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Office Politics

He said something to her and she said something behind his back. Then you put something in an email and included someone who shouldn't have been on there. Not only is the boss' nephew is getting the promotion you wanted, but you're pretty sure your manager is having a romantic relationship with your office rival. Welcome to the world of office politics. Thankfully, we've got articles and experts who can help you mitigate the fallout.

Office Politics Advice

  • Is Just Having a Job Enough?

    Why are fully employed people job searching amidst a swell of negative job market news? Do employers know what Employees really want out of their jobs? Salary.com has conducted its 4th annual survey of employee job satisfaction to give … Read more...

  • 10 Things To Know About Severance Packages

    You've just been notified of your last day of employment. Your supervisor hands you a severance agreement and release and your mind is flooded with questions. How can this happen? Can they do that? Unfortunately, if you are an employee at … Read more...

  • Battle of the Sexes

    The American Time Use Survey was developed by the Department of Labor and conducted by the Census Bureau. Established in 2003, this study collects information about the things Americans do each day, such as work, household activities, … Read more...

  • Is It Time to Leave your Job?

    There are many reasons for wanting to quit a job. In Salary.com’s 2007/08 Job Satisfaction Survey released earlier this year, respondents who were unhappy in their current job felt they were underpaid, not given opportunities to advance, … Read more...

  • The Performance Review

    Performance reviews give employees and employers a chance to evaluate regularly whether they are happy with each other. The review is a meeting between you and your boss to discuss both the results of your work and the process you went … Read more...

  • Should I leave my startup to seek a better salary and title?

    If the salary and job title are important to you, by all means polish your resume. But it seems to me that you enjoy working at your current company. During the past three years you have probably gained an enormous amount of experience in … Read more...

  • How Can I Engage Managers in the Job Matching Process?

    For companies that have difficulty getting managers to buy into the process of job matching, it can be helpful to start by providing them with data. Ask your colleagues in the employment department how many offers of employment are rejected … Read more...

  • Running Effective Meetings: Guest Lists

    In constructing a guest list, carefully think about whose input is needed, trying not to leave anyone out. Let the purpose of the meeting, not office politics, dictate who should be there. Read more...

  • Running Effective Meetings: Setting an Agenda

    The course of a meeting is determined before the group gathers, when the organizer sends invitations that include time, place, and agenda. To some extent, the format of a meeting determines the substance. Meeting organizers who take these … Read more...