Technology in the Workplace - Boon or Curse?

Written by Roger Clark

Like all new innovations, technology inrepparttar work environment can either work for you or against you. What is good forrepparttar 141845 employer or is not alwaysrepparttar 141846 same forrepparttar 141847 employee.

Is Technology Working FOR You or AGAINST You

When cellphones became available it seemed that they would fill a need for instant communication - any time, any place - that would help people be more efficient and thus save time.

Then email became a mainstream method of business communication. Marvelous - now telephones wouldn't ring offrepparttar 141848 hook, messages would not have to be stored and retrieved as verbal communications, which took time. Instead, information would be clear and concise and could be retrieved and answered any time, any where - againrepparttar 141849 promise of more freedom.

With email, internet and cellphones, was it really necessary for workers to be restrained torepparttar 141850 office? Maybe shorter work days would ensue. Perhaps parents could collect their children from school and be contacted at home via either of these methods.

The work world was changing.

This truth came about as more workers were able to take their jobs with them. The travel from home to work and back again was no longer a barrier for actually DOINGrepparttar 141851 work.

Telecommunication was making itself an integral part of conducting business. With cellphones and email, distance, time and travel were no longer barriers to conducting business effectively.

How to Negotiate The Best Salary and Benefit Packages

Written by Roger Clark

Salary and Benefits Negotiation

One ofrepparttar most difficult aspects of job searching for many people, especially those who are just starting out or who are making a mid-career change, is actuallyrepparttar 141844 salary and benefits negotiation aspect. This is true partly because some people are just naturally uncomfortable with negotiation in general and also because they may not feel knowledgeable enough aboutrepparttar 141845 job market to be able to effectively negotiate for better pay and benefits. In other cases, certain job seekers may not feel confident enough about their talents and skills in order to attempt salary and benefits negotiation.

Forrepparttar 141846 most part, employers expect that there will be some negotiation regarding salary and benefits packages. Today, this tug of war has become somewhat of a game where both sides take pride in honing their skills. In a small number of cases, employers have absolutely no room to maneuver regardingrepparttar 141847 salary and benefits they offer and therefore negotiation will not be effective. That said, however; you will never know unless you ask and give negotiation a try.

If you are unsure how valuable your own particular skills and experience are torepparttar 141848 current job market it is worth it to takerepparttar 141849 time to perform some research. A number of job market and labor statistics are now available on-line to help you determine just exactly how valuable you are to a current or prospective employer. The figures are generally listed according to low, average and high; depending onrepparttar 141850 area ofrepparttar 141851 country in which you live andrepparttar 141852 exact amount of experience you possess.

Individuals who are a little onrepparttar 141853 shy side and feel uncomfortable with trying to negotiate for a higher salary and benefits package can work out some of their anxiety by practicing with friends and relatives. It can be quite helpful to write out a sample script ahead of time so that you can work your way through it as you take a practice run. Take a look below at one way in which a salary and benefits negotiation might be handled:

Ms. Employer: Im really impressed with your skills and experience. We would like to offer yourepparttar 141854 position at a starting salary of $45,000 per year.

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