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Sometimes it can be hard to strike up a conversation with your boss about something other than your assignments, but you really should make the effort. Five topics you may want to weave into conversations with your boss:
Estate planning has been muddled for the past decade or so as professionals and taxpayers alike grappled with an ever-changing tax environment. At long last, the fog has lifted, thanks to the American Taxpayer Relief Act.
Business conferences: Some people love them, but others find them stressful, intimidating and overwhelming. If you’re in the latter group, writer and editor Sarah Todd has tips to help you out.
Many people just type text and attach files when creating email messages and calendar items, but there is more you can do to make your Outlook items complete.
Every workplace seems to have that one employee who's nothing but a perpetual fountain of gripes, and challenges management’s patience and its authority. Here are some suggestions for disciplining a chronic complainer.
If you’re replacing a bad boss, top performers who haven’t already left may be about to quit. To regain employee trust after you’ve replaced an awful boss, take these steps.
Email is supposed to make life easier and more efficient, but often it makes things harder and cuts into job productivity. To get more done in less time, you need to take charge of your inbox.
Managers can’t instantly say, “Be here or be fired” to an employee struggling with attendance issues. Managers have to work with HR to employ strategies that not only combat absenteeism, but also avoid legal trouble.
Chances are, your organization is hiring more employees than it has in years. But going on a relative hiring binge is not without challenges. Consider these trends and insights from hiring managers.
You should be using Twitter to meet people and make connections, writes social media strategist Kim Garst: “It’s amazing how much relationship-building you can do in just 140 characters!”