a candidate to fully understand the complete procedures of ordering products and services, how to maintain relationships with suppliers and service providers, and how and why to go for good quality products at the same time with best value for money, and have a thorough knowledge of the supply chain and how it works.