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    When an Employee Won't Stop Asking for a Raise

    When an Employee Won't Stop Asking for a Raise
    A reader writes: I have an employee who has been with us since 2008 in our small municipality (read: no money) who is constantly dissatisfied with his salary. He has gone to his manager (who is now on maternity leave), his acting manager, and the manager of HR (behind his manager's back) several times about a raise. I'm the HR assistant ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact

    How to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact
    Whether you're looking for a job or trying to advance your career, networking is very important (in a recent HotJobs poll, 57 percent of respondents said that networking was a factor in landing their most recent job). And networking shouldn't end when you log off of LinkedIn or head home from a conference. Valuable contacts are on the perimeter of your ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Funniest Ways to Quit

    We’ve all been there — you’re sitting at your desk or laying in bed actively imagining the infinite ways you could tell your lunatic boss “I quit!” Throwing him your resignation, haphazardly stuffing a box full of your most precious desk knick-knacks, and high-fiving coworkers as you bound out of the office, never to return again. Dream all you want, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    6 Tips to Take a Summer Office Break

    6 Tips to Take a Summer Office Break
    Feel like the four dreary walls of your cubicle are closing in on you? Time for a summer break! Whether it's a relaxing cruise, an exotic island getaway, or a sandy beach adventure, it's high time you got out of that lifeless cubicle and away from the dreariness of your nine-to-five office life. Worried your workload will keep you from some ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?

    Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?
    Your job is making you miserable. You dread getting up in the morning, you have nightmares about your boss and the thought of looking at that spreadsheet one more time literally makes you sick to your stomach. But no matter who you turn to, you get the same tired advice: now is not the time to quit. Six hundred thousand people ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Deal Breakers for Hiring Managers

    
Getting an interview is a really big deal. It means that you have achieved a level of confidence with your resume and cover letter and have made it to the next steps of the hiring equation. This is something that you should be proud of; this is also something you should take very, very seriously. The interview presents a lot ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Do You Have a Work Spouse?

    Do You Have a Work Spouse?
    Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. George Bush and Condoleezza Rice. Stacy and Clinton. Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy. Whether in real life or reel life, work spouses are out there. You've seen them, right? Or maybe you're in such a relationship: Two people who spend most of their working hours together, behaving like a married couple. But despite subtle overtones of ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Use Public Speaking Skills to Ace Your Job Interview

    Use Public Speaking Skills to Ace Your Job Interview
    To have a successful job interview, you'll want to appear poised, calm and confident. As CEO of Media Training Worldwide, TJ Walker coaches clients on how to speak to live audiences and the media. Those same skills apply to job interviews, Walker said. "You want to look comfortable and relaxed. You want to be understood and, most importantly, you want your ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    More Employers Looking at Social Networking Sites

    More Employers Looking at Social Networking Sites
    If you're looking for a job, you may want to do more than brush up your resume. You may also want to re-examine your Facebook page. More and more, employers are prowling social network sites - such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter - to check on potential new hires. "It can be a legitimate way to see if someone is a ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    The Importance of Giving Notice

    The Importance of Giving Notice
    I read an article recently dealing with the pros/cons of employees giving notice.  It's an interesting read and you can check it out here. Giving notice should be a two-way street.  Employees should give notice to the company so a transition plan can be put into place.  Companies also have the opportunity to "give notice" to employees — for example, sometimes ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Getting Back Lost Jobs Could Take 5-Plus Years

    Getting Back Lost Jobs Could Take 5-Plus Years
    WASHINGTON - Job creation is stuck on an uphill treadmill. So many jobs have been lost that the U.S. must run hard just to keep from losing more ground. Despite the election-year emphasis on job creation by both parties, the short-term outlook is bleak. While many economists believe the recession is technically over, nearly 15 million Americans remain unemployed. Six million ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Responding to Flaming Email

    Responding to Flaming Email
    I was watching the new Social Media Revolution video recently and it occurred to me that email could be one of those things that's both created and ended during my lifetime.  If you're not aware, email was invented in 1972 by Ray Tomlinson.  And it's being used less and less each day. But while email is still around and being used ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    So Long Privacy: Apple Bans Apps, Music for Customers Who Opt Out of Tracking

    So Long Privacy: Apple Bans Apps, Music for Customers Who Opt Out of Tracking
    Apple recently has come under fire for engaging in a campaign of moralistic censorship when it comes to the applications it allows on its mobile devices.  That campaign is perhaps made more ironic by Apple's iconic 1984 commercial, in which it depicted itself as the face of freedom, taking down Big Brother.  Now with a new announcement that it will be ...
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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 ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Democratic Senators Call for Criminal, Civil Charges Over Gulf Oil Spill

    Democratic Senators Call for Criminal, Civil Charges Over Gulf Oil Spill
    With over 5,000 barrels of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico every day after the oil well leak on April 20, eight senators are contemplating pressing criminal and civil charges against BP. In the mean time, BP is scrambling to find solutions to what could be considered one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history. BP Plc., Transocean Ltd., and ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Answers to the Red Cross IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Red Cross IQ Quiz
    NursingLink created the What's Your Red Cross IQ quiz to help you learn more about this humanitarian organization. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Red Cross IQ quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Who founded the Red Cross? Emily ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Avoid Your Boss' Going-Away Party

    How to Avoid Your Boss' Going-Away Party
    A reader writes: So my horrible boss is finally leaving (and the villagers rejoiced). She's doing it in a remarkably unethical way (we're going through some restructuring and she's submitting all her plans as if she's staying: once they are approved, committing the company to certain things that give her more flexibility, she's going to quit before the ink is dry), ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Can I Ask My Employer to Lay Me Off?

    Can I Ask My Employer to Lay Me Off?
    A reader writes: I work for a major financial services company. I no longer wish to work for that company but don't want to just resign. The company has been laying workers off and is planning more layoffs. I don't want to feel like a sitting duck. I also want to leave and focus on a non-competing business that I recently ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This