Recognition

Making your contributions stand out

It’s important to stand up for yourself and let others know what you’ve accomplished. Instead of fading into the background in a large company, make your contributions stand out, says Katarina Milovanovic from Lifehack. Here are four ways you can get recognized for your hard work:

5 cheap staff appreciation strategies that really work

Everybody loves a sincere thank you for a job well done. Trouble is, bosses (or teams) sometimes forget how important it is to show their staff just how much they appreciate them.

Yes, you still need great business cards

Business cards are still an important networking accessory, so you’ll want to make sure yours stand out. A business card could lead to a great new job, a great business partnership or help your business make money. Lifehacker’s Patrick Allan offers tips for building a strong business card.

Don't be haunted by the annual appraisal

There are few procedures as un­mo­­tivating as annual performance reviews. The consulting firm Achievers polled 3,000 staff members from American companies—a quarter of whom work in human resources—and found 98% of them think annual reviews are unnecessary.

Too shy to ask for a raise? 4 tips

You may not need to ask for that raise you’re hoping for, experts say. Instead, try these tactics.

How to ask for that well-deserved raise

Do you feel like it’s high time you started making more money? Are you trying to build up the confidence to initiate a conversation about your compensation? If so, you may be wondering what to say and how to say it.

Harnessing the power of respect

Dr. Paul Marciano is the author of Car­­rots and Stick Don’t Work: Build a Culture of Employee En­­gage­­ment with the Principles of RESPECT. We spoke to him about how to build a successful career as an admin and the power of respect in the workplace.

5 most common recognition awards

By the numbers, here's how many employers say they hand out certificates and plaques to reward employee accomplishments.

Turning Eeyore into Mary Poppins

If you’re the office Eeyore who says, “We tried that before and it didn’t work,” highlighting the negatives isn’t likely to get you noticed—at least, not in a good way. Instead of pointing out the downside, try using these tactics.

To dye or not to dye graying locks?

Aging is a fact of life, but these days you can find plenty of ways to conceal its harsher effects on our appearance. Should you take advantage of these techniques?