If you do any project management, you’ll eventually need to (or be asked to) create a Gantt chart
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When presenting important information, a visual – such as a chart or graph – is worth a thousand lines of data. But communicating your message is not as simple as tossing in a pie chart. Visual representations of data must be carefully planned and crafted to present a clear and informative message.
Have you been asked to create an Excel worksheet from scratch and had no clue on how to approach the process? Did you build a worksheet only to discover that you should have added elements in the beginning to save time and frustration?
Integrating keyboard shortcuts into your daily routine saves you time and energy. We love finding new ways to avoid the mouse. For instance, you can edit a cell using the F2 key. Highlight the cell you want to edit. Then, press F2 and the cursor appears at the end of the text. You can also…
Let’s talk about “best practices” that can minimize the legal threat all HR professionals face – be they seasoned or beginning. Think consistency in enforcement. This is a tricky because we always think we are being consistent – we are not. Using checklists will help when you are hiring, giving performance appraisals, dealing with time off,…
Virtually all aspects of H.R. and management practices impact employee rights. Think hiring, performance appraisals, quality control, references or employment disciplinary actions taken. Providing proper coaching and advice to your supervisors and managers is essential.
While the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new posting requirements for FMLA have taken effect, the updated regulatory changes apply mainly to FMLA provisions not often used by employees in the workplace.
Getting your head around email etiquette is easy if you show the same courtesy and respect you would show if you were on the phone with them.
Lay the groundwork. Organize your workspace, especially your desk. Clutter breeds confusion, so get rid of objects (supplies, stacks of paper, toys, etc.). These things seem harmless, but they register in your peripheral vision and compete for your attention. Clarify instructions and standards so you don’t waste time with trial and error.