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  • 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 lot of people say they minister to people on their job. They use their workplace as a place to let others know about God. There is a proper way to do it without losing your job.

    How to Be a Christian on Your Job

    How to Be a Christian on Your Job

    by Margaret Minnicks6

  • A tongue-in-cheek look at the just cause standard for discharge. Learn the five sure-fire ways you can get fired from a corporate employment attorney's perspective.

    Five Ways to Get Fired

    Five Ways to Get Fired

    by Deborah Neyens126

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 FlourishAnyway47

  • Are you leading a team of direct sales professionals? Sooner or later, you will find yourself navigating through a conflict. Use this article as a guide for a successful resolution.

    Conflict Resoultion for Direct Sales Leaders

    Conflict Resoultion for Direct Sales Leaders

    by Megan Swope2

  • I've seen it before. Bosses dropping workload on you that isn't yours, and overburdening you with more than you can handle, or with more than you're being paid to do. Resolving this is tough for most people, but you can learn some clear, direct and calm communication skills to resolve this assertively.

    How to Tell Your Boss to Quit Swamping You With Too Much Work

    How to Tell Your Boss to Quit Swamping You With Too Much Work

    by Satori30

  • 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

  • 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

  • No matter the job or profession, there is constant gossip in the workplace. It can cause hurt feelings, a sense of distrust, and even ruin lives. Learn how to stop gossip before it starts.

    8 Ways to Stop Workplace Gossip

    8 Ways to Stop Workplace Gossip

    by David Livermore4

  • The swing shift can be a rewarding, but difficult shift to work. However, for the right person, the afternoon shift can be the perfect fit. Learn if it's the right fit for you.

    What Is the Swing or Afternoon Shift?

    What Is the Swing or Afternoon Shift?

    by David Livermore2

  • Being a layoff survivor can be awkward for you and scary for the coworkers around you who were let go. This article walks through what you can do to help those coworkers get back on their feet.

    How to Act Around Laid Off Coworkers

    How to Act Around Laid Off Coworkers

    by Max Dalton0

  • Find out how being more appreciative and thankful at work can make a huge difference to your level of job satisfaction. Daily gratitude can improve your work relationships and attract new business.

    How to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude at Work

    How to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude at Work

    by Sally Hayes2

  • 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

  • This is a continuation of a rant concerning the ineffiency of restaurant layouts and how it hurts employees and their sales. This follow-up hub actually throws down some insightful solutions to some of the many problems restaurants have. These solutions could lead the future in intelligent restaurant design.

    Employees Get Hurt in Restaurants: This Is How We Fix That

    Employees Get Hurt in Restaurants: This Is How We Fix That

    by Matt Leo3

  • Navigating the requirements of workplace etiquette can be tricky enough, but handling an office crush is another topic altogether. Here's how and why you should deal with this common office dilemma.

    Bossy Britches: So Your Secretary is Cute, Now What?

    Bossy Britches: So Your Secretary is Cute, Now What?

    by Justin Best0

  • 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

  • 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

  • Shift work is something hundreds of thousands of people experience on a daily basis. Are you up to the task of working in a profession that requires shift work? Find out in this article.

    What Is Shift Work?

    What Is Shift Work?

    by David Livermore26

  • 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

  • If you've been a victim of workplace bullying like I have, you may get down on yourself and ask: Why was I the target? Contrary to popular belief, research shows a bullying victim is not a doormat. She's typically a skilled worker, honest, ethical, independent, and well-liked.

    Bullying in the Worplace: 7 Surprising Reasons Why You May Be a Target

    Bullying in the Worplace: 7 Surprising Reasons Why You May Be a Target

    by McKenna Meyers8

  • You can spend upwards of 30 – 50 hours a week with your co-workers in the same office. Is it any wonder that over time, some of the things your office mates say and do start to drive you bonkers?

    Office Etiquette Rules You Should Never Ignore

    Office Etiquette Rules You Should Never Ignore

    by Sally Hayes0

  • While employees generally look for ways to promote and advance throughout their career, some employees have valid reasons to take a lesser paying job.

    Why Employees Take Job Demotions

    Why Employees Take Job Demotions

    by Christine McDade2

  • So what should you do if this quiz indicates that you have been the victim of a work place bully? First, although the quiz asks 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 Lawyer67

  • 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

  • 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 McNerney22

  • 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

  • Do you think your boss is watching everything you do? Does it make you paranoid? Do you want to do something about it? Find out if your boss is spying on you and what you can do about it.

    Is My Boss Spying on Me?

    Is My Boss Spying on Me?

    by David Livermore1

  • The common perception is that working in an office is safe and free from dangers. However, the truth is that offices can be very dangerous to your health...

    The Hidden Dangers of Working in an Office

    The Hidden Dangers of Working in an Office

    by CWanamaker9

  • 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

  • Teamwork is important in every business. But can minimalism play a role? Whether you're making presentations as a team, or working towards the same deadline, understanding your co-workers is vital to being a successful business.

    Teamwork and Minimalism - Can They Really Go Together?

    Teamwork and Minimalism - Can They Really Go Together?

    by Annabelle Joynson0

  • More than likely you have had to deal with a bad boss in the workplace. Or you could be dealing with one right now. Find out what options are available to you on how to deal with a bad boss.

    10 Tips on How to Deal With a Bad Boss

    10 Tips on How to Deal With a Bad Boss

    by David Livermore10

  • Your professional image at work contributes to your success. Your office or place of employment may not have a dress code, but knowing what is appropriate does reflect your attitude and ambition to others. Learn how to dress to present your best image.

    Perfecting Your Professional Image at Work

    Perfecting Your Professional Image at Work

    by Dianna Mendez292

  • 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

  • You'll likely be spending many hours at work. Here's how to assess whether or not your prospective employer's work environment can meet your basic needs for comfort, cleanliness, and safety.

    10 Signs of a Healthy, Productive Office

    10 Signs of a Healthy, Productive Office

    by Sally Hayes0

  • Are you feeling overwhelmed with too much work? I stumbled on a way to tell my boss what was happening with a positive attitude. Here's how I talked to my boss about it, and got positive results from the interaction.

    How To Tell Your Boss You Have Too Much Work

    How To Tell Your Boss You Have Too Much Work

    by Glenn Stok11

  • We spend the majority of our day at work, so it's only natural for it to become dull after a while. Discover ways to make your job more enjoyable while also preparing you for advancement.

    How to Prevent Burnout at Work

    How to Prevent Burnout at Work

    by Kieron Walker0

  • 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

  • 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 Kessner50

  • What is the graveyard shift? How can you handle working a graveyard shift? This article covers the advantages and hardships when working the graveyard or night shift.

    What Is the Graveyard or Night Shift?

    What Is the Graveyard or Night Shift?

    by David Livermore6

  • 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

  • Few people would argue with the fact that that workers who enjoy job satisfaction are likely to be the most productive, and for many it is the ultimate goal - to do something they like and to get paid for it.

    The Top Ten Questions About Job Satisfaction

    The Top Ten Questions About Job Satisfaction

    by bigmikeh5

  • The intent with a fika is to eat something sweet or a snack, while having a pointless, or meaningful conversation with one or several friends. A fika can mean success at work and also on a first date!

    Enjoy the coffee break! Take a Swedish "fika"

    Enjoy the coffee break! Take a Swedish "fika"

    by Christina Lornemark42

  • After you get over the initial shock of an acquisition, this article outlines some things you can do to shift the odds of surviving the acquisition or improving your situation in your favor.

    How to Survive an Acquisition

    How to Survive an Acquisition

    by Max Dalton0

  • Sexual harassment is illegal in the US and other nations, but is sometimes difficult to prove. Stringent, consistent documentation is required from day one of its inception in order to prove a strong case. Read about some of the results here.

    EEOC: Sexual Harassment Cases and Results

    EEOC: Sexual Harassment Cases and Results

    by Patty Inglish55

  • 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

  • My thoughts about a recent news story of a company micro-chipping employees. There are so many questions right now that do not seem to have good answers. Thoughts and questions to ponder.

    Now They Want to Microchip Employees - What Next?

    Now They Want to Microchip Employees - What Next?

    by KathyH8

  • Labor unions have fallen on hard times lately. Have they become a thing of the past; or are they still viable in today's competitive marketplace? Please take our poll at the bottom of this article.

    Declining Labor Unions; Are They Still Needed?

    Declining Labor Unions; Are They Still Needed?

    by Dallas Wilkinson0

  • 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

  • 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 princesswithapen13

  • 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

  • An employment tribunal is a public body tasked with solving conflicts between employers and employees. We will discuss their roles and responsibilities and compare them to an ordinary court of law.

    Roles and Responsibilities of an Employment Tribunal

    Roles and Responsibilities of an Employment Tribunal

    by Yaseen Essack0

  • A tongue-in-cheek look at 10 ways to demoralize your employees. Describes how things are done in some businesses. Corporate culture that doesn't motivate employees can mean death to an organization.

    10 Ways to Demoralize Your Employees

    10 Ways to Demoralize Your Employees

    by AJ25

  • 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

  • The American Association of University Women found that men are over four times as likely to negotiate a salary for a new job as are women.

    How to Negotiate Your Salary

    How to Negotiate Your Salary

    by Patty Inglish16

  • Sitting postures to avoid back pain while sitting at a computer workstation or desk starts with an office ergonomic chair. Choosing the right office chair to lower pain is key to good posture for computer use. Lower your lower back pain from sitting while sitting by selecting a good office chair with a good back chair and by having good posture while sitting.

    Guidelines for Good Posture at a Computer Desk

    Guidelines for Good Posture at a Computer Desk

    by Kevin Languedoc41

  • Women worldwide are saying, “me too.” We, as a civilization, have reached a tipping point. This makes me wonder: where is the “line” when it comes to sexual harassment?

    Sexual Harassment: Where Is "The Line?"

    Sexual Harassment: Where Is "The Line?"

    by Carolyn Fields0

  • Employment-related stress is a common symptom of today's modern work world. Here are some tips for how to ease work-related stress and get through a bad day at work without losing your mind.

    How to Get Through a Bad Day at Work

    How to Get Through a Bad Day at Work

    by Sally Hayes0

  • You’re in management now. You’re not sure about all the others working for you and they are not sure about you. Wouldn’t it be great to have an ally about the place? No. Here are 5 reasons why not!

    5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Employ Your Friends

    5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Employ Your Friends

    by lesley hayes0

  • In places of work, learning, healing and creating, cultural competence is key to people from various cultures to learn, work, plan and develop together. This is a simple guide to cultural competence.

    A Simple Guide to Cultural Competence

    A Simple Guide to Cultural Competence

    by Mohan Kumar2

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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