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Posted October 03, 2013 by

There’s No “I” in Team: How to Truly Become a Team Player

Business team looking above with hands piled together

Business team looking above with hands piled together. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

We’ve all heard about the importance of being a team player, but what does that really mean in the workplace?

To really understand what being a team player means, you must first understand the nature of teams in the workplace. Generally speaking, a team is a group of about three to 12 people who work together toward a specific long- or short-term goal — like organizing a holiday party, overseeing a software upgrade, or handling an organization’s customer complaints. In some cases, it’s fairly easy to adjust to working in a team environment because it’s made up of people within a department who already have a history together. Other times, teams are interdepartmental, which can make them a bit more challenging. (more…)

Posted September 19, 2013 by

The Well Workforce: Healthy Equals Wealthy and Wise

A support group having a meeting

A support group having a meeting. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Remember founding father Ben Franklin’s advice that ends in, “Healthy, wealthy and wise?” There is no place where the interconnectedness of those very attributes Franklin championed are more evident than in the workforce. Not only will a mentally healthy workforce directly translate to direct benefits for the American worker, it will bolster businesses’ bottom lines by greatly reducing lost productivity, absenteeism, and worker’s compensation and disability claims. (more…)

Posted August 13, 2013 by

7 Things to Do After You Get Turned Down for a Raise

Aaron Gouveia

Aaron Gouveia, Salary.com contributing writer

If the true measure of a person is how he/she acts in the face of adversity, then how you react when you get turned down for a raise request speaks volumes.

Look, no one likes rejection. It’s not easy mustering up the courage to advocate for yourself, ask for more money, and potentially put your self-worth on the line. Doing your utmost to convince someone you’re worth it and then having your manager disagree isn’t an easy thing with which to cope. Once you’ve been turned down, you now run the risk of becoming bitter, detached, and disinterested at work – and that serves nobody. (more…)

Posted July 02, 2013 by

Employers Most Concerned with Retaining Best Workers

As difficult as it has become to locate top performers, keeping them on board is proving to be an even greater worry for employers, a recent Robert Half survey shows. Nearly four in 10 (38 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said retaining valuable employees is their biggest staffing concern for the next 12 months. Twenty-seven percent of respondents said their top focus will be maintaining employee productivity. (more…)

Posted May 21, 2013 by

Build Workplace Relationships at Your Entry Level Job. 5 Ways to Boost Morale with Co-workers

If you have just started an entry level job, it is important to make a good impression with everyone, including your co-workers.  The following post has five ways to build workplace relationships and boost morale with your colleagues.

Complaints, grievances, nagging, gossip, pessimism, anger and misery. Nothing’s worse than a workplace where co-workers and bosses alike share in these unfortunate traits with one another daily. It affects productivity and, even worse, your outlook on life. The dread we may feel in our gut—knowing what awaits us as we head to work—is enough to ruin

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5 Simple Ways for a Stronger Working Relationship with your Co-workers – Bringing Civility Back to the Workplace