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Three Types of People to Fire Immediately

Management Workplace G. Michael Maddock businessweek.com

Submitted Nov 29 2011 By Victor Bennett, 39 comments

“I wanted a happy culture. So I fired all the unhappy people.” —A very successful CEO (who asked not to be named) We (your authors) teach our children to work hard and never, ever give up. We teach them to be grateful, to be full of wonder, to expect good things to happen, and to search for lit...more»

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Social Media History Becomes a New Job Hurdle

Job Search Professional Networking social media Facebook JENNIFER PRESTON nytimes.com

Submitted Aug 28 2011 By Linda Cruz, 34 comments

Companies have long used criminal background checks, credit reportsand even searches on Google and LinkedIn to probe the previous lives of prospective employees. Now, some companies are requiring job candidates to also pass a social media background check. Readers’ Comments Readers shared t...more»

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Are You As Busy As You Think?

Productivity LAURA VANDERKAM wsj.com

Submitted Feb 22 2012 By Victor Bennett, 12 comments

There was a time, not so long ago, when I was busy, busy, busy. At least I thought I was. I told people I worked 60 hours a week. I claimed to sleep six hours a night. As I lamented to anyone stuck next to me at parties, I was basically too busy to breathe. Me time? Ha! Now I work 45 hours a we...more»

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The Most Annoying, Pretentious and Useless Business Jargon

Business Workplace Max Mallet yahoo.com

Submitted Nov 20 2012 By Jason Edwards, 21 comments

The next time you feel the need to reach out, touch base, shift a paradigm, leverage a best practice or join a tiger team, by all means do it. Just don’t say you’re doing it. If you have to ask why, chances are you’ve fallen under the poisonous spell of business jargon. No longer solely the pr...more»

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10 Tips for New Grads Entering the Workforce

Job Search Workplace Alison Green new grads usnews.com

Submitted Jun 2 2012 By Linda Cruz, 11 comments

Is 2012 the year you start your first post-college job? Here are some tips to quickly build a strong reputation and ensure that your first job is a success. 1. Listen more than you talk. Soak up information about how the organization works, and the reasons why, before you offer "helpfu...more»

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