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4 Killer Ways to…

Toxic attitudes in the workplace are contagious and can affect company morale in a negative way. Here are a few steps on dealing with toxic attitudes in the workplace. 1. Don't Engage Negative people feed off of an audience. If you find yourself on the receiving end of a negative tirade in the break room, don't add fuel to their fire by engaging their negative ideas (even if you agree with them). Simply nod your head, say "that's interesting" when they've finished and then go back to eating your sandwich. Your toxic coworker will sense that you're not going to give them the attention that they want and they'll move onto someone who will. 2. Turn the Tables If you have a particularly attention hungry coworker who doesn't go away after you show disinterest, turn the tables on them and be positive. Whatever situation your coworker is complaining about, find a positive aspect to it and interject that positivity into the conversation. Positivity is repellent to negative people. By turning their negative rant into a positive conversation, you'll completely turn them off and they'll leave you alone. If you're able to define yourself in your office as a positive person, negative attitudes will avoid you and you'll be able to work in peace. 3. Give Them More Responsibility If you have an attitude problem in your office and a few..

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7 Reasons Why Employees…

Employee turnover will cost you, and in ways you may not have previously considered. Higher than average turnover can sink morale, cut production, and tax you dearly in training costs. Although not every resignation can or should be thwarted, by understanding the reasons why employees quit, you can reduce turnover accordingly. We'll take a look at seven reasons why employees resign and move on as well as how to counter each one. 1. Poor hiring decisions. Sometimes people leave or are pressured out simply because they were the wrong person for the job. Worse, this individual may have been wrong for your company's culture. That's a clash in interests that could have been averted before they were hired. If your company consistently hires the wrong people, then your method of recruiting, evaluating, interviewing, and offering jobs to these individuals is all wrong. Something is broken in the process and needs to be fixed. Human Resources must be empowered to have the final say whether an individual is hired or not. If they already have that say, then something in the HR department needs overhauling. 2. An uncompetitive compensation package. Salary and benefits work in tandem to form your business' compensation package. Naturally, such packages should be tailored to individual employees, especially as they move up in the ranks. While the initial compensation package may be sufficient to attract an employee,..

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How to Stay Sane…

Being laid off is one of the most stressful things to happen to a person. Studies have shown that it is as stressful as suffering a major illness and almost as stressful as divorce or going to jail. Staying mentally healthy after a layoff is a key to riding out the financial turbulence and finding a new job. There are several vital things works can do to stay balanced during this challenging life event. The first thing to remember is that you didn't do anything wrong; losing your job because you were laid off is not your fault. People usually are fired because did something wrong, like stealing from the company or refusing to complete their work. When people are laid off, it's often because the position is no longer needed, such as in a factory plant closing. Upon receiving the news that they were laid off, some people react badly. They may burst into tears or scream at the person who delivered the news. While this is not ideal behavior, the managers doing the layoffs are professionals and understand that it is an emotional time. Feeling guilty about how you acted, if you reacted poorly, is normal. You can alleviate these feelings by sending an email or a note to the manager apologizing and explaining that you were surprised by the news and that you became overwrought. Anger is..

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Fine-Tune Recruitment Advertising to…

An enduring characteristic of the job market is that there have always been more job-seekers than available jobs, not least because of constantly growing populations and sluggish economic growth. In an environment where job demand exceeds supply, your company should find it easy to fill vacancies. All you need do is release a recruitment advertisement in target group-appropriate media to attract plenty of job hunters. But is a huge response what you really need? Wouldn't this burden your HR department with the task of sifting through dozens of applications, many of which might not fill the bill? Wouldn't it be better if your recruitment ad had filters built into it, so you net the right people? Here are pointers to help you craft a job ad--not to draw an exceptional number of people, but a number of exceptional ones. Make it stand out Look at the 'Appointments' page of a newspaper. You'll see a formidable mass of text with nothing to break the monotony. This is because most recruitment ads are designed without visuals on the assumption that job seekers will find what they're looking for anyway. But what if your recruitment ad is missed altogether? Wouldn't it be better to treat it like a regular display ad, with a powerful headline and arresting visuals that are sure to be noticed? This means going in for a larger size, so..

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9 Tips for a…

Every morning men and women wake up full of plans for the day. Every night those same people go to bed not having accomplished half of what they wanted to do or worse, didn't get to it at all. To ensure a productive day, there are a few details to keep in mind. 1. While there's no need to wake up at the crack of dawn, try to get up at a reasonable hour. You'll feel more energetic and in better spirit than when you sleep late. Have a shower and get dressed. Some people like to work in their pajamas, but the fact is, sooner or later they will start to feel sluggish. 2. Have breakfast. Whether you like toast and a boiled egg, milk on cereal, or coffee and a muffin, anything is better than nothing. You'll need food to sustain you. 3. If you like lists, write down the things you need to do and then prioritize them. Being able to cross one item after another off your list will motivate you to keep going. 4. If you know that you're easily distracted, allow yourself to check your emails and social media messages first thing in the morning and then close those programs. Leaving them open will only tempt you to revisit those sites or worse, you'll succumb to playing games. 5. If you're prone to feeling..

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