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Career Monday: A Surefire Formula for Boosting Your Confidence at Work

Career Monday: A Surefire Formula for Boosting Your Confidence at Work

Radiating confidence makes it easier to move ahead at work, and each success helps to build your self-esteem. If you doubt your abilities or feel insecure speaking up in meetings, you can still turn things around by training yourself to become more poised. Start strengthening your faith in yourself and your potential. Try this formula […]

Affirmation: 7 Signs That You’re Not Assertive Enough

Affirmation: 7 Signs That You’re Not Assertive Enough

Your parents may have raised you to be accommodating and to put the needs of others first. However, there’s a limit to how accommodating you can be without harming yourself. Eventually, you start to feel like others are taking advantage of you. At the same time, you worry that others will be upset if you […]

Career Monday: 12 Constructive Things To Do  While You’re Unemployed

Career Monday: 12 Constructive Things To Do  While You’re Unemployed

If you’re currently searching for a job, you already know that a big part of your routine is waiting around. Maybe you’ve let everyone from your old boss to your hairdresser know that you’re interested in a new opportunity. Maybe you’ve been attending job fairs, and you’ve even landed a few promising interviews. Now, you […]

Q&A: If we terminate a salaried, exempt employee early in the week, do we have to pay them for the entire week?

Q&A: If we terminate a salaried, exempt employee early in the week, do we have to pay them for the entire week?

No, you’re not required to pay this employee through the end of the week. The general requirement to pay a salaried, exempt employee for the full week doesn’t apply in the first or last week of employment if the employee didn’t work the full week. Instead, you may pay a proportionate part of their full […]

Affirmation: Advantages of Being Assertive

Affirmation: Advantages of Being Assertive

In an average day, you probably have a number of opportunities to openly express yourself. Stating your preferences in simple, honest term scan help you build the life you seek. Enjoy these benefits by building your assertiveness skills and putting them into practice: 1. Cultivate contentment with life. The more you ask for what you […]

Career Monday: How To Easily Meet Tight Deadlines

Career Monday: How To Easily Meet Tight Deadlines

Meeting deadlines is an important requirement for many jobs. Impress others by delivering results on time, and protect your peace of mind by staying cool under pressure. These suggestions will keep you on schedule with routine tasks and special challenges. Strategies to Use Anytime 1. Break it down. Divide bigger tasks into smaller steps. If […]

Q&A: Can we cut a performance improvement plan short if the employee’s performance issues have gotten substantially worse?

Q&A: Can we cut a performance improvement plan short if the employee’s performance issues have gotten substantially worse?

In general, yes. When an employee is on a performance improvement plan (PIP), and their performance has not improved and has, in fact, gotten worse, it is perfectly reasonable to cut the timeframe of the PIP short and move forward with further disciplinary action, including termination. Unless it’s written to say otherwise – and it […]

Affirmation: 5 Ways to Be Assertive and Say “No”

Affirmation: 5 Ways to Be Assertive and Say “No”

Do you find it difficult to be assertive and say” no “to people’s requests? Since there just aren’t enough hours in the day to appease everyone, the art of saying “no” without hurting the feelings of others is an important skill to acquire. Saying “no” doesn’t mean you have to be rude about it. There […]

Career Monday: Top 10 Steps to Career Success

Career Monday: Top 10 Steps to Career Success

Have you ever wondered why some people get promoted, receive raises, and are more respected at work? It’s not a secret. Successful people do a few things differently than others and do them consistently. You can enjoy the same level of success by adopting the same behaviors. You must find ways to stand out and […]

Q&A: An employee who opted not to be on our medical plan is about to have a baby. Would this event allow the employee and their newborn child to enroll in our plan?

Q&A: An employee who opted not to be on our medical plan is about to have a baby. Would this event allow the employee and their newborn child to enroll in our plan?

It would, yes. The birth of a child is a HIPAA special enrollment right, meaning the employee, their spouse, and their newborn child may enroll into the medical plan midyear. However, it’s a somewhat common misconception to assume the employee can also enroll their other children, if they have any, at the same time. While […]