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Posted October 23, 2015 by

Employee resource groups–support in the workplace

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Diverse group of business people having a meeting. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Employees don’t want to be lone wolves in the workplace, do they? We all want to feel supported by others at work. Our confidence grows, our productivity increases, and we believe there is nothing we can’t accomplish. Sharing common interests with fellow workers may encourage participation in Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). (more…)

Posted March 02, 2015 by

Find a Great Career as a Debt Counsellor in Debt Relief Companies

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Mid-adult couple meeting with financial planner. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Debt relief companies help people in financial distress, to get rid of the burdensome debts. They are credit advocates helping people in improving their financial status. They basically conduct financial consultations in an attempt to educate the consumer and suggest appropriate remedies. Their core services are aimed at offering an alternative to credit counseling, bankruptcy and debt consolidation. Their chief role is to represent the consumer and become his advocate, while restoring financial stability at the earliest possible. Debt relief companies are looking for smart, compassionate and energetic individuals as debt counsellors for helping all those Americans who are in financial crisis, with individual customer service, education, and of course, debt relief. (more…)

Posted December 17, 2014 by

Improving Productivity through Employee Recognition

Laura O. Tolentino

Laura O. Tolentino

Success in the business world is measured by turning a profit: Your business is at its best when you demonstrate that income outweighs expenses on your balance sheet. When the fiscal year ends, you take a closer look at those numbers and attempt to figure out where improvements can be made to increase overall efficiency. Whether you streamline the logistics process, eliminate non-performing sectors or re-allocate resources, improving the smooth functioning of your company is the goal.

However, many project managers miss out on a critical opportunity when it comes to increased efficiencies. Instead of looking at personnel and its impact on productivity, they take aim at other company assets and processes. The truth is that employees are among the most valuable components of a business, and they need to be nurtured and developed in order to reach their highest potential. Improving productivity through employee recognition is one effective way to show them their worth, so take the right approach when showcasing individual achievement. (more…)

Posted October 10, 2014 by

Can You Work for a Micromanager? Over 50% of Employees Have in One Survey

As an employee, do you like to have someone directing your every move on the job, or do you prefer having some independence?  According to one survey, over half of workers have had a micromanager.  In the following post, learn how these managers can negatively affect their employees and how they can give their workers a little more freedom in the workplace. (more…)

Posted October 10, 2014 by

9 Reasons Americans Increasingly Hate Their Jobs

Aaron Gouveia

Aaron Gouveia, Salary.com contributing writer

At first glance, things seem to be getting better these days. We’re told the U.S. is in a period of gradual economic recovery, more companies are now hiring again, and unemployment continues to inch downward.

But as we head into the last few months of the year, it appears many American workers haven’t gotten the memo about the good news, and are preparing for a winter of discontent. (more…)

Posted August 27, 2014 by

Why Are Employee Referrals the Most Fruitful Way to Hire

Portrait of multi-cultural office standing in a lobby

Portrait of multi-cultural office standing in a lobby. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Employee Referral is a simple internal recruitment method to interview and hire more employees through the referrals provided by their existing employees. The employees simply forward the résumé of a family member or friend who is looking for employment to the hiring department of the organisation. If their referral is selected, the employees receive a referral bonus. Employee referrals are few of the most cost effective ways of employee recruitment and the best means to build man power required by the organisation. With the growing number of dissatisfied employees and increased workforce attrition, it is becoming more and more essential for companies to hire quality employees that will stay and contribute to the business workflow. Listed below are the various benefits of employee referral schemes. (more…)

Posted August 12, 2014 by

Young Professionals, Not Happy on Your Entry Level Jobs? 5 Ways to Create a Culture Change

For young professionals who are not happy going to work on their entry level jobs, learn five ways to create a culture change at your company in the following post.

If you feel like it’s been a long week and it’s only Tuesday, your company might have a culture problem. If your company says it values teamwork, but runs a grown-up version of The Hunger Games, you might have a culture problem. If your coworkers spend more time trolling LinkedIn for better job opportunities than doing actual

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Posted May 29, 2014 by

Have New Hires for Recent College Graduate Jobs? Why Training for Diversity and Inclusion is Important at Work

Employers who have hired new workers for recent college graduate jobs should respect diversity and inclusion on the job.  In the following post, learn why, and how training can be helpful.

A functional and efficient workplace doesn’t run on work ethic alone. For it to truly flourish, special attention needs to be taken to ensure there is a strong culture of respect in an organization. It’s important for modern businesses to consider that unconscious bias is a very real thing, and can massively impact vital

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Posted May 02, 2014 by

Tips for Entry-Level Grads: 6 Effective Ways to learn How to Lead Your Own Fleet

Happy business team with a focus on woman in the front

Happy business team with a focus on woman in the front. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you are wondering, “is it possible to develop leadership skills right from the start in an entry-level job or not?” Then the answer is yes, it is possible!

However, it is also important that from the onset you must have higher aims and goals for your career and, not to mention, utmost determination to achieve them. Developing leadership skills isn’t a piece of cake, yet not extremely difficult as well. All one needs to do is to act like one and how one can act like a leader depends how one perceives or observes other leaders.

Nonetheless, let’s have a look at how you can bring out the leader from within in your entry-level job. (more…)

Posted December 03, 2013 by

Survey: Lack of Communication is Biggest Problem Concerning Employee Morale

Better communication in the workplace could provide a boost to how workers feel on the job.

Poor communication may do the greatest harm to workplace morale, suggests a new Accountemps survey. One-third (33 percent) of human resources (HR) managers interviewed said a breakdown in communication is at the heart of most morale problems; almost one in five (18 percent) survey respondents pointed to micromanagement as the biggest factor. Communication also was cited by 38 percent of HR managers as the most effective way to counter low employee morale. (more…)