Solving the office perfume problem

  • January 20, 2014

Have you ever had a co-worker you could tell was in the office before you even saw her? You know, the one who wears way too much perfume? How do you let your co-worker...

5 rules to post in the break room

  • January 01, 2014

In most workplaces, the break room is nothing more than a shared kitchen. Here are five simple rules you can use to keep the room pleasurable for all.

5 tips on business trip etiquette

  • December 12, 2013

The way you look and act while on a business trip reflects back on your employer. Avoid making a bad impression on your next work trip. Follow these five tips for...

Who should pick up the tab? 6 tips

  • October 28, 2013

Have you ever been in the awkward position of eating out for business and wondered who should pay? Invisor Consulting Managing Partner Steve Tobak offers six guidelines.

3 steps to surviving lunch with an executive

  • June 11, 2013

A lunch invitation from an executive can be nerve-wracking, but it’s also a great opportunity to connect with and impress someone who could have a major effect on...

Should you attend after-hours functions?

  • November 26, 2012

At many organizations, it’s common practice to celebrate co-workers’ achievements with a drink after work or to band together for volunteer projects. But...

Music in the workplace can disrupt harmony

  • November 21, 2012

If you allow employees to listen to music in the workplace, be aware of the legal and practical consequences, lest you start hearing the not-so-sweet sounds of...

Workplace dating policies: Employer’s guide

  • October 07, 2012

Office romances can not only have an adverse effect on workplace productivity, but can engender claims of favoritism, sexual harassment and retaliation. So employers...

Get up! 10 ways to cure ‘sitting disease’

  • October 04, 2012

A number of recent studies confirm that working makes people fat, especially if their jobs call for them to sit for long periods, skip meals or deal with stress. Here...

Good morning … or is it?

  • September 17, 2012

Most admins would probably agree that saying a friendly “hello” or “good morning” to co-workers and bosses is good office etiquette. So what do...

How to be gracious at work

  • August 09, 2012

Letitia Baldrige, author and formal social secretary and chief of staff to First Lady Jackie Kennedy, offers her advice on remaining gracious in a world that sometimes...

Is etiquette dead? Mind employees’ manners

  • June 13, 2012

More corporate training departments are turning into pseudo charm schools. They’re sending employees to business etiquette classes (or hiring personal coaches)...