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Career Management

Successful career development is more than doing a good job. Dressing for success, business writing skills, career networking – all are vitally important.

Business Management Daily’s succinct, workplace-tested career advice is designed to help you position yourself to succeed in your chosen field.

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Don’t think you can pick out disengaged workers from a lineup. Employees usually check out mentally long before you spot the obvious signs—poor productivity, absenteeism, lousy customer service. Find out whether your employees are fully engaged in their work by asking them these 17 questions.
DiversityInc magazine’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” is a list of employers that recruit and retain women and minority employees with perks just for them. Here are four best practices your organization might be able to adopt ...
As winter thaws, it’s the perfect time to venture outside the office to build your professional network.
If you feel bored at work, you could be too good at what you do. The remedy? Create more challenges for yourself.
Many small business people and business owners take "working" vacations. Here are five simple rules to help you achieve an effective work-vacation balance ... 
Try this tip: Admit you’re nervous.
Is your online reputation everything you want it to be? Hiring has gone digital and Big Brother isn’t the only one watching you.
Before he opened Wal-Mart, he called upon trusted employee Bob Bogle and asked him to create a name for his new discount chain.

Employers and HR professionals should make it their policy never to hire a candidate without a comprehensive background check. But, they also must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. Contrary to popular belief, this federal law doesn’t cover just credit checks.

Whether or not you’re actively job hunting, it pays to ratchet up your professional image outside your office. (After all, you never know who might google your name.) For that, the e-portfolio can be your most powerful tool ...
Your boss knows that you’re the grease that keeps everything running. But how can you gain the attention of your boss’s boss and other higher-up execs?
With the new year comes a chance to spend a little time thinking about you and what you want. What are your dreams and goals for this year? How else can you grow professionally?
Passion is what draws other people to you, keeps them engaged and makes them eager to be added to your network.
Steering clear of business gibberish isn’t easy, since everybody in corporate America uses it. By “gibberish,” we mean the vague language that takes up space but doesn’t say much.
As companies scatter offices and employees around the world, leaders grapple with keeping business units functioning smoothly when their members hardly ever meet face to face. “Virtual teams” can’t develop the chemistry that helps on-site teams become more productive.
You've heard the saying: If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there? The same holds true in finding a mentor: If you don’t know why you want one, how will you know whom to ask?
It's easy to become so bogged down in day-to-day work that we forget to nurture our network.
If you watched The Charlie Rose Show on March 17, 2008, you probably did a double take. The host, who normally looks suave and unruffled, sported a black eye and a bandage across his forehead.
Discretion has its advantages at work. You don’t want to tattle on your co-workers’ minor infractions or spread outlandish rumors about them. But in some instances, speaking up makes sense.
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