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Posted February 09, 2012 by

9 Tips to Create a Civil and Animosity-Free Workplace

As Valentine’s Day approaches, employers and employees nationwide will be barraged with reminders about the prevalence and pitfalls of office romance. However, some companies are facing an entirely different problem: their workers have lost that loving feeling and the consequences can be dire.

A tight job market, combined with stagnant wages and less upward mobility can leave workers feeling frustrated. In this environment, animosity between coworkers stemming from personality conflicts, differing work styles, or competition can be amplified, resulting in a wide variety of workplace problems, from lost productivity to increased and open hostility, according to the workplace experts at global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. (more…)

Posted December 21, 2011 by

14% of Employees Say Their Boss Reminds Them of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red Nosed ReindeerClassic holiday movies feature some of the most beloved heroes and villains ever to grace the silver screen. While most characters are larger than life, their distinct traits and values, for better or worse, are found around us every day at the workplace. A new CareerBuilder survey asked more than 4,500 workers which holiday movie legend most reminded them of their bosses.

Which holiday movie character most reminds you of your boss? Respondents reported the following: (more…)