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3 Ways to Manage Your Workplace Stress

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We live in a culture where the average worker is expected to do much more than just work, and highly stressful working environments are considered normal. Not surprisingly, this has led to a spike in depression and anxiety among employees nationwide. And the number may be even higher as not all employees admit to feeling… Read more »

How to Improve Your Career by Becoming More Coachable

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You’ll often hear many sports observers say some of the best athletes in the world are also the most coachable. In many ways, the same principle applies to the office. You could have an outstanding skillset or tremendous work ethic, but you will always need someone who can teach you to be better. Being coachable… Read more »

You Don’t Have to Put Up With a Workplace Bully

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Workplaces, being staffed with adults, should be bully-free zones. But survey commissioned by CareerBuilder and conducted by Harris Poll found otherwise, showing that as much as 28 percent—or 1 in every 4 people—were victims of workplace bullying. As much as 19 percent of workers left their jobs because of bullying and abuse. And the survey… Read more »

What One Bad Employee Can Do to Your Workplace Culture

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One bad apple really can spoil the whole bunch! Toxic employees are not only harmful, rude and difficult to get along with, they also create a highly negative and stressful workplace environment for everyone else. What’s more, a single toxic employee may be the catalyst for a downward spiral in in terms of harmony, engagement… Read more »

How to Manage an Unmanageable Employee

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While difficult employees often create misunderstandings, disrupt day-to-day work and affect team morale, it’s not always possible to fire them immediately. Whether it’s an employee who can’t get along with others, doesn’t respond well to authority or someone who displays insubordination, every manager inevitably deals with at least one difficult employee. Not only are bad… Read more »

Improve Your Email Writing Skills to Send Out the Right Message

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Whether you’re a floor manager or administration assistant, email is a crucial part of daily office communications. With increasing globalization, you need to be an effective email communicator regardless of the job or the industry you work in.  Poor grammar, bad spelling, incorrect names and untidy formatting can result in embarrassing errors. While every email… Read more »

The 5 Things You Need to Be Prepared for Your First Day on the Job

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Depending on how well you’re prepared, the first day on your job can be memorable – or stressful. Now that you’ve landed the job, get ready for your first day at work and reduce your anxiety levels. What’s more, since the first day at work can be an overwhelming one, prepare yourself as much as… Read more »

How to Make Sure Your Employees are Following Your Safety Standards

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Without suitable plans in place, employers often end up paying millions of dollars for work-related accidents, injuries and illnesses. Failure to implement safety standards can result in revenue losses, absenteeism and decrease productivity. As the employer, it’s your duty to ensure that your employees are able to work in a well-maintained and hygienic environment. While… Read more »

How to Speak and Listen Courteously on the Phone

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Poor telephone etiquette can – and often does – have serious consequences in terms of business or even personal losses. Unfortunately, for many people with busy schedules and a full workload, answering the phone graciously isn’t always the highest priority. Whether you’re speaking with a customer, boss or colleague, courteous phone skills help you make… Read more »

5 Effective Habits of Responsible Workers

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Whether you want that raise, promotion or simply to be a better team player, it’s important to show that you’re responsible at work. By becoming more responsible, you learn to manage your time better, achieve your goals and foster stronger and more trusting relationships with others. As a reliable and responsible person in the workplace,… Read more »