Building Resilience

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Psychologists and business experts generally agree that resilience is a key trait that people need to have if they are to be successful in their careers. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from a failure, to continue moving forward even after experiencing setbacks. To have resilience is to have the ability to persevere. Having… Read more »

How to Prevent Inflation from Chipping Away at Your Paycheck

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Since 2020, companies have raised wages 4.5 percent. But workers may not feel any better off because that increase is being eaten up by inflation. The annual inflation rate was more than 8 percent for the month of April alone. So, what can you do to get ahead of the inflation monster? Here are a… Read more »

Spurring Creativity Among Teams at Work

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These days, as the pace of change continues to accelerate, companies value creativity and innovation more than ever. Managers want their teams to be creative in finding solutions to problems. Here are a few ways to spur creativity among teams at work. Challenge your team To help your team members be more creative, you have… Read more »

How to do Reference Checks

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Should you check references? Some hiring managers are reluctant to get involved with checking references because of the legal implications associated with it. And it’s certainly true that some employers are reluctant to give out much information about former employees because of legal considerations. But this should not deter anyone from checking references because there… Read more »

Making the Most of Meetings

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Few people are eager to attend meetings at work. Many simply see them as time sinks that they need to get through so that they can get to the more important work they need to do. But, if handled properly, meetings can help teams to perform better and actually increase productivity. Here are some ways… Read more »

Enhancing Team Productivity

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If you are a manager, you want your team to be as productive as possible. Here are a few things you can do to enhance your team’s performance when tackling a project. 1. Set your goals The first step in improving productivity is to figure out exactly what you want to accomplish, and to do… Read more »

Boomerang Workers as a Source of Talent

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If your company is struggling to find the people you need, there is one source of talent often overlooked where you may find qualified people — boomerang employees. These are people who worked at a company, left the company and worked for another employer, and then at some point returned to their original company. How… Read more »

How to Improve Coaching of Workers

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Coaching is a way of teaching and learning that is being used much more often in the workplace today. The reason for this is the unique benefits that coaching can offer– it helps to improve the learning process because people can help direct their own learning through questioning, listening, and taking on challenges in a… Read more »

How to Delegate Effectively

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Being able to delegate assignments is an important skill that managers should have. Some managers may be reluctant to delegate, thinking that it may hinder productivity. But not delegating may reduce productivity even more because the manager will then have too much on his plate to handle effectively, and important work may end up falling… Read more »

How To Stay Motivated While Working Remotely

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If you’re like many people, you’ve been working at home for quite some time. You may be enjoying the time away from the office or looking forward to returning to the workplace. Whatever the case, you may find that you’re getting into a well-worn routine. It may be getting a little tiresome, and you’re ready… Read more »