Have you passed on an internal candidate for a promotion? Read on for some tips on how to manage the employee who did not quite make the cut.
You scored a promotion, and you’re ready to make a difference in your new position. Remember, your role has changed. Last week, you went out for happy hour with your friends/coworkers to complain about…the boss. Now you’re the boss. You’ll need to set some boundaries to ensure your future success.
Managing other people isn't easy—and managing those new to your industry or to the workforce carries a unique set of challenges. Special care and effort is required to supervise and motivate entry-level employees, setting them up for success. The goal is to ensure these beginners stick with your ...
COVID-19 has effectively ripped the bandage off the last remote work holdouts. If work from home, aka "WFH," is your new normal, you might wonder how you can work collaboratively and successfully complete projects with remote colleagues
One of my favorite lines ever from a commencement speech was given by Bill Gates. He said, “If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.”
When you work in an office, your gabby neighbor, needy family members and others don’t expect you to be free during the day. Your inner domestic engineer or social media butterfly isn’t coming up with tasks or distractions either. But when you work from home—as a telecommuter, business owner or p...
The performance appraisal can be a valuable tool for helping both the company and the employee grow. Here’s how to get there.
If you’re in your 50s, 60s, or even 70s, chances are you may find it necessary to conduct a job search. Here are some tips.
When you interview for a job, you hope the hiring manager is considering all aspects of what you can offer the company. But sometimes, it all comes down to one answer to a question or one key aspect of your history. Hiring managers share the moment they knew the applicant would get the job.
It’s Groundhog Day at the job interview. Sigh. Hiring managers see these same mistakes over and over. Avoid them, and you can move past repetitive mistakes and into a job.
Hiring managers want you to know certain things before you apply. Learn them.
There are some accounting skills that hiring managers just cannot seem to find in a candidate, no matter how hard they look. Do you happen to have them?
Congratulations! Your superiors have recognized your skills and leadership potential, and now you're the manager. But after one victory lap, reality sets in. You're managing other people now, not widgets—and people come preloaded with baggage in the form of different communication styles, varying...
Chances are good you may be supervising someone who had their eye on your position and saw themselves quite comfortably in it. Read on to learn how to manage this tricky situation.
Are you currently considering a new career opportunity, or perhaps already preparing to interview for your dream job? If so, you’ve probably wondered what qualities the hiring manager is looking for and how you can demonstrate them effectively, in order to secure the position. Here five qualities...
It's one of the toughest conversations you can have with your manager: letting her know you feel overwhelmed by your workload. It's easy to slip into the trap of feeling like you're admitting defeat and saying you can't do your job—but in fact, this conversation can improve your relationship with...
Exactly how do you set appropriate professional boundaries with a friend you sing a duet with every weekend at the local karaoke bar? Can you remain objective when you write up her performance review?
So how do you find the talent you need when you’re short on time? There’s no magical formula. But there are five practical tactics you can employ today to expedite your hiring process, find the people you need, and get back to doing the work you love.
Recruiters can be a great way to get your foot in the door of a company where you want to work. So what are recruiters looking for when they consider passing your resume on to hiring managers?
You might be addicted to Instagram, but do you have what it takes to be a marketing and communications pro? Find out which skills hiring managers prize the most in job candidates.