How to Be a Better Manager in 2019

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Regardless of how good you might be at your job, there’s always room for improvement, and the New Year is a great time to become a better manager. When you take steps to become a more valuable manager, it also has a positive and lasting impact for your staff members. Therefore, think about adopting one… Read more »

What Happens if You Get a Warning at Work?

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Did you get a formal verbal or written warning at work? Well unfortunately, you should be concerned. Warnings are part of a progressive disciplinary system: First, your supervisor may mention there’s an issue with your behavior or performance. The next step is a verbal or written warning, both of which are formal, documented measures that… Read more »

How to Get Your Employees to Embrace Workplace Changes

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Company-wide change is unavoidable for any business, but as businesses grow and staff members become used to the same people, methods and technology, they get set in their ways. When the time for an organizational change comes, it’s common to have unhappy and concerned staff members who staunchly resist. There’s a psychological basis for this… Read more »

What are the Most Expensive Workplace Injuries and How Can You Avoid Them?

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Companies shell out around $170 billion each year in costs related to injuries and illnesses, according to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Approximately 3 million employees annually in the US private sector are injured at work, and the amount of injuries and illnesses is highest among small and mid-sized businesses. Some of… Read more »

How to Get Through the Work Day When You Work with Difficult People

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Have you ever worked with someone that annoys you so much, you’re not sure if you want to scream at them or run away screaming? Unfortunately, difficult people are a reality of the modern workplace that we all just have to deal with. You can find all kinds of difficult people in the typical American… Read more »

Are You Wasting Your Time With These Old Recruiting Methods?

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Advancements in technology have given job seekers more power than ever in the labor market. Considering this, employers can’t just bury their head in the sand and keep using their same old recruitment methods. They must adapt or risk losing top talent to the competition. Recruiting methods become outdated when they become highly inefficient. For… Read more »

Are You Working with a Shark?

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From Sharknado to Shark Week, sharks are everywhere these days – even in the office! In the workplace, sharks are people who can have a negative impact on how you do your job. Their negative behavior may occasionally rise to the level of bullying, but not to the point that gets them fired. Avoiding shark… Read more »

How Becoming a Better Listener Can Improve Your Career

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We all like to think we are good listeners, but we’re not. Think about it: When was the last time you zoned out on someone talking about their workday? It was probably recently. Being a good listener is a social skill that is very useful in a professional setting. Paying attention to what your boss… Read more »

7 Innovative Leadership Approaches to Try

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Some people don’t give much thought to their leadership style. They feel that what they do works, and that’s okay. However, other business leaders are always trying to get better at what they do and experiment with different approaches. There are a lot of leadership approaches out there and if you’re looking to refine your… Read more »

If You Can’t Find Quality Talent, You’re Not Looking in the Right Places

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With the current U.S. unemployment level near record lows, companies are having a harder time than ever sourcing quality talent. To make matters worse, many industries are seeing a higher-than-average turnover rate. The combination of high turnover and a scarcity of talent is putting immense pressure on hiring personnel to locate quality talent. Many hiring… Read more »