People Skills

The traditional 9-to-5 routine doesn’t work for everyone, and companies are learning to accommodate that. Whether it’s the option to work from home, or more flexible hours, you may be able to negotiate a new setup for your work hours.
When Congress expanded the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2009, it broadened the circle of people eligible for ADA rights even wider. That has led to a spike in people filing ADA-related legal claims. Here’s what managers need to know about the ADA:
An employee with a history of poor performance is transferred to your department. What do you do? Here’s a systematic approach to helping an employee with a checkered track record get up and running in your department.
Long-term discomfort, doctor’s appointments, absenteeism … these things interrupt the flow of our work experience and become so noticeable to our colleagues that we’re better off illuminating our situation. Keep these tips in mind.

Responding to difficult people

July 5, 2018 Categorized in: Difficult People

As long as you are in the workplace, you will interact with people who challenge you. An underlying truth to keep in mind is that people are just being themselves, and most are not trying to intentionally be difficult. Use these strategies for success.
A truly busy and visible executive is a little like a TV reporter who has to appear credible every moment, yet because of time constraints, can’t always know every detail of what’s really going on. That’s where a great admin comes in.

Before you speak to HR, do this

June 27, 2018 Categorized in: Difficult People

Don’t run off to the HR department half-cocked and full of fury. Instead, take these steps to ensure that you have a productive conversation—and a quick resolution.

How to work through creative differences

June 7, 2018 Categorized in: Teamwork

Sometimes conflict emerges on a creative project that has no perfect vision. Beth Noymer Levine, author of Jock Talk, says that whether the hangup is over the title of a report or the décor in the office, you should remember these three things.
You’ve probably worked with one before and will have to again, so Chrissy Scivicque offers this advice for dealing with a slacker.
Linda Adams of the Trispective Group writes that gossip has the power to dismantle even the best teams and keep good teams from becoming truly great. To stop its encroachment, take these three steps.

3 bad salary negotiation strategies

April 5, 2018 Categorized in: NegotiatingSalary

When the chance arises to negotiate your compensation package, says Cory Klupfer, entrepreneur and author of Authentic Negotiating, avoid these three pitfalls.

Please stop! TMI!

April 5, 2018 Categorized in: Workplace Etiquette

Here are the topics that make people feel queasy when you discuss them at work, according to a survey, ranked by the percentage of people who said, “Please don’t talk about that!”

Getting to ‘Yes’

March 1, 2018 Categorized in: Negotiating

There has to be return on the investment made in an employee. Use the guidelines below to help your executive see the benefit of their support.