When making contacts at a conference or mixer, you already know not to dominate the conversation. Listen more. Here’s another tip: Ask an opening question you know the answer to. This helps you steer the dialogue. For example, if you’ve heard that a retailer is opening a new store—and you meet a representative of that retailer—ask, “Are you opening any new stores?” Be ready to follow up. Not only will you set in motion a lively conversation, but you’ll learn.
Your employee handbook can be an invaluable organizational tool … or an employment lawsuit waiting to happen. And in recent years, Congress and state legislatures have been busy enacting laws that directly affect your employee handbook. If you haven’t kept up, you could find yourself in court....Click here to find out more.