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How Workers Waste Time [Infographic]

How Workers Waste Time [Infographic]

Employers need to stop blaming Facebook. At least if you believe the results of a new nationwide survey commissioned by TrackVia, the maker of a cloud-based application platform. The survey asked 300 workers to name their biggest time wasters. Only 5 percent respondents cited Facebook, Twitter or another... Read More »

Survey: Truly Strange Things People Do In Office Elevators

Survey: Truly Strange Things People Do In Office Elevators

By Susan Ricker Every job has its ups and downs, but riding an elevator seems like an unlikely source for stress. However, a 15-second ride may push some people's buttons. CareerBuilder's latest study of more than 3,800 workers nationwide reveals the most unusual and annoying behaviors workers have witnessed... Read More »

5 Ways To Outsmart A 'Frenemy' At Work

5 Ways To Outsmart A 'Frenemy' At Work

By Robert Half International The old adage "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer" conveniently omits any reference to frenemies -- people who seem like an ally one minute and an adversary the next. You know the type: he happily collaborates on a project, but then claims full credit as soon as it... Read More »

10 Tips For Tackling The Toughest Workplace Conflicts

10 Tips For Tackling The Toughest Workplace Conflicts

By Jessica Harper Each employee possesses a unique set of attitudes, ideals, and beliefs that may differ from that of their co-workers. Sometimes, these personal differences can lead to conflicts in the office. Here are 10 tips for resolving workplace disputes: Read More »

5 Ways To Annoy Your Boss

5 Ways To Annoy Your Boss

By Robert Half International Certain things you do endear you to your boss. And then there are behaviors that can drive him crazy. Here are some of the top offenses that could land you in the corporate hall of shame: Read More »

How To Get Along With All Types Of Personalities

How To Get Along With All Types Of Personalities

Teamwork is crucial to most workplaces. As the saying goes, "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link," so it's important that each individual on a team understands his purpose, function and responsibilities in order for everyone else to do their work effectively. In her book "Personality Style at Work,"... Read More »

8 Stupid Networking Mistakes

8 Stupid Networking Mistakes

By Rebecca Thorman You know you need to network. But do you know how? Avoid these eight networking don'ts to build the best possible relationships for your career: Read More »

1 In 4 People Fear Getting Yelled At By The Boss, Survey Finds

1 In 4 People Fear Getting Yelled At By The Boss, Survey Finds

Most workers get nervous before a big client presentation or an annual performance review. It's completely normal to feel a little anxious when heading into a major workplace event. But if something about your job or office triggers such a strong fear that it becomes debilitating, you may have a workplace... Read More »

Crazy Excuses To Escape Work

Crazy Excuses To Escape Work

What bugs you the most about your job? And what crazy excuses would you give to escape your office? These were the questions that the corporate research consultancy Wakefield Associates explored in an online survey of 1,013 office workers for Citrix, a Fort Lauderdale-based tech company. Read More »

3 Reasons NOT To Suck Up To The Boss

3 Reasons NOT To Suck Up To The Boss

By Adam Alvarado The brown-noser.The behind-kisser.The groveler. You know who I'm talking about. There's always one, isn't there? Read More »

How To Burn Out By The Time You're 30

How To Burn Out By The Time You're 30

By Ben Fanning Think professionals don't hit job burnout until mid-to-late career? And that the typical professional with burnout already has a couple of kids and a massive mortgage before "the grind" finally gets them? Actually, burned-out careerists come in all ages and management levels. Read More »

First Day On The Job: 10 Ways To Make A Good Impression

First Day On The Job: 10 Ways To Make A Good Impression

By Miriam Salpeter When you land a job finally, the important work isn't over. It's essential to do your best to impress your boss and teammates right from the start. First impressions count; your supervisor and colleagues will judge you based on how you act and what you do from the very first day. It is much... Read More »

Are You Too Sensitive To Criticism?

Are You Too Sensitive To Criticism?

By Alina Dizik Criticism at work can affect every part of your life, adding stress during work hours and invading your thoughts outside the office. If you don't handle it well, negative feedback from your superiors and colleagues can ultimately derail your career. You can't prevent being criticized, but... Read More »

1 In 7 Work Emails Is Gossip, Study Says

1 In 7 Work Emails Is Gossip, Study Says

By Ashley Lutz According to a new study, the average corporate employee sends 112 emails a day. And at least 17 of those are gossip. The Georgia Tech study by Eric Gilbert examined 600,000 emails from an Enron database and found that 15 percent of the infamous company's emails were "gossip." Gilbert defines... Read More »

Starting A New Job? 7 Essential Tips

Starting A New Job? 7 Essential Tips

By Kelly Eggers The first day at a new job is fraught with questions. Will it look bad if I can't remember everyone's name? When can I ask for my first assignment? Can I bring lunch from home? While the specific answers vary between workplaces, career coaches and recruiters say that there are a few basic... Read More »

5 Things To Never Say To A Co-Worker

5 Things To Never Say To A Co-Worker

Getting along with co-workers is important. You never know when you'll need their help or support. Thus, staying on co-workers' good sides should be a priority. And yet, it amazes me how many people don't think before they speak. The following five things should never be said to a co-worker. Have you made one or... Read More »

How To Outsmart A Workplace Bully

How To Outsmart A Workplace Bully

By Donna Fuscaldo Bullying doesn't end on the playground. Workplace bullying is more common than you might think. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, 35 percent of all adults in the U.S. experienced bullying at work in 2010. While bullies in elementary school and high school prey on perceived... Read More »

Get Ahead At Work, Even When You Don't Have Time To Shmooze

Get Ahead At Work, Even When You Don't Have Time To Shmooze

A while ago, I read a piece in the Wall Street Journal called "When Happy Hour Isn't An Option, Finding Time to Network." The author, Katherine Rosman, wrote that since she lived an hour from her job, she raced home just in time to get her kids to bed. But since she did this every night, she missed out on... Read More »

Work Driving You Crazy? You're Not Alone

Work Driving You Crazy? You're Not Alone

Yes, most of us are grateful to just to be employed in this miserable economy. But that doesn't mean our working conditions make us happy. In fact, 27 percent of employees say their workplace is not a psychologically safe and healthy environment, according to a new Reuters-Ipsos poll of 14,618 people in 24... Read More »

What To Do If You Don't Feel Appreciated At Work

What To Do If You Don't Feel Appreciated At Work

By Debra Auerbach Did you know that today, Friday, March 2, is National Employee Appreciation Day? And with so many employees working overtime, doing the work of three people and wondering if they'll get a raise this year, there is no shortage of employees in need of some appreciation. While this day... Read More »

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