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How Much Time Do You Actually Need with Your Boss?

According to a Leadership IQ study “Optimal Hours with the Boss,” most people spend only half the time they need with their boss. Employees who spend the optimal six hours interacting with their direct leader per week are 29 percent...

The case against open offices

A workplace where you can't get any serious work done isn't a workplace--it's a bad joke.

Third Chapter First

Ask an adult to write a paper on a topic and they often fall back into high school or college mode and pull together a nice chronological study beginning with the Creation and moving on up to the present day. Such papers are great cures for insomnia. Show More Summary

Pre-Crisis Management

After the crisis has passed and the lessons learned are being determined, it is important to add another stage. Too often the attention is focused on how the crisis was handled and resolved. An equally important question is "How didShow More Summary

Paid Parental Leave: Policy, Politics, and Parenting

Although the chances of this Congress successfully passing a bill on paid parental leave are tepid at best (even among supporters of such a measure), one thing is clear, awareness is building on the topic – from the State of the Union...Show More Summary

Why You Need to Have Friends at Work

Some employers think that if their employees become friends at work, their productivity will decrease and they will work less. Actually, it is the opposite. Having friends at work is beneficial both for the employer and you, the employee. Show More Summary

Decision Time: Should Your Company Hire or Outsource

On his blog, Steve Boese recently shared a chart showing the actual number of job openings in the U.S. As much as we talk about the recruiting market becoming a challenge, we can see the stats to back it up. Which raises the question,...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

Society is organized on the principle that any individual who possesses certain social characteristics has a moral right to expect that others will value and treat him in an appropriate way. Connected with this principle is a second,...Show More Summary

Why Having a Compensation Strategy is a Must

How much should you pay your employees? Why should you have a compensation strategy? And when was the last time you reviewed your compensation strategy? Sue Bailey spends a lot of time thinking about all of these questions. As ERC'sShow More Summary

Forced to resign for refusing to take a break 4 minutes into the shift

A friend of mine has asked my help on a few HR issues, but this one I’m not certain on so I thought I’d ask you He works for an airline and was told to go on break 4 minutes after his shift began and he refused, now they are asking him to resign in lieu of […]

Want to Be a Better Recruiter in 2015? Do These 4 Things

Recruiting can be challenging -- especially if you’re constantly filling multiple roles at once. If you want to be better at your job -- and find better candidates -- here are four things you should move up your priority list this year. The post Want to Be a Better Recruiter in 2015? Do These 4 Things appeared first on.

4 Steps Job Seekers Can Take For Effective Networking

An effective networking strategy is a must in today's job search. Here are some networking tips for job fairs, networking events, and online networking. The post 4 Steps Job Seekers Can Take For Effective Networking appeared first on CAREEREALISM.

How To Hold Productive And Efficient Meetings

Are your meetings a waste of time? Are you really getting the most out of the time spent during those meetings? Here's how to hold productive meetings. The post How To Hold Productive And Efficient Meetings appeared first on CAREEREALISM.

Being A Leader

Just because you are in a position to lead doesn’t mean people actually want to follow you. And just because you are not in a position to lead, doesn’t mean that you cannot have an influence on others. We all have the ability to look and act like a leader, even if we are not in a leadership role. Show More Summary

Consistency and Trust

"Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you say." That line was spoken by an associate to a speaker at a recent business business event we attended. The interaction between the speaker and the audience was totally...

The State of Childcare Reimbursement in the U.S.

The Bureau of Labor reports that there are more than 30 million working mothers and fathers with children in the US. In 2014, 13% of state and local government industries had access to workplace-funded childcare. Only 10% of privateShow More Summary

Does Your Office Have Dating Policies and Guidelines?

According to a recent survey of 8,000 workers by the job-search website CareerBuilder.com, 4 out of 10 employees have dated someone they work with. Since Valentine's Day is this Saturday (Yes-it's this Saturday), it's a great time to...Show More Summary

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