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Using tech to boost workplace productivity

Workplace productivity is declining and has been for the last few years.
During the first quarter of 2018, output per hour worked fell by 0.5%, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics.
 
Productivity is the backbone of all businesses, without it; there would be no product to sell. ...




Pets in the Office: What's the Best Policy?

Office pets might strike some controversy, but if there's a decent policy in place that accommodates both ends of the argument, you should be able to avoid issues.
 
Working with animals is a dream for some, and you don't have to be a zookeeper or vet to do so. ...




21 Ways You Can Earn The Respect Of Others

You want to be respected, but you’re not sure how this whole thing works. The key here is to stop focusing on you, and start thinking about others. How can you help others? How can you inspire change, growth, and innovation? When you think about the people you respect deeply, what do they do differently from the average person? While you’re thinking about that, here are some of my own tips:
 
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Strategies for Women to Negotiate a Higher Salary

Negotiating salary isn’t easy, and it can be especially difficult for women. In general, women are less likely to ask for more money when they are offered a job and more likely to stay in a lower paid job. Reasons vary, but some of it involves being uncomfortable discussing salary and being hesitant to ask for more. ...




How to Make a Travel Break Sound Like Work Experience

After losing a job at a struggling company, an executive plans to recharge with a few months of travel and adventure. But how should he portray that on his résumé when he re-enters the job market?
 

I’m a mid-50s guy who was recently laid off from an executive job at a struggling company. ...




In Just 11 Words, Billionaire Richard Branson Gives His Best Career Advice (It Came From His Mom)

Mother knows best
 




Richard Branson is a force of nature.
In addition to being an actual knight, he is the founder of the Virgin Group, which now controls more than 400 companies. His net worth is $5 billion, which puts him seventh on a list of the wealthiest British billionaires. ...




Work Advice: How to stay out of a company war caused by an in-house love triangle

Reader: I work in a large company, under a manager who has had a long-standing affair with the company owner. The owner’s spouse also works for the company. The owner is divorcing the spouse and has moved in with my manager.
 
Most everyone sympathizes with the spouse, and I would say most of the employees, encouraged by other managers, are actively trying to get my manager to leave by ignoring requests, failing to complete work correctly and telling customers that errors are my manager’s fault. ...




​10 tips for Skype interviews: Practice makes perfect

As hiring managers become more comfortable with new technologies, Skype or videoconference interviewing is becoming more common.
 
Unlike phone interviews, more information can be gleaned from Skype interviews, making them increasingly popular alternatives to initial phone interviews. ...




3 Killer Job Interview Questions Entry-Level Candidates Forget To Ask

Before you say “thanks” and walk out the door, don’t miss a last chance to show your stuff and gather useful intel.
If you’re looking for an entry-level job, it can sometimes feel like you’re speeding through the interview process screaming, “Pick me! Pick me!” while trying to play it cool. ...




Top 10 Law School Resume Fundamentals

A shoddy resume could cost prospective law students their acceptance.

When applying to law school, LSAT scores, letters of recommendation, undergraduate grades and personal statements loom large. It's easy to overlook your resume among all the materials you need to submit. ...