Having a Useful Night Time Routine

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We all want to be as productive as possible. To do this, we generally focus on our time at work and how we can better manage our time, get more organized, prioritize tasks and plan assignments to get as much done as possible. All this is well and good, but to be as productive as… Read more »

The Real Causes of Burnout

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Burnout is a feeling of exhaustion, of being overwhelmed, of having a lack of energy, and a lack of motivation. Most people attribute the cause simply to overwork, having too much to do and not enough time to do it. But psychologists who study the phenomenon of burnout say that there is a lot more… Read more »

Some Commonly Held Beliefs About Work That Are Not True

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As in many other areas of human activity, a large body of conventional wisdom has accumulated surrounding work and managing workers. Much of it is accurate and helpful in improving performance and productivity. But not all of it hits the mark. Some fallacies and misconceptions creep in, which can create more problems than solve them…. Read more »

How to Get More from Your Day

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Are you having trouble finding enough time to get things done? Are you having difficulty accomplishing what you need to – and more importantly, the things that are most meaningful to you? If so, here are a few ideas to help you get the most from your day. 1. Shift your day In other words,… Read more »

How to Get the Most From Your Work Day

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We all want to make our work days as productive as possible. For many people, that simply means putting in more hours. But there comes a point when working longer produces diminishing returns. In fact, there is research showing that the longer we work, the less productive we become. But there things you can do… Read more »

How to Stay Mentally Sharp

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During the workday, we want to keep our minds as sharp as possible. Mentally, we obviously want to be at our best. It’s not always easy to do. We might be sharp when we first get to work in the morning after a good night’s rest, but after a while, that tends to wear off…. Read more »

Handling Recruiting Problems

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Is your company having trouble recruiting new job candidates? Are you repeating job searches? Are your candidates all being rejected by hiring managers? If this is the case, recruiting specialist Lou Adler has some advice. First off, he says, don’t repeat job searches. Doing them one time is enough. If you have three for four… Read more »

Job Applicants and Company Culture

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Sometimes during the hiring process, those doing the interviewing focus almost exclusively on a candidate’s knowledge, skills and experience. These are all important, naturally. But they ignore another very important aspect of making a good hire – how well the candidate will fit in with the company’s culture. This is a little bit more difficult… Read more »

Self-Esteem and Success

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In our society, self-esteem is something we believe to be very important to achieve success. We won’t find that job, we are told, or have success in business if we are not supremely confident in our abilities. But the problem with self-esteem is that it is difficult to maintain in the face of reality. We… Read more »

When an Employer Gives You a “Thumbs Down” on Social Media

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Social media can be a great way to get your name in front of an employer. It can even be a great way to actually talk to an employer! (LinkedIn’s “in mail,” for example allows you to send an e-mail to a hiring manager even if he or she is not in your “network.”) But… Read more »