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Susan M. Heathfield

Updated Articles and Resources

By Susan M. Heathfield

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 10 Tips for Dealing With Difficult People at Work Created: Sunday, October 25, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Want tips for dealing with difficult coworkers? They do exist at work and the better you get at dealing with them, the happier you'll be. Learn how.
    • How to Deal With Difficult People at Work Created: Friday, March 11, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Difficult people exist in every workplace. They have one thing in common. You must address them. These tips will help you deal with difficult coworkers.
    • Wrongful Termination Created: Sunday, October 10, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Understand wrongful employment termination? Do you think that your firing was legal? Here's what you need to know to avoid or review wrongful termination.
    • How to Create a Workplace Culture of Wellness Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Want to develop a workplace culture that supports employee health and wellness? Use these three tips to embrace a culture that fosters wellness for employees.
    • Dr. Deborah Teplow, CEO, Institute for Wellness Education: Biography Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Dr. Deborah Teplow is CEO and co-founder of the Institute for Wellness Education. See her complete biography.
    • Termination Created: Saturday, July 02, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Interested in employment termination? Employees land in hot water for many reasons, but, termination is a serious action that requires a documented process.
    • What Does a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Do? Created: Thursday, February 03, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      What does a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) do? He or she is the highest ranking executive manager in a corporation or organization. Learn more.
    • How to Ask for a Pay Raise Created: Friday, May 12, 2006 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Do you want to make more money for your job? If so, you need to know how to ask for a pay raise. Follow these steps for your best chance for a raise.
    • What Is Business Casual? Created: Saturday, May 19, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Interested in what an employer means when he or she tells you that their workplace is business casual? In this workplace: No suits. No ties. Find out more.
    • 5 Ways Employers Can Support Their Sandwich Generation Employees Created: Friday, July 18, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Want to support the needs of your employees who have responsibility for childcare and eldercare? These five tips will help your sandwich generation employees.
    • Chris Duchesne: Biography Created: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Interested in the work and biography of Chris Duchesne? Find out about him here and see his contributed article on the sandwich generation and employers.
    • 3 Tips for Business Blogs Created: Friday, August 12, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      A business blog can help you tell your company story, recruit employees, and answer customer questions. Here are three tips for making your blog successful.
    • Written Reprimand Sample Created: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Need a sample written reprimand? This written reprimand is provided to an employee so that they understand that coming to work late is failing to perform.
    • Top 10 Reasons to Quit Your Job Created: Saturday, June 10, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Increasingly unhappy about your job? If so, it may be time for you to quit. Take a look at these 10 best reasons to decide whether it's time to resign.
    • Salary Increase Letter Sample Created: Saturday, December 01, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Need a sample salary increase letter? The letter confirms the manager's compensation discussion and documents the salary increase for the personnel file.
    • Sample New Employee Introduction Created: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Want to welcome your new employee to the team? You can use this sample new employee introduction to tell your employees about their new coworker.
    • 9 Ways to Build a Workplace Culture of Wellness Created: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Want to tap into the business results that are available when you establish a workplace culture of wellness? Adopt these nine tips in your workplace.
    • Lisa Stovall: Biography Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Lisa Stovall currently works as the Marketing Director for TotalWellness, a national corporate wellness company. See her complete biography.
    • How to Build a Successful Workplace Wellness Program Created: Thursday, April 24, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Want to build a successful employee wellness program? Heed these dos and don'ts for the most successful programs that give you a return on your investment.
    • Dress for Work Success: A Business Casual Dress Code Created: Friday, August 05, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Need a dress code for a business casual workplace? This sample dress code gives you a format for describing your expectations for business attire at work.
    • 12 Tips for Team Building Created: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Need tips that will make your team building and teamwork rock? These 12 tips are the keys to creating effective, productive teams. Check them out.
    • Index to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Human Resources Created: Thursday, December 08, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Have some basic questions about the field of Human Resources? Answers to your most important HR questions are in this HR FAQ.
    • Sample Human Resources Manager Job Description Created: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Interested in what a Human Resources manager does? This sample job description for an HR manager provides a comprehensive list of the responsibilities.
    • Management Job Interview Questions for Employers to Ask Candidates Created: Sunday, September 25, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Need job interview questions that you can use to assess your candidate's skills and experience in management and leadership of employees? Here are samples.
    • Sample Termination Letter Created: Sunday, June 26, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Need a sample termination letter? It confirms the details of an employee's firing and summarizes the information that the now former employee needs to know.
    • Performance Appraisals Don't Work Created: Saturday, October 30, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Performance appraisals, or performance reviews, as they have traditionally been approached in organizations are fundamentally flawed. Find out why and how.
    • Phrases for Performance Reviews and Other Difficult Conversations Created: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Know how to hold difficult conversations during performance reviews and stressful meetings? 10 phrases and approaches help you speak so employees listen.
    • Rejection Letter Template Created: Sunday, October 09, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Need a rejection letter for job applicants you decided not to hire? Use this template to write a professional letter to give your applicants the bad news.
    • My Best One Word Ice Breaker Created: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      This is the most simple, yet effective, ice breaker that I have ever used. It is endlessly adaptable for any meeting or training session. Learn more.
    • Top 10 Mistakes Managers Make Managing People Created: Monday, July 11, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Mistakes managers make managing people tend to fall into a similar pattern - all bad. Here are ten common mistakes that managers should avoid.
    • Did You Bring Your Ethics to Work Today? Created: Monday, August 09, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Think you are a person of integrity? Your workplace ethics are unassailable, your standards high? You may be surprised. Ethics at work aren't so simple.
    • Candidate Rejection Letter Created: Monday, February 18, 2008 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      Looking for a sample candidate rejection letter? Your candidates appreciate receiving official notifications. Use this simple rejection letter to reply.

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