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.
Curious how to get public speaking gigs? Lots of authors and consultants are. Discover the most common sources for booking speaking engagements... and what it takes to get in!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
How reporting to work ill hurts coworkers, customers, employers, and the sick employee. Don't spread the love. Take to your sick bed.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
These tips will help you write better reports and presentations. Think of reports and presentations as a journey for both you and your audience.
For a successful sale, a customer must be ready, willing and able... yes, all three! Discover sales techniques for understanding and qualifying buyers.
Any new manager or leader needs to learn how to delegate work if they hope to accomplish anything or motivate workers. Doing it right is critical. Here is what they need to know.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
All employees complain - the good ones and the bad ones. It's up to supervisors to determine how to address the complaint. This article will cover how to effectively handle employee complaints.
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.
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.
Motivating employees is vitally important for maintaining a productive workforce and minimizing staff turnover, but sometimes even the most experienced managers need some fresh ideas. This article lists 12 tips for maintaining high enthusiasm levels.
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.
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.
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.
Not cool with public speaking? Yeah, I wasn't either, especially because I exude awkwardness. Thankfully, I've overcome my presentation/speech-giving fear. Here's how I did it!
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.
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."
Employee retaliation claims are on the rise. Learn what constitutes unlawful retaliation and what employers can due to avoid liability.
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.
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.
The site Fiverr is a legitimate business, but it offers a variety of gigs from a range of sellers. When you need something, it is tempting to use, but you need to stay safe.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
This article uses the launch of SpaceX and its payload of a Tesla Roadster as an example of brilliant marketing and branding.
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.
Working from home, be it for blogging, freelancing, marketing, or even managing a small business, is often not as easy as it sounds. Here are some reasons why.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is Just in Time (JIT) Manufacturing, what are its origins, how does it work and why should you implement it?
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.
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.
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.
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?
This article discusses the adoption of lean manufacturing by the United States and how these lean principles help to reduce costs and reduce wastes to enhance business performance. Three of the biggest lean applications adopted from the Toyota Production system are discussed briefly.
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!
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?
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.
If you've been a target of bullying at work like I have, you may wonder: Why was I chosen? 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.
This article will discuss one possible remedy to the gender pay gap – comparable worth – as well as the different types of job analysis, job evaluations, and how these practices can help to contribute to making pay equity between men and women a reality.
Usually "Location, location, location" applies to a time-honored principle of real estate. But it also has implications for all business, including marketing, advertising, sales, management and HR.
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.
This article defines the "social loafing" tendency in work teams, and provides practical ways to prevent and eliminate the tendency.
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...
This hub describes different decision-making models, steps to take them and their pros and cons. Some common decision traps are also briefly discussed.
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.
If you're unsure how to close a formal letter or simply tired of signing off letters and emails with "sincerely" or "regards," take one of these zingers for a spin!
You could be networking like crazy and have nothing to show for it. Here are some tips for measuring your networking success.
This is a continuation of the topic "Communicate in a business environment", as requested by some audience!
Communication in person is beneficial and should not be lost from our social skills. It lends itself to a better interaction with more successful results.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Red flags to watch for during the interview process. Seven types of bad bosses and how to deal with each one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tips for getting your disability claim approved quickly—from someone who's done it. Lots of good feedback and advice from readers, too!
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?
A resource to help candidates working towards their NVQ in business and administration. This unit covers storage and retrieval of information in organisations.
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.
For any sales manager and small business owner, sales forecasting is one of the most difficult, but critical skills to master. Discover methods of sales forecasting here.
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.
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.
What is CSR? What corporate social responsibility advantages can a business realize? Definition of CSR and discussion of potential benefits are included.
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!
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.
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.
Are you someone who has a difficult time finding your place in the workforce? Or maybe you're self-employed and aren't excelling in business as quickly as you'd like. Learn to take to ignore what is considered to be your weaknesses and learn to harness your strengths.
What are the mandatory ISO 9001:2008 procedures and how should they be written and structured for your Quality Management System?
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.