5 Ways to Build Strong Leadership Skills Even in Entry-Level Positions

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Just because you haven’t made your way to the corner office doesn’t mean that cultivating leadership skills shouldn’t be on your radar. Regardless of your current role, even if you’ve just gotten your foot through the door, working to develop leadership skills today will serve you well into the future.   Leaderships skills are important,… Read more »

How to Address Employee PPE Complaints

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Every seven seconds, a worker in the United States is injured on the job. Many of these injuries could be avoided with the proper use of personal protection equipment (PPE), especially in warehouses and manufacturing facilities. Thanks to PPE, the number of workplace accidents is significantly less than it otherwise would be. You would think,… Read more »

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 »

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

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Toxic Thoughts are Ruining Your Interview

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 »

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 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 »

Sick of Making Minimum Wage? Try a Career as a Welder

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If you’re interested in creating, cutting and repairing things, you should seriously consider starting a career as a welder. As new construction and transportation projects continue to come up, there is a shortage of welders. However, despite the high demand, employers are struggling to find skilled applicants for their requirement. While a career in welding… Read more »

How to Make the Right First Impression and Land the Job

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More than 50% of interviewers will decide if they want to hire you within the first 90 seconds of the interview. Right from your outfit choice to body language and eye contact, first impressions are crucial during interviews and can make the difference between success and failure. More often times than not, our attention is… Read more »