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Workplace Fashion Tips for the Fashion Clueless


Felicia

Office environments have become more laid back over the last decade—even here in Central Indiana! Employees now are casually sharing funny pictures with colleagues over e-mail or messenger, working from home and, of course, sporting t-shirts, jeans and sneakers to work.

As one would expect, many in the corporate world have fully embraced the casual dress code with open arms — but the question remains: can you still look like a professional dressing casually? Maybe not professional in the traditional sense, but in my experience as a young professional, it boils down to looking presentable. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, October 21 2014 » Corporate Culture » No Comments

The Surprising Reason Why You NEED a Breakroom


Robby

I spent a lot of time visiting offices in Central Indiana. These especially include small businesses in the and around Indianapolis. Many have an employee break area, but some don’t. But you absolutely, must have a breakroom, and probably not for the reason you think. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, October 14 2014 » Uncategorized » No Comments

The Number One Secret to Looking Busy At Work


Robby

Maybe it’s the Midwest culture, but it seems like a lot of people at companies in Central Indiana have a relaxed style of speaking but a busy style of working. There’s an advantage to looking busy: you’re less likely to be detained and better able get things done. So how do you make sure others don’t bug you? (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, October 7 2014 » Personal Organization, Stress and Mindfullness, Uncategorized » No Comments

9 Ways to Ensure Your Clients Actually Pay You


Laura

There is nothing more mind-numbingly frustrating than not getting paid what you’re owed. It can be a mistake in payroll or just not getting paid for services rendered. I actually got a direct deposit slip once (right here in Central Indiana) that said “NO PAY DUE,” as well as getting stiffed for a job completed. I’ve been there.

I’ve dabbled in freelance work this year, got incorporated, and am working on a website. I like to gather information by those who have gone before me — pretty quick professional development! — and I asked my self-employed colleagues: “What is the one thing you would change this year to make your business better?” Nearly all of them mentioned cash flow. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, September 30 2014 » Ethics and Fraud » No Comments

Are Your Corporate Values Adrift?


Allen

Many organizations are adrift around corporate values.  We used to have a social contract between workers and companies. You dedicate your life to the company and the company takes care of you. Today that contract has been shattered.  It has left corporate cultures adrift without a road map and employees who thought they had a social contract feeling betrayed and bitter. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, September 23 2014 » Corporate Culture » No Comments

Need a Job Immediately? Here’s What You Do First.


Robby

There are three steps you should take if you need a job right now. First: Breathe. Second: Decide how broke you really are. And third, start talking to people who can help you find jobs. Who those people are depends on your answer to #2 and #3. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, September 16 2014 » Career Planning and Goal Setting, Success Consciousness » No Comments