It’s sad enough when an employee becomes seriously ill. What makes it tougher is that work doesn’t stop. Deadlines remain, customers need service and paperwork piles up. Mistakes can mean not only hurt feelings but also potential legal liability problems. Here are four ways supervisors and HR can handle such situations with tact and legal skill.
In an era of Casual Fridays and work-from-home colleagues, how can you maintain effective office communication in a changing business climate?
We’ll steer you through changes in business etiquette, and help you successfully navigate through the new realities of workplace conflict and office politics.
What's the proper procedure for a group of business people approaching a closed door? ... Should I tip when picking up a carryout order for the office? ... How can I compliment a co-worker who recently lost a lot of weight without offending her?
We know your to-do list is overflowing, but here’s a list of books to help you boost your energy level, be more content and focus on priorities:
Courts give employers the benefit of a doubt when it comes to the qualifications they seek in job candidates, and the questions they ask during interviews. As long as the criteria and questions are job-related and not otherwise illegal, courts grant wide latitude. But once you decide on hiring criteria and use them to rank candidates, resist the temptation to go back and tinker with the rankings.
Roadblocks can spring up anytime, particularly in the current economic climate. When you encounter an obstacle, employ these tactics:
You may have noticed more people than usual lurking outside your executive’s door. That’s because economic fears are prompting more employees to eavesdrop and gossip about what might happen next at their workplaces...
Showing consideration for your co-workers isn't merely polite. Those surveyed for the staffing firm Office Angels said they're more likely to help considerate co-workers, and that those colleagues are more deserving of promotion than annoying office mates. What are the top irritating behaviors?
Make Adobe Reader remember where you left off, as well as your selected zoom and pan settings ... Improve daily planning by being specific on your to-do list ... Expect a VIP visitor at the office? Use this tactic from Darienne Page, receptionist for President Obama’s Oval Office ...
We’ve all been put in situations where opinionated people force us to talk about something that we don’t care to discuss. What do you say in these awkward, challenging moments that allows you to speak your truth, yet leave another’s respect intact? Try out the following techniques:
In this recession, how can anyone feel upbeat? Experts say the secret is to stop trying to fill your days with moments of pleasure. For example, spend $20 on an experience rather than an item. Here are more tips for being happier: