To motivate employees and enhance business competence, reward and incentive systems are often utilized by business managers. This article analyzes the use of a reward and incentive system by McDonald's for the Australian market.
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.
Nearly 1 in 3 people are 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.
This unit provides candidates with thorough knowledge and hands-on skills related to producing high-quality documents. It covers how to know what resources are available in the organisation / company and how to use them, as well as how to follow all the policies and procedures for producing documents.
How reporting to work ill hurts coworkers, customers, employers, and the sick employee. Don't spread the love. Take to your sick bed.
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 you find a request for proposal (RFP) that you don't fully qualify for, consider hiring a subcontractor to fill in the missing expertise.
The NT personality type has mountaintop 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.
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.
Communication in person is crucial for clarity and understanding. It provides better interaction with more successful results in business and personal life.
Networking groups are definitely not all the same. Nor are they all equal in terms of the sales and referral opportunities. The pros and cons of popular networking group types are explored in this article.
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.
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.
I am sharing with you my best tips on how to finish or close an email, and a list of over 200 sign-offs for professional and casual emails.
There are many reasons why 21st century employees get fired. Some deserving, some not as much. Read on to learn more.
Whenever we are at a crossroad, it means there is a choice. We must choose between two or more options. Making our own choices about what we do is important because it gives meaning to our life.
It is very important that employees, clients and the organisation are all looked after through the whole of a change process, so that the transition takes place smoothly without affecting the performance.
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. These were big steps for the Women's Movement of the '50s and '60s.
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.
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.
Read about the most famous, greatest and best businessmen from India. These top 10 Indian entrepreneurs will definitely inspire you to become a great businessman.
Mental illness affects one in five American adults at any point in time. This article will help you learn how to effectively manage your work relationships when someone you work with is mentally ill.
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.
Sample farewell speeches for a colleague and friend that announces their resignation, transfer, or retirement. Includes how to write your own goodbye message to an employee that's leaving.
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.
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.
A comprehensive business analysis of P&G’s skin and personal care products in the United Kingdom (UK) market.
This is a continuation of the topic "Communicate in a business environment", as requested by some readers!
This article describes different decision-making models, steps to take them and their pros and cons. Some common decision traps are also briefly discussed.
Cap tables are a critical part of building a new business on investment funding, but how do they work? And do you successfully manage 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.
Managing budgets is an ongoing process for any organisation or business and requires continuous monitoring, controlling and reporting, which is the budget manager's responsibility.
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.
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.
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.
You could be networking like crazy and have nothing to show for it. Here are some tips for measuring your networking success.
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.
Both employees and employers benefit when workers use their own personal smartphones, laptops, and other devices on the job. But companies must protect themselves from potential legal liabilities.
In the rapidly changing landscape of business in the 21st century, organizational leaders have a tough job maintaining a competitive strategic advantage. This article discusses 11 key factors for organizing and maintaining an effective business organization in the 21st century.
Perhaps the simplest way of looking at leadership styles is to look at the task-oriented approach versus a relationship-oriented approach.
Employees facing Tough Managers, Bully Bosses, and Illegal Harassers have three important action items. Learn how to take action when the boss is a bully (or worse).
Located at the heart of Southeast Asia, Vietnam has emerged as one of the most lucrative investment destinations in the world. This articles presents top 10 reasons to invest in Vietnam.
All types of bullying can occur in the workplace. Be aware of what may happen to employees and help to spread the awareness. Some US states are considering anti-workplace bullying laws.
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
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!
For a successful sale, a customer must be ready, willing and able... yes, all three! Discover sales techniques for understanding and qualifying buyers.
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 articles provides the steps to follow in order to develop effective policies and procedures for the workplace.
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.
You need to not only work well with your coworkers, but your boss as well. This article covers how to do that without brown nosing or disappointing your boss.
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.
This article provides a resource to help candidates working towards their NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administration. This unit covers storage and retrieval of information in organisations.
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 article summarizes the reasons why.
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.
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.
Preparation may be dull and seem time consuming when all you really want to do is dive into a project and start feeling like you've accomplished something. Read on to find out how to skyrocket your success with a few easy tips.
In this article, you'll find 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.
Women are underrepresented as CEO's of major corporations. In the U.S., we are yet to have a woman president. The proverbial glass ceiling seems to be a ubiquitous fixture within the halls of power. Given the opportunity, can women perform? Can they compete with their male counterparts?
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!
Represented by the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements, the new civil rights era signifies a resurgence in racial justice and gender equity concerns. Listed below are five game-changers for the workplace.
This unit summarises the purpose of using diaries, the types of diaries, what information is needed for diary entries, how they are gathered and how tasks are prioritised and why. It also covers how and why to communicate changes, solve problems and store diaries securely.
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.
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.
Project management does not have to be on a grand scale and is not limited to big projects. You can use some of the information presented in my 3 Project Management Principles articles to develop a personal action plan.
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.
Communication is a two way process. Many people do not listen and do not understand what the other person says or feels because they do not know the difference between hearing and listening.
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?
Email and texting are now the primary forms of communication both at a corporate and personal level. Here are some rules for what not to do in an email, what to do, and why it's important.
Tips for getting your disability claim approved quickly—from someone who's done it. Lots of good feedback and advice from readers, too!
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.
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.
From harnessing your emotional intelligence and fostering collective wisdom, to building your professional network and diving into professional development opportunities; the possibilities for your successful route to professional success are as dynamic as you are.
This article provides in-depth descriptions of the various outcomes for the Business and Administration Level 3 NVQ module on communicating in a business environment. It is provided for reference purposes only.
The Consumer Protection (Electronic Trade Transactions) Regulations 2012 came into operation on 1 July 2013 to protect users from online fraudsters. How did these changes affect eCommerce operators?
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.
Beware of the waffling work friend—that fickle, fair-weathered co-worker who can't decide whether she is friend or foe. Learn the five warning signs of workplace frenemies and how to deal with them.
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.
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.
Tough Managers, Bully Bosses, and Illegal Harassers differ in their motivations and behaviors. Understand the differences.
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.
Using the Rasmussen safety model formulates a process to open a business without drifting into failure. The boundaries include safety, workload, and economy. Balancing among each will help the company function by using a hierarchy of controls to prevent movement into a critical area.
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.
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.
There are many advantages of teamwork and cooperation when it comes to problem-solving and completing tasks, but what most folks don't acknowledge is that there are also some downsides. This article lists some of the less advantageous aspects of working in a group or as a team.
Supervising employees is hard enough as it is, but, supervising employees that are working from home can be much harder. This article provides a how to in managing employees working from home.
When visitors visit a business environment, problems may arise that can be solved through better communication.
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.
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.
In this unit, 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, among other concepts.
Managing a budget does not stop with just management, but also involves reporting performance against budgets. This has its own purpose and benefits and also helps with future budget forecasts
Trouble at work? Learn how to respond to allegations of misbehavior in the workplace. Use these tips to navigate conversations with an HR Investigator if you are accused of rule violations on the job.
Red flags to watch for during the interview process. Seven types of bad bosses and how to deal with each one.
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.
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.
Working from home isn't as easy as it sounds like. In fact, there are many ways it can be harder on an individual than working in the office. This article discusses how you can take care of yourself while working from home.
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.
Are you unsure of what to write in a thank-you note or appreciation message for a customer, client, or business partner? Check out these guidelines and tips to get started.