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    Do You Have What It Takes to Work for a Small Business?

    Do You Have What It Takes to Work for a Small Business?
    The Big Picture: Before Wal-Mart, Apple, and Disney were corporate empires, they started out as small businesses driven by passionate people who each had a vision. Small businesses are part of America’s roots. They foster entrepreneurial spirit and pave the way for innovation and creative thinking. The Numbers: Small businesses are technically defined as an independently owned firm with 1-100 employees. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    10 Overused Phrases Interviewers Hate

    Interviews are hard. You’re nervous. You’re usually in close quarters. You have to answer question after question with little recovery time. And your entire professional future seems to hang in the balance of this one encounter. It’s no wonder so many interviewees resort to clichés when answering interview questions. But panicked responses aren’t going to land you that job. So ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss

    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss
    Supervisors, middle managers and corporate executives — suits, if you will — tonight will be going to a frightening source for leadership lessons. Many will put down their copy of The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker and tune into the one-hour season premiere of NBC's (GE) comedy The Office. This borders on disturbing. After all, the show centers on a bumbling ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How To Manage a Global Office

    How To Manage a Global Office
    Undercover Boss has become a new hit show, largely because it demonstrates the value of a basic management principle, first proposed by Peters and Waterman known as “managing by walking around”. But today’s global business world taxes a manager’s ability to apply this principle. Most of us don’t have corporate jets to fly us all over our company but it is ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Signs of a Selfish Boss

    Signs of a Selfish Boss
    If you've ever worked in an office environment, you've probably dealt with some breed of bad boss. Micromanagers, control freaks, and selfish tyrants lurk at all levels of organizations, their destructive powers wreaking havoc in the workplace. In fact, employee-employer relations are major stressors for even the savviest businesswomen. According to a Gallup poll, supervisor problems surpass most other areas of ...
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    15 Stupidest Ways to Lose Your Job

    Sometimes, a person will lose their job through no fault of their own. The whims of a psychotic boss, an economy in shambles, or a simple misunderstanding can have an otherwise satisfactory employee packing up his or her cubicle. Other times, a person will lose their job because they have done something so incredibly foolish, you wonder how they ever ...
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    Human Capital Management Drives Financial Performance

    Human Capital Management Drives Financial Performance
    How Smart Human Capital Management Drives Financial Performance Premise The first question of management is what difference does it make if we invest in people, technology or facilities? The corollary: which investment will give us the greatest return in the shortest time? SuccessFactors and Workforce Intelligence Institute (WII) believe that there are two fundamentals of management that, over time, will consistently ...
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    Human Resources: The Big Issues

    Human Resources: The Big Issues
    Around the world, companies are struggling with the aging workforce and less-loyal employees. A new survey reveals executives' worries. Companies are facing daunting challenges in hiring, training, and retaining people. Globalization has increased the demand for talent everywhere, while the upcoming retirement of the Baby Boom generation is projected to shrink worker supply in the West. More than ever, employees are ...
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    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

    Time flies when you're wasting it These days, no one can afford to waste time at work. Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not. Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You’ve got a ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Talent Tsunami: 3 Waves that Transfer Power from the Employer to the Employee

    The Talent Tsunami: 3 Waves that Transfer Power from the Employer to the Employee
    Three waves of change are converging worldwide to create a talent tsunami in the workforce, shifting power from the employer to the talented individual. Those three waves are (1) demographic changes, (2) candidate empowerment, and (3) the increasing value of talented employees relative to other success factors. Recruiters and managers who ignore this tsunami will be swept away; those who take ...
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    10 Best and Worst Bosses: Which One Are You?

    We’ve all had bosses that we’ve either loved or hated. The boss who helped you get that promotion, or the one who clipped his toenails at his desk. Some help us advance our career, while others seem to hold us back. Different leadership styles can lead to different results for each employee. But certain styles seem to be good or ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Pay Raise Alternatives to Keep Employees Motivated

    Pay Raise Alternatives to Keep Employees Motivated
    NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, many employees have been laid off, let go, fired, right-sized or whatever the new economic recession has deemed them. Work loads are doubling, hours are getting longer and less work is getting done because morale is in the toilet. It couldn't get any worse ... but then an employee says that she or he ...
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    Writing Mistakes that Make You Look Dumb

    Constipated Clauses Reporting on the feats and foibles of the Red Sox, a writer for South Coast Today notes: "It goes without saying that these exploits take a tremendous amount of skill." If it "goes without saying" then don't say it. If it doesn't, in fact, go without saying, then don't say it does. "Obviously, the sky is blue." Putting ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Fixing a Damaged Corporate Culture

    Fixing a Damaged Corporate Culture
    Abuse of the referral-reward system is indicative of a deeper problem. But don't put all the blame on employees; management sets the tone A friend of mine is a professor. She's working on a research project studying employee-referral bonus programs. These are the programs where employees suggest friends and acquaintances for jobs in the company, and get cash rewards if a ...
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    Building a Compelling Employer Brand

    Building a Compelling Employer Brand
    Talented individuals, who have a choice of employers, behave like consumers selecting products, and employer branding is the method by which you attract and acquire them. People have affinities for brands. People who use Apple computers, iPods, and iPhones respond to the brand’s hip image. You feel different driving a BMW than a Hyundai in part because you associate yourself with ...
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    8 Ways to Influence People

    8 Ways to Influence People
    You know, the way in which we behave as managers and the approach we take, will most definitely have a marked effect on our ultimate success or failure - sounds obvious? Having a range of approaches and styles of behavior gives us more flexibility. It increases our options – and our chances of success. Natural Styles Most managers have a natural ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Answers to Quiz: What's Your HR IQ?

    Answers to Quiz: What's Your HR IQ?
    HR Generalists are in high demand because they know so much about everything HR. You know you are smart, but how “HR smart” are you? Take this test to find out. Have you taken the ultimate HR IQ Quiz yet? Developed by a leading educator and generalist practitioner in the HR field, this test will challenge and excite you with unique ...
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    Vision Statements That Confuse and Bemuse

    Vision Statements That Confuse and Bemuse
    Since the 1970's vision statements have adorned the walls of most organizations, being used to communicate the direction in which an organization is heading. Most are poor vehicles for that communication and serve mainly to confuse or bemuse the employees they are supposed to guide. The majority of vision statements are poor. At best these poor vision statements are not challenging ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Motivate your Slacking Sales Team

    How to Motivate your Slacking Sales Team
    Her name was Cindy, but around the office, she was better known as "Solitaire Cindy." Whenever I walked by her desk, the Solitaire screen on her PC was running. Frankly, it bugged me. Why should Solitaire Cindy game her day away while I busted my hump in my job, along with my fellow employees? I asked her manager how she felt ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Bounce Back from a Setback

    How to Bounce Back from a Setback
    AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND I'm back in this enchanting city known for lots of bicycles, beautiful canals, charming people and yes the traditional windmills, wooden shoes and tulips. While there are not many windmills, the people really don't wear wooden shoes and the tulips are gorgeous, this city reminds me of the importance of bouncing back from setbacks. It all started for me ...
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