| Apr 20, 2012
The second you hand someone something to read, that person is going to read it and stop listening to what you're saying.
If there's one message from Jana Memel that every job hunter, every meeting attendee, every presenter who gives a speech needs to...
| Apr 25, 2012
In honor of the annual Earth Day observance, here are things each of us can do to be friendlier to Mother Earth.
Whether we're employed by someone, working for ourselves, job hunting or retired, we can:
•Drive less. Walk more. Ride a bike. Combine...
| May 4, 2012
If it seems like everybody isn't on the same page in your workplace, maybe a book club can help.
Kansas City, Mo.-based Think Contracting swears by its in-house book club as a glue that binds the company together.
Every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon,...
| May 16, 2012
What people remember about Dan Kendrick is that he always wears red gym shoes.
That might not work for you as a marketing gimmick. But for the power behind Red Gym Shoes, a sales, marketing and career advice consultancy based in Overland Park, Kan., it's...
| Apr 9, 2012
About 1 in 6 workers has elder care responsibilities of some kind, and given longer life expectancies, that share is likely to grow.
Workplaces have spent a lot more effort responding to employees' child care rather than elder care needs, but...
| Apr 11, 2012
It's an election year. People talk politics in the workplace. And why not? We have freedom of speech.
Well, not necessarily.
You may be shocked to learn that a constitutionally protected freedom of speech for government workers doesn't extend into the...
| Nov 8, 2011
Good economy or bad, growing workplace or fading one, it falls to front-line managers to rally the troops.
Sometimes, midlevel bosses aren't any happier than the rank and file, so they have the extra challenge of motivating themselves first.
| Dec 26, 2011
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Between Connecticut and Massachusetts, on one side of the border or the other, there are usually four tornadoes a year. Some suggest the border is a low-grade, tornado alley. The storms usually are weak. Some years are exceptional.
Like this year.
| Jan 4, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At NCM Associates in Overland Park, Kan., employees are getting a gift that will keep on giving: an infusion into their nest eggs.
More than half of the professional services company's 92 employees have been on the job long...
| Jan 11, 2012
A business research organization that tallies online job postings said last week that job vacancies nationally grew by 93,000 in December from November.
That dovetails with other signals that the job market is improving modestly. Around the country, many...
| Dec 23, 2008
Al Meyerhoff, a prominent environmental and labor lawyer whose landmark cases included the 2002 settlement of a class-action lawsuit against some of America's biggest clothing retailers that alleged sweatshop abuses on the island of Saipan, has died. He...