Headphone etiquette at work

  • June 14, 2018

Wearing headphones at work is a great way to cut out noise and distractions so you can focus on the task at hand. Follow these tips to wear them without hurting...

What to say to pregnant co-workers

  • June 11, 2018

Do you have a pregnant co-worker or employee? Here’s a list of things you should—and shouldn’t—say during those nine, often difficult months.

3 communication faux pas

  • April 18, 2018

Everybody has at least one co-worker whose behavior grates their nerves. Make sure that you aren’t the one annoying others by avoiding these three seemingly innocent...

Should you curse at work?

  • April 04, 2018

Jim O’Connor, author of CUSS CONTROL: The Complete Book on How to Curb Your Cursing, says “No,” despite research and reports that state the contrary. Here’s why

A polite way to exit meetings early

  • March 12, 2018

While you should do your best to avoid leaving a meeting early, sometimes you just can help it, when higher-priority commitments overlap with the meeting time. If you...

Calling a time-out on the real March Madness

  • March 12, 2018

Working professionals surveyed for a recent OfficeTeam poll said they spend an average of 25.5 minutes per day on sports-related activities in the office during the...

Pass along flu prevention tips to employees

  • January 22, 2018

This year’s flu season is suddenly shaping up to be worse than public health officials expected. To keep your employees healthy and keep your business running smoothly...

Social media etiquette 101

  • April 01, 2017

With as much as we use social media for both personal and professional reasons, it’s smart to revisit some etiquette rules.

Put a stop to interrupters

  • February 24, 2017

Numerous studies tell us that men are more likely to interrupt women than vice versa, and they interrupt women more than they do other men.

Dealing with profanity in the office

  • August 25, 2016

While some employees don’t mind, others find it offensive. Readers, etiquette experts and human resource consultants offer their views.

Prevent temperature conflicts

  • June 13, 2016

Surprisingly, one of the biggest battles you’ll face in the workplace involves disagreements over room temperature.