Career Coach: Bringing a purpose-driven spirit to work
Increasingly, religious beliefs and practices of employees are becoming more evident in the workplace. Religious diversity and concepts of spirituality are more prevalent in organizational settings.
Ask the Mompreneur: It’s best to farm out your payroll
When my husband and I hired our first employee at our Web development company, we had it easy when it came to doing payroll.
Protecting against unnecessary losses
QUESTION: I run a small bar and grill which is open 7 days a week and have to rely on others for some of the shifts. How can I ensure employees have not become my partners?
A checklist for keeping you focused at work
A quick check of Facebook and next thing you know, a half-hour’s passed. Start chatting with a co-worker and suddenly 20 minutes is gone and the report you were supposed to finish by lunch is late.
Workplace distractions are everywhere, especially in an age of social media and open-plan offices. In the face of so much temptation, accomplishing what you’re paid to do can be tough.
It could be time for a career coach
Need a little help figuring out your next career move?
If you’re putting in the hours and still not seeing the rewards, feeling undervalued or simply striving to be more successful, it may be time to hire a career coach.
Your Office Coach: Turn to boss for help with disgruntled underling
QUESTION: When I joined this company a few weeks ago, I discovered that the person who previously held my position is now working for me. “Sarah” obviously resents my presence and frequently says I don’t have the authority to manage her, even though I clearly do. Her negativity has made my job much more difficult.
You are not trusted
If it seems like employers don’t trust employees - well, they don’t.
The Color of Money: Beware of loan-modification scammers
There are some good things going on in the economy these days. Just like temperatures across the country, the stock market has been hot lately. The economy added 288,000 jobs in June. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent. Yet there are still plenty of Americans who need financial help, especially with their mortgages.
Leaving a job, by decree and by design
Q: I was laid off nearly a year ago. When I left, I received quite a few warm messages from my colleagues, but such messages soon ended. Since then, former colleagues have reached out to me only when they need something: "How did you deal with this issue?" or "Who were your contacts at this federal agency, as I want to pick them up?"
10 business books for your summer reading list
Planning on doing some summer reading? Throw one of these books into your beach tote at the suggestion of the experts at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. These reads are meant to help you get ahead in your career, better manage teams, sharpen your leadership skills or just learn something new.
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