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.
Brief history of why I became a teacher, teaching in Charter Schools, and the reality that I would die of some stress-related ailment if I didn't quit eventually.
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.
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.
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.
What is Just in Time (JIT) Manufacturing, what are its origins, how does it work and why should you implement it?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This article gives you some of the warning signs to look out for when deciding if your present or future boss is the devil in disguise or on the side of the angels.
Starting with preparation, then the meeting, the closing, and of course, the follow-up, here are the four stages of a meeting explained, whether you need help with your business class homework or you're just really in need of a better meeting strategy at work.
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!
How reporting to work ill hurts coworkers, customers, employers, and the sick employee. Don't spread the love. Take to your sick bed.
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.
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!
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.
In-depth descriptions of the various outcomes for the Business and Administration Level 3 NVQ module on communicating in a business environment.
Strong personalities in the workplace can come off as condescending. In this article, you will find ways to cope with infringement from a coworker, as well as set healthy boundaries that will make your working relationship flourish and your job satisfaction return from hiatus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We've been told before that envisioning successful results is part of achieving successful results-- but what if that just is not specific enough? How do we envision success in areas we have not seen it in before? Let's stop focusing on getting to point Z and instead focus on the other 25 points.
Read about famous, greatest and the best businessmen from India. These top 10 Indian Entrepreneurs will definitely inspire you to become a great businessman.
According to a 2017 Gallup poll, only 33% of Americans feel engaged at work. Unfortunately, this is a step up from the worldwide average of 15%. That means that 70% of Americans and 85% of workers worldwide do not feel engaged at work.
This is a continuation of the topic "Communicate in a business environment", as requested by some audience!
It can be difficult to know where you stand when it comes to your employment rights when you do not have a physical paper contact to refer to. This article explains what your options are.
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?
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.
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.
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.
We all have seen the reports of firefighter deaths, and there is that little word, communication. Communication is vital to the fire ground and the success of a department, but what happens when it is used the wrong way, or even worse, overused?
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.
What are the mandatory ISO 9001:2008 procedures and how should they be written and structured for your Quality Management System?
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.
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 bullying victims in the workplace are not doormats or outliers. They're typically top-notch employees: hard-working, honest, ethical, independent, and well-liked.
Employee retaliation claims are on the rise. Learn what constitutes unlawful retaliation and what employers can due to avoid liability.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Red flags to watch for during the interview process. Seven types of bad bosses and how to deal with each one.
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.
A resource to help candidates working towards their NVQ in business and administration. This unit covers storage and retrieval of information in organisations.
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.
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!
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.
Tough Managers, Bully Bosses and Illegal Harassers differ in their motivations and behaviors. Understand the differences.
Tips for getting your disability claim approved quickly—from someone who's done it. Lots of good feedback and advice from readers, too!
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.
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 NF personality type, a natural nurturer, is gifted for management. They can become ‘spineless' bosses, however, because of their limited toughness with diverse team members.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Age discrimination and forced retirement can be stressful to an older person who is still a good worker and doesn't want to retire. This article examines pros and cons of age discrimination.
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.
After sending a string of resumes to various organizations, your favorite company finally calls and wants to meet you for an interview. Here are some helpful tips to guide you on how to negotiate your salary at your new job.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The NVQ Level 3 diploma in Business and Administration concerns Unit 303, working in a business environment.
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.
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.
This article highlights the types of leadership styles American president's like Barack Obama must display to be an effective world leader.
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.
At the heart of Corporate Culture are the core values that guide a firm’s actions, unite its employees, and define its brand. These values align teams, direct hiring decisions, and guide future decisions.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have unused web domains, you can earn some revenue with useful content and placement of ads while they’re parked. I'll explain how it's done.
In the building industry, a project manager must have the ability to collaborate and work harmoniously with clients, team members, and contractors. But it goes beyond that. What are the golden rules project managers must follow to enable they complete projects in a timely and professional manner?
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.
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?
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.