Human Resources

  • 3 Types of Recruiters and How to Impress Them

    3 Types of Recruiters and How to Impress Them

    Upgrade your job search by taking advantage of the recruiting boom

    Incorporating recruiters in your job search strategy yields another source to hear about opportunities that you may not have learned about otherwise. Continue Reading

  • Are You Violating Your Company's Summer Dress Code?

    Are You Violating Your Company's Summer Dress Code?

    Check your summer look with a professional wardrobe stylist

    What is acceptable summer wear for an ad agency may be taboo in a bank. This fashion fuzziness is enough to confuse anyone. Continue Reading

  • Who Do I Complain To About Discrimination If I'm HR?

    Who Do I Complain To About Discrimination If I'm HR?

    What an illegally harassed human resources professional can do

    If you're harassed at work, you're supposed to report it to HR. But what if you're HR? Our employment expert advises what to do when HR is the victim. Continue Reading

  • Can My Boss Do That?

    Can My Boss Do That?

    Questions you've likely considered

    Maybe you've witness your boss do something that seems unfair to you or a co-worker, and wondered, "Can they really do that?" Continue Reading

  • HR Wants To Meet! What Do I Do?

    HR Wants To Meet! What Do I Do?

    How to prepare when you get the call to meet with HR

    You get the call or the email and your heart sinks. HR wants to meet with you. Don't panic! Here's how to prepare for that dreaded meeting with HR. Continue Reading

  • 6 Things HR Won't Tell You

    6 Things HR Won't Tell You

    What you need to know about the job interview.

    What human resource professionals won't tell you about how they fill jobs. Continue Reading

  • 1 In 2 Employers Knowingly Hired Convicted Criminals

    1 In 2 Employers Knowingly Hired Convicted Criminals

    By Debra Auerbach More than 92 million individuals have a criminal history on file in state criminal history repositories, according to the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics. Having a criminal past can potentially haunt someone's future, especially when it comes to seeking employment.... Continue Reading

  • Job Seekers: Don't Let HR Drop The Ball

    Job Seekers: Don't Let HR Drop The Ball

    By Donna Fuscaldo Human resource departments across the country are dropping the ball, creating a "talent crisis" in finance, information technology, procurement and other business areas, according to a new report by The Hackett Group, the business advisory company. Through its research The Hackett Group... Continue Reading

  • 7 Fun Jobs For Extroverts

    7 Fun Jobs For Extroverts

    By Susan Ricker Are you an extrovert who doesn't shy away from confrontation? The type who would intervene to settle friends' arguments? Would you tell someone not to cut the line in the supermarket? Or maybe you don't mind telling a co-worker to stop stealing your Diet Coke from the office fridge? Bottom... Continue Reading

  • 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: Continue Reading

  • 11 Questions To Ask Before Accepting A Job Offer

    11 Questions To Ask Before Accepting A Job Offer

    By Anthony Balderrama By now, job seekers hopefully know the two cardinal rules of interview questions: 1. When the interviewer asks if you have any questions, you better have something to ask. 2. You should walk into the interview room prepared to answer the classic questions, such as, "What is your biggest... Continue Reading

  • Is Your Online Reputation Harming You? 3 Quick Fixes

    Is Your Online Reputation Harming You? 3 Quick Fixes

    It's easier than ever for potential employers to quickly uncover bits of your past that you may wish they wouldn't. And more employers are Googling, checking Facebook or otherwise searching online for information about job candidates. That's why employment and security experts suggest that job seekers clean... Continue Reading

  • 3 Things Employers Always Ask Of References

    3 Things Employers Always Ask Of References

    References are often the last step in the screening process before an employer extends an offer. While every company has a different policy on references, most still ask for them. What a reference says, or doesn't say, can sometimes make the difference between getting an offer or not. Continue Reading

  • HR Manager's Confessions: Staff Took Photos Of Their Private Parts

    HR Manager's Confessions: Staff Took Photos Of Their Private Parts

    With its focus on maintaining order in the workplace, human resource management may seem like a sober profession. But HR, as it's more casually known, does have its funny -- even absurd -- side. Just ask Jenny Lawson, a 15-year veteran of the profession, who suggests that organizations' HR offices are "the... Continue Reading

  • How To Get Your Boss Fired

    How To Get Your Boss Fired

    By Donna Fuscaldo We've all had one: that ineffectual boss that rarely has a clue. But what if your superior crosses the line from annoying to toxic, making your work life downright miserable? Think you can't get him or her fired? Think again. Continue Reading

  • How To Overcome Phobias In The Workplace

    How To Overcome Phobias In The Workplace

    By Debra Auerbach Few people truly love public speaking. So when you have to give a big presentation to your boss and a room full of your peers, it's normal to feel nervous, get a little sweaty and rejoice once the presentation is over. Yet for some, the idea of public speaking evokes such fear that it's... Continue Reading

  • Could Your Shaky Personal Finances Get You Fired?

    Could Your Shaky Personal Finances Get You Fired?

    By Chuck Saletta, The Motley Fool Money troubles are hard to contain, and if your own finances are in shambles, the problems can quickly bleed through to the rest of your life. As private as you hope to keep such issues, don't kid yourself into thinking that you can hide them from your employer. Continue Reading

  • 8 Jobs We'd Love To Eavesdrop On

    8 Jobs We'd Love To Eavesdrop On

    By Anthony Balderrama, CareerBuilder Editor On a recent flight, just before takeoff, the pilot told us passengers that we could listen to the control tower conversation by tuning in to one of the audio channels in our seats. I put my headphones on and listened to the back-and-forth between air traffic... Continue Reading

  • 5 Ways To Handle An Exit Interview

    5 Ways To Handle An Exit Interview

    You've cleaned out your desk and said good-bye to your colleagues. All that is left is an exit interview before heading out to your terrific new job -- and that's only a formality nobody takes seriously. Right? Continue Reading

  • 'Liars For Hire' Provides Fake References For Job Seekers

    'Liars For Hire' Provides Fake References For Job Seekers

    When it comes to looking for a job, it pays to be honest. Or does it? A company called the Reference Store has raised the ire of some employment professionals for providing fake references to job seekers with less-than-stellar work histories. "They are absolutely right. We are professional liars," Everett... Continue Reading

  • License To Snoop: 6 Careers For Curious Types

    License To Snoop: 6 Careers For Curious Types

    By Annie Favreau We're all raised on the idea that curiosity killed the cat. Yet a natural inclination toward nosiness can be a fantastic asset for certain jobs. If you're intrigued by the prospect of digging for dirt - or just fascinated by other people's business - here are six jobs that will keep you... Continue Reading

  • One in Five Have Had a Secret Romance at Work

    One in Five Have Had a Secret Romance at Work

    Some people love their jobs. Others take that idea a little further and find love at work. A new study by AOL Jobs reports that 20 percent of people secretly dated a co-worker. More men said that no one found out, compared to women. The survey also found that 25 percent had an affair with someone at work --... Continue Reading

  • Bye-Bye Benefits

    Bye-Bye Benefits

    It's true that generous employer perks are among the many casualties of the unemployment crisis. But on the bright side, most of us won't miss the cushier ones. After all, how many out there got to take advantage of expense-account first-class travel or company-aided adoptions? Continue Reading

  • Inside Salary Negotiation Secrets from HR

    Inside Salary Negotiation Secrets from HR

    Most people would agree that the most difficult part about landing a new job is the salary negotiation. It can be an uncomfortable conversation, but it has huge impact on your financial future. Wouldn't it be nice if you could get a sneak peek into what's going on inside the head of the HR rep on the other side... Continue Reading

  • Top 3 Careers to Avoid: According to 150 HR Execs

    Top 3 Careers to Avoid: According to 150 HR Execs

    Listen up college kids! When global consultant group Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. surveyed 150 human resource executives, they didn't expect such delicious irony. According to the survey (as published by TalentManagementTech.com), the top three careers they advised college freshmen to avoid are: Continue Reading