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Your HR Career

Big presentation? Be ready to shift gears

07/25/2017
When pressed for time, be ready to shift gears. In fact, it’s rare to get through an executive briefing without interruption. You’ll have to wing it.

The talk that makes even great employees sweat

07/11/2017
Public speaking has long been considered one of the greatest sources of anxiety, but there’s a one-on-one conversation that makes employees even more nervous: Asking the boss for a raise.

The HR I.Q. Test: July ’17

06/30/2017
Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

For the good of the group: Run meetings with social grace

06/30/2017
The etiquette of a meeting counts. Think of it as a performance with no faux pas. Follow these rules when leading your next meeting.

Check filing deadline on employee’s EEOC complaint

06/28/2017
When the EEOC dismisses a former employee’s complaint and then notifies you that it has issued a right-to-sue letter, be sure to note the employee’s deadline for filing a federal lawsuit. She has just 90 days to do so.

Just do it … or just delegate it?

06/22/2017
“If you want something done right, you’d better do it yourself.” Managers who successfully used this philosophy to work their way up the career ladder may find it counterintuitive to let go of the reins and start delegating tasks to subordinates.

Not every poor litigant gets a free lawyer

06/19/2017
It adds insult to injury when a court appoints a pro bono attorney to help an employee pursue a lawsuit. The good news is that not every disgruntled former employee or disappointed job applicant gets the benefit of such official generosity.

The HR I.Q. Test: June ’17

06/01/2017
Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

What your boss thinks of your messy desk

04/04/2017
More than half of senior managers interviewed by staffing firm OfficeTeam said the most distracting or annoying aspect of employee workspaces is sloppiness or disorganization.

The HR I.Q. Test: April ’17

04/01/2017
Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.