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8 Etiquette Rules That Still Apply to the Workplace, According to Experts

Believe it or not, proper etiquette is still important in today's workplace—even if we text, email, or Slack chat our bosses more than we talk to them in person.<p>As Diane Gottsman, etiquette expert and founder of The Protocol School of Texas, explains, "Our behavior leaves a lasting impression that …

Body Language

How To Deal With That Coworker Who's Acting Like Your Boss

You already have a boss, thank you very much. So here's what to do, in this order.<p>You’ve got a coworker who, to put it diplomatically, has a hard time keeping their leadership tendencies in check. To tell it like it is: He treats you like he’s the boss. He provides tons of constructive feedback …

Leadership

12 Things Successful People NEVER Reveal About Themselves At Work

You can't build a strong professional network if you don't open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career.<p>Sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like …

Job hopping can be a good strategy for young workers

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I am a millennial and just started a new job at a very small company. I really like the work I do and the leaders of the company. However, I don’t make enough to move out of my parents’ home and be financially secure. I live in the Washington, D.C., area and make $50,000. For an …

Retirement

7 Things You Do at Work That Make You Look Really Unprofessional

There are some things you just should not do at work. So stop already.<p>Do you sometimes feel like you're the person others are talking about when you enter a room--and not in a good way? Is there uncomfortable energy around your office at important times, like presentations or meetings, but you …

Business Casual

Goldman Sachs HR chief shares 5 tips for acing your job interview

Recruiting done right is not about filling seats, it's about building the future of a business. Over the past several years, companies across industries have evolved their approach to evaluating candidates.<p>When it comes to assessment techniques, we're seeing the use of machine learning and data …

Goldman Sachs

The Science Of Gratitude And Why It’s Important In Your Workplace

Lack of gratitude is a major factor driving job dissatisfaction, turnover, absenteeism, and often, burnout.<p>This is the time of year when we focus on giving thanks, with many of us sharing our gratitude with friends and family. But when is the last time you thanked your employees? Coworkers? Or …

6 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Even if You Don't Feel Like it

Image Credit<p>You know that feeling where you have everything you need to have a productive day at work but for some reason you can't get yourself to move a muscle? Don't worry. You're not the only person who has felt that way.<p>You may have an ideal work space in the perfect location, furnished and …

How To Negotiate For The Fees You Deserve

Design is often seen as a luxury. Convince clients of the value of your work with these six negotiation strategies.<p>When was the last time you went to your doctor or your lawyer or your dentist and negotiated the fee? Never, right?<p>You don’t do that, because these professions have established …

Expert Tips For Making Your Workplace Less Stressful

Shutterstock<p>Creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed and can be their authentic selves is important for the well-being of workers. According to the American Institute of Stress, “job stress is far and away the major source of stress for American adults and that it has escalated …

The Workplace

6 Genius Ways To Make Your Office A Better Place

Your 9-to-5 just got a whole lot better.<p>Picture this: Your office is actually a place you <i>look forward</i> to going to every day.<p>It would be beneficial to feel this way. Hating your workplace can be incredibly draining and can even contribute to a host of health problems, from gaining weight and losing …

Love who you work with? A Silicon Valley startup is offering to hire entire teams

People work best in teams. Companies mostly hire individuals. That mismatch drove the payments startup Stripe, which is struggling to fill almost 100 open positions, to start hiring the same way it works: in teams.<p>The company announced its Bring Your Own Team initiative on Monday (April 26). …

Silicon Valley

Amazon Tests Out 30-Hour Work Week

The Washington Post reports that Amazon is launching technical teams whose workers will only clock in for 30 hours a week. While plenty of employees …

Amazon

5 Interview Questions Everyone Should Be Prepared To Answer

Some of the most difficult interview questions might appear to be easy. But if you are not prepared and ready with specific examples before you head …

Employment

9 Types of People Who Never Succeed At Work

Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace. Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from 1980 to the present day and found that those that emphasize social skills grew by a whopping 24%, while tasks requiring technical know-how and …

Success