Archive for December, 2017

How to Squash Workplace Beef

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Some sort of drama is bound to arise whenever a group of people spends a lot of time together. Think back to your high school days – you were probably privy to gossip and emotional disarray that ran rampant through the hallways, even if you weren’t personally involved. However, the truth is that drama is not limited to just teenagers. Workplace drama is a real problem at many companies, but leaders sometimes have a tendency to scoff at or simply ignore the drama. With much work to be done, it can be easy to continue under the assumption that everything…

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Fine Design: Get the Most Out of Your Office Space

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Businesses are realizing that designing office space to best suit their employees’ needs and personalities is an integral part of supporting an effective work environment.  Employers are spending billions of dollars to transform their workplaces into open office settings that are conducive to collaboration and productivity. Many employees — especially younger ones — react positively to these kinds of environments.  But there are a substantial number of people whose work habits are negatively affected by open office spaces and constant activity around them.  These people, many of whom are naturally introverted, may feel like fish out of water in today’s…

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Shattering Through a Bad Glassdoor Review

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Generally, a person is more likely to post a review about a company or product when they have had a negative experience with said company or product.  Sometimes, people go out of their way to leave glowing reviews online, but that is more exception than rule. This phenomenon also applies to employees reviewing their current or former employers on job boards like Glassdoor. Research suggests that most online reviews of companies are accurate; however, it really doesn’t matter if the feedback is baseless or has merit – a streak of negative reviews can quickly become a huge problem for any…

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Make a Good Connection and Prevent Rejection

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Getting to the final interview stage and falling just short of being hired is an emotionally draining experience for job applicants. On the flip side of the coin, the disappointment employers experience when they are rejected by job seekers at the end of the hiring process can also be frustrating. These rejections can be a tough pill to swallow for managers. When you put so much time and effort into the hiring process, you want to land your first choice — anything less can seem like a failure. Sometimes, companies get unlucky when they are rejected, and could not have…

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