How Leaders Sometimes Undermine Worker Motivation

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If you are a leader, an important part of your job is motivating people, getting them to reach their potential and perform at their best. The problem is that many managers are not aware of how motivation works and how best to instill it in their workers. Here are a few ways that managers may,… Read more »

Evaluating Your Onboarding

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Onboarding is an important piece of the hiring process. If done well, it enables new employees to hit the ground running, to be successful in their jobs and to make significant contributions. However, if it is flawed, new employees may be set adrift, feeling isolated and uncertain — a recipe for high turnover. To make… Read more »

How Not to Network

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Networking is a great way to find a job. In fact, according to some research, most job candidates find new jobs through networking. But in order to get the most out of it, you have to avoid certain pitfalls. There is a right way and a wrong way to network. Here are a few of… Read more »

Three Important Questions for Job Candidates

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Often hiring managers are not aware of the best questions to ask during job interviews to determine if a candidate is a good fit for the job. To help ensure the right person is hired, candidates need to be asked behavioral questions in a panel format to ensure that they are not simply delivering canned… Read more »

How to Deal with Distractions

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Interruptions and distractions are troubles that all workers face at one time or another. They may seem like minor annoyances, but they can have a serious impact on the work we do. For example, one of the biggest distractions for people today is various forms of social media. According to research, the time people spend… Read more »

Relaxation Exercises for Work Stress

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Stress is a constant companion for many people at work. It can have a significant effect on our health and productivity, so it is important to learn how to control it. The symptoms of stress can vary a great deal, but some of the more common ones include things lik indecisiveness, headaches, fatigue, irritability, problem… Read more »

Job Interviews and the Subject of Salary

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When interviewing, bringing up the issue of salary is always tricky. You don’t want to bring it up too early because it may lead the interviewer to believe that your overriding concern in applying for the job is simply how much money you can make. By the same token, you do want to get some… Read more »

Going Back to the Office

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Some companies are now asking employees to return to the office full- or part-time. For many, this can create a great deal of stress and anxiety. Employees have to again make some big adjustments to adapt to a completely new work environment, along with ongoing concerns about health and safety. If you are making a… Read more »

What’s Going On With the Job Market?

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The year 2021 ended with a slower rate of job creation than anticipated. But it turned out to be a banner year overall for job growth. The number of jobs increased by almost 6.6 million last year, the largest total on record. That is a 4.6 percent increase from the end of 2020. Industries that… Read more »

Achieving Career Goals

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Achieving Career Goals Everyone knows that achieving success in your career requires hard work. But there is another quality just as important, one without which you cannot achieve success. It goes by different names. One of the most common is resilience. Some psychologists use the term grit, which is meant to define the desire, perseverance,… Read more »