What Should You Do if You’re Being Bullied at Work?

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Workplace bullying occurs in both subtle and not-so-subtle ways, and this duplicitous nature makes it a difficult thing to stamp out. While bullying can include verbal abuse, property damage and public embarrassment, it can also take the form of unrealistic expectations, lies and deceit. If you are being bullied, you may be worried that calling… Read more »

Attention Managers: Learn How to Improve Time Management

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  Accountable for both how they spend their own time and the time of those they supervise, managers often face a heavy work load. Having the time to get everything done often seems impossible. However, a few simple habits or ways of thinking can help you optimize your time. Have Daily To-Do Lists Always have… Read more »

4 Morning Rituals to Help You Tackle Any Obstacle in Your Workday

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  On cold February mornings, it can be hard to roll out of bed, check your smartphone, get something to eat, and possibly hit the gym before going to work. However, an effective morning routine has been shown to, more often than not, lead to an effective day. Some morning habits, like avoiding the snooze… Read more »

The Skills to Look for to Hire the Best Administrative Assistant

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  Administrative assistants should be capable of taking on many tasks and challenging situations at the same time. They maintain an office while assisting with the duties of an executive, manager, company owner or professional organization. However, a talented administrative assistant should be able to do more than just play a supporting role. In fact,… Read more »

Improve Your Managerial Skills in 2017!

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  Around the New Year, many of us resolve to get better at our jobs. For managers, improvement doesn’t necessarily have to mean taking a class or consulting an expert. Improvement can come quickly and easily by adopting good habits. For instance, a manager could simply put more thought into how they interact with employees. By… Read more »

How to Reduce Holiday Stress at Work and at Home

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  It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t also get stressful from time to time. Between the shopping, party hosting and short staffing at work, the holiday season can get stressful in a hurry as we look after others and their responsibilities. It is important you look after… Read more »

5 Ways to Provide Extraordinary Customer Service During the Holidays

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  The holiday season is usually one of the most nerve-racking seasons, for both companies and consumers. If you’re a shopper looking for the perfect gift, or a business owner looking to boost your sales, there are numerous interactions that most go smoothly in order to ensure a festive outcome for everybody. With more consumers comes… Read more »

How to Squash Jealousy on Your Team

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  Promotions and bonuses are ways for you to recognize a top performer on your team, but this kind of attention can also provoke jealousy in employees who have to watch their co-worker get something that they did not. Like other negative emotions, jealousy can contribute to a toxic environment that can sap employee morale,… Read more »

Should You Be Friends With Your Boss?

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  According to common advice on how to be professional, you should clearly separate your personal and professional lives, and that means you can’t friends with your boss. While that’s company policy at a lot of workplaces, research has shown a major reason why you might want to go against it. Oxytocin: The Social Hormone… Read more »

How to Fire an Employee The Right Way

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Fire an Employee the Right Way

  Firing an employee is never easy. Since there are usually a lot of emotions involved, things are often done or said in a less-than-ideal way or they’re just done wrong. There are several reasons you should be trying to fire people the ‘right way.’ First, make sure you aren’t making a mistake. You don’t… Read more »