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It’s ok to ask for help at work when you’re not sure what you’re doing, when you have too much on your plate, or when you’ve made a mistake. Are you one of those stubborn types that won’t ask for help under any circumstances? There are lots of people like that at work, and many… Read more »

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Pew Research has repeatedly raised the red flag that 70% of your employees are disengaged at work. Why does this matter? Another Pew report suggested that this is costing companies in a big way. According to their study, disengaged workers cost employers somewhere between $450 to $550 billion in lost productivity annually. It’s clear employers… Read more »

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The days of the electronic resume submission have made it harder to know how to follow up. Unless you work with a recruiter, you may submit your resume on a job board and never have contact with a real human. You may never even hear back from your application, which makes it particularly difficult to… Read more »

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There are good and bad ways to stand out at your new job. You probably went through an intense process of applying and interviewing, background checks and testing, but you made it here. Now you’re excited and anxious and ready to make a great first impression with your boss and coworkers. The first 90-days on… Read more »

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Stress can be both positive and negative. The negatives are the physical ailments that come with chronic stress, like heart disease and anxiety disorders, which today affects more than 40 million adults. Usually, we think of stress in the negative, as in, “I am so stressed out.” But stress actually can stimulate your brain to… Read more »

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It’s important to regularly discuss career development with your employees. You can also provide a career coaching program. There’s been a lot written about how much it costs companies to lose an employee. Businesses invest thousands of dollars in recruiting, hiring, and training, only to have an employee leave. The latest data shows that turnover… Read more »

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It may be time to change jobs if you dread going to work, you’re doing more procrastinating than working, the job is taking its toll on your health and more. Work can be very hard. The environment could be very stressful, your boss could be very heavy-handed, or you could struggle to find work-life balance…. Read more »

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A few daily habits to help make you more successful include writing down little tasks in the morning, start the day with a good sweat, use a checklist, and being a lifelong learner every day. High achievers and A players just seem to be on their game all the time. The rest of us just… Read more »

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Some things are worth doing. If you love your job but are dealing with frustration or some sort of setback, it can make you feel like putting a resume together and fleeing the scene. That may be a good idea but maybe not. It’s important to deal with the setback logically, especially if you like… Read more »

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When it comes to productivity, employees can’t be managed in the same way. That’s because some employees just naturally exude productivity, juggling life commitments and work responsibilities. But other employees seem to procrastinate or just simply stay focused long enough to reach their full potential. How can managers get these employees to increase their efforts… Read more »