You know a presentation is going badly when audience members start tapping on their BlackBerrys. These days, especially, it isn’t easy to capture and hold a group’s attention. Keep your presentation clear and effective with these PowerPoint tips:
My friend Marty was CEO of his company, but he often told me he wasn’t its most important employee. For 22 years, Marty liked to say his most important employee was Agnes. The day Agnes died, Marty’s company nearly died too…
It’s important to know the kind of language managers should—and should not—use in documentation. Test your knowledge by answering “True” or “False” to the following statements:
Your mission? To produce minutes that remind everyone what needs to happen next, and assure them that their meeting time was well spent. These five suggestions will help you write minutes that yield results:
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Good employees should not hesitate to ask for raises. Even in a difficult economy, employers want to retain their best talent. New surveys show salary freezes are down and employers are giving raises to top employees. Details are provided in this new free report: Salary Negotiating 101: 7 secrets to boosting your career earnings, negotiating a raise and striking the best deal in a job offer negotiation.
Your Office Coach, Marie McIntyre explains how to keep negativity from infecting the workplace to boost employee morale (and avoid lawsuits).
The legendary Pony Express officially ceased operations 150 years ago this month—put out to pasture by the transcontinental telegraph. Since November 1861 when the last run of the Pony Express was completed, labor conditions in the United States have improved dramatically. To illustrate just how far employment law has changed, The HR Specialist asked the editor of the HR Specialist’s Ohio Employment Law newsletter, Jon Hyman, to offer his analysis of today’s labor law violations in a typical pony express job posting. Can you spot the violations in this want ad from the 1860s?
A recent question posted on the Admin Pro Forum offers this advice on using Adobe…
The reason Taco Bell’s admin team came up with its “Team of Two” training program is clear when you listen to admin Karen Walters describe managers in her building. “There were a few managers in the group who maybe weren’t using admins to their greatest capabilities,” explains Walters. “In their defense, they didn’t have a good model.” So the admin team decided to give them one…