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.

It's one thing to have an open-door policy and welcome input — including complaints — from your people. It's another to get caught up in every dispute between your team members.
Most of us recognize good or bad morale when we see it, but what is morale made of? It's a combination of attitudes that employees hold about their jobs, their workplaces, their managers, and the rewards they receive.
Your boss worked his way up through the ranks, and one of the perks he enjoys the most is not having to clock in each day. But his habitual lateness is causing you a headache — because he expects you to enforce attendance rules rigorously with your people ...
"Imagine not being considered for a job as a result of failing to sit or stand up straight," says image management consultant Judith Rasband. "It happens. Poor posture .... can hinder the message that body image presents."
Thorough background checks can help you defeat any negligent hiring claim.
But what if applicants' background checks come up clean, yet they begin displaying troublesome behavior at your workplace. In ...
You can own all the skills of a successful admin pro but, if you don’t understand how they fit within the organization, you’re just spinning your wheels. Here are five things you should know about your organization and how they will help you succeed: 1. Key players. Paying attention to the names and faces on […]

Before wrapping up your business tax return, rack your brain (and your records) to make sure you haven't missed any juicy write-offs.

Companies usually are liable for injuries caused by workers who are "acting within the scope of employment." You're not liable when they cause injuries on their own free time. But what about gray areas, when workers run personal errands while on company business?

The tidal wave of junk e-mail has prompted Internet service providers (ISP) and business owners to erect stronger spam filters, meant to block out spam and allow legitimate messages in.

The U.S. Labor Department published new rules last year saying that companies offering health insurance must give employees more specifics on their rights to COBRA continuing health coverage.