Career Management

Successful career development is more than doing a good job. Dressing for success, business writing skills, career networking – all are vitally important.

Business Management Daily’s succinct, workplace-tested career advice is designed to help you position yourself to succeed in your chosen field.

Page 62 of 80« First...1020306162637080...Last »
If you watched The Charlie Rose Show on March 17, 2008, you probably did a double take. The host, who normally looks suave and unruffled, sported a black eye and a bandage across his forehead.
Discretion has its advantages at work. You don’t want to tattle on your co-workers’ minor infractions or spread outlandish rumors about them. But in some instances, speaking up makes sense.
Presently pending before Congress are two bills that could dramatically change labor relations across the United States. The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) would amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish a new system that would enable employees to form and join labor unions. The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2007 would bolster unionizing efforts among police officers, firefighters and emergency medical workers nationwide ...
Good news for managers and supervisors: Giving an employee a poor performance review and then placing the employee on an improvement plan isn’t an adverse employment action on its face. Employees can’t successfully sue unless a pay cut, lost benefits, a lost bonus or some other tangible, negative results accompany that poor evaluation or improvement plan ...

From their unique vantage point working with rocket scientists at NASA, two budding managers learned how to handle luck, good and bad. Here’s their take on optimizing your chances for good luck and minimizing the effects of bad luck.

In today’s tough economy where organizations squeeze maximum efficiency from their workforce, you may need to reassign an employee to a less appealing or less influential role. While the individual may perceive the move as a demotion, reframe the news to make it more palatable.
When one of America’s elite golf instructors, Jim McLean, told me recently about a “life-changing experience" he had years ago, he described a trip to the doctor.
It’s hard to maintain your composure during a humiliating experience at work. But by finding the strength to persevere, you can overcome your embarrassment and demonstrate fortitude.
If you hire a coach who gives sound advice, don’t just take it. Apply your own higher standard to build on what you’re told.

Allegan–based drugmaker Perrigo Corp. is reaching out to potential hires with the “Perrigo Dancing Scientists,” a slick YouTube music video of scientists in lab coats busting moves. The video is designed to show job hunters that Perrigo is a hip, fun place to work ...

Page 62 of 80« First...1020306162637080...Last »