Archive for the ‘Business Etiquette’ Category

Implement a No Gossip Policy

The workplace should not be turned into a nesting place rampant and contagious gossiping.  Not only it is an unhealthy practice, it also causes mistrust between the employees and their superiors.However, the rampant gossiping in an organization is an indication that the company fails to provide transparency to their employees, especially when it comes to decision-making process.  If workers are left in the dark, they would spend time guessing about various rationales, and more often than not, th…

What Your Personnel Files Should Contain

State and federal laws allow employees to review their files and even make copies. And though state laws vary when it comes to details, it’s odds on that there is a court decision allowing access and prohibiting retaliation against your employee.That said, be careful about what you keep in your personnel files. According to Entrepreneur.com, a personnel file should include the following: the job application, job description, performance evaluations, attendance records, salary history, record of …

How to Practice Proper Business Etiquette

Business etiquette is more than just knowing which fork to use first at dinner with a business partner or a client. It is all about presenting your polished self, showing that you must be taken seriously. Business etiquette is also largely about being relaxed and friendly around partners and clients and making them at ease around you. Here are some tips and guidelines that may help you deal with people in a business environment:Be courteous and thoughtfulOne of the most important things to remem…

How to Practice Dinner Party Etiquette

When a coworker, a client, or your boss invites you to a party, you have to realize that they are putting much effort and planning into making the party fun for you. You should repay the host by following some basic rules of social etiquette.RSVPAvoid breach of etiquette as soon as the invitation arrives. RSVP to the host as early as possible and inform them of your intentions. It is a no-no to ask the host if you can tag another person along to the party. It is inappropriate, unless the invite …

How to Practice Office Etiquette

Most of the time, etiquette is never taught.  It is something that you need to observe and follow.  Each organization has its own culture and set of etiquettes that you need to follow in order to succeed in your career.  Here are some tips on practicing office etiquette. Monitor your voice volumeObserve how your co-workers talk to each other.  Be sensitive on how loud your speaking voice may be in the office.  Notice how other people comment on your conversations, which may indicate how loud you…