One career boost potential too often overlooked by employees is self job performance appraisal. Persons who routinely initiate their own job performance self evaluation in regards to workplace ethics and interpersonal relations stay one step ahead of the game.
Now that women make up half the workforce, the battle of the sexes is over, proclaimed The Shriver Report, a recent study of how Americans live and work. But equal representation in the workplace doesn’t necessarily mean men and women always share the same approach to office collaboration.
Finding a job is no day at the beach. It’s even tougher when you’re faced with difficult or embarrassing career quandaries. We asked five job seekers to share their job-related questions. Then we asked seasoned career coaches, Michael Cushman and Ayn Fox, to weigh in with some expert advice.
Titillating as it can be, gossip is something most people realize they should avoid, especially at work. But there is an upside to gossip. In a recent survey by staffing firm Randstad USA, more than half of the respondents felt gossip was useful to job hunting. Gossip can also help you identify new opportunities within
It’s the time of year when we gather with friends and family to give thanks for the good things in our lives (and to stuff ourselves with turkey and other goodies). But gratitude can also be helpful in another important setting: the workplace. Famed business leader and author Dale Carnegie believed that “the big secret
We take our employees to lunch for their reviews — do we have to pay them, too? When an employee is taken to lunch, and given their scheduled review, is this considered their lunch break (unpaid) or should they receive an additional break that day and be paid for the time during the review?
WASHINGTON — Private-sector employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding 217,000 net new jobs in the best performance since June, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Wednesday. The job growth topped an upwardly revised 196,000 in October and was another positive economic signal, adding to the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will hike a
I recently walked into my local coffee shop and saw a wall covered in posted notes with handwritten customer comments about what they are thankful for this time of year. If I were to look for a similar gratitude wall in most workplaces, it is unlikely I would find one. Let’s face it, showing gratitude
Q: I’m considered a loner at work. The problem is, I don’t really want to be. I’d like to be one of the gang, but I don’t know what to do to build closer relationships. It’s always been kind of hard for me, but now that I’m in the workforce it’s even worse. What can