When there’s something you want at work—an assignment, a raise, acknowledgment—make better use of your time by asking yourself who has the power to help you accomplish your goals and how well you’re managing those people. Apply our seven tips to leverage your skills and get what you want.
Issue: Maintaining personnel files is a chore, but it’s the most important element in defending lawsuits and regulatory claims. Risk: Failing to organize your files correctly exposes you to civil …
They’re in every office. Nosy, rude and even outright hostile co-workers drag you down. What’s worse, they distract you from your work, threaten your career and drain you emotionally. When a co-worker asks you a way-too-personal question, here are 6 polite ways to respond to her prying questions… When a jaw-droppingly rude email arrives in your inbox, follow these steps…
Starting Nov. 14, most private employers will have to display a new poster in their workplaces that notifies employees of their right to form and join a union. The poster will state that employees have the right to act together to improve wages, to form or join a union and to bargain collectively with their employer—and to choose not to do any of these activities. It provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct and instructs employees how to contact the NLRB with questions or complaints.
Working quickly is a virtue … unless you’re proofreading. You’ll likely glide over grammar errors and speed past misspellings. Instead, slow down and follow these readers’ tips.
When dashing off your next memo, report or e-mail, cut right to the core points. HR directors from half of the 120 major American corporations polled in a recent study said they consider writing ability when making promotions. “You can’t move up without writing skills,” one HR director said.
Instead of reinventing the wheel every time you repeat a task, create a template and then reuse it. For years, Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, has used templates to improve his productivity …
Find common FLSA violations you probably don’t know you’re making, plus how to prepare for an audit at your organization.
Designing letters, newsletters, brochures, fliers, ads, reports, posters and all the other printed material that a business needs might fall on your shoulders, even though it is not part of your job description! MS Word trainer Lori Fields shares these 4 useful tips on how to re-create the designs of professionals using Word:
Company policies lay the foundation on which employment expectations are formed. There’s no time like the present to audit your organization’s policy handbook. Start by checking that your organization’s policies don’t fall into these four policy writing traps.