Robert Half Blog

Let It Go! 10 Ways to Relax at Work

Posted by Robert Half on Feb 27, 2015 6:00:00 AM

relax_at_work_2Just because you're working hard doesn't mean you have to stress yourself out.

Take a tip from Disney’s Frozen and “let it go” for a while. Here are some stress relief techniques to try:

Topics: Workplace, Productivity

Smile, You're On Camera! 7 Tips for Mastering Video Conference Etiquette

Posted by Robert Half on Feb 24, 2015 6:00:00 AM

More and more, businesses have employees, clients and vendors from around the country and even the world. And while face-to-face sessions among these parties are ideal, they also cost money and time. Video conferences, which allow participants to see facial expressions, body language and product demonstrations, are the next best thing to being there in person.

But just because you’re participating via video conference instead of in-person doesn’t mean it’s slacker time. In addition to common courtesies, there are some best practices you should observe. Here are seven video conference etiquette tips to keep in mind before you join your next video meeting.

Topics: Workplace Etiquette

Do's and Don'ts of Dressing for an Interview

Posted by Robert Half on Feb 20, 2015 6:00:00 AM

dressing_for_an_interviewReach for your business suit instead of your jeans and polo – and definitely not your leather pants and cowboy boots – when you’re dressing for an interview, even if the company you’re meeting with is super-casual.

Topics: Job Search, Interviewing

The Secret to Overcoming Poor Communication in the Workplace — You!

Posted by Robert Half on Feb 17, 2015 6:00:00 AM

poor_communication_in_the_workplacePoor interpersonal skills are a leading obstacle to an employee’s advancement, according to an Accountemps survey. Yet only one out of five firms plans to offer training in communication and interpersonal skills. It seems that "what we've got here is failure to communicate."

As a manager, you set the tone for your employees. How can you help to improve communication in the workplace?

Topics: Workplace, Management

Secrets a Resume Writing Guide Won’t Tell You

Posted by Robert Half on Feb 11, 2015 6:00:00 AM

resume_writing_guideProofread your resume. Use action verbs. Keep your descriptions short and to-the-point. Any resume writing guide worth its salt will tell you these things. But here are some secrets you won’t get from every guide:

Topics: Job Search, Resume

January Jobs Report Shows Firms Should Focus on Compensation

Posted by Paul McDonald on Feb 6, 2015 7:47:00 AM

january_jobs_report_highlightsThe January jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that the hiring environment remains strong. For employers, that means the competition for skilled professionals continues to be tight. Here’s why you need to examine your compensation levels to land top talent.

Topics: Hiring, Employment News, Management, BLS Jobs Report

Don’t Be the Jerk at Work: 9 Business Etiquette Tips

Posted by Robert Half on Feb 4, 2015 10:01:15 AM

business_etiquetteYou need sharp business etiquette to make a good impression, whether you’re trying to land a job or advance in your career.

Check out these nine tips (some with hilarious videos) to make sure you know the appropriate way to behave in person and online.

Topics: Workplace Etiquette, Digital Etiquette

8 Ways To Better Online Collaboration Among Your Remote Team

Posted by Robert Half on Feb 2, 2015 6:00:00 AM

online_collaborationAs telecommuting and remote working arrangements become more common, effective online collaboration grows in importance.

To keep everyone on the same page, regardless of where they work, follow these eight tips:

Topics: Workplace, Management

Career Development Plans: Every Padawan Needs a Master

Posted by Robert Half on Jan 28, 2015 6:00:00 AM

career_development_plansYour support of your employees’ career development is a win-win for them and you.

It lets them know they’re working for an organization that cares about their growth as much as they do. And it’s rewarding for you, too. As they learn and develop new skills, they are more valuable to your business.

Take a tip from the Jedi. The secret to career development is mentorship. Here’s why.

Topics: Career, Professional Development, Mentoring

Resume Experts: Does Your Resume Need Professional Help?

Posted by Robert Half on Jan 26, 2015 9:41:29 AM

resume_expertsHave you sent out your resume to more organizations than you care to mention and haven’t gotten many (or any) callbacks?

Or have you been out of the job market for a long time and want someone who knows about resumes to look at yours? If so, you may want to consider using resume experts.

Topics: Job Search, Resume