How to Negotiate Your Salary When You’re New to the Workforce

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When you are new to the workforce, the idea of negotiating your salary can be intimidating. It isn’t uncommon to question your worth or worry that requesting more money will lead a company to rescind their offer. Plus, the process can be somewhat uncomfortable, making younger professionals even more reluctant to attempt to negotiate. But,… Read more »


4 Ways to Pull Your Career Out of a Rut in 2018

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While a bit of normalcy can provide a sense of calm, a rut is often downright dull. Most people encounter the occasional stall during their career, but when the tedium becomes commonplace, it’s easy to reach a point of frustration. Luckily, there are ways to break free of ruts in your career. Here are four… Read more »


How to Get the Most from Your Training Program

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When IT organizations have to cut costs, one of the first places they look is training and development programs. That’s because these programs are seen more as expenses than investments. The return on investment of the training is often murky, and so it is harder to justify the cost. There are a number of reasons… Read more »


Pay Secrecy Legislation

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In an effort to promote greater equality of pay among various groups of employees, many state governments are proposing pay secrecy legislation. Under the proposed legislation, employees would have the right to give salary information to co-workers, and employers would have to prove that a difference in pay between employees is connected to job performance… Read more »


Employees are Feeling Burdened by Work

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Are you feeling overwhelmed at work? Many people are, according to a recent survey. In fact, one-third of all employees feel that they just have too much work, more than they can handle, the study says. Ironically, the same skills that have helped many to perform better have led to them trying to do too… Read more »


How to Improve Your Time Management

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In this day and age when people are deluged with work and doing more and more at the office, time management has become more than just a nice catchword. It has become absolutely essential. Everyone now needs to learn how to manage time effectively if they are going to perform well at their jobs. The… Read more »


How Wellness Programs Affect Productivity

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Traditionally, wellness programs have been touted as a way to lower the cost of health insurance for companies and to reduce employee absenteeism. One study showed that for each dollar a company spends for wellness, it saves $3.27 in healthcare costs and $2.73 in absenteeism costs. However, recent research has found a definite causal connection… Read more »


How to Innovate

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Businesses are always looking for new ideas. Creativity and innovation are at a premium. And there is no lack of information out there on how to improve creativity or how to be more innovative. Much scientific research has been devoted to the problem as well. And this research has found that creativity and innovation is… 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 »


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 »