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Working Well With Colleagues of All Ages

A new employee spots the company CEO in the office parking lot. The worker, fresh out of college, waves and hustles over. With a big smile on his face, he plants himself in front of the gray-haired executive and says, "I've been looking for you! I'd like to share some ideas that would be helpful for our organization. ...




4 Red Flags to Watch Out for on a Resume

Here are some of the most common signs to look for when hiring new employees.
This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog
As an employer, you probably receive hundreds of resumes every day, especially if you are the hiring manager of a well-known brand. However, do you know the red flags to watch out for in these resumes? Below are the most common signs to look for. ...




The Summer ‘Slump’—Is It Real?

With summer approaching, HR managers may find that employees are distracted by planning summer activities for the kids or a coming vacation. Do these distractions make employees less productive at work?
 
According to a 2012 study by Harvard Business School, increasingly sunny days are directly related to a decrease in worker efficiency and productivity. ...




Catching a Boomerang? Pros and Cons of Rehiring Former Employees

In today's highly competitive talent market, companies that have opted not to recruit former employees might want to reconsider. More employers appear to be open to returning workers.
 
Kronos, in a dedicated section of its website, encourages former employees to "boomerang back" to a career with the workforce management software company. ...




How to Deal With a Loud Co-Worker

...And four other tough workplace questions.
1. How to deal with a loud co-worker

I have been at my job for a month and a half. My co-worker plays music at her desk, and I find it to be very annoying. I really wish she'd use headphones, or better yet, turn off the music, but I'm not sure how to ask her to do so. ...




Addiction in the Workplace: Tips for Employers

Ted is an account manager in a productive financial firm. He's fun-loving and always a hoot at the company happy hours. But over the five years Ted has worked at the firm, his drinking has escalated. As he gained responsibilities and more stress, the weekly happy hour quickly transitioned into a drink every day after work, and then a few drinks. ...




Higher earners most likely to experience work-related stress

Just under three-quarters (72%) of respondents earning more than £40,000 per annum experience work-related stress, making this the most likely earnings group to do so, according to research by Perkbox.
Its 2018 UK workplace stress survey, which surveyed over 3,000 British workers over the age of 18, also found that long working hours are the most common cause of work-related stress, cited by 21%, followed by concerns about work performance, be it respondents’ own (13%) or that of others such as junior members of staff (14%). ...




Politics In The Workplace: What You Can Do To Keep Things Civil

While the presidential elections are past, there are still a wide number of people strongly debating what current policy and events will mean to people’s immediate — and long-term — futures. This isn’t a bad thing: Becoming an engaged member of democracy means that co-workers and peers are more likely to share their voice. ...




Failure is the New Success

What quality do bosses look for most in an employee these days? A willingness to fail — big. Fail fast also means learn fast and succeed more
Einstein was a failure. He was also preternaturally brilliant, a rare quality we assume should have shielded him from the Average Joe method of trial and error. ...




Ideas for Participating in Black History Month in the Workplace

Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, is celebrated in February. The month-long observation gives your company a chance to celebrate the achievements of African Americans from both the past and today. It also gives you a way to share and teach cultural acceptance among your staff or co-workers, which can lead to a more accepting work atmosphere resulting in greater productivity. ...