Frank began his career 25 years ago in the media world. He has worked for Newspapers, Radio, Magazines and when the Internet took off, he moved into the online space. In recent years, Frank has become a founder and investor in some of the most exciting start-ups
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The world of business is rife with clichés – we’ve all used them. As a marketer, I am almost expected to use them. I feel that they are used as a buffer to cover up a lack of knowledge in a certain area or to try and ‘impress’ people
This is the time of the year where most people have moments of nostalgia; we look back on the past with Rose Tinted glasses and reminisce about the good old days, phrases such as ‘no school like the old school’ and ‘they were the good old days’ float around.
That is the question…. However it’s a question that seems a little clouded regarding the Office Christmas Party, in the following article I hope will give a few guidelines to those who will attend their office party the stress free way. But also for companies/businesses on how they expect their staff to behave at such events.
While making New Year’s resolutions is not quite here yet, being in the final quarter of 2011 should leave many small businesses thinking about where they go from here in 2012.
Perhaps one item up for conversation is whether or not to proceed with the company blog.
Have you ever called into your job and taken a sick day without really been sick, well then you are not alone. A survey conducted by Harris Interactive for Kronos Incorporated, found that about half of all Americans have taken a fake sick day. Australia and Canada are about level according to this survey, it also revealed that 71% of Chinese workers have called in sick (when they weren’t) and interesting to note that in France this number is only 16%.
A good boss, like anything other good experience we have in life, can leave a lasting impression on us. But unlike horror stories often recounted about ‘bad’ bosses we don’t hear that many great stories about the ‘good’ boss.
Take business guides, etiquette, rules and regulations. How rigidly do you stick to those rules and how many of them do you break and for what reason?
Before you consider taking action, it is best to talk it over with someone. It’s always a possibility that what may seem like bullying may in fact not be. For example changes within the organization can create stress on all levels (staff, supervisors, managers etc), and so stress may be causing some short term issues and demands. If you are finding it difficult to cope, perhaps take the time to talk to your manager or supervisor, who may well be as concerned as you are. Sometimes in situations like this communication can be the way to make changes.
Given today’s social media age, dealing with angry customers doesn’t just come any longer in the form of a letter or a phone call.