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Time Management and Productivity
By using the techniques described here you'll be able to manage your time and be more productive at work. Not only will being more productive make you a more valuable employee, but at the end of each day it will give you the feeling that you made an important contribution to the company's mission. More ...

Techniques - Personal Problems
Accepting employment is making a contract. The employer's part of the contract is to provide salary or hourly pay, plus benefits. Your part of the employment contract is to arrive at work every scheduled workday, on time, and ready to focus on your work. More ...

Beat the Time Bandits
We all have time bandits at work and at home. These are the people and things that block us from reaching our goals and getting through our daily To-Do lists. To beat the time bandits that steal our day, we must recognize who and what they are and take the lead in putting them away. More ...

Techniques - A Cluttered Desk
Some people mistakenly think having a cluttered desk will trick their boss into thinking they are keeping busy. Instead, a cluttered desk makes your boss think the following: You are disorganized, You are a procastinator, you have poor time management skills. More ...

What Not to Say to Customers
A problem can arise however when an employee who doesn't usually come into contact with customers meets a customer. You should never reveal inside information to a customer, or to anyone else outside the company. More ...

Five Career Killers You Must Avoid
Americans work habit of spending more hours working has been continuously increasing in the past few decades. Burnout is one of the guaranteed career killers in our society today. Here are some recommendations to avoid such condition to happen. More ...

How to Get a Promotion
Do you feel like you're stuck in your current job? It's tough to climb the corporate ladder, but if you want a job that excites you and pays well, you'll likely have to make the climb at some point. These tips can help. More ...

People Skills - Dealing with New Ideas
Organizations today think they need to be constantly changing or they will perish. Corporate leaders worship at the alter of new ideas where the motto is, Any new idea is a good idea. You have to learn how to handle the chaotic work environment that results. More ...

Gift Giving in the Workplace
One thing that can add to the stress of the holiday season is workplace gift giving. Giving a gift to a supervisor or manager sets up a conflict of interest and an ethics problem. In my opinion, holiday gifts should be given only to children. More ...

How To Impress Your Boss Without Sucking Up
Everyone can spot someone who sucks up to their boss. The key to impressing your boss is to be able to do it without sucking up. Here's six tips to impress your boss without sucking up. More ...

People Skills - Networking
The real difficulty in relating to fellow employees comes from differences in emotional maturity, intelligence, and level of dedication to the job. Emotionally immature people may not want to cooperate with you because they feel threatened. More ...

Boost Your Career With Networking
Whatever challenge you may be facing now, you are likely to need good connections with people willing to help you out. The bases of such connections are trust and respect and can only be earned over time. More ...

How to Excel in a Retail Job
A profession in retail is meaningful, reaches out to people and leaves a lasting impression. Excelling as a retail employee includes taking the role seriously, understanding what is expected and finding ways to support your team. More ...