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How to Handle Some Common Workforce Issues

If productivity and efficiency are lagging in your workforce, and revenue is not what it should be, even though market conditions are favorable, there are some employee issues that need to be looked at. Here are a few common ones that impact productivity. 1. Poor project management Projects, if not handled properly, can become boondoggles.… Read More »

Bad Bosses

There are many good bosses in workplaces today, people who truly care about their employees, and work to make sure their people are happy and performing at their best. But there are plenty of bad bosses as well. Unfortunately, bosses who berate or belittle their employees are often seen in a positive light. They are… Read More »

What to Avoid in the Job Search

Much of the advice about searching for a job revolves around the things that you should be doing. However, there are things you need to avoid as well, mistakes that you need to watch out for that could rapidly sink your chances with an employer. Here are a few to watch out for. 1. Resume… Read More »

How Office Greenspace Can Improve Performance

More companies are adopting wellness programs for their employees. These firms realize the advantages of such programs in enhancing the morale and productivity of employees. These wellness programs encompass everything from exercise rooms to yoga classes. But there is one very powerful element of wellness that companies are overlooking, something that actually has a huge… Read More »

How to Compose a Job Offer Letter

Letters that notify an applicant of a job offer usually set forth the terms and conditions of employment. They are not legal documents, however, they may contain information that does carry some legal force. For example, if the employer proffers a signing bonus, he can be considered in breach of contract if he does not… Read More »

Keeping a Decision Journal

One of the key functions of every job is making decisions. But many of us are not as effective at making decisions as we could be. Often, we act with incomplete information, buffeted by our emotions, and not thinking things through. But there is a simple way to help improve decision making, a way that… Read More »

How to Handle Burnout

All jobs have their share of stress and challenges. If you have such a job, it is important to take precautions so that you don’t fall prey to burnout. Burnout is basically a feeling of exhaustion brought about by a great deal of stress. You feel that you have lost control, that you are not… Read More »

The Best Way to Resign from Your Job

Resigning from a job can sometimes be a little difficult, especially if you have to face a supervisor who will not be happy to see you go. You also know that you will be leaving your coworkers shorthanded. So, how should you go about resigning? Here are a few tips. 1. Keep it professional You… Read More »

How to Interview for Soft Skills

When interviewing job candidates, it is important to get an idea of the person’s soft skills as well as their technical knowledge. Soft skills generally apply to a person’s personality and character – their honesty and integrity, how well he or she works with other people, his attitude and motivation, and his persistence and resilience.… Read More »

How to Reach Your Goals

Everyone has goals, whether explicit or implicit. We are all working toward some end or other. Goals are important in a number of different ways. Here are a few. 1. They enable us to focus. Life is full of things demanding our attention. When we establish a goal, we pull something out of the white… Read More »