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Dress codes in the office are not uncommon. Establishing
wardrobe guidelines is a simple and effective way to shape your
company’s image which projects onto you, your business
partners and your customers.
While the definition of “appropriate
dress” may depend on the nature of your industry, the fact
remains that what you wear sends a message about your commitment
I think most things in life can be looked at in so many
different ways depending on the time, an experience or the person.
I’ve heard plenty of concern from HR about the productivity
of their people when social media comes up. How can HR not be
64% of employees are using work time to check in on websites
that have nothing at all to do with work (of course, this includes
There’s a lot of noise about talent. Where to find it, how
to attract it, hire it and keep it. Everyone’s talking about
great talent because that’s what makes your company awesome.
Having great people equals success. But in the middle of all that
noise is the bridge that gaps finding the talent and keeping
It’s taken HR and managers a lot of time and
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Organizational structure, much like a human skeletal structure,
determines what shape an organization will take. We don't spend
much time thinking about our skeletal structure until something
breaks, and so it goes with organizations.
How an organization is structured basically means how the
reporting relationships and work teams are organized. It reveals a
great deal about the culture, function a...
With some clarity I remember hearing my Mother say, "That's why
they call it work!" The comment usually was in response to a
complaint about a seemingly difficult or distasteful task. Work,
then, became synonymous with anything but play. Always difficult,
and something to be suffered.
While I've since discovered that "fun work" or "engaging work" is
not an oxymoron, many workers have not. The res...
What questions can employers legally ask? When
dealing with background checks, are there limits to how far back
they can go? Are they just looking for felonies or
misdemeanors too? I hate answering these questions. I
am in the process of getting an assault charge cleared from 12
years ago that was a false charge to begin with.
This is a great question that a lot o...
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Dear Joan: My manager is driving me crazy, so
I hope you can help me. She is so “organized” that she
tries to do everything—even things I should be doing. She
will assign something to me and then when I’m halfway through
doing it, I find out she has been also doing the same task! I get
so frustrated that I just stop doing it and let her do
I am suppo...
Help! I manage a small office of professionals and
administrative support staff. I am repeatedly running into
the following situation:
One of the professionals will engage his support person for
administrative help on a project – a detailed report, a
complicated spreadsheet, a marketing project, a presentation,
etc. The administrative person will complete ...
I supervise a 63 person staff. How do I assist them in planning
their goals for this year?
Their goals for the year should be directly linked to the
strategic goals of the organization, so you are the link between
One approach that is frequently used is to simply ask each
person to come up with one or two goals. This bottom up approach
usually results in a hodgepodge of...