The Best Ways to Challenge Your Employees to Reach Their Potential

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Helping your staff members reach their potential is easier said than done. You want to help them address shortcomings, but you don’t want to make them feel demoralized. Sometimes, employees will need a push in order to grow and develop, but you don’t want to push them right out the door! Further complicating the issue… Read more »

Learn How to Improve Your Company’s Environment

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As any fan of a struggling sports team will tell you, it’s not enough to just get talented people into your organization; you also have to create an environment that allows them to excel. There’s a saying that good companies attract good people and repel bad people, while bad companies attract bad people and repel… Read more »

Reasons to Make Sure Employees Are Using Their Vacation Time

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Americans are notorious for not using all their allotted paid vacation time. There are many reasons why employees don’t use their paid time-off, but they are usually related to a perceived lack of job security or concerns about the impact an absence will have on their workload. Some employees may skip vacation because they are… Read more »

How to Be Okay with Not Everyone Liking You

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Many of us are “people pleasers”: We want people to like us, so we go the extra mile to please them. You might think of that as a harmless personality quirk but having the urge to want everyone to like you can be counterproductive in today’s business environment. In fact, being okay with not pleasing… Read more »

What to Do When After-Work Happy Hours Aren’t Your Thing

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Whether it’s for religious reasons, dealing with addiction issues or just due to personal preference, many people don’t drink alcohol. Unfortunately, the business world tends to be swimming in the stuff.  Abstaining from excess is admirable, but it may not feel that way when it comes to your career. People typically bond at workplace happy hours and industry conference social events. Simply put,… Read more »

5 Easy Steps to Asking Your Boss for Time Off

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In the typical American workplace, hard work is something to be proud of; however, an unfortunate side effect is the peer pressure to avoid taking time off. In fact, studies regularly show that Americans don’t use millions of days in paid vacation time each year.  If you work hard, you need a vacation. But because of peer pressure, a new boss… Read more »

How to Get a Job as an LPN

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A career in healthcare is very accessible and one of the best entrance points is a job as a licensed nurse practitioner (LPN). The typical job of an LPN involves providing routine care, monitoring patient health and providing assistance to other healthcare professionals. LPNs are usually responsible for giving medication, tracking vital signs, following up… Read more »

4 Ways to Better Communicate With Your Customers

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Communication is key in every aspect of business, but it is particularly crucial when it comes to customer service. Improving communication with customers can not only boost your bottom line, it can also support employee morale and engagement. Below are four ways that you can communicate better with your customers. 1.      Listen When customers are… Read more »

Is Your First Job Offer The Right One?

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Regardless of whether a first offer for a job is generous or downright insulting, the last thing you want to do is accept it without thinking about it. Consider every offer from all angles: If it falls short of what you wanted, you might want to consider a counter offer, or you may determine that… Read more »

How To Make Sure Your Staff Enjoys Coming Into Work Every Day

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The old saying goes, “It’s called work for a reason,” but coming into work every day shouldn’t have to feel like soul-deadening drudgery. Many companies are finding ways to emotionally connect their staff members to their jobs so they enjoy coming into work. Read more below on how to make sure your employees look forward to… Read more »