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Using The SSK Model to Be More Productive

How do you know when a project is succeeding? What is your tool of choice when determining project status? Here is a really simple tool to help you think about any project – whether it’s personal, for work, for community engagement, or anything else. It’s not heavily scientific and that’s the beauty of it. It’s … Read the Rest ?

How to Make Your Employees Happy – Friday Distraction

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. They were named one of the Top 50 Best Workplaces for Women by the Great Place to Work Institute. Show More Summary

How to Circumvent Your Boss

If you are wondering how to circumvent your boss we have prepared several career tips and information to consider before taking the risky step. It’s a problem that most people end up encountering no matter what their job is. How do you...Show More Summary

How To Pick Your Next Sexy Domain Name: A Practical Guide

Let’s face it, most domain names on the internet are boring. I don’t really know why that is. Maybe it’s because the process of getting a domain is too technical. Or maybe people don’t really like taking time to think of the right name. Show More Summary

The 4-point framework for answering job interview questions

When the hiring manager has to interrupt you answering an interview question in order to ask you another question, you’ve pretty much lost the job. That’s happened in literally all of the interviews I’m participating in for the day job. Show More Summary

Gen Z: 5 Common Questions Answered

Millennials are being officially ousted as the new kids on the block. By 2020, Generation Z (Gen Z) will make up 20% of the total workforce and here’s what you need to know about them. Who is Gen Z? Gen Z is essentially anyone that’s younger than a millennial. Show More Summary

VIDEO: 5 Presentation Tips for HR Pros Who Hate Giving Presentations...

Let's face it, most of you hate to present. Those of you that have to present occasionally tolerate it. Those of you that fear it avoid it like the plague, right? I think there's a couple of things you can...

I Quit My Job: Can I Get Unemployment?

Unemployment insurance is designed to provide you money between jobs when you lose your job through no fault of your own, but is there ever a case where you can receive unemployment payments even when you resigned? Yes there are. There...Show More Summary

The Best Way to Find and Protect Your Job

There are many types of insurance that we are paying on a regular basis and we don’t typically reflect too much on that since it has become routine.  Some types of insurance are deducted automatically from the paycheck.  These are mandatory expenses while others are elective.  Insurance is a payment we pay to get protection … Read the Rest ?

Job References Are Out of Date – Ask #HR Bartender

When it comes to providing job references, I’m a bit torn. I know a lot of companies still ask for them. On the other hand, I’ve always thought that your references will all say that you’re perfect, so why bother? But after receiving today’s reader note, maybe I need to rethink my position. Show More Summary

Speak Directly to Client Interests

The first loss of a sale or job interview is the one that hurts the most. It isn’t so much the lost time and money involved, but instead the realization there is so much to learn to succeed. Initially, one feels devastated, but when motivation to learn picks up so does the enthusiasm, and soon … Read the Rest ?

Are Refurbished Electronics Smart for Your Business?

Electronics can be one of the most expensive parts of running a business. Because you need to have up-to-date technology for your employees to use, you can quickly rack up a lot of debt just buying computers and other electronics for your office. Is it really necessary to buy brand new computers and phones? In … Read the Rest ?

Ways to Get a Better Office Environment for Women and Men

We talk a lot about  making the workplace better for women, but the reality is, we should make the workplace better for everyone. Women and men do (generally) have different needs and wants in the workplace, but what benefits one group can benefit others. Show More Summary

You Talk Like A Woman. So What?

Women struggle to walk a narrow line in leadership communications to find the acceptable spot of being assertive but not alienating, warm but not soft. It can feel impossible to get right. Here are four considerations that impact professional women's communications to keep in mind.

25 Top Growing Careers of 2017

Looking for the top growing careers in 2017 and beyond? Our friends at have put together the 25 best jobs of 2017. And it’s no surprise that tech jobs, dominate the list, including seven of the top 10. “As every business morphs...Show More Summary

How Business Intelligence Can Help Your Bosses Make Better Decisions

There are many ingenious ways of making work better. However, while you, as an employee, can do your best to implement strategies that make a difference to your own work (and, by extension, assisting your fellow workers), the really big changes occur from the top-down on a systems-wide basis. Show More Summary

Best Free Tools for Entrepreneurs Part 2

I have had lots of requests since I wrote my “10 Best Free Tools for Entrepreneurs” blog post to list more free tools which are useful for business owners. Therefore, I would like to add more tools to my previous list. Take a look below for the rest. JotForm: JotForm allows you to create online… Read the Rest ?

It’s Not About What Your Interns Can Do For You, But What You Can Do For Your Interns

There are plenty of articles out there with advice and tips for college kids looking to get internships and how to add value to the organizations they are interning for, including some of our own. This is not another one of those articles. Show More Summary

Is Rejection a Badge of Honor?

But although unpleasant, rejection can be seen as a critical warning and/or badge of honor. This post, featuring an exclusive interview with Halley Bock, author of Life, Incorporated, will explore the types of professional rejection, how you should take it...

The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar

You’ve probably heard about the company in Maine that will end up shelling out around $10 million due to the lack of an Oxford comma. The New York Times explains it as follows: A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers...Show More Summary

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