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Studies show that a strong, positive company culture can bring a cascade of benefits to the company’s bottom line, including reduced turnover, stronger referrals, greater productivity, and even fewer sick days. So how can you tell if your company culture is moving you down the path to success, or taking you in the wrong direction… read the rest »

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You’ve accomplished a lot during the years of your life so far, and you know that you have more accomplishments ahead and you’ll be adding them to the list as time goes by. You know that you’re no slouch. But…what if you had a method or formula that help you accomplish just a little bit… read the rest »

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The winding path through the holiday season is marked with obstacles to productivity. Everywhere we turn, we find distractions, seasonal stressors, personal obligations, daydreams and travel plans that pull employees mentally away from their work tasks. The roads are treacherous (literally) which means teams often arrive late or leave early. As they move through the… read the rest »

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Long hours at work — like any other daily routine — can eventually become an ingrained habit. And since most humans are driven by routine, ingrained habits are notoriously hard to break. That’s why self-help gurus always counsel us to keep doing those daily sit-ups and powering through the early days, weeks and months of… read the rest »

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Most candidates feel a bit of excess nervous energy during job interviews, no matter their age or level of professional experience. Jittery nerves are by no means a sign of naivete or emotional weakness, and in fact, the more nervous a candidate feels during an interview, the more likely they are to truly want the… read the rest »

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For most of us, our working years extend from our 20s to well into our 60s, and our work occupies more than half of our waking hours during the week. So, if you’re miserable at work … you’re miserable. And the opposite is equally true. A happy eight-hour stretch at work, multiplied by five days… read the rest »

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In an earlier era, employers were conditioned to see their employees as human-like machines. The more these employees gave to the company and the less they required in return, the better. To the limits of what the law would allow, employers demanded as much as they could get away with and paid as little as… read the rest »

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You’re employed, which is better than having no job at all, or so you’re told. But even though it pays the bills, your current job doesn’t quite offer the dream life you envisioned you’d be living at this stage of your career. You don’t feel “fulfilled,” and your grand paycheck isn’t big enough to make… read the rest »

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Strong candidates are adaptable. This is a simple generalization, but it applies to almost any role in any industry. Candidates who can stay on their feet and keep contributing even in the face of project swerves and schedule changes are more likely to thrive than those who fall apart, can’t recover or can’t refocus in… read the rest »

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Do you dream of being the world’s most awesome coworker? You might have your sights set on climbing the career ladder, earning promotions and becoming a leader or department director someday, but few people recognize that the path to greater advancement starts right here and now: by being the best peer and the most reliable… read the rest »