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Two professional writing habits to adopt

Feb 24, 2020 1:41:16 PM / by Jocelyn C. Dunphy posted in Writing, Effective Communication

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Few things are as intimidating for those starting in corporate America as writing reports, especially when you are coming from the outside. Whether you are new to the country, industry or workforce, this is a difficult process. When I started a research and development job as a recent chemistry Ph.D., I was unpleasantly surprised to learn that I was required to write a biweekly report adhering to an awkward list of rules, such as being under one page but with no restrictions on font.  My peers' reports often consisted of text blocks of 10-point type compressed within quarter-inch margins, with no white space between paragraphs. My first attempt at a ‘biweekly’ was sent back with red marks all over it. The work was fine, but it was written for the wrong audience.

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Performance Evaluations of Multicultural Employees: Three Things to Keep in Mind

Nov 13, 2019 10:53:57 PM / by Nadia Nassif posted in Performance Reviews, Effective Communication, Training and Development

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It’s hard to believe we are already well into fall. In New England, that means colder weather, apple picking, pumpkins, and football. For many organizations, the season is also filled with a flurry of talent management activities, from onboarding and training to gearing up for the annual performance review process… Definitely a busy and potentially daunting time for most HR professionals.

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