human resources

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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?" Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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.... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... 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 »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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... Read More »

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? Read More »

'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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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