Category Archives: Business Etiquette

The Causes and Consequences of ‘Ghosting’ in Today’s Job Market

"Much attention is being given to the increasing number of employees who are quitting their jobs without providing their employers with notice. Also referred to as “ghosting,” recruiters are experiencing a similar trend among candidates who have failed to show up for job interviews or the first day of employment, without so much as a […]

11 Tips to Help You Act Like a Professional

"You may wonder if anyone will even notice if you don't demonstrate professional behavior at work. As long as you do your job well, who cares? It turns out your boss, customers, and co-workers do. They will notice if you lack this quality and it could have severe consequences for your career. To discount the […]

4 Outdated Etiquette Rules You Don’t Need to Follow Anymore

"We asked [Daniel Post] Senning [photo, left] and Barbara Pachter, author of The Essentials of Business Etiquette, to tell us about some antiquated gendered courtesies and other etiquette rules that you don't need to follow anymore — and what you should do instead." Editor's note: "Daniel Post Senning is the great-great grandson of Emily Post and a […]

22 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Should Know

In this article Áine Cain presents business etiquette rules learned from Barbara Pachter (photo, left). Author bio – "Barbara Pachter is an internationally-renowned business etiquette and communications speaker, coach and author of 10 books. She has delivered more than 2500 seminars throughout the world including the first-ever seminar for businesswomen in Kuwait."  "Pachter is also […]

Why Write Mean Things Online You Would Never Say in Person?

“You are a terrible mother.” “You should be ashamed of yourself.” “You’re an idiot.” “Your children must hate you so much.” All this may be true. Yet no one has ever said anything like it to me in person. But during the 12 years since I’ve been writing regular magazine and newspaper columns— about parenting […]

Digital Communication Etiquette in the Workplace

"Congrats! You’ve landed your dream internship or you’ve been officially hired for your full-time job. The interview process may be over, but creating a solid first impression amongst future colleagues is a test in itself. Whether you find yourself running to and from desk to desk conversations, sitting in a cubicle sending emails, or chatting […]

How to Get Friends and Co-workers to Put Away Their Phones

"Everyone is enjoying the food and conversation when someone decides to take out his phone — not for an urgent call, but to check email, Instagram, and Facebook." "Maybe you’ve witnessed this behavior and found it unsettling. So what do you do? Do you sit idly by, thinking disparaging thoughts? Or do you call out […]

Netiquette: Share Expert Knowledge

"The strength of cyberspace is in its numbers. The reason asking questions online works is that a lot of knowledgeable people are reading the questions. And if even a few of them offer intelligent answers, the sum total of world knowledge increases. The Internet itself was founded and grew because scientists wanted to share information. […]

5 Etiquette Habits That Help the Rich Get Ahead

"Manners matter," begins Kathleen Elkins (photo, left) in a piece at "'You have to know how to act and how to do certain things when you're around people,' writes Thomas C. Corley in his upcoming book "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life." 'Self-made millionaires have mastered certain rules of etiquette that help them in social […]

Here’s What It Says about Your Personality If You Are Constantly Checking Your Phone

"As it turns out, some recent scientific research suggests that it is possible to draw inferences about someone's personality based on his relationship to his phone. Specifically, emotionally unstable individuals are more likely to constantly check their phones in an effort to boost their moods."