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Office Communication

Communication in business requires the understanding of different communication styles, and the ability to break down communication barriers.

In business communication, effective communication requires a sort of “office communication toolkit” – the kind of resource Business Management Daily provides.

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Q. What does an employer need to do to keep licensed handgun owners from bringing guns onto its premises? ...

Test your knowledge of recent trends in employment law, comp & benefits and other HR issues with our monthly mini-quiz.

It takes just one low-level manager or frontline supervisor to create havoc in the workplace. These people set the tone of workplace communications, and if that tone has sexual content, others are likely to follow the lead. That’s one good reason to make sure you do more than lecture on sexual harassment. Instead—especially if branch offices are located away from headquarters—HR should make spot visits to see whether anything is amiss ...

The nation’s largest poultry producer—Texas-based Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.—recently agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations that it discriminated on the basis of sex and ethnicity in hiring ...

Perez Hilton, who? d-listed, what? And what in the world does “OMG” mean? If you’re feeling out of touch with workers from younger generations at the office, you’re not alone. Generation Y is reshaping the workplace.

Saving taxes is a year-round proposition, but tax planning takes on added significance at year-end. This Special Issue primarily is devoted to year-end tax strategies that can literally save you thousands of tax dollars. On the other hand, if you stand by idly, you’ll be missing out on valuable tax breaks.

Make a few smart moves as the year winds down, and you can slash the tax bills for both you and your business. The overall strategy: push income into next year and pull deductions into this year.

For your convenience, we’ve divided this year-end issue into two main sections:  personal and business. We offer you 10 ways to cut your personal taxes (starting below) and eight ways to trim business taxes.

Several key tax breaks are going off the books at the end of 2007 (unless Congress extends them), so take a look at our seven last-chance tax opportunities to cash in your tax chips now.

It can be frustrating when employees don't rush to take part in optional benefits like financial-planning seminars or even your EAP. Yet when an employee does need help, the availability of your benefits can go a long way toward relieving stress and retaining that employee. Here are seven ways to communicate benefit information more effectively...

The U.S. Labor Department sued Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay approximately $3 million in overtime wages to more than 500 former and current employees. The department claims employee records at the company’s Dallas facility failed to show the number of hours the poultry-processing employees worked each day and the total number of hours they worked each week ...

California employees have a right to a work environment free of sexual harassment, and employers are obligated to prevent harassment. But that doesn’t mean that every comment, gesture or look that may be perceived as sexual can be considered harassment ...

As autumn approaches, you might begin thinking about what charities you want to favor at year-end. But this year, you really need to stay on your toes. Strict new record-keeping rules apply to cash and cash-equivalent donations made in 2007.

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