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Last Minute Interview? No Problem!

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Sometimes you won’t get much notice to come in for an interview.  And, if you’re really interested in the position, it is often best to make it work.  But just because you have less than 24 hours to get prepared, that doesn’t mean you can’t do some prep to ensure you make a great impression. … Read more »


These Two Negotiation Tips Will Get You the Number You’re Looking For

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You’ve done it! The interview went great, and now you’re sitting with a job offer in your hands. While it may seem like the hard part is over, there is one more step you need to take before starting the position: Negotiating the salary. And whether you’ve never done it before or this isn’t your… Read more »


Steps to Take If You Disagree with Your Boss and Need to Tell Them

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At some point in your career, you’re practically guaranteed to disagree with your manager. Often, it’s easy to become emotionally invested in your position, but letting your anger or frustration come out isn’t likely to solve the issue. If you feel the problem needs addressing, there are steps you can take to handle the situation… Read more »


A Few Productivity Tips

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Hundreds of books have been written about productivity. So, there is a lot of advice and information out there about how to enhance productivity. Some experts have culled through all of those books and winnowed out what they believe are the best tips on how to increase your productivity. Here are a few of them…. Read more »


Should You Let Your IT Employees Work from Home?

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Technological advances over recent years have made it easier than ever for employees to work remotely. Telecommuting options are especially popular among IT workers, as their jobs can often be completed from nearly anywhere. But some companies wonder if allowing employees to work from home means they won’t get the same quality outputs as they… Read more »


How to Give Feedback

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As a manager, you want to be open and honest with your workers. You want to give them ongoing feedback on their performance, something workers want as well. But giving feedback can be tricky because it involves a balance. You want to point out where someone needs improvement, but if you are too critical, you… Read more »


Keeping a Healthy Work Environment

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Most Americans spend a lot of time at work. Surveys show most people work almost 50 hours a week. Spending that much time at the office can have a definite effect on your health, contributing to higher levels of stress and lower levels of exercise. But, there is good news. There are things you can… Read more »


How to Handle Stress at a Job Interview

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There are few situations more stressful than a job interview. Everything you do is under scrutiny. All of your actions are being evaluated. Your performance during that short amount of time could determine the course of your career. Naturally, you will feel stressed and anxious at such an interview. But there are things you can… Read more »


Employee Engagement and Company Policies

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A recent survey shows that fewer employers are offering the kinds of benefits that employees are looking for. According to the survey, about 40 percent of those responding said they wanted flexible schedules, 30 percent wanted to be able to leave early on Fridays, and about 20 wanted a more casual dress code. However, surveys… Read more »


Spotting Cognitive Bias

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Most of us consider ourselves to be clear-minded and logical when it comes to thinking. We believe that most of the time we can objectively consider the facts and arrive at a conclusion based on those facts. But the truth is that our minds seldom work in such an orderly fashion. Our thought patterns are… Read more »