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  • 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.

    Profanity in the Workplace

    Profanity in the Workplace

    by FlourishAnyway105

  • Loud people in the workplace can be distracting and annoying, especially if it's on a constant basis. This article will discuss how to handle that loud person to give you some peace of mind.

    10 Tips on How to Handle a Loud Person in the Office

    10 Tips on How to Handle a Loud Person in the Office

    by David Livermore11

  • 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!

    Business Card Tips for Sales and Networking

    Business Card Tips for Sales and Networking

    by Heidi Thorne21

  • 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.

    10 Tips on Dealing With Difficult Employees

    10 Tips on Dealing With Difficult Employees

    by David Livermore24

  • 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!

    Top 5 Characteristics of Ideal Employees

    Top 5 Characteristics of Ideal Employees

    by Patty Inglish MS159

  • This hub describes different decision-making models, steps to take them and their pros and cons. Some common decision traps are also briefly discussed.

    An Overview of Decision-Making Models

    An Overview of Decision-Making Models

    by Hanh Vu4

  • 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.

    Bullying at Work: 7 Surprising Reasons Why You May Be a Target

    Bullying at Work: 7 Surprising Reasons Why You May Be a Target

    by McKenna Meyers18

  • Six Sigma Quality Management is often touted as a solution for operations management and cost problems. But, if your company is not ready, Six Sigma can make things worse. Learn why, and how to determine whether your company is ready for Six Sigma.

    Will Six Sigma Help Operations Management in Your Company?

    Will Six Sigma Help Operations Management in Your Company?

    by Sid Kemp15

  • 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.

    Accused of Wrongdoing at Work: What to Do

    Accused of Wrongdoing at Work: What to Do

    by FlourishAnyway322

  • 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.

    Office Mean Girl:  Memories of a Workplace Bully

    Office Mean Girl: Memories of a Workplace Bully

    by FlourishAnyway77

  • 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.

    3 Warning Signs That Your Boss Is Abusive

    3 Warning Signs That Your Boss Is Abusive

    by Koralee Phillips107

  • 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...

    Top 10 Reasons 21st Century Employees Get Fired

    Top 10 Reasons 21st Century Employees Get Fired

    by Patty Inglish MS132

  • 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.

    Farewell Speech for Your Boss Who Is Retiring

    Farewell Speech for Your Boss Who Is Retiring

    by Oyewole Folarin20

  • 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.

    Frenemy in the Workplace: 5 Warning Signs

    Frenemy in the Workplace: 5 Warning Signs

    by FlourishAnyway106

  • 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 Managers Make Unwanted Employees Go Away

    How Managers Make Unwanted Employees Go Away

    by FlourishAnyway196

  • This article points out the challenges of being a temporary employee. It provides 11 tips advising people what they should and shouldn't do while working as a so-called temp.

    11 Tips for Surviving as a Temporary Employee

    11 Tips for Surviving as a Temporary Employee

    by Kelley Marks14

  • In early 2013, I published a post titled, "Corporate Social Responsibility: Advantages to Your Business." While that dealt more with defining corporate social responsibility (CSR), this post discusses current challenges with the movement.

    The Advantages of Corporate Social Responsibility:  Another Look

    The Advantages of Corporate Social Responsibility: Another Look

    by Heidi Thorne10

  • 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.

    How to Write a Software Development Proposal

    How to Write a Software Development Proposal

    by Kevin Languedoc20

  • 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.

    Thank-You Notes and Appreciation Messages for a Boss

    Thank-You Notes and Appreciation Messages for a Boss

    by Oyewole Folarin57

  • 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.

    How to End a Toxic Relationship

    How to End a Toxic Relationship

    by FlourishAnyway103

  • 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.

    How to Handle Telephone Calls in a Businesslike Manner

    How to Handle Telephone Calls in a Businesslike Manner

    by Glenn Stok20

  • A majority of workers experience chronic stress. If you are considering taking a "stress leave" from your job, learn what you need to know before you request a medical leave of absence for anxiety, depression, or another mental health condition.

    How to Get a Stress Leave From Work

    How to Get a Stress Leave From Work

    by FlourishAnyway45

  • This article explores the role of trust in workplace hierarchies. How to initiate, repair and maintain new and existing relationships and why it matters for current and prospective leaders.

    Trust and Leadership

    Trust and Leadership

    by Lani Morris2

  • 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.

    Methods of Calculating Profit Margin

    Methods of Calculating Profit Margin

    by Heidi Thorne5

  • 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.

    15 Tips on Handling Employee Complaints

    15 Tips on Handling Employee Complaints

    by David Livermore8

  • 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!

    10 Strategies Bitchy Bosses Use to Get the Upper Hand

    10 Strategies Bitchy Bosses Use to Get the Upper Hand

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • 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.

    Tips to Sell More Books on Amazon

    Tips to Sell More Books on Amazon

    by Doug West19

  • 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.

    How to Deal With a Mentally Ill Coworker

    How to Deal With a Mentally Ill Coworker

    by FlourishAnyway49

  • 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!

    How to Use the PERT Chart for Project Management

    How to Use the PERT Chart for Project Management

    by Sid Kemp7

  • 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.

    Here's Why You Should Say No to an Exit Interview

    Here's Why You Should Say No to an Exit Interview

    by FlourishAnyway57

  • 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.

    The 4 Stages of an Effective Meeting, Explained

    The 4 Stages of an Effective Meeting, Explained

    by Kierstin Gunsberg1

  • Bring something creative from home and you won't be tempted to waste money on burgers or fast food at work.

    Brown Bag Lunches for Work

    Brown Bag Lunches for Work

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • 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.

    15 Advantages of Teamwork in the Workplace

    15 Advantages of Teamwork in the Workplace

    by Paul Goodman11

  • 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.

    NVQ Level 3: Produce Documents in a Business Environment

    NVQ Level 3: Produce Documents in a Business Environment

    by livingsta43

  • Learning how to speak properly is all about developing great oratory and conversational skills that boost your personal and professional image. Let's take a look at how you can master the art of conversation and say goodbye to those Ummmms, Errrrrs and long pauses while you speak to your friends, family and work colleagues on the phone or face to face. You'll be surprised what a big difference improved speaking skills can make in your life!

    How to Speak Properly and Master the Art of Conversation

    How to Speak Properly and Master the Art of Conversation

    by princesswithapen14

  • 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.

    How to Ask for a Job Transfer - Be Valuable

    How to Ask for a Job Transfer - Be Valuable

    by Patty Inglish MS67

  • The internet is growing larger every day providing consumers more and more places to buy their goods. But, while online sales are booming, some traditional brick and mortar stores are taking a hit. In this article we'll address why this is happening and if traditional stores can really be saved.

    Why Are Brick & Mortar Stores Failing and Can They Be Saved?

    Why Are Brick & Mortar Stores Failing and Can They Be Saved?

    by Cleo Addams4

  • 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.

    Four Questions to Ask Before Making Product Pricing Decisions

    Four Questions to Ask Before Making Product Pricing Decisions

    by Sallie B Middlebrook PhD11

  • 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.

    15 Tips on How to Supervise Supervisors

    15 Tips on How to Supervise Supervisors

    by David Livermore7

  • 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?

    Generation Z and the Work World:  5 Trends to Watch

    Generation Z and the Work World: 5 Trends to Watch

    by FlourishAnyway88

  • 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 Worst Boss Ever - The Boss From Hell

    The Worst Boss Ever - The Boss From Hell

    by Marcy Goodfleisch63

  • Keeping these basic pointers in mind can greatly boost the efficiency of your business trips and facilitate a smoother experience. Here are some tips, based on my travel experiences across the years, that I wish someone had offered me when I was on my maiden business voyage.

    How to Travel on Business:  Practical Tips

    How to Travel on Business: Practical Tips

    by Stan Churley6

  • 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.

    Right Livelihood: The Quest for Ethical Work

    Right Livelihood: The Quest for Ethical Work

    by Catherine Giordano17

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