Wednesday October 18, 2017

Performance Evaluation Etiquette

When in a workplace, there has to be a pattern followed – something that deals more with etiquette and ethics. Remember, you cannot be too open and cannot voice your personal feelings too loud; personal views do not matter but group views do. When carrying out performance evaluation for your employees, make extra sure that […]

How to Communicate Well in an Office

What is meant by ‘communicate well’? It straight away means effective communication skills that need to be acquired when you’re in an office and working. The language should be as professional as it can get as well as clear and not ambiguous. How you communicate in your office also defines your character and makes way […]

How to Learn Good People Skills

The definition of a ‘good’ person varies person to person. But when it comes to good people skills and characteristics, a unanimous nod is given to the following personality skills: Humor Politeness Cheerful Nature Gratitude Optimist Positive Attitude Friendly Nature Open to All A personality with these skills is highly regarded in social as well […]

How to Address Your Boss with Serious Employee Concerns

An important part of communicating with your boss is getting heard. And for getting heard, you need to do quite a bit with your communication and diplomacy skills. The proper way of addressing your boss, is by being polite as well as convey the ‘concern’ in your tone in the most subtle yet catchy manner! […]

New Department of Education Reveal

For anyone graduating college over the past few years, you know how overwhelming student debt can be. And, if you’re like most, you’re banking on the new career to help clear that debt – some faster than others. A. Harrison Barnes, career coach and Hound.com founder, tells us about a new chart, courtesy of the […]

Why are so Many Lawyers Unhappy?

The American Bar Association recently put out a new survey that revealed up to one half of this country’s lawyers are miserable in their career choices. The reasons were varied, but the survey suggested it’s a combination of the long work hours, the pressure from partners to raise the bar in terms of the number […]

Introverts in the Workplace

As a writer, the topic of introverts in the workplace has a certain appeal, mostly because it’s quite familiar.  It can be difficult for an introvert in the workplace, especially if the job requires a lot of interaction with co-workers.   There are many misconceptions about those who prefer to work alone and who might even […]

High on the Hog? Not exactly

Harley Davidson’s workers, through the assistance of three Wisconsin unions, will keep their jobs, courtesy of a new labor contract passed in September 2010.  This new contract will result in what’s being called “steep concessions”.  The company played hard ball in its negotiations, says career coach and EmploymentCrossing.com founder.  With threats of moving hundreds of […]

Way Cool Jobs That Really Do Exist

Ever wonder if there’s such a job as a snow cone taster?  Maybe it’s nail polish tester you just know you were born to be or a mattress tester?  Believe it or not, there are a lot of jobs that hit high on the cool factor – and they actually pay well!  A. Harrison Barnes, […]

The Future of BP’s American Employees

As many in the UK demand President Obama cease his promises of “kicking ass” in regards to BP and its catastrophic environmental disaster and threaten to end, as one reporter calls, “the British love-in with Barack Obama”, there are around 23,000 Americans who are employed by the British oil giant and are wondering how much […]