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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Genetic Discrimination in the Workplace:  What You Need to Know

    Genetic Discrimination in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

    by FlourishAnyway46

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A unique collection of originally-written inspirational and motivational quotes about hard work. Find assurance that hard work pays and that working hard will lead you to success.

    Inspirational and Motivational Hard-Work Quotes

    Inspirational and Motivational Hard-Work Quotes

    by princesswithapen4

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Six Sigma is, for most, a buzzword. What is it really? And can it help improve 0perations management at your company? Can 6 Sigma improve quality and cut costs?

    What is Six Sigma in Operations Management?

    What is Six Sigma in Operations Management?

    by Sid Kemp7

  • 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!

    How to Lay Out a Project Management Plan

    How to Lay Out a Project Management Plan

    by Sid Kemp9

  • 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

  • Writing a self-evaluation is an important tool for a company to assess your performance and show your superiors that you should be awarded a raise or promotion. At the very least, a performance review gives you the opportunity to determine whether you are in the right job or career and make adjustments accordingly.

    How to Prepare a Useful Self-Evaluation: Get a Raise or Promotion

    How to Prepare a Useful Self-Evaluation: Get a Raise or Promotion

    by Stephanie Hicks24

  • 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

  • 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

  • An organization has positions that are required to be filled. The company must establish a pay scale so it can pay the employees based on job descriptions and duties. It could be a tricky situation when deciding the right pay compensation.

    Internal and External Equity Comparison

    Internal and External Equity Comparison

    by Kaman Teine0

  • 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 Folarin19

  • 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.

    A Checklist for Employers Before Discharging Employees

    A Checklist for Employers Before Discharging Employees

    by Deborah Neyens24

  • 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

  • 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

  • Help your intern's career development and your own by learning to effectively communicate and assign tasks. Challenge yourself to make interns more effective at their work and stretch your own leadership skills. Guide for managers or other full-time employees to make the most of summer interns.

    Effectively Manage and Mentor a Summer Intern

    Effectively Manage and Mentor a Summer Intern

    by Katy Medium0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 FlourishAnyway51

  • This is a continuation of part I in taking minutes. This part deals with the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson in the meeting, taking notes, effective listening and clarifying things.

    Taking Minutes Effectively

    Taking Minutes Effectively

    by livingsta0

  • 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 Lawyer71

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I had no idea what I was walking into when I first became a supervisor. This article contains a list of 10 things that all new supervisors need to know.

    10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a New Boss

    10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a New Boss

    by David Livermore0

  • This articles gives you tips on what to expect in a teaching job interview and what kind of questions you are likely to hear. Based on actual experiences from teachers in real job interviews.

    Questions to Expect in a Teaching Job Interview

    Questions to Expect in a Teaching Job Interview

    by Sharilee Swaity19

  • Coporate Globalization--Yes, it's true--the world is owned and run by the super-wealthy. Even since Ann Rand's "Atlas Shrugged", there has been a conspiracy theory that basically, all the world is owned and run by a select consortium of ultra-wealthy international corporations. These people aren't really humanitarians, either. The sole motive is profit.

    Corporate Globalization and Greed

    Corporate Globalization and Greed

    by Paradise725

  • 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 rontlog3

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Business communication is the key to running a profitable, respected company. A business letter is a daily ritual for many businesses and their employees. A business letter can make or break a business deal, and obviously, a well-written letter is better able to seal the deal.

    How to Format and Write a Professional Business Letter

    How to Format and Write a Professional Business Letter

    by Teresa Coppens4

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The project charter is the driving part of every project. This article outlines the key elements that should be included in every project charter.

    What to Include in a Project Charter

    What to Include in a Project Charter

    by Max Dalton0

  • In the rapidly changing landscape of business in the 21st century, organizational leaders have a tough job keep their businesses on the cutting edge and maintaining a competitive strategic advantage. This article discusses 10 key factors for organizing and maintaining an effective business organization in the 21st century.

    10 Reasons for Business Success or Failure

    10 Reasons for Business Success or Failure

    by ecoggins49

  • 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

  • It is not unusual for there to be friction between co-workers who work side by side at the job site. It is very important for management to address the matter before things blow up at work.

    How to Handle Employees Fighting in the Workplace

    How to Handle Employees Fighting in the Workplace

    by Christine McDade10

  • 25 tips for successful and effective public speaking. Your speeches and presentations are a breeze when you work these basics properly. When you emphasize content over style.

    25 Powerful Tips for Effective Public Speaking

    25 Powerful Tips for Effective Public Speaking

    by Kuan Leong Yong6

  • 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

  • Conducting lunch meetings can be a productive means for accomplishing work that must be completed. Employees and clients are given the opportunity to meet in a more relaxed work setting. Care should be given for planning where the meeting is to take place.

    The Benefits of Conducting Lunch Meetings

    The Benefits of Conducting Lunch Meetings

    by Christine McDade2

  • Find out what Re REally stands for and what the heck a CC is. If you've ever looked at the lines of a blank Fax Cover Page and wondered what to write, check out this Hub.

    How to Fill out a Fax Cover Page

    How to Fill out a Fax Cover Page

    by Britney0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A financial market is a place for buying and selling of financial securities such as stocks and bonds. It facilitates: The raising of capital (in the capital markets) The transfer of risk (in the derivatives markets In matching those who...

    Financial Markets in Pakistan

    Financial Markets in Pakistan

    by hafeezrm83

  • 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

  • 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.

    Different Types of Leadership: Prescriptive & Situational

    Different Types of Leadership: Prescriptive & Situational

    by Sid Kemp7

  • It can be hard to get promoted and end up supervising your former co-workers, or even worse, friends. Learn how to help both you and them during your transition from co-worker to supervisor.

    10 Tips on How to Supervise Friends and Co-Workers

    10 Tips on How to Supervise Friends and Co-Workers

    by David Livermore0

  • Does a perfectly competitive market exist anywhere in the world? The best answer is, "No," because perfect competition is an "ideal." Not reality. So, how far from "ideal" is America's market system?

    What Is a Competitive and Free Marketplace?

    What Is a Competitive and Free Marketplace?

    by Sallie B Middlebrook PhD7

  • Cultural intelligence is knowledge about culture, awareness about yourself and other and behaviours of yourself and others put together. I ensure that I look at people from their point of view rather than mine, so that I know exactly how they...

    NVQ - Demonstrate Understanding of Customer Service - Part 2

    NVQ - Demonstrate Understanding of Customer Service - Part 2

    by livingsta0

  • Is a manager a leader? This question might come to mind when one asks oneself, "What qualities make a good manager? What does it take?" The answers can be interesting and somewhat unexpected.

    The Difference Between a Leader and a Manager

    The Difference Between a Leader and a Manager

    by Patty Inglish MS70

  • 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

  • Burnout isn't just about working too much. Feeling unfulfilled at work and resentment play a major role in burning out. Here's how to deal with your feelings of resentment at work.

    How to Deal With Job Resentment the Right Way

    How to Deal With Job Resentment the Right Way

    by KV Lo10

  • Though introverts are often overlooked in the workplace, they have much to offer your company. Introverts are independent, creative, and productive employees who can bring tremendous value to your company.

    10 Reasons Why Introverts Make the Best Employees

    10 Reasons Why Introverts Make the Best Employees

    by Jennifer Wilber2

  • 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 FlourishAnyway309

  • Teamwork can increase efficiency, create a sense of ownership, and raise morale of individuals. 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

  • In every office, a large volume of communication like letters, circulars, telegrams are sent to outsiders or received from them. Inside the organisation also written materials are exchanged between different departments. A planned and efficient handling of the mail is essential for the success of any business organisation. It is described as the backbone and an integral part of an office.

    NVQ: Handle and Distribute Mail and Packages in Business and Administration

    NVQ: Handle and Distribute Mail and Packages in Business and Administration

    by livingsta1

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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