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If you work on a team, you know if someone isn’t pulling
their weight. So does everyone else. You may not talk about it.
You’re probably not making a beeline to the boss’
office to tattle tale. After all, we’re adults.
You try not to let it bug you. But you’re putting in extra
time and picking up the work your slacker should be doing. And when
your team still succeeds...
If you’ve worked for both small and large companies,
it’s easy to see the differences. For one thing, small
companies require a lot of flexibility. One day you could be doing
one thing, then doing something completely different the next, but
you feel part of everything. In a larger company, chances are your
role is more specialized.. From an HR perspective, small companies
If your company isn't already screening prospective employees
with background checks, then it needs to be. Adding background
checks to your hiring process is one of the most effective things
you can do to improve your company's success and protect your
business assets. These types of screenings aren't just important
because everyone else is doing them—though, in today's
business world, pre-e...
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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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It has been said, "If you give, you shall receive". This
saying is often used to refer to giving of your time, your effort,
your money or other material things before you can reasonably
expect to receive any of these things from others. All of these
things can be very valuable, but one of the most powerful things to
share, and also one of the easiest, is thoughts and ideas.
When we consider shari...
After four years of surviving plant closings and work-related
moves in her job with General Motors, Gail Dawson decided to leave
the company and pursue a master's degree in business
Her father thought that was a crazy idea.
"My father was born in 1928, and he believed that - if you're
lucky - you go to college, come out, get with a good company and
stay there your entire career," s...
On her computer screen at work, Ruth Garren has a calendar
counting down the days until her 65th birthday in June - the day
she will retire after 28 years with McKee Foods.
In a cubicle 30 feet away, 23-year-old Erin North is settling
into her new job as a communications specialist for the
They are bookends in a trend that is redefining the American
workplace where, for the first time, fo...