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How Can Cultural Differences Affect Business Communication?

In the business world, communication is imperative for the successful execution of daily operations. Understanding cultural differences and overcoming language barriers are some of the considerations people should have when dealing with business with people of various cultures. ...




Who will suffer from a government hiring freeze? Veterans.

Fewer jobs and fewer services await our servicemen and women.
On Jan. 23, in accordance with his promises to shrink the size of the government through attrition, President Trump announced a federal hiring freeze. This is red meat to his base, which has fervently argued that limited government is better, more effective government. ...




Veteran Transitioning Through an Era of Technological Innovation

Transitioning Veterans are slowly approaching a critical point in history whereas they may no longer be directly hirable by the private sector.Over our nation’s history, Veterans traditionally transitioned seamlessly from a role within the military to a civilian career of equal pay and responsibility. ...




7 Ways to Bridge the Boomer-Millennial Gap

Among the biggest challenges for leaders is managing different personalities. While getting any two strangers to work effectively with one another in the workplace is difficult, at times some millennials and baby boomers might seem to have the most opposite set of agendas. ...




8 winning tactics for creating gold medal teamwork

The Olympics are now in our rear view mirror. This is a good time to review and learn from the teamwork that goes into making an Olympian successful.
 
Team GB had magnificent success at the Olympics. That kind of success doesn’t happen without teamwork. ...




Terminations: How managers rationalize putting them off — and then screw them up anyway

Managers will go to great lengths to avoid the dreaded “termination conversation.” And when the confrontation finally happens, they often screw it up. Here are some suggestions to solve both problems.
 
First, a few of the more common rationalizations supervisors use to avoid dropping the axe – and why these avoidance tactics don’t make sense:
 
‘Maybe they’ll improve’
 
This is usually an idle hope – if they were going to improve, wouldn’t they have done so before things got this far? If the proper remediation steps have been taken and minimal standards still aren’t being met, it’s time to take action. ...




Why You Should Get To The Gym On A Stressful Work Day

For anyone who is feeling absolutely buried at work today, here is one piece of advice: Do not miss that workout you had planned. 
 
According to a recent study published in Medicine & Science In Sports & Exercise, being in good shape is critical for protecting your body against high-stress moments at work. ...




5 Companies Getting Employee Engagement Right

Some companies are revered for the way they keep employees engaged and passionate about their work. Here, we share with you five of the best organizations with the most engaged staff who go the extra mile, and share the strategies and practices that keep them at the top of the employee engagement game. ...




9 High-Rated Companies Hiring Veterans Now

Coming out of a multi-year stint in the military, it’s not always easy to find work that makes you happy, pays the bills and offers healthy opportunities to grow and advance a career.
In the past week, in our focus on veteran members of the job force in honor of Veterans Day, we took time to cover the jobs employers tend to hire veterans for. ...




7 deadly sins your managers may be committing

Managers get blamed for a lot of turnover and internal issues, but how much of that is really their fault? 
 
Well, as it turns out, probably a lot of it, according to a study by Gallup that looked at employee engagement levels throughout 2. ...