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Posted May 05, 2015 by

The Importance Of Development And Training In The Workplace

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Training is vital for the employees of a company and the truth is that most of the employees of small to medium companies do not have growth opportunities because of the lack of a solid training program that is used by the employer.

Attending training sessions automatically means missing out on work so many business managers believe that this is a drawback. That is definitely not the case. If you take a look at our Blue Jeans for HR services, you will see that there is an increase in the number of companies that realize how important it is to develop a proper training and development program at the workplace. This is due to various reasons. The important ones will be highlighted below. (more…)

Posted May 01, 2015 by

Telltale Signs You Need a Break From Work

Office worker takes a break from his work and leans back daydreaming

Office worker takes a break from his work and leans back daydreaming. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Stress among adults is often linked to work. The problem is they don’t know when they are already stressed.

Juliet Schor, writer of the best selling book The Overworked American, tells that people are literally working themselves to death. They get 90 minutes less sleep than they should, resulting to chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes and depression.

Overworking can cause serious problems but modern employees have become workaholics. Dean Schabner of ABC news reports that people work longer days, get less vacation time, and feel pressured with competition resulting to so much stress.

So how can you tell if you are too stressed from work? Here are some signs you need to observe: (more…)

Posted April 29, 2015 by

How important is time management for students?

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We all know the college carefree life when every adult problem seems so distant and far way that we don’t even care about it. A student’s life is all about discovering and experimenting and finally realizing what makes you happy (if you are lucky). So, is it important to think about life, serious issues, job skills and other “serious” stuff during the college years or should you try to have the best time of your life and leave all these things after your graduate? (more…)

Posted March 02, 2015 by

Career Gauge: How to Know if Your Personality will Fit Your Next Job

Career choice concept. Woman split half and half in businesswoman and medical doctor / nurse. Young smiling woman isolated on white background

Career choice concept. Woman split half and half in businesswoman and medical doctor / nurse. Young smiling woman isolated on white background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Choosing a career that fits your personality is a difficult choice that sometimes can only be completed when you have tried a few on for size. Luckily, you can also take a personality test that should help determine what occupations best fit your style. The most common one is Myers-Briggs.

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The first way the Myers-Briggs tests each individual’s personality is by determining if you are an introvert or extrovert. Introverts often enjoy to work alone, in an office, or in a cubicle without speaking to groups working with others during large spans of time, like computer coders. Extroverts enjoy working with others as much as possible, hashing out ideas with others. TV writers tend to be extroverts as they work in large groups to hash out script ideas. (more…)

Posted January 02, 2015 by

Choosing a meaningful career

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Career choice options – student thinking of future education. Young woman contemplating career options smiling looking up at thought bubbles on a blackboard with images of different professions. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

People often get so caught up in how to make a living that they forget to make a life. Let’s face it; we are living in a world where what we do for a living has become a big part of what defines us. Our lifestyle demands and responsibility lists are so long that we have no time to pause and think if we are actually doing something we like with our life. A lot of youngsters today are riddled with what career to choose in order to lead a life that is financially stable and emotionally rewarding. A very small percentage of people are actually satisfied with their career; for most people it’s dragging themselves from Monday to Friday and waiting for the weekend. (more…)

Posted August 14, 2014 by

9 Ways To Add Happiness To Your Mood At Work

Portrait of a smiling worker in a factory

Portrait of a smiling worker in a factory. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When the job is new, it usually seems refreshing and interesting. However, as your job gets old, it may start making you bored and tired all the time. No matter how happy-go-lucky you are, sometimes it becomes tough to stay positive and happy at work.

Work load, project deadlines, office politics and over-times are some of the few factors that may make you feel tired of your day to day job and thus add boredom to it. The only ways you can take that boredom out of your job and make it more interesting and engaging again are: (more…)

Posted June 09, 2014 by

Employers, What Makes Your Employees Happy on their Entry Level Jobs?

I believe most employees want to be happy at work, whether they’re on entry level jobs or in other positions.  For employers who may not know what can make their workers feel good, find out in the following post.

Recently, Randstad polled 7,000 people from around the country and asked them to define what factors determine employee happiness at work. And, let’s just say, people don’t want to be lounging around. On the contrary, and according to the Randstad 2013 Employer Branding Survey, people want to feel challenged, they want to be developing new

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Posted May 22, 2014 by

Have Jobs for Recent College Graduates? How Happiness Leads to Career Success

For those of you who have or will search jobs for recent college graduates, make sure you feel good about your positions.  The following post features an infographic explaining how happiness leads to career success.

The average person spends more time doing work than any other activity. And yet most of us aren’t truly happy with the work we’re doing. That’s a problem. And now we know, thanks to this infographic from noomi.com, what might be the root cause of that problem. For years, we’ve

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Posted May 16, 2014 by

Want Employees to be More Productive on Their Entry Level Jobs? 4 Ways to Get Them Happy and Healthy

In general as people, we tend to accomplish more when we feel good about ourselves.  The same goes for the workplace.  In the following post, learn four ways to help employees feel happy and healthy on their entry level jobs.

Balance: we all need it. But some workplaces struggle to find this balance, leaving hardworking employees feeling worn out and unproductive. A movement for corporate wellness has begun with policies designed to promote wellness in the workplace and increase employee efficiency. At SweatGuru, we take specific steps to ensure our office environment

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Posted March 03, 2014 by

Do What Feels Right And Pursue Your Passion

Happy, successful businessman showing cheer with clenched fists at work

Happy, successful businessman showing cheer with clenched fists at work. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

What makes you feel fulfilled? If you say it’s your job, you are, sadly, part of a small group everyone else rolls their eyes at. A 2013 Gallup poll found that just under 30 percent of employees working in the U.S. and Canada felt engaged at work. And these workers are among the most satisfied of the 180 nations Gallop surveyed! (more…)