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Critical Feedback is Beneficial for Everyone

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critical feedback is beneficial for everyone

Getting chastised at work is hardly ever fun, and being the person delivering the criticism is rarely a good time, either. Really, it’s an awkward encounter for both parties. Depending on the business or how your office is run, the first time you get feedback about your performance might also be the last, as some […]

How to Position Yourself for a Promotion

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How to position yourself for a raise

Getting promoted at work can feel incredible, particularly if you love your job. A fulfilling career should give you an upward trajectory, and being in the right place for a promotion is critical to that aim. No boss will promote someone who isn’t a good candidate; years of service at a company do not translate […]

How to Get Out of the Plateauing Cycle

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Woman learning how to get out of the plateauing cycle

Our professional and personal lives set us on a course of constant skill development. In order to further success, especially in your career, honing and sharpening your knowledge and skills is vital. However, it is common to experience plateaus in the course of your development. These are defined as experiencing a lack of progression from […]

Giving Thanks to Our Teammates

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When someone goes the extra mile for someone else – especially when they didn’t have to – it’s reassuring to feel appreciated for those efforts (not to mention how they can benefit performance reviews!). If your coworker helped you out and saved the day, here is a cornucopia of ways you can say “thank you.” [...]

Benefits of Keeping an Activity Log

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Benefits of keeping an activity log

Time is a resource no one can ever seem to find enough of. There are simply too many things to do, and no matter how you try to organize or plan, you always seem to run out of time right before something crucial doesn’t get done. This is the exact reason why activity logs exist! [...]

The Don’ts of Time Management

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The Don'ts of Time Management

Reducing stress, improving productivity, better focus — the benefits of effective time management are undeniable. Many resources are out there to give you the tools you need to do the right thing (the “do’s”). But while knowing the right way is important, it’s also important to know what not to do. Otherwise you risk mixing [...]

How to Create a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)

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How to Create a Performance Improvement Plan

When an employee’s performance starts to dwindle, it not only impacts your office, but your business performance too. It isn’t always easy to address these types of issues, but it’s necessary. Generally, Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs) are developed by the employee’s supervisor to identify specific areas of poor performance, documents actions and measures, as well [...]

Crash Course in Employee Performance Reviews

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Crash Course in Employee Performance Reviews

Some people love them, some people hate them, but employee performance reviews are incredibly valuable to employees and management alike. Performance reviews are an opportunity for employees to learn where they need improvement and where they excel; for managers, performance reviews allow a chance to voice concerns and set expectations. If you’re unsure how to [...]

Using Effective Communication to Embrace Diversity

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Using Effective Communication to Embrace Diversity

Maintaining healthy and clear communication is one of the — if not the — hardest barriers in a diversified workplace. Cultural differences, generation gaps — literal language barriers. These can all cause strife in the workplace, and can lessen the otherwise advantageous situation of being a diversified team. The answer to most issues in diversification [...]

Barriers to Cultural Diversity

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Barriers to Cultural Diversity

The modern workplace is a melting pot of different cultures, races, genders, age groups, and belief systems. These differences, and workplace diversity as a whole, can provide noteworthy advantages to a team. Different viewpoints spark creativity and advanced problem solving, and offer ways to learn new skills and become more productive overall. It helps the [...]