How To Handle A Toxic Boss (Part 1)

Toxic bosses are blessed with rare abilities. They have the rare ability to disengage us from otherwise meaningful and rewarding work. The rare ability to take high performing employees and turn them into incompetent fools who should feel lucky to be employed. The rare ability to single-handedly demotivate and de-energize an entire team, department, and organization..

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How Transparency Can Boost Employee Morale

In the workplace, this is especially true for millennials, who are more driven by transparency and meaningful work than any generation before them. In fact, half of millennials say they’d take a pay cut in exchange for work that matches their values, while 90 percent want to use their skills for good causes. As for the matter of transparency, Engine reports millennials want performance feedback from their managers 71 times a year!.

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5 Advantages of Hiring Through a Recruitment Agency

Many industry commentators have long been forecasting the decline of agencies, in the face of growing competition from job boards, internal recruitment teams and social networking, but the industry continues to grow, and offer an important route for sourcing the best talent. Newer sourcing or attraction models may seem to preclude the third party recruiter, whilst client and candidate expectations change and evolve in line with technology, but there remains a core need for recruiting specialists to find talent for companies, and to help that talent become hireable..

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6 Career Paths You Can Take with A Mass Communications Degree

So you’re considering a major in mass communications. You’ve read all the tips and tricks for making your big decision, learning how to follow your passion and create a successful college experience. Or perhaps you already have the degree—which, notably, is still valuable—but you aren’t sure what to do next. Thankfully communications careers are rarely linear, and it’s easier than you think to make the jump from one communications field to another..

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7 Tips to Learn the Art of Salary Negotiation

Negotiating a better salary package has put more than a few stomachs in knots over the years. Remember, we all go through the tedious process of salary negotiation sooner or later. Keep these 7 basic tips in mind when it’s your turn to ask for a reasonable deal..

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Want to Hire Faster? Eliminate These 3 Obstacles

Many organizations are struggling to fill open positions. It takes them weeks or months to fill just one job. The skills shortage often gets the blame. Because there are more jobs than people to fill them, leaders have come to expect that hiring will be a time-consuming challenge..

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There’s an easy way to figure out what to wear to ANY interview

Interview attire is simple, right? Men should don a suit and tie, and women should wear their best dress and a jacket or pantsuit. Well, those days are gone. “Some of the most common mistakes people make when dressing for an interview are following old and outdated advice, or not taking the time to do their research and ask questions about the company culture ahead of time,” Marc Cenedella, CEO of career site Ladders, told Business Insider..

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Minimizing the Impact of Employee Turnover

In recent years, turnover rates have steadily increased due to lower unemployment, skills shortages in the labor market, and an increasing number of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age. While some turnover can be healthy, the costs associated with high turnover levels can accumulate quickly. Widespread factors such as a retiring population may be beyond your control, but there are steps as an HR professional you can take to help keep the turnover wave from crashing down on your organization..

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10 Office Hacks to Improve Productivity

As the nights get longer and the days get shorter, much like the refresh you have with your work wardrobe from summer to winter, it can help to give your work routine a little upgrade. These tips from outsourcing platform Airtasker are key to killer productivity. Look around your desk right now. Is it organized chaos, or just plain chaos? A cluttered brain and a cluttered to-do list don’t do much for productivity. Here are 10 genuinely useful office assistance hacks to help you get organized and do more..

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The Best Times of the Year to Look for a Job

When should you focus your job search efforts? Is there a specific hiring season? The rumor is to stay clear of companies during the holiday season, not to mention the slow period at the beginning of each year. Recruiters often recommend searching for new jobs in the summer or end of the fiscal year. These point to one conclusion – jobs are easier to find during certain months. Here is a breakdown of common hiring season patterns..

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