How to Ensure You Remain Unbiased While Recruiting

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How to Ensure You Remain Unbiased While Recruiting

  Regardless of intentions, bias has a way of creeping into the hiring process, and research shows that people from certain backgrounds have a harder time successfully making it through the process than others. Obviously, your company should be vigilant about eliminating bias in all of its human resources functions, but particularly when it comes… Read more »

How to Keep Your Employees Safe All Year Round

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How to Keep Your Employees Safe All Year Round

Sadly, we live in a world where organizations develop and train employees for catastrophic, disaster, or terrorism situations, which now includes ‘active shooter’ situations. As a leader, it’s your responsibility to prepare your team for these situations and that means not ignoring the possibility these situations happening, including an active shooter situation taking place in… Read more »

Things You Should Never Talk About at Work

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Things You Should Never Talk About at Work

With the same people seeing each other every weekday for 40 hours or more a week, conversations in the workplace can get pretty loosey-goosey. However, that doesn’t mean you should let your guard down and start saying whatever pops into your mind. Despite some people getting away with saying whatever they want to on Twitter,… Read more »

7 Ways to Help Your Employees Save More Money

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7 Ways to Help Your Employees Save More Money

Companies try to give their employees good compensation for their services, but sometimes employees still have a tough time meeting all of their financial goals. If you can’t afford to pay your employees more, you could always take other steps to make them feel financially secure. Here are a few tips on how to help… Read more »

4 Curveball Questions You Should Ask Interviewees

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Curveball Interview Questions

Strange, curveball interview questions appear to be quite divisive among hiring personnel. Critics say they don’t produce any useful information. Supporters say they can provide insight that standard interview questions cannot. Furthermore, applicants often prepare stock answers for the typical interview questions, turning the interview into more of a recital that anything else. While curveball… Read more »

Seven Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

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Seven Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

  Emotional intelligence has a crucial role at work. Hiring, compensation or promotion decisions are often based on your emotional intelligence. Individuals with a high level of emotional intelligence can grasp and assess their own feelings, as well as effectively pick up on the emotions of others. They have a good sense of themselves and… Read more »

How to Rid Your Team of Negativity

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How to Rid Your Team of Negativity

Looking to manage pessimism on your team can seem like a losing battle. Negativity, left alone, will ultimately throttle productivity and increase turnover. However, as a manager, you do have significant control over the situation, and the best way to confront negativity is to focus on the impacts it has on everybody. Essentially you are… Read more »

Are You Being Overworked in Your Managerial Role?

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Are You Being Overworked?

As a manager, you are going to get more than your fair share of responsibilities and the stress that comes with them. However, if you’re feeling constantly overworked and stressed out, you shouldn’t be expected just live it with as a condition of your position. Stress is a normal response that helps us deal with… Read more »

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 »