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Putting business back in business casual

February 6, 2020

Dream big, but don’t forget that the key to achieving those dreams often lies in the little things you do every day.

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3 unfortunate messages we send by being late

February 6, 2020

A little tardiness never hurt anyone, right? After all, you’re capable of catching up on your work. But consider the impression projected by someone who is consistently late.

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Before you accept that other job…

February 6, 2020

A recent “State of Moving” study done by moving company Bellhops found interesting facts about moving trends and habits, which you should keep in mind when considering hauling up stakes.

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Is the ‘vanishing admin’ really a thing?

February 6, 2020

A recent Wall Street Journal article by Rachel Feintzeig made the case that more companies are slimming down their admin staffs. Joan Burge of Office Dynamics writes that the article, which focuses mainly on a single company’s trend, is only showing “a small piece of what is transpiring in the profession.”

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Ask the veteran: The job or the guy?

February 6, 2020

I’m a single female who is romantically attracted to a charming male subordinate. We have a strict no-fraternization policy. I love my job and I’m falling in love with him. I know I can’t have both. Help!

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Good SOP manual/BAD SOP manual

Let’s look at some good examples of SOP manual techniques … and some bad ones.

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A simple trick to make your contact info clear

Ever retrieve a voice mail and the caller rattled off their call-back number so fast you had to replay it … three times? When leaving your phone number on a voice mail, ensure the recipient has an easy time with it. Use your index finger to “write it out” as you’re reciting it. This slower delivery gives the person not only vocal clarity but a chance to jot it down.

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