The 15 Scariest Jobs in America

  • October 27, 2011

As Halloween approaches, workers and workplaces are dressing the part. But when it comes to the actual jobs we perform, some professions are more frightening than...

Secrets of a CEO: 10 things HR needs to know

  • September 21, 2011

Ever wonder what your CEO is thinking and what he or she wants from you? Sue Meisinger, a consultant and former CEO of SHRM, has sat on both sides of the CEO/HR fence....

How to break down the HR-supervisor wall

  • July 27, 2011

Friction often exists between HR and supervisors because those front-line bosses don’t fully understand your HR role … and they may hold certain...

11 steps help make flexible work a success

  • January 03, 2011

The DOL’s Women’s Bureau has started what it calls “a national dialogue on workplace flexibility,” and the agency is pushing employers to focus...

Is certification worth pursuing?

  • December 07, 2010

Administrative pros looking for a way to stretch their skills often turn toward certification. But do the Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) and Certified ...

Punch up your résumé with these 20 words

  • October 29, 2010

Every résumé should contain strong action verbs that kick off most bullet points and accomplishment-based statements, says Jessica Holbrook Hernandez,...

What are your job accomplishments?

  • August 11, 2010

Someday, hopefully not too terribly soon, you’ll be looking for another job. And when that happens, you’ll need to sharpen your résumé so that...

What’s the ideal HR-to-staff ratio?

  • February 09, 2010

I’m the HR director of a small manufacturer, supervising an HR specialist and an administrative assistant. We have recently reduced our workforce from about 300...

10 keys to negotiating your HR budget

  • July 28, 2009

Ever had the C-Suite rubber-stamp your HR budget with nary a question or challenge? Neither has Valerie Grubb, who spent most of her career building and justifying...