Human Resources Sitemap - Page 4 2016-09-26

What Is a Background Check?
When you do background checking, you are authenticating the credentials and references of a potential employee. It ensures that their background is valid.

What Are References - Really?
References are people who know you and your work and are willing to say positive things about you. But, there is a lot more involved than asking. See what.

Executive Job Offer Letter - Introduction and Sample
Looking for a sample job offer letter for an executive or another high level employee? They appreciate the job offer spelled out in detail in a contract.

Executive Job Offer Letter Sample
Looking for a sample job offer letter for an executive or other high level employee? They appreciate the job offer terms spelled out in detail. Here's a sample. Page 2.

Mid-Career Job Offer Letter Sample
Looking for a sample job offer letter for a mid-career candidate? Your candidates appreciate the job offer terms spelled out in detail. See the sample.

Mid-career Job Offer Letter Sample: Introduction and Sample Mid-career Job Offer
Looking for a sample job offer letter for a mid-career candidate? Your candidates appreciate the job offer terms spelled out in detail. Here's a sample. Page 2.

Sales Representative Job Offer Letter Sample
Looking for a sample job offer letter for a sales candidate? Your candidates appreciate the job offer terms spelled out in detail. See the sample. Page 2.

Job Offer Letter Sample for an Early Career Employee
Need a sample job offer letter for an early career employee? Your candidates appreciate the job offer terms spelled out in detail. Use this sample for this.

Job Offer Letter: Early Career
Need a sample job offer letter for an early career employee? Your candidates appreciate the job offer terms spelled out in detail. See the sample letter. Page 2.

How to Negotiate a Flexible Schedule
You can negotiate a flex schedule, but only with your employer's best interests and advantages at the forefront of your request. Find out how.

How Women Can Really Get Ahead: The Woman's Advantage
Want to get ahead at work? If you're a woman, these three tips will help you overcome perceived disadvantages by taking charge of your advantages. See how.

Sales Representative Job Offer Letter
Looking for a sample job offer letter for a sales representative candidate? Your candidates appreciate the job offer terms spelled out in detail. See more.

Rejection Letter Samples to Job Candidates
Need a sample rejection letter? Here are samples to send to applicants who didn't get the job following the first interview. You reject their candidacy.

How to Develop an Ice Breaker at Work
You can easily develop an ice breaker that will warm up the conversation in your training class, reinforce the topic of the training session, and ensure that participants enjoy the training.

Your Personal Best - a Magical Team Building Activity
In this prize-winning team building activity, participants share and discuss their best professional moments.

My Favorite Team Building Icebreaker
Need a no-fail team building ice breaker? I've used this icebreaker so long I don't remember the source. It's fast, easy, fun, and successful. Try it out.

Superior Sample Resume Analysis
Employers can receive 100 resumes when they post a job, so the resumes that catch the employer's eye have to stand out. This sample resume does. Page 2.

Superior Résumé Samples and Examples
Employers can receive 100 resumes when they post a job, so the resumes that catch the employer's eye have to stand out. This sample resume does. See page 2, Page 3.

Best Way to Review a Resume
Reviewing the resumes of job applicants starts well before you receive applications. See the steps that prepare you to effectively review resumes.

Gone in Thirty Seconds: How to Review a Resume
Once you've received resumes in response to your job posting, these are recommended steps to effectively review the resumes and select your best candidates. Page 2.

See a Superior Resume Sample and an Analysis of Why
Employers can receive 100 resumes when they post a job, so the resumes that catch the employer's eye have to stand out from the crowd. This sample does.

What Employers Hate About Job Seekers (Ten Behaviors)
You can magnify your chances of hiring a superior employee when you avoid the job searchers who exhibit these ten fatal errors in applying and interviewing.

Questions to Assess a Candidate's Management Skills
When you assess the manager job interview question answers from your candidate, pay attention to HOW your candidate answers your questions.

Meet and Greet Meeting Ice Breakers
Want a fun and appreciated ice breaker to help your session attendees get to know each other? This sweet ice breaker is quick and fun to do at your meeting.

Your Favorites: An Ice Breaker to Use with Any Topic
Need a simple ice breaker that requires little work? You can use this favorites ice breaker in almost any meeting setting for any purpose. See the steps.

A Simple Ice Breaker to Use Over Lunch
Want a fun, team building ice breaker that will warm up a group and build your team during meals together? This fun ice breaker fits the bill. Take a look.

Speed Meeting Icebreaker: Meet People Quickly
Need an icebreaker that helps meeting participants connect? This speed meeting ice breaker connects people via movement, communication, and shared purpose.

Team Building Activity - Sharing Management Wisdom
Want your participants to share their accumulated knowledge and wisdom? During this team building activity, they can. See how to encourage the shares.

Pick a Partner Ice Breaker for Meals
While this ice breaker can be used to start off a day's training session, it is most effectively used when participants break with a partner for a meal.

Plan and Target Your Search for Human Resources Jobs
Do you have a plan for your search for jobs in Human Resources? You can waste time and energy if you don't know what you want and where to find it. Find out.

Variable Pay and the Benefits That Retain Employees
Variable pay is used to recognize and reward employee contributions. It is part of a benefits package that will attract the best employees. Learn more.

Motivation Job Interview Questions for Employers to Ask
Need to know about what motivates your prospective employee? These sample job interview questions help you evaluate the motivation of your candidate.

Best Advice on How to Motivate Employees
Want to know how to create a work environment in which employees choose to be motivated about their work? Here are ten tips and an important bottom line.

Identify 10 Favorites Training Ice Breaker
This ten favorites ice breaker gives you an option when you want your training session participants to concentrate on warming up the conversation with fellow participants.

Make Sporting Events Contribute to Teamwork at Work
Use annual sporting events to further teamwork and team building in your workplace. Turn them into a workplace advantage - not a productivity sapper.

Training Employees In-house Has Powerful Advantages
There are serious advantages to offering training internally rather than sending employees to offsite seminars and classes. Find out how to train in-house.

Candidate Background Checking to Avoid Resume Fraud
Do you know who you are hiring? Application fraud is on the rise. Employers need to background check to know your candidate is the real deal. Here's how.

Sample Company Gift Policy - No Gifts
Need a company gift policy so that your employees have needed clear direction about what they can accept? This policy is a no-gift policy. Take a look.

How Do You Overcome an Employment Gap?
If your candidate has been unemployed, you need to know the cause of the employment gap. It may affect your hiring decision. Find out about employment gaps.

Why Employers Use an Employment Application
Filling out employment applications is time consuming, repetitive, and candidate unfriendly. Find out why employers need to use an employment application.

How Can You Immigrate to the U.S. for a Job in HR?
A frequently asked question is how does an individual from another country immigrate to the US for a job in HR. These resources will help you explore how.

Tips to Create Successful Performance Appraisal Goals
Want to make your employees more successful in meeting their performance objectives? Set better and fewer, more focused goals during your appraisal process.

Examples of Potential Workplace Conflicts of Interest
Need to understand what a conflict of interest at work entails? Here's a definition and see examples of potential workplace conflicts of interest.

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Smart Casual Business Attire for a Smart Casual Dress Code
Interested in what comprises smart casual business attire for the office? These photos show employees wearing smart casual clothing for work.

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Images of Business Casual Dress for the Workplace
A collection of images featuring business attire options to dress for success in an office with a business casual work dress code. Take a look.

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Business Formal Dress Code - Photographs of Clothing for a Business Formal Dress Code
A collection of images that showcase a variety of business formal clothing options that are suitable for a formal work environment, for men and women.

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Casual Dress Photos - Attire for a Casual Workplace
See a collection of photos displaying casual attire for work. Employees dress informally in casual wear, while maintaining a professional appearance.

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Warehouse, Industrial, and Manufacturing Dress Code
This collection of photographs displays appropriate dress for an industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, or skilled trades work environment. These photos demonstrate that the appropriate dress code for industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, and skilled trades professions includes casual, comfortable clothing or uniforms, appropriate in a hands on workplace. Several of the images show required safety equipment such as safety glasses, hard hats, and steel-toed shoes.

The Definition and Tracking of Workplace Attendance
A business thrives on its employees' attendance and effective policies should be in place. Learn more about it and find a sample no-fault attendance policy.

Develop a Human Resources Department Business Plan
Do you have a business plan for your HR department? Don't know where to start? Here are recommended steps and how to tips to develop your HR business plan.

Empowerment Job Interview Questions
Do you need to understand the comfort level of your job candidates with employee empowerment? Use these sample job interview questions to find out.

How to Write Reprimand Letters for Employee Performance
Want to know how to write a letter of reprimand that formally communicates to an employee that he has a performance problem? Here's how and see a sample.

Daily Leadership Behaviors That Inspire Motivation
As a leader, spend your time on activities that inspire employee motivation, trust, and certainty but dispel fear, negativity, and skepticism. Find out how.

Sample Letters of Reprimand for Employee Performance
Do you need a sample employee reprimand letter to use as a guide when you write your own? These two sample letters discuss an employee's poor performance.

Written Reprimand Sample for Employee Attendance
Need a sample written reprimand? This written reprimand is provided to an employee so that they understand that coming to work late is failing to perform.

Sample Employment Verification Letter
How do you respond to a request for information from a potential employer, agency, or bank, for example? See a sample employment verification letter.

Values and Beliefs That Form the HR Articles Foundation
Deeply held values and beliefs guide the content of these Human Resources articles. See the values and beliefs that underpin the recommendations,

Are You on the List of Good Employees?
You won't go to a company and find a list of good employees. But, the list exists. Trust me. Every employer - and most employees - know who. Why not you?

Importance of Health Insurance to a Benefits Package
What benefit do prospective employees seek and current employees value most? Health insurance is the foundation of your employee benefits package. Learn more.

Resignation Letter Examples: Personal Reasons
Need a resignation letter example that covers personal reasons for resigning from your job? Here's a sample letter that you can modify to suit your needs.

Wrongful Termination, Dismissal or Layoff Is Illegal
Want to maintain your reputation as an employer of choice for job searching superstars​? Avoid wrongful termination lawsuits. Find out more about firing.

What Should Employers Keep in Employee Personnel Files?
Need to know what employee related materials and paperwork to keep in an employee personnel file? Here's my recommended list of the file's contents.

What Employers Should Not Keep in Personnel Records
Do you know which documents do not belong in your personnel files? Here's a list of the types of documents to avoid placing in employee personnel files.

What Does a Vice President Do?
Want to know what a vice president does? Who he or she reports to and what their job responsibilities entail? Find out all about a VP's job description.

What Are the Responsibilities of a Company President?
A president, who is generally in command in an organization, has specific responsibilities depending on the needs of his or her organization. See them.

Best Practices for Employers With Interns
Working with interns is a privilege and a responsibility for employers. An employer can gain a lot from an intern if managed effectively.

What are Interns and Internships?
Internships provide experience in your degree field; possible pay; and present different jobs, fields, careers, employers, and workplaces for your review.

Employee Retirement Definition
Would you like basic information about what retirement means? Here's a definition of retirement and semi-retirement that provide the information you seek.

Sample Award Letter for Employees to Recognize Success
Need a sample award letter that recognizes an employee for his or her achievements? This sample letter from a senior company leader ensures recognition.

What Employees Want from Work
People work to obtain something that we need. Whether it's money, passion, friendships or achieved goals, these ideas will help you satisfy employee needs.

Best Practices in a 360 Performance Review
Interested in how to most effectively and successfully ask for and provide 360 review feedback for a coworker? Find sample questions and more.

How HR Should Handle Pay When an Employee Resigns
When you welcome an employee's resignation - and breathe a sigh of relief that you don't have to fire him - should you pay him for the two weeks' notice?

How to Find a Human Resource (HR) Job
Want to transition into a Human Resource job or career? These ten tips and action items will help you find a job in HR. Be prepared for your dream HR job.

Create Value With Human Resource Measures
When you consider measuring the performance of your Human Resource department, developing the appropriate set of measures forms the cornerstone.

Brown Bag Lunches or Lunch and Learns
Here's why you might want to sponsor brown bag lunch sessions in your workplace. Plus, the ideas about topics that work will help you quickly get started.

Positive Job Resignation Letter Tips
Sometimes when you resign from your job, you are relieved and it's time to move on. But, don't miss your opportunity to make a professional, positive exit.

Do EAPs Work or Just Make Employers Feel Good
Want to know more about Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and whether they provide value for employers and employees? Find out more about EAPs.

Factors to Consider Before Making a Job Offer
What are the key factors that you must consider following candidate interviews and before you make a job offer? These seven factors are critical.

New Employee Welcome Letter Samples
Want to build your new employee relationship with a meeting before their start date? These welcome letters focus on the invitation to meet. Find out more.

Here Are Sample Announcements to Welcome a New Employee
These sample new employee announcements briefly introduce the new employee, tell coworkers about the job, and provide location information. See the samples.

Sample Employee Introduction and a Welcome Note
When a new employee is starting, it's important to write a basic introduction so that new coworkers can welcome him. Here's a sample employee welcome, too.

Tips about How to Encourage Employee Attendance at Work
In jobs where attendance is critical, employees who take excessive unscheduled absences sap the morale of employees who work. Get 5 steps to address this.

Know the Stages in Change Management?
Looking for an approach to change management that will help your organization change a fundamental process or approach? Here are the stages you'll follow.

Sample Job Description for a Manager
Are you interested to know what a manager does? You may customize this manager job description for use in your organization. It covers the best basics.

Manager Job Description
Like to know what a manager does? You may customize this manager's sample job description for your job. It covers more of the significant basic tasks. Page 2.

Sample Employment Offer Letter
Need a simple employment offer letter that will serve the needs of the majority of your job offers? This simple, sample letter fits the bill.

How to Reduce Resistance to Change From Employees
Resistance to change is a natural reaction when employees are asked, well, to change. You can reduce employee resistance to change by taking these actions.

How to Spot Resistance to Change in Your Company
Are you dealing with resistance to change in your workplace? Do you know how to spot resistance from employees? Learn more about how to spot resistance.

Use a Layoff Termination Letter to Lay Off Employees
Use this sample layoff termination letter when you have to lay off employees. They deserve the courtesy and warrant your consideration during layoffs.

Find Termination for Cause Sample Letters
Need sample letters to use in cases of termination for cause? One employee misled potential customers about his title and the second can't learn the job.

Sample Dismissal Letter for Poor Employee Performance
Need a sample dismissal letter to use when you want to terminate an employee for poor performance? If your performance data is solid, use this sample.

Social Media - Recruiting, Screening, Background Checks
Think social media is the new best place for recruiting, screening and doing background checks on potential employees? Find out more about using it.

My Most Effective One Word Icebreaker
This is the most simple, yet effective, ice breaker that I have ever used. It is endlessly adaptable for any meeting or training session. Learn more.

Open Your Meetings with a Great Ice Breaker Question
Ice breaker questions make a great opening for meetings at work. Focus the discussion question on the meeting's topic. Here are sample questions to use.

Icebreakers for Meetings and Team Building Sessions
Want to help attendees get to know each other in a meeting or training session? These icebreaker questions engage participants in comfortable conversations.

Team Building Activities for the Workplace
Want team building activities to easily and cost-effectively offer at work? You can use these 15 exercises daily in your workplace - or not too far away.

Simple Sample Dress Codes for Business Attire
Need a simple dress code policy about business attire that tells employees what is appropriate to wear to work? See a sample business attire dress code.

How to Write a Sympathy Letter to an Employee
You can use a sympathy letter to respond to employee grief and bereavement. Here are pointers and a sample letter that offers the employee condolences.

What Should Employees Wear to Work?
Employees want to know what to wear to work. They want to fit in, work successfully, and progress in their careers. Here's business attire info.

Ways Motivation is Destroyed at Work
Want to know how employers destroy motivation at work? These key factors, attitudes, and behaviors destroy motivation. Work should be better.

Create a Work Environment That Encourages Engagement
Are employees in your workplace engaged? It can be a powerful driver of motivation, retention, and business success. Find out more about employee engagement.

Different Ways to Say Thank You at Work
Saying thank you is one of the easiest and best forms of employee recognition in the workplace. Here are some ways to say thank you at work.

Top 5 Ways to Destroy Trust with Employees
When trust is present in an organization, everything else is easier. But, trust is fragile and easily broken. Here are five ways organizations destroy trust.

Ways to Tell Your Employees That You Care
Want to demonstrate to employees that you care about them? Employee appreciation is especially appropriate during the holidays. Implement these ideas.

What's a Typical Paid Holiday Schedule in the U.S.?
Curious about the typical paid holiday schedule in the US? Employers offer similar paid holidays across industries and regions. See what they are.

Ways to Encourage Employee Work Balance
Know how an employer can help employees with the balance they want between work and life? This is not the employer's responsibility, but they can help.

How to Assess the Planning Skills of a Potential Employee
Need to assess the planning skills that your prospective employee possesses during a job interview? These are sample interview questions about planning.

Interview Questions to Assess Decision Making Skills
Want to learn about your prospective employee's skill and experience in decision making? These sample, behavioral interview questions will help you assess their expertise.

18 Interview Questions to Assess Cultural Fit
Do you assess a job candidate's cultural fit when you interview potential employees? These interview questions will help you determine the potential fit.

How to Develop Your Emotional Intelligence
Developing emotional intelligence makes employees more effective in their jobs because they can discern what coworkers aren't saying. See how to develop it.

Main Components of Communication in the Workplace
What is communication? This description talks about the main components. And, I share my communication definition that has worked for me for years.

Ban the Feedback Sandwich for Employee Feedback
The feedback sandwich has been recommended in management development, consulting, and Human Resources practices for years, but is it effective?

Interview Questions to Ask for Human Resources Jobs
Looking for interview questions that will help you identify the best candidates for your Human Resources jobs? These are my favorite questions to ask.

6 Tips to Improve Your Productivity at Work
Looking for tips about how to improve your productivity? Work can stretch to fill every moment of your day. Find out more about improving your productivity.

Steps to Create a Career Development Plan
Studies show that employers who show interest in their employees' career development are more likely to engage, motivate, and retain their employees.

How Stories Strengthen Your Work Culture - or Not
Know the role that work stories play in shaping and reinforcing your company culture? Work stories that employees tell are worth your attention. Here's why.

20 Ways Zappos Reinforces Its Company Culture
Interested in how Zappos reinforces its fun, customer-centric company culture? Zappos is committed to forming a corporate culture.

Fraternization Policy Sample for the Workplace
Need a dating or fraternization policy for an employee-oriented, team workplace? Many employers don't discourage friendships or romance. See a policy, too.

What Is Job Classification and How Can Employers Use It?
Interested in job classification? What it is and how it can help you as a tool for determining employee pay is key. Find out more about job classification.

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10 Tips for Dealing With Difficult People at Work
Want tips for dealing with difficult coworkers? They do exist at work and the better you get at dealing with them, the happier you'll be. Learn how.

Human Resource Management Function or Department Basics
Need basic information about Human Resource management as a function or department within a company? Here are all of the basics that you need to know.

Top 10 Don'ts When You Fire an Employee
Do you need to fire an employee periodically? Here are ten critical don'ts when you do and ideas to make the firing less traumatic - for all parties.

How to Interpret Unemployment Information
Want to understand the monthly unemployment report that is issued by the U.S. Department of Labor? Here's an economist's take on how you should interpret the unemployment data for real understanding of the economic picture.

How to Reject Job Applicants - Right
You can reject job applicants with care and consideration. Use these tips and steps at any point in your hiring and selection process.

Employee Work Schedules for Flexibility and Success
Know what kind of a work schedule your employees will love? They value flexibility for their circumstances the most. Find out your options for employees.

Keep Your Job by Growing Your Personal and Professional Skills
Worried about keeping your job? If not, you ought to be. Only employees who have continued to learn and grow skills are valued when economics are troubled.

Take Your Talents and Skills to a More Recession-proof Company or Job
Do you wonder how long you may have your current job? Employers face economic challenges that don't make employment a sure thing. Here's what to consider.

Make Your Contributions Measurable and Visible to the Right People.
When you make measurable and visible contributions inside your organization, does anyone recognize that you've made them? Not if you don't inform the boss.

What's Your Strategy for Keeping Your Job? Be Low Maintenance
Are you worried about losing your job? Employees who constantly whine and complain are often most at risk when employee choices for downsizing are made.

Work Long Hours and Make People Notice to Keep Your Job
If you're concerned about keeping your job, know that hard working employees are the keepers in tough economic times for companies. Make your hours visible.

What's Your Strategy for Keeping Your Job? Be Indispensable
Are you concerned about keeping your job? If not, you probably ought to be concerned. Here's one way to ensure that you keep your job. Be indispensable.

Make Money for Your Company to Keep Your Job in Tough Times
Are you concerned about keeping your job? If you're generating revenue and profits, making your company money, it's unlikely you'll lose your job. See how.

Ask for Work and Challenging Assignments to Keep Your Job
Are you concerned about losing your job? Employees who take on additional challenging assignments, help coworkers, and contribute, rarely lose their jobs

How to Keep Your Job - Team Build with Coworkers
Worried about losing your job? Employees who have built solid team relationships and allies are more valued than employees who work alone. Find out more.

Ways to Rebuild Trust at Work
Once trust is damaged in the workplace, it is tough to regain. But, you can rebuild trust by using these ideas to foster an environment of trust.

Make Sure Your Manager Likes You to Keep Your Job
Concerned about keeping your job? You're less likely to lose it if you have a genuinely friendly, helpful relationship with your boss. Find out more.

How to Spot an Unqualified Applicant
Know the resume and cover letter red flags that must catch your attention as you review candidate resumes? Here are five that may disqualify applicants.

Five Resume Red Flags for Employers
Do you know who you are hiring? Always, you need to review each resume, cover letter and application that you receive with care. Here are resume red flags.

Team Building Exercises for Employees
Need team building exercises for employees to make your classes, and team building events successful? These exercises are tried and successful. Try them.

What Are the Best Practices in Layoffs for Employers?
Best practices in layoffs matter for the laid off employees and your remaining employees. Here are ideas about how to help your employees move forward.

Top 10 Tips for Hiring the Right Employee
Need tips for hiring an employee? Hiring the right employee enhances your work culture and pays you back a thousand times over.

Got the Company Layoff Blues?
Here's hope and help. If you're afraid layoffs loom in your organization, use these resources to prepare. These company layoff resources will help.

Interview Red Flags for Employers
Want to know the types of candidate statements, behaviors, and habits that should warn the employer about their prospect's potential as their employee?

Interview Red Flags for Employers
Know what you need to watch for when you interview candidates? Start with these interview red flags and you're ahead of the game. Recruit with care.

10 Alternatives to the Office Holiday Party
Nixing the office party for the holidays? These 10 ideas will give you seasonal inspiration without investing a lot of time, cash, or energy.

How Great Managers Motivate Their Employees
The reality, when you talk about employee motivation, is that employees are motivated. Learn how managers can tap into their employees' existing motivation.

The Best Ways to Do On-the-Job Training
Want to know how to provide effective job training for employees? The best training occurs at work.Here are internal job training options.

10 Tips for Dealing With Everyday People at Work
Want to improve your skill in dealing with everyday people? Use these 10 tips to make your work with people like your coworkers and boss even more successful.

Avoid These Pitfalls When You Recruit Employees
Pitfalls are everywhere waiting to derail your HR recruiting efforts. Want to avoid them? Use these tips to make sure your recruiting leads to a great hire.

What to Look for in Applicant Answers to Interview Questions
Need tips about what to look for in your prospective employee's answers to interview questions? Here are tips about how to assess the candidate's responses.

Recognition Letter Samples for Employers
Want to provide recognition to employees who contribute in your workplace? You can reinforce and make recognition more powerful when you write a letter, too.

Memorable Firsts in Human Resources Management
If you work in HR, you will experience memorable moments with employees like hiring, firing, praising, recognizing, disciplinary action, and more. See them.

What You Need to Know if You Want to Start a Career in HR
Interested in a career in Human Resources? This is what you need to know about the HR field, its prospects, and how to set your course for a career in HR.

Useful Human Resources Letter Samples
Need sample letters to use in your daily HR business? These sample letters help you make job offers, resign from your job, thank employees, and more.

Sample Job Interview Questions for Employers to Ask
Need interview questions to ask job candidates to help you select the most qualified employees? These sample interview questions will help select the best.

Little Business Books With Big Impact
A trend in business books is the short management book, often written as a story. These books are approachable, useful, and may help encourage reading.

Top Principles of Employee Empowerment
Want empowered employees who make decisions, accomplish goals, and don't seek supervision and frequent direction? Here are ten key factors in empowerment.

Top 10 Ways to Be Happy at Work
Want to find happiness at work? Most employees want to love their job but they struggle with how. Here are 10 tips to help you find happiness at work.

Your Top 10 Tough, and Common, Human Resources Problems
Have tough questions about HR or managing people in your workplace? These are ten of the most difficult problems that readers have asked for help in solving.

Human Resources, Management, and Work Related Questions
Do you have questions related to Human Resources, management, or your job? Check to see if your work-related question has been asked and answered already.

Need Sample Questions to Find Out Why Employees Stay?
Need sample questions for a stay interview? Use these examples or develop your own interview questions to find out why your best employees stay with you.

Jen Stroud Biography
Jen Stroud is an HR Evangelist and Transformation Consultant. In this role, she communicates the HR service management value proposition to HR leaders.

Danna Korn Biography
Danna Korn is co-founder and CEO (Chief Energizing Officer!) of Sonic Boom Wellness, a software company about innovative corporate wellness programs.

Michael Fauscette Biography
Michael Fauscette is chief research officer at G2 Crowd, an online platform and community where people connect and share experiences about business software.

Dr. Tracy Brower Biography
Tracy Brower is the Global Vice President of Workplace Vitality™ at Mars Drinks, an organization that is 100% dedicated to the workplace. Find out more.

How to Limit the Damage When You Fire an Employee
An employment termination is fraught with potential damage for an employer. But you can perform damage control to limit your internal and external risk.

Tips about Dealing with Problems When There Is No HR
How should employees deal with workplace issues and concerns when there is no dedicated human resources manager in a company with 50+ people. Find out.

Eddie Miller and Boris Tsibelman Biography
The biography of Eddie Miller and Boris Tsibelman who write about how employers can deal with marijuana use at work when it is becoming increasingly legal.

Employee Accused of Having an Affair with a Coworker
An employee was accused of having an affair with a coworker and was asked to talk less with him. She was told it would be part of her evaluation. Our advice?

Why Won't a Nonprofit Provide a Christmas Party for Employees?
A reader wants to know why her nonprofit organization won't hold a Christmas party for employees. She wonders if they're stingy or if it's something else.

Should Employers Allow Pets at Work?
An employer brings her dog to work. An employee has found out she is allergic to dogs. What's the employer to do?

Bryan Miles Biography
Bryan Miles is CEO of Miles Advisory Group, Inc., the parent company of eaHELP, the leading executive virtual assistant provider, and MAG Bookkeeping.

Marcia Reynolds, PsyD, Master Certified Coach
To help employees improve their performance, Dr. Marcia Reynolds makes recommendations about how people can use the discomfort zone. This is her biography.

Contributor Cheryl Kerrigan Biography
Cheryl is passionate about creating a culture of employee success where employees feel recognized and valued for the contributions they make.

Paul White, Ph.D. - Psychologist, Author, Speaker
The biography of Paul White, PhD. who is a psychologist, author, speaker, and consultant who makes work relationships work. Dr. White has several books.

Top 10 Human Resources Trends of the Decade
Know the top ten human resources trends of the decade? Read about millennials, networking online, telecommuting​, and more.

Top Human Resources Trends of the Decade
Know the top ten Human Resources trends of the decade from 2001-2010? Here are more trends for staff and employers at work that were not easy to pick. Page 2.

Globalization, Outsourcing, and Offshoring in Human Resources
Know the top ten Human Resources trends of the decade from 2001-2010? Here are more trends for staff and employers at work that were not easy to pick. Page 3.

5 Questions You Need to Ask References about Candidates
Want the best questions to ask a potential employee's references? These five questions will provide you with the information you need to hire - or not.

How to Dispute a Job Title Change
An employee is told after using a new title at a trade show and sharing his promotion with coworkers that the title won't fly. Find out what he should do.

Working With Generation Y Employees
Want to know more about working with and managing Gen Y employees? Gen Y can bring much to your workplace. They need much from you, in return. Find out.

Tips on How to Get Your Boss Fired
Want tips about how to fire your boss? These steps will give you alternatives when you decide to pursue getting your bad boss fired. See the tips.

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Business, Management and Human Resources Dictionary of Terms
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Business, Management and Human Resources Dictionary of Terms
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Business, Management and Human Resources Dictionary of Terms
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6 Tips to Make Training Work - Strategies Before the Training
What you do to support an employee before training is as important as attending the session for training transfer to the job. Here are six strategies.

Business, Management and Human Resources Dictionary of Terms
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Business, Management and Human Resources Dictionary of Terms
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You Can Consciously Choose Your Corporate Culture
You can consciously change the culture that your organization has adopted. Here are the seven steps one company used to cure their culture of lateness.

What Notice Must an Employer Provide for Layoffs?
Employees ask how much notice their employer must provide if their job will end for any reason. The answer varies by the circumstances of the termination.

How to Provide Benefits that Excite and Retain Employees
Employees need benefits that are customized to the needs of their family, easy to access anywhere on any device, and explained effectively. See how.

Business, Management and Human Resources Dictionary of Terms
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Business, Management and Human Resources Dictionary of Terms
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Business, Management, Human Resources Dictionary of Terms
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Business, Management, Human Resources Dictionary of Terms
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Inspirational Quotes about Procrastination for Business
Do you need an inspirational quote about procrastination for your website, newsletter, business presentation, or inspirational posters? Find the best.

Business, Management and Human Resources Dictionary of Terms
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Business, Management and Human Resources Dictionary of Terms
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10 Mistakes to Avoid When You Hire Millennials
Interested in recruiting millennials? They bring a lot to the table so don't overlook them. Here are ten things you don't want to do when you're hiring them.

Does HR Have to Post Job Openings Internally?
As an employer, do you need to post jobs internally before you review external candidates? This varies in the public and private sector and with unions.

Business, Management and Human Resources Dictionary of Terms
Find business, management and human resources terminology - the terms that begin with H in the glossary.

Open Door Policy for Business and Management
An open door policy guarantees that employees can go above their boss to seek assistance from the boss's supervisor. An open door policy provides employee access to any manager or supervisor including the CEO. I highly recommend that all organizations adopt and promote an open door policy that creates no repercussions for employees.

How Employers Really Hire an Employee
Do you understand the work and effort that employers invest in hiring a new employee? It's substantial. Here are the steps they follow when they hire.

How to Ask for a Vacation When You're New to a Job
How can you take a vacation during the first months on a new job? Here are several work scenarios and how you can make them work in your favor.

Gabriel Bristol's Biography
Gabriel Bristol is president and CEO of Intelicare Direct, a customer service solutions company with offices that house over 500 employees in the west.

Photographs of Smart Casual Dressing for a Smart Casual Workplace Look
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Photographs of Smart Casual Dressing for a Smart Casual Workplace Look
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Photographs of Smart Casual Dressing for a Smart Casual Workplace Look
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Photographs of Smart Casual Dressing for a Smart Casual Workplace Look
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Photographs of Smart Casual Dressing for a Smart Casual Workplace Look
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Photographs of Smart Casual Dressing for a Smart Casual Workplace Look
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Photographs of Smart Casual Dressing for a Smart Casual Workplace Look
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Photographs of Smart Casual Dressing for a Smart Casual Workplace Look
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Photographs of Smart Casual Dressing for a Smart Casual Workplace Look
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Photographs of Smart Casual Dressing for a Smart Casual Workplace Look
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Photographs of Smart Casual Dressing for a Smart Casual Workplace Look
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Photographs of Smart Casual Dressing for a Smart Casual Workplace Look
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Photographs of Smart Casual Dressing for a Smart Casual Workplace Look
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Smart Casual Business Attire for a Smart Casual Dress Code
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Business, Management and Human Resources Dictionary of Terms
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Why Should HR Schedule a Second Interview?
Should you schedule prospective employees for a second interview? Compelling reasons exist for spending more time with them before making a job offer.

Business, Management, Human Resources Dictionary of Terms
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Inspirational Quotes for Work about Excellence
Need an inspirational quote about excellence for your newsletter, business presentation, website or inspirational posters? These are my favorite quotes.

Sample Resignation Letter: Promotion at New Opportunity
Want to resign from your current job for a new job that is both a promotion and a new challenge? This resignation letter sample will alert your employer.

Do You Post the Salary in Your Job Listings?
Employers not listing a salary range in their job postings has been a heated debate between employers and job searchers. See the debate and a recommendation.

Business Formal Dress Code
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Business Formal Dress Code
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Business Formal Dress Code
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Business Formal Dress Code
A collection of images that showcase a variety of Business Formal clothing options suitable for a formal work environment, for men and women. Page 6.

Business Formal Dress Code
A collection of images that showcase a variety of Business Formal clothing options suitable for a formal work environment, for men and women. Page 5.

Business Formal Dress Code
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Business Formal Dress Code
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Business Formal Dress Code
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Business, Management and Human Resources Dictionary of Terms
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The Top 10 Things You Should Never Do at Work
Because you're human, you make mistakes at work from time to time. Most people do. But, there are ten things that you should never do at work. See the ten.

Why You Really Want to Love Your Work
Do you love your work or are you working more, enjoying it less, and dreading the time you spend in your workplace? Find out how to love your work.

Job Interview Questions That Are Illegal
Know which questions to avoid during your interviews? While not strictly illegal, these questions make your company vulnerable. So, avoid them.

Sample Legal Job Interview Questions
Know which questions to ask during your job interviews? These questions make your company less vulnerable to discrimination lawsuits. Take a look. Page 2.

Interviewing Issues and Questions to Avoid
While the questions aren't illegal unless the employer discriminates based on the information they elicit, you do want to avoid certain interview questions. Here are more best practices.

More Best Practices in Interviewing Including Legal Interview Question Samples
While the questions aren't illegal unless the employer discriminates based on the information they elicit, you do want to avoid certain interview questions. Here are even more best practices. Page 2.

6 More Tips for Training Transfer During Training
Need tips about how you can make the information imparted in your training sessions transfer to the workplace? Here are 6 more tips to enhance transfer.

Email Policy Sample
An email policy on the front end makes sense for your business rather than catching employees doing something unprofessional with their email accounts after the fact. Email policy samples are provided for your customization.

Business, Management and Human Resources Dictionary of Terms
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Business, Management and Human Resources Dictionary of Terms
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Telecommuting or Working Remotely
Want to understand the challenges and rewards of teleworking for employees and employers? These resources explore all aspects of working remotely.

Communicating with Candidates for Your Job
Need tips about communicating with candidates for your job? They deserve respectful communication at each step of your hiring and selection process. Find out when.

9 More Tips for Training Transfer - Strategies After Training
Want training to improve employee performance? If so, you must tie training to the actual workplace. These 9 strategies show you how to transfer training.

Use Your Team for Recruiting to Retain Employees
Here's how to select and retain great staff for business success. Talented people who continue to develop skills and increase their value rule. Recruit and retain them.

Eight Hiring Mistakes Employers Make
Hiring decisions that result in bad hires sap your time, training resources, recruiting, and psychic energy. You'll want to avoid these top hiring mistakes.

Eight Hiring Mistakes Employers Make: From Application to Interview - Hiring Mistakes
Hiring decisions that result in bad hires sap your time, training resources, recruiting, and psychic energy. Avoid these additional top hiring mistakes. Page 2.

Manufacturing Dress Code - Industrial, Warehousing, Construction, Manufacturing Dress Code
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Manufacturing Dress Code - Industrial, Warehousing, Construction, Manufacturing Dress Code
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Manufacturing Dress Code - Industrial, Warehousing, Construction, Manufacturing Dress Code
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Manufacturing Dress Code - Industrial, Warehousing, Construction, Manufacturing Dress Code
This collection of photographs displays appropriate dress for an industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, or skilled trades work environment. These photos demonstrate that the appropriate dress code for industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, and skilled trades professions includes casual, comfortable clothing or uniforms, appropriate in a hands on workplace. Several of the images show required safety equipment such as safety glasses, hard hats, and steel-toed shoes. Page 4.

Manufacturing Dress Code - Industrial, Warehousing, Construction, Manufacturing Dress Code
This collection of photographs displays appropriate dress for an industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, or skilled trades work environment. These photos demonstrate that the appropriate dress code for industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, and skilled trades professions includes casual, comfortable clothing or uniforms, appropriate in a hands on workplace. Several of the images show required safety equipment such as safety glasses, hard hats, and steel-toed shoes. Page 5.

Manufacturing Dress Code - Industrial, Warehousing, Construction, Manufacturing Dress Code
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Manufacturing Dress Code - Industrial, Warehousing, Construction, Manufacturing Dress Code
This collection of photographs displays appropriate dress for an industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, or skilled trades work environment. These photos demonstrate that the appropriate dress code for industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, and skilled trades professions includes casual, comfortable clothing or uniforms, appropriate in a hands on workplace. Several of the images show required safety equipment such as safety glasses, hard hats, and steel-toed shoes. Page 7.

Manufacturing Dress Code - Industrial, Warehousing, Construction, Manufacturing Dress Code
This collection of photographs displays appropriate dress for an industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, or skilled trades work environment. These photos demonstrate that the appropriate dress code for industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, and skilled trades professions includes casual, comfortable clothing or uniforms, appropriate in a hands on workplace. Several of the images show required safety equipment such as safety glasses, hard hats, and steel-toed shoes. Page 8.

Manufacturing Dress Code - Industrial, Warehousing, Construction, Manufacturing Dress Code
This collection of photographs displays appropriate dress for an industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, or skilled trades work environment. These photos demonstrate that the appropriate dress code for industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, and skilled trades professions includes casual, comfortable clothing or uniforms, appropriate in a hands on workplace. Several of the images show required safety equipment such as safety glasses, hard hats, and steel-toed shoes. Page 9.

Manufacturing Dress Code - Industrial, Warehousing, Construction, Manufacturing Dress Code
This collection of photographs displays appropriate dress for an industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, or skilled trades work environment. These photos demonstrate that the appropriate dress code for industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, and skilled trades professions includes casual, comfortable clothing or uniforms, appropriate in a hands on workplace. Several of the images show required safety equipment such as safety glasses, hard hats, and steel-toed shoes. Page 10.

The Stuff at Work: Ethics and Assets
Employees don't think about company assets until they are gone. This is a problem because employees exhibit ethical behavior by how they treat things, too.

The 9 Worst Ways to Manage People
Are you looking for actions that you can take at work that will cause your employees to believe that you are the worst boss ever? Start with these nine.

How Not to Burn Bridges When You Resign from Your Job
You don't want to burn any bridges when you resign from your job. Trust me. Here's why you don't and five tips about how to leave your job professionally.

Investigation Is the Second Step in Managing Change
The second step in managing change is investigation. Find out more about what should happen during the investigation stage of any change effort or solution.

Initiation Is the First Step in Managing Change
The first step in managing change within an organization is initiation. Find out more about what happens at the stage known as initiation or awareness.

Intention Is the Third Step in Managing Change
The third step in change management is intention. Strategies and plans are formed to move the organization foward. Learn about the intention stage of change.

Gift of Recognition: 5 Tips for Meaningful Recognition
Want to know how you can most effectively recognize employees in your workplace? Use these five tips to make recognition have the most meaningful impact.

4 Tips to Help You Win at Office Politics
Are you worried or scared to get involved in office politics? Don't be. Get past these four myths to succeed and help your career through office politics.

Quotes about Experience
Need to find an inspirational quote about the positive power of experience? Here are my favorites that you can use to build employee morale and engagement.

7 Tips About Developing Employees for a Superior Workforce
Looking to create a superior workforce for your organization? Take control of these seven areas to hire, develop, and recognize for your dream workforce.

Business, Management, and Human Resources Polling Center
Interested in expressing your opinion in a poll? Want to know what other professionals think about timely topics? All polls from the site are archived here for your continued voting and viewing pleasure. Vote in the polls.

Audience Participation - Readers Respond to Questions; Share Stories
Readers respond to questions, share opinions, and tell stories from their relevant knowledge and work and life experiences.

General Business, Management, and Supervision Publications
Business, management, and supervision related magazines, publications, newsletters, bookstores, publishers, catalogs of information, e-zines, online magazines and newsletters, and email newsletters are listed here. You'll also find links to book reviews. Visit this ever-changing resource!

Performance Appraisal: Tips to Make the Most of Performance Appraisal (FAQs)
Not everyone has the opportunity to impact the performance appraisal system within which they must work. But, every manager has the opportunity to take the performance appraisal system they’ve been dealt and turn the performance appraisal process into a positive, rewarding, beneficial process for both themselves and the employees who report to them. Start by implementing these suggestions.