Why It’s Important to Work Hard 
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Why It’s Important to Work Hard 

Why It’s Important to Work Hard 

by Joshua Becker If the goal of work isn’t to earn more and more money so we can buy bigger and bigger houses and fancier and more expensive cars, then what’s the point? If we’ve chosen to measure life’s success in more important terms than material possessions, why would we choose to continue working hard? … Read More

How to Hire for Soft Skills 
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How to Hire for Soft Skills 

How to Hire for Soft Skills 

by Ray Bixler What are soft skills? While many hiring mangers focus on hard skills, those abilities that are teachable and easy to identify (Can she code? Can he operate a forklift?), fewer focus on soft skills. Soft skills are subjective and much harder to list on a resume or explain in a cover letter. … Read More

Many Employees Have a Mid-Career Crisis. Here’s How Employers Can Help
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Many Employees Have a Mid-Career Crisis. Here’s How Employers Can Help

Many Employees Have a Mid-Career Crisis. Here’s How Employers Can Help

by Serenity Gibbons The “midcareer crisis” is a real phenomenon for many workers; research has shown that career satisfaction bottoms out when people are in the middle of their careers. For many managers, the problem is seeing those employees through to the other side. Many companies and leaders have failed to develop plans for the … Read More

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture
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When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

by Allan H. Church and Jay A. Conger When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens … Read More

5 Smart Ways To Deal With Workplace Stress
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5 Smart Ways To Deal With Workplace Stress

5 Smart Ways To Deal With Workplace Stress

by Nancy Collamer Feeling stressed at work? Sorry to say, you’re in excellent company. According to an American Psychological Association survey, Americans are more stressed than at any time during the past decade. But I’m happy to share five helpful coping strategies I picked up from two experts while attending the recent Indeed.com conference on … Read More

Research: When Managers Are Overworked, They Treat Employees Less Fairly
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Research: When Managers Are Overworked, They Treat Employees Less Fairly

Research: When Managers Are Overworked, They Treat Employees Less Fairly

by Elad N. Sherf, Ravi S. Gajendran and Vijaya Venkataramani Fair managers can reap big dividends. Extensive research finds that employees who feel fairly treated are better performers, helpful to colleagues, more committed to their workgroups and the organization, and less likely to steal or be rude to others. Acting fairly is not always easy. … Read More

How to Succeed With Your New Boss
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How to Succeed With Your New Boss

How to Succeed With Your New Boss

by Michael Watkins Your new boss will have more impact than anyone else over whether you succeed or fail. Your boss establishes benchmarks for your success, interprets your actions for other key players, and controls resources you need. Building a productive working relationship with him or her while you establish your mandate and negotiate for … Read More

How to Lose Your Best Employees
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How to Lose Your Best Employees

How to Lose Your Best Employees

by Whitney Johnson You want to be a great boss. You want your company to be a great place to work. But right now, at this very moment, one of your key employees might be about to walk out the door. She has consistently brought her best game to work and has grown into a … Read More

What Does “Character” Even Mean?
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What Does “Character” Even Mean?

What Does “Character” Even Mean?

by Christian B. Miller Consider some famous names from the business world in recent years. Bernie Madoff. Ken Lay. Bernie Ebbers. What do they all have in common? One thing is that they each demonstrated a tremendous failure of character. They acted viciously with no signs of a moral compass, and as a result, they … Read More

Should bosses and employees friend each other on Facebook?
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Should bosses and employees friend each other on Facebook?

Should bosses and employees friend each other on Facebook?

InformedDebate from The Costo Connection Bosses and their employees see each other every day at work and may even see each other as friends. But should they friend each other on Facebook as well? Some say yes, if you know how to set up some online restrictions. Others argue that it’s inappropriate on Facebook because … Read More