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    Employee POV: Our company is expanding, and we've been aggressively hiring the past few months. I've noticed a pattern with my boss. He doesn't hire people who are overweight. Several times we've had candidates come in that I thought had the right skill sets and personality. However, he turned...

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    Always on, never done. That’s the conclusion of a study conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership, which found that 60 percent of professionals, managers and executives who carry smartphones for their jobs report interacting with work a whopping 13.5 hours each workday. Technology and the...

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    Glassdoor has pulled together a list of the top 20 perks for the year. These perks go well “beyond the basics,” the company review site says. Do your company's perks measure up with these? 1. IKEA offers up to four months of paid parental leave to part-time and full-time employees who have at least...

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    What to do about boss with bad sense of humor

    Employee POV: I like my job, but I think my boss is a creep. His humor is always at the expense of other people. He teases everyone. Nobody is spared. He claims he's joking, but it always sounds like a put-down to the person. He loves zeroing in on people's differences and teasing them. In my case,...

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    It's been said that the only way to definitively tell if you can trust someone is to trust that person. While that may well be true, there are certainly telltale signals that untrustworthy people almost always exhibit, which can help you mitigate the damage they may cause. If you're building a...

  • How to handle a demanding boss

    How to handle a demanding boss

    Employee POV: I took this job six months ago. The company is a hot startup in my city. They've added 50+ employees since I joined. I'm working for one of the original founders. He's the COO. He's a nice guy, but way too demanding. Almost daily, he'll throw a bunch of new projects at me at random...

  • 7 deadly sins of employee communication

    7 deadly sins of employee communication

    For modern businesses, employee engagement is key. High engagement leads to reduced turnover, improved productivity and increased profitability. However, the latest research from Gallup shows that less than 30 percent of employees are engaged at work. Management is one of the top reasons cited...

  • Head off harmful office gossip

    Head off harmful office gossip

    You show up Monday morning and congregate around the coffee maker to share weekend tales. Before you know it, the conversation turns to what feels like harmless chitchat about your co-worker's romantic relationship with your neighbor. The more details you share, the more uncomfortable some of your...

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    Employee uses all his sick time for side business -- is that OK?

    Employee POV: I've been working at this company for two years. The job is easy. Actually, it's pretty boring. I have started my own side business and I'm doing my best to get it up and running so I can leave and do it full-time. I use my vacation and sick time up to work on the business. I've been...

  • Does it ever make sense to work for free?

    Does it ever make sense to work for free?

    “We'd love to have a best-selling author write for us. We don't pay writers, but you'd gain a lot of exposure.” I receive invitations like that all the time. I also receive invitations to speak gratis. Sometimes organizations even expect me to pay for my own airfare, which means it'd actually cost...

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    How to ace that business dinner

    There's more to dining etiquette than knowing which fork to use. A real pro will walk away from the table leaving others with a favorable impression, setting the stage for the next steps in the business relationship. Whether you're a host or guest, table manners will set you apart — positively...

  • Is the unwritten office dress code unfair?

    Is the unwritten office dress code unfair?

    Employee POV: I work in a department with 15 other people. I started around the same time with seven of them. Three of them recently got promoted. When my boss announced their promotions, I noticed he stressed how much they “look the part” for their new roles. He commented on their attire and how...

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