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  • 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 MS156

  • 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.

    10 Things To Do Before Handing in Your Resignation

    10 Things To Do Before Handing in Your Resignation

    by Sally Hayes0

  • A diary system is maintained to utilise time and complete tasks and appointments in a very effective and efficient way. It helps the organisation as a whole and helps manage my own and other people’s time too. Diaries can be maintained either manually or electronically.

    How to Effectively Use a Diary System at Work

    How to Effectively Use a Diary System at Work

    by livingsta3

  • Do you have an employee who works extra hard and shows incentive? Do they stay late or come in on days off? Why not reward their behavior with more than just their paycheck? Below are 10 "low-budget"

    10+ Ways to Reward Employees on a Low Budget

    10+ Ways to Reward Employees on a Low Budget

    by Billy Haynes11

  • A look at what you need to know when preparing your Statement of Purpose, to get into business school. It could mean the difference between getting into the business school of your dreams, or not.

    How to Write a Statement of Purpose for Business School

    How to Write a Statement of Purpose for Business School

    by Sallie B Middlebrook PhD2

  • Sometimes in business, you simply cannot avoid writing a letter that has bad news. However, you can try to write the letter in such a way as to maintain a good relationship with the recipient.

    How to Write a Business Letter That Delivers Bad News

    How to Write a Business Letter That Delivers Bad News

    by Stacie Naczelnik76

  • Social media contacts reflect you! With the use of Facebook,Twitter, and other social media apps becoming so popular, small business owners are beginning to reconsider the traditional business card design and opting for designs that include their social media contact links.

    How to Include Social Media Icons Into Your Business Card Design

    How to Include Social Media Icons Into Your Business Card Design

    by richmediadp29

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • If you are having a hard time dealing with a critical boss or co-worker, these tips on how to deal with criticism at work might help.

    How to Cope with a Critical Boss

    How to Cope with a Critical Boss

    by Sally Hayes1

  • Learn how to start an office compost program with these tips, videos, and resources. Going green at work is definitely a team effort, but the positive returns are worth it.

    How to Start a Composting Program at Work

    How to Start a Composting Program at Work

    by Sally Hayes2

  • 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.

    How to Identify the Office Jerk

    How to Identify the Office Jerk

    by FlourishAnyway32

  • 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.

    Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) & Activity List to Project Success

    Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) & Activity List to Project Success

    by Sid Kemp18

  • There are 10 strong characteristics that would define an excellent employee. These attributes can be introduced in a job interview and expanded in job performance. The influence of these qualities can carry an employee's career a long way when routinely practiced.

    10 Excellent Qualities That Make an Outstanding Employee

    10 Excellent Qualities That Make an Outstanding Employee

    by Cathy22

  • 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 FlourishAnyway84

  • 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.

    Types of Business Networking Groups

    Types of Business Networking Groups

    by Heidi Thorne13

  • 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

  • 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

  • The unexpected death of a colleague in the workplace can present a number of challenges. HR and management can implement a number of measures that acknowledges the emotional state of their workers and provides support during this difficult time.

    Helping Employees Recover From the Death of a Coworker

    Helping Employees Recover From the Death of a Coworker

    by Carola Finch3

  • 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

  • An overview of the conscious capitalism philosophy and several companies that practice the conscious capitalism business model, which includes a higher minimum wage and better employee benefits.

    Companies That Practice Conscious Capitalism

    Companies That Practice Conscious Capitalism

    by chet thomas0

  • Not all states are created equal. If you want to cut hair in a different state, you will be required to transfer your license. On the first day of Beauty School, the last thought in your mind is the possibility of transferring your state license to...

    How to Transfer Your Cosmetology License to California

    How to Transfer Your Cosmetology License to California

    by Stacy Harris32

  • 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

  • If you're looking for a better office chair, and are struggling with back pain and discomfort with your current chair, see what I went through and found. A great office chair.

    My Quest to Find the Perfect Office Chair

    My Quest to Find the Perfect Office Chair

    by Marc Anderson4

  • Learn how to maintain your cool and handle disagreements at work with poise and professionalism. How you handle conflict says a lot about you so make sure you're putting your best foot forward.

    How to Handle Disagreements at Work

    How to Handle Disagreements at Work

    by Sally Hayes0

  • 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!

    How to Organize Your Disorganized Boss

    How to Organize Your Disorganized Boss

    by FlourishAnyway8

  • A segue is very important when giving a public speech. Without a smooth transition, you could find your audience losing interest in what you are talking about. Learn all you need to know about how to make a proper segue.

    10 Tips on How to Use a Segue in Public Speaking

    10 Tips on How to Use a Segue in Public Speaking

    by David Livermore2

  • 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.

    52 Workplace Quotes for Weekly Morale Boosts

    52 Workplace Quotes for Weekly Morale Boosts

    by Dora Weithers22

  • More people than ever have tattoos in the UK. The British Association of Dermatologists stated that 1 in 5 of us has a tattoo in 2012. This article will explain how the law stands regarding those of us who have tattoos and how this affects our employment rights.

    Can You Be Fired for Having a Tattoo in the UK?

    Can You Be Fired for Having a Tattoo in the UK?

    by Katie2

  • While developing friendships in the workplace may be a part of life, it is important for supervisors to remember that the perception of favoritism can be very disruptive for the work environment. When employees think a supervisor is giving preferential treatment to a subordinate due to their personal relationship, there is likely to be some backlash from the others who will be resentful toward such treatment.

    Friendship Between Supervisors and Subordinates

    Friendship Between Supervisors and Subordinates

    by Christine McDade3

  • 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

  • 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

  • Examining Office and Workplace lighting, with a particular interest in the belief that brighter light is most conducive to higher productivity. Source material is academic and scientific, with support from industry and soft sciences where appropriate.

    Workplace and Office Lighting Standards and Policy

    Workplace and Office Lighting Standards and Policy

    by Shadesbreath84

  • So, what should you do if you are a victim of workplace bullying? Although the quiz I've provided refers to what you've experienced in your whole career, the need to take action depends upon how many of these indications you are currently experiencing.

    Top 10 Signs Your Boss Is Bullying You

    Top 10 Signs Your Boss Is Bullying You

    by Undercover Lawyer74

  • 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

  • Have you ever wondered how large companies receive simultaneous callers without getting busy signals? You need multiple phone lines and a phone company feature known as rollover that routes callers to an available line.

    How to Avoid Busy Signals With Telephone Line Rollover

    How to Avoid Busy Signals With Telephone Line Rollover

    by Glenn Stok4

  • 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

  • What 5S Games or 5S training simulations are available and how they can help you train your staff in implementing a 5S program for Lean Manufacturing.

    5S Games and Training Simulations

    5S Games and Training Simulations

    by Tony2

  • Want your meetings to be more productive and more efficient? Incorporate these five essential elements of an agenda. They will create a road map to success while increasing participant engagement.

    Five Elements of an Effective Agenda

    Five Elements of an Effective Agenda

    by Kathy Stutzman2

  • Team-building exercises can help a team bond and grow stronger. The key to success to make sure the activities are fun as well as educational. Here are two of my favorite activities, as well as an explanation of why they are important.

    Team-Building Exercises for Salespeople

    Team-Building Exercises for Salespeople

    by Ursula Dwyer0

  • 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 FlourishAnyway55

  • The situational leadership theory stresses that different situations demand different kinds of leadership. How does the situational leadership theory work? How does a leader adapt to situations?

    What Is the Situational Leadership Theory?

    What Is the Situational Leadership Theory?

    by Melinda Longoria, MSM3

  • 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?

    Can You Find Love and Romance in the Workplace?

    Can You Find Love and Romance in the Workplace?

    by FlourishAnyway104

  • 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.

    Factors that Contribute to Business Success

    Factors that Contribute to Business Success

    by Sid Kemp14

  • Are you interested in subscribing to either Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Fortune, Money, BusinessWeek, or The Economist? Check here for my opinions on each first!

    A Review of 6 Popular Business Magazines

    A Review of 6 Popular Business Magazines

    by Micah10

  • 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 Vu3

  • If you have a job, chances are that you've come across at least one person who is difficult to work with. In fact, most of us over the course of our careers will have encountered many of these difficult coworker types. I sure have!

    4 Types of Difficult Coworkers and how to Deal With Them

    4 Types of Difficult Coworkers and how to Deal With Them

    by PurpleOne16

  • 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!

    How to Survive a Job You Hate

    How to Survive a Job You Hate

    by Helen Murphy Howell25

  • 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!

    Public Speaking Tips for the Socially Awkward

    Public Speaking Tips for the Socially Awkward

    by Simone Haruko Smith27

  • In today's business relations, it's a small world after all. As more companies turn towards global markets, professionals are finding themselves in foreign locales, wheeling and dealing like never before. However, the key to effective communication...

    High-Context vs. Low-Context Communication

    High-Context vs. Low-Context Communication

    by mqjeffrey38

  • Which are the best leaders - formal leaders or informal leaders? What's the difference between formal vs informal leaders? This guide helps you understand leadership types.

    Best Leadership: Formal vs. Informal Leaders

    Best Leadership: Formal vs. Informal Leaders

    by Kathryn Vercillo7

  • 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

  • Daily Scrum meetings are one of the best features of the Agile Scrum method of web development but at only 15 minutes a day how can you be certain you are using the time effectively?

    5 Ways to Improve Daily Scrum Meetings

    5 Ways to Improve Daily Scrum Meetings

    by Lauren8

  • 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!

    TIMWOOD: The 7 Seven Wastes of Lean Manufacturing

    TIMWOOD: The 7 Seven Wastes of Lean Manufacturing

    by Tony26

  • Interning is a necessary step to getting career experience. But the nature of internships brings about certain challenges. Here are 7 common challenges and how to overcome them.

    Challenges Faced by Interns

    Challenges Faced by Interns

    by Tara McNerney23

  • 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

  • Not all referrals are good referrals. Sometimes they can even have a negative impact on the referral giver or recipient. Discover networking tips on how to give a good referral.

    Networking Tips: How to Give a Good Referral

    Networking Tips: How to Give a Good Referral

    by Heidi Thorne8

  • This article defines the "social loafing" tendency in work teams, and provides practical ways to prevent and eliminate the tendency.

    Preventing Social Loafing

    Preventing Social Loafing

    by Jess Newton0

  • 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 Four Types of Women in Leadership

    The Four Types of Women in Leadership

    by Sid Kemp45

  • Read this explanation of what CC and BCC mean. This will tell you the difference and include a discussion and examples of when to use CC vs. BCC. The examples are meant to be funny and satirical.

    What is the Difference Between CC and BCC?

    What is the Difference Between CC and BCC?

    by Blake Flannery6

  • 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

  • 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.

    NVQ Level 3: Ordering Products and Services in Business and Administration

    NVQ Level 3: Ordering Products and Services in Business and Administration

    by livingsta7

  • When you have a problem to solve but you just can't find a way to tackle it, you may find that brainstorming can help you find the solution. Brainstorming can help you find an innovative solution to a difficult problem. Brainstorming techniques are easy to learn and apply.

    Brainstorming Techniques

    Brainstorming Techniques

    by DreamerMeg15

  • 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

  • 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 FlourishAnyway312

  • 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

  • Want to write a thank you note or letter of appreciation to an employee for a job well done and don’t know how best to go about doing it? Here is a guide you can use to express gratitude to your staff for their efforts, good job, hard work, dedication, or excellent performance.

    Thank-You Notes and Appreciation Letters for an Employee

    Thank-You Notes and Appreciation Letters for an Employee

    by Oyewole Folarin0

  • Learn the basic terminology of payroll, including the definition of payroll, the difference between net and gross pay, tax withholding, forms, regular pay vs overtime, timesheets, and pay period, etc.

    Basic Payroll Terminology

    Basic Payroll Terminology

    by Melinda Longoria, MSM2

  • Ever accidentally swear at work? OOPS! Hope the boss wasn't listening! Here is a list of safe (and highly creative) swear words for the workplace and elsewhere!

    Office-Safe Fake Swear Words

    Office-Safe Fake Swear Words

    by Jennifer Kessner53

  • Many people go to an Unemployment Hearing with no idea of what to expect. There are even very skilled attorneys that are ill prepared for them because they have not experience in these special types of proceedings. This article will discuss the general process of the hearing,

    Preparing for an Unemployment Hearing or Telephone Conference

    Preparing for an Unemployment Hearing or Telephone Conference

    by Andrew Grosjean85

  • We all need more time. In today’s world there simply is not enough time to get everything we need and want done. Unfortunately it is frequently those things that are most important to us that are left by the wayside. Work is, more often than not, what saps most of our time and energy. Life balance is hard to achieve. There are, however, ways in which to resolve this issue...

    A Job Share Proposal Your Employer Can’t Refuse

    A Job Share Proposal Your Employer Can’t Refuse

    by JulietduPreez5

  • 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.

    Monetize Your Unused Parked Domains

    Monetize Your Unused Parked Domains

    by Glenn Stok4

  • Corporate social responsibility is a business’s concern for the welfare of society. This concern is displayed by managers who take into consideration the long-term interests of the company and the company’s relationship with the society it which...

    Arguments for and Against Corporate Social Responsibility

    Arguments for and Against Corporate Social Responsibility

    by Drea DeFoe16

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Choosing to become a lady is empowering and the benefits are numerous. Learn how to be a lady, how to act like a lady, how to dress like a lady, how to be ladylike, how to act proper, and the benefits

    How to Dress, Act, and Speak Like a Lady

    How to Dress, Act, and Speak Like a Lady

    by rontlog2

  • 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.

    Continental Airlines: Business Turnaround Legend

    Continental Airlines: Business Turnaround Legend

    by John Lannoye4

  • The current state of the economy has increased the number of people out of work and looking for work a hundredfold. Human resource professionals have a much more diverse group to select from.

    Human Resources Management Selection Tools

    Human Resources Management Selection Tools

    by Cameron Corniuk3

  • 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 Meyers16

  • This article looks at a variety of factors associated with consumer buying behavior. First, it examines the four basic types of consumer buying behavior: Routine, limited decision making, extensive decision making, and impulse buying. Next, it takes a brief look at personal factors, and a more in-depth look at psychological factors affecting consumer buying behavior.

    Factors Affecting Consumer Buying Behavior

    Factors Affecting Consumer Buying Behavior

    by Sallie B Middlebrook PhD5

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