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.
Online correspondence has become crucial to modern business. Learn strategies to avoid pitfalls in this article.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of charities and not-for-profits. Finding the right volunteers for your organization isn't easy. Here are some tips to help you find the right people.
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.
This is a continuation of the topic "Communicate in a business environment", as requested by some audience!
Perhaps the simplest way of looking at leadership styles is to look at the task-oriented approach versus a relationship-oriented approach.
What are the mandatory ISO 9001:2008 procedures and how should they be written and structured for your Quality Management System?
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.
If there's one entrepreneur who all by himself revolutionized technology in the millennial age, it's Steve Jobs. From starting Apple with Steve Wozniak back in 1976, to being ousted in 1985 and to making a triumphant return in 1997; there's a lot that can be learned from reading Isaaacson's classic.
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.
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!
The road to self-responsibility lies in re-sensitizing our body and mind, continual refinement and improvements of our abilities, and recognizing and acting on what we ‘ought’ to do rather than what we ‘want’ or to do.
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.
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...
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.
How reporting to work ill hurts coworkers, customers, employers, and the sick employee. Don't spread the love. Take to your sick bed.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teamwork can increase efficiency, create a sense of ownership, and raise morale. Here is a list of 15 advantages that teamwork can bring to the workplace.
Red flags to watch for during the interview process. Seven types of bad bosses and how to deal with each one.
Read about famous, greatest and the best businessmen from India. These top 10 Indian Entrepreneurs will definitely inspire you to become a great businessman.
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.
Employee retaliation claims are on the rise. Learn what constitutes unlawful retaliation and what employers can due to avoid liability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These tips will help you write better reports and presentations. Think of reports and presentations as a journey for both you and your audience.
Yes, you read that right. This article explores the off-the-wall ways in which I learned to get over my fear of public speaking and provides tips as to how you can too.
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.
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!
A resource to help candidates working towards their NVQ in business and administration. This unit covers storage and retrieval of information in organisations.
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.
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.
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.
In today's society, working as part of a team is essential to achieve successful business outcomes. However, teams are dynamic and there are a number of situations that can result in a team's demise. This article focuses on ten reasons why teams fail and how to deal with those situations.
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.
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.
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!
Tough Managers, Bully Bosses and Illegal Harassers differ in their motivations and behaviors. Understand the differences.
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.
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!
Women fulfill many leadership roles. Just like men, women can be visionary, be peacemakers, be steady guides through difficult times, or be problem-solvers.
The minimum viable product (MVP) concept is highlighted in the book 'The Lean Startup' by Eric Ries. Startups should get to know what a minimum viable product is, how to release it, and learn how different startups are from established businesses.
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.
Need to write a farewell speech for a great boss or manager who is retiring or leaving the company? Not sure where to start or how best to go about it? Check out these guidelines and tips to get started. A sample retirement speech is also included to help you in your speech-writing process.
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."
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.
As project managers, we need to identify our customers & stakeholders. Missing a stakeholder is a recipe for disaster. But how do we find them all?
This hub describes different decision-making models, steps to take them and their pros and cons. Some common decision traps are also briefly discussed.
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!
PERT, the Project Evaluation and Review Technique, is a way of knowing if your project is on time and on budget. If it is running behind or over budget, you'll know how much extra time or money it will take to deliver. Here's how to do it!
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Tips for getting your disability claim approved quickly—from someone who's done it. Lots of good feedback and advice from readers, too!
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.
"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 want to beat that Sunday night experience of anxiety called the Sunday night blues (or Sunday scaries). Here are some tips to help you enjoy a stress free weekend.
What is Just in Time (JIT) Manufacturing, what are its origins, how does it work and why should you implement it?
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.
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?
Employee theft is more common than you might realize. Here are some steps for handling situations in which a betrayal of trust impacts your small business, with tips to prevent and minimize future losses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.