Workplace Communication

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.

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In addition to the conventional admin duties and top-notch technical skills, today’s professionals need to add proficiency in meeting/event planning, cloud-based apps, social media, database management and website maintenance, says Robert Hosking, Executive Direc­­­tor of Office Team. Here are 5 skills employers are adding to job descriptions, he says.

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Email is the most predominant—and preferred—means of communication for most business professionals. Fol­­low these tips to leave the best possible impression when you conclude your email.
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