Category: Education

How to Adapt to Difficult Situations

Change is inevitable. If you decide to remain stagnant, you get left in the mire. The ability to adapt is a characteristic that often determines who continues to climb the advancement ladder and who remains stuck on a lower rung. Teach yourself flexibility so you can make the adjustments a high-level career demands. Choose to commit to creative solutions when you face

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Treating Your Human Resources Well

We’ve built such a stigma around the “That’s not my job.” mentality that often managers and employees alike are crossing job performance boundaries that they should not. The workforce is a competitive environment, and for the most part people genuinely want to succeed at their job and please their peers, but multi-tasking is best left to the computer systems. Learning Is Good

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Human Resources: Motivate Your Underachieving Employees

An underperforming worker in your company is cause for concern. Not only does your business suffer from the lack of productivity of one employee, but the lack of effort is disconcerting to the rest of your staff. Morale in the office drops and grumbling ensues. Learn how to motivate an underachiever so everyone in the workplace benefits.Determine the reason for an employee’s

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Human Resources: Develop a Comprehensive Wellness Policy for Your Business

When you improve the lives of your workers, your company reaps the benefits. One way to make gains in organizational development is to create a comprehensive wellness policy. When  human resources contributes to the health of employees,  they are more productive. Here are various components to consider when crafting health promoting regulations for your business. Physical Activity Promote exercise in the workplace. Put

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Human Resources: New Ideas For Better Presentations

The old axiom about it being a whole new world is true for the art of public speaking and presentations. Forget about starting with a quote or joke and don’t struggle with an overused slides to make your points. Here are some fresh ways to keep your audience and yourself engaged in your speech. Tweet about it. Why not take advantage of this hot

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Company Values Drive Employee Engagement

Employee engagement means a workforce who are involved, committed to the job and the company, and enthusiastic about work. A high level of engagement by employees correlates to increased productivity and profitability, and excellent customer service. But engagement is elusive, difficult to measure, and even more difficult to encourage. The qualities that seem to impact employee engagement are not typical motivators: more

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Title VII Ruling: Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Violation of Federal Civil Rights Act

A new federal court ruling has clarified that discrimination based on sexual orientation is included under federal civil rights protections against sex discrimination. This allows employees who are faced with discrimination and harassment in the workplace over their sexual orientation to sue employers in federal court. The heart of the issue is the understanding of what sex stereotyping means. When preconceived ideas about

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Human Resources: Learning About Employee Personalities

In Human Resources, one of the most important aspects of the job is handling conflict between employees and managers. As a mediator of differences that arise, it’s important to understand the differences that arise between people. Everyone has a distinct personality, and they see and communicate differently. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a popular personality inventory that helps explain some of these

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A Challenge to the EEOC’s Employer Wellness Plan Rules

The EEOC Employer Wellness Plan rules are scheduled to take effect January 2017. The rules allow employers to offer both incentives and disincentives for employees who choose to participate or not to participate in employee wellness programs. The new rules do not, according to the EEOC, violate any of the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Genetic Information

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Can an Employee be Fired over a Social Media Posting?

Can an employee be fired over social media postings? Yes, but there are some laws and rules that need to be considered before a firing decision is made. First amendment rights to free speech means the federal government cannot keep an employee from speaking their mind. Private businesses are not obligated in the same way. But before a business can tell employees they cannot talk publically about

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