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.
Trade show booths are a big investment. Yet many don't produce sales and waste marketing dollars. Discover several "don't let this happen to you" booth blunders and what they say about you.
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.
Working from home may sound like a dream to some people-- no commute, no time clock, and no co-workers! Working from home has long been associated with internet scams and get-rich-quick schemes. In today's world, though, remote employees are becoming a staple of both large corporations and startups.
Learn how to effectively manage small groups of people: how to inspire them to work as a team and create loyalty to your workplace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about the pitfalls of communicating with your employees via email instead of face to face.
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.
A resource to help candidates working towards their NVQ in business and administration. This unit covers storage and retrieval of information in organisations.
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.
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.
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.
Employee retaliation claims are on the rise. Learn what constitutes unlawful retaliation and what employers can due to avoid liability.
By having clear goals and objectives you can handle most any situation professionally, and avoid the pitfalls that can ruin a small business.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This hub describes different decision-making models, steps to take them and their pros and cons. Some common decision traps are also briefly discussed.
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."
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.
A thought leader is someone who influences a community, network, industry, or the public because of his or her expertise, knowledge, and experience in a particular field. But what does that mean?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thinking of joining a controversial company, or one that doesn't share your values? Already work for one? Here are tips on deciding about that job offer and surviving your employment.
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.
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.
In this article, we will discuss UK law and basic information about bullying and harassment at work. We will also summarize the responsibilities of employers and outline some of the options open to employees.
Red flags to watch for during the interview process. Seven types of bad bosses and how to deal with each one.
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.
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.
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.
Responding to changes in a business environment can be quite daunting. Understanding the causes and effects of change will help employees adapt to changes easily.
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.
We are often left in the dark about how wages and salaries are established and their fairness in comparison to other positions in the company and the general labor market. The attached evaluation chart can be used by both employees and employers to answer the equality question.
Tough Managers, Bully Bosses and Illegal Harassers differ in their motivations and behaviors. Understand the differences.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this article we'll take a look at some maybe not-so-intuitive ways that will help you increase your productivity and the quality of the work you do.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Many people make product or entertainment choices based on what they read on Internet review sites; this can be a big mistake.
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.
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.
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.
Tips for getting your disability claim approved quickly—from someone who's done it. Lots of good feedback and advice from readers, too!
Saying you want to change is one thing. Actually doing it is something else entirely. It requires focus, discipline, and follow-through.
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.
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.
These tips will help you write better reports and presentations. Think of reports and presentations as a journey for both you and your audience.
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.
This is a continuation of the topic "Communicate in a business environment", as requested by some audience!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Want to write a thank you note or letter of appreciation to an employee for a job well done and don’t know how best to go about doing it? Here is a guide you can use to express gratitude to your staff for their efforts, good job, hard work, dedication, or excellent performance.
"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.
Does a perfectly competitive market exist anywhere in the world? The best answer is, "No," because perfect competition is an "ideal." Not reality. So, how far from "ideal" is America's market system?
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.
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.
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.
You may be considering a job transfer and be able to benefit from the enclosed Transfer Request Letter. However, you may want to master current job tasks before moving to another job site.
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.
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.
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.
Read about famous, greatest and the best businessmen from India. These top 10 Indian Entrepreneurs will definitely inspire you to become a great businessman.
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.
Whether you’re new to the role, or just looking for tips on how to be a better manager, here’s what you need to know to start improving your managerial abilities.
While leadership has been a topic of interest since the dawn of man, leadership and management studies were taken up in earnest in the early 20th century. This hub chronicles a kind of evolution in leadership behavior studies from the traits of...
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.
Are you an avid Trello user with not enough time to maintain your boards? Let me introduce you to a tool that will totally change how you use Trello. It relieve you of hundreds of tedious clicks every single week, and help you to get more done in less time.
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.
How reporting to work ill hurts coworkers, customers, employers, and the sick employee. Don't spread the love. Take to your sick bed.
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.
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.