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...

Your next job: An HR consultant?

  • June 17, 2009

Although it may seem counterintuitive, there are many good reasons to launch a one-person HR consultancy as the economy sputters. Despite the layoffs and budget cuts,...

Corporate Cost-Cutting Strategies

  • May 04, 2009

Companies are employing multiple cost-cutting strategies in order to delay, reduce, or eliminate the need to make permanent job cuts, according to a survey by global...