There are many reasons why background checks need to be conducted on employees before hiring them. These background checks can help keep your business, your clients, and your employees safe. A background check will look for criminal records, but also it will check out employment and education history. It will ensure that applicants are who they say they are and that they aren’t wanted nationally or even internationally for some crime. You do have to...
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Just because your office is having a party doesn’t mean you can break loose. Even though it’s a party, it’s still a business function, and you don’t want to do anything which might jeopardize that promotion, right? So, you need to know what office party etiquette is so that you don’t do something stupid where you ruin your very hard-earned reputation.   Here are some rules for office party etiquette which will keep you out...
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Networking is when you meet other people and form relationships which are mutually beneficial. These relationships will provide both support and assistance over a period of time to the people involved. Networking links people together who then become talking and walking advertisements for each other and the businesses they represent. So, how do you become more effective at business networking? Building a successful business network is important. Building one before you need one is even...
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It’s important to keep a list of professional contacts who are valuable when you do a career change. The people on this list would be ones who respect your work and value you as a professional. They would want to work with you in the future if the opportunity came up. These are the people with which you need to stay in touch. Regardless of whether you had a not so nice departure from your...
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The perfect work day would be a continuous flow of uninterrupted time where you didn’t have to deal with an illness, a personal crisis, or a problem with a child. But that doesn’t happen in real life. In real life, you get sick, the car breaks down, or the babysitter doesn’t show up. So, how, do you handle these types of issues? So first, if you have a medical appointment, what is the best way...
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If you have a business, then you need to have a visitor’s policy in place. It is for the safety of the guest but also to keep the workspace and your business secure safe as well. If you let strangers just come in and walk throughout your company where and when they want, then it can cause problems. These problems could be exposure to danger, distracting employees who are working or cause an accident. Plus,...
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Personal hygiene can be a major problem at work if another coworker isn’t too particular about being clean. It could be an issue like dirty hair, not showering, bad breath or even wearing clothes to work which are dirty. Having to work beside a person whose personal hygiene habits aren’t too good makes for unhappy unoffending employees also. Even if the issue is the overuse of cologne or perfume where people have trouble breathing around...
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When you hire a new employee, you may be thinking about what paperwork needs to be filled out. Or maybe it’s going over the employee handbook with the new team member and introducing them to the staff. But do you know how to make the new person feel welcome? So to get off to a good start, your new employee needs to feel appreciated and a part of your business’s culture as soon as possible....
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Whether you know it or not, there are rules for business office etiquette. If you aren’t aware of these rules, then you may lose opportunities for advancement because others will believe your unprofessional. So, there are rules about behavior in a cubicle, how to give a proper handshake and lots more. Knowing these rules is important to your career, so a review of them is a good idea. Below are some of the rules and...
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Your business is growing, and you’re going to have to hire more employees to cover the growth. You also know that your business is going to grow even larger in the future. So how do you plan for buying furniture which will be sufficient for the growth now and future growth? How do you handle the growth now if you intend to move later? Below are some ideas which may help with that issue: Handling...
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