Posts Categorized: Business

7 Signs of a Toxic Work Environment | Infographic

Signs of a Toxic Work Environment

A toxic work environment can’t be created unless it has fertile ground to take root in, and the values and ethics of a company’s leaders play a large role in that. HR departments must regularly assess all employees on an individual basis and look for instances of discriminatory beliefs, lack of accountability, hostile leadership styles,… Read more »

The Evolution of Office Dress Codes (Infographic)

Office Dress Codes

As office dress codes have changed over the decades, Human Resource professionals have been given the responsibility to align dress code rules with social and political norms. Throughout the evolution of workplace dress codes, HR professionals have been able to identify a steady increase in workplace satisfaction and productivity due to more relaxed dress codes…. Read more »

How to Become an HR Generalist

How to Become an HR Generalist

Human resources departments are a fundamental component in any successful organization. Within these departments, one of the positions on the rise is HR generalist. With the ability to go both deep and shallow in their knowledge of human resources, Forbes described that generalists work in a state of “perpetual beta,” meaning they aren’t specifically in… Read more »

4 Types of Organizational Structures

What does it take for companies and organizations to be successful? There are many answers to that question. Some would say it’s having an effective mission; others would say it’s selling a product or service that’s in high demand. Ultimately, it’s a company’s organizational structure that helps determine success. An organizational structure is defined as “a… Read more »

How to Become a Corporate Trainer

Do you enjoy teaching adults and have great interpersonal skills? Then a job as a corporate trainer may be for you. Corporate trainers are human resource specialists who help improve employees’ skills. Many corporations see the value in keeping their employees happy, as well as developing their abilities — and that’s where corporate trainers come… Read more »

Visual Merchandising Tips for the Holidays

It’s one of the hallmarks of the holiday season: window shopping in New York City. Each year, thousands descend upon Midtown Manhattan to admire the holiday window displays at Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and dozens of other department stores. But oftentimes, these stores aren’t featuring a product. Rather, they’re telling the story of the Christmas… Read more »

Then and Now: The Evolution of the Christmas Stocking

One of the most recognizable Christmas symbols are the large, colorful, oversized stockings hung by the fireplace, stuffed with goodies and ready to open on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning. For many families, stockings are as much a part of the Christmas holiday as trees, egg nog and lights draped around the house. But for… Read more »

An Introduction to Nonverbal Communication in Japan

Introduction to Nonverbal Communication

Time and again Japan has proven itself to be a significant presence on the world stage. With a communication style notably different from Western nations, business professionals and tourists alike can initially find it difficult to comprehend the full scope of meaning in any interaction there. However, understanding the importance of Japan’s nonverbal culture can… Read more »

7 Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” -Peter F. Drucker More than half of all information communicated in conversation is done so in nonverbal form, Psychology Today reports. Types of nonverbal communication vary considerably based on culture and country of origin. For individuals working in the realm of international business, understanding… Read more »