When Demotivation Strikes, Part 2 - Why Your 10 Best Employees Are Quitting This Year

When Demotivation Strikes, Part 2 - Why Your 10 Best Employees Are Quitting This Year

Employee motivation is a key indicator of long-term organizational success. Managers can strategically use a deeper understanding of motivation to ensure their company is a place that employees love to stay. This post looks at five employee identities—Fixers, Inventors, Learners, Maximizers, and Owners—and what makes them leave a job they would otherwise love.

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Help! How to Politely Decline a Handshake in a Job Interview

Help! How to Politely Decline a Handshake in a Job Interview

Shaking hands. It’s a customary friendly greeting in Western culture to show respect and professionalism. Anyone going on an interview should anticipate one from all of their interviewers. However, if you don’t shake hands with others, this can pose a challenge. Here’s how you can navigate those situations politely and avoid awkwardness.

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3 Tips on How to Get a New Job While You're Pregnant

3 Tips on How to Get a New Job While You're Pregnant

For most people, job searching is quite the task. Add a pregnancy to the mix and you have a whole new set of considerations and challenges, from selecting which jobs to apply to, to finding interview outfits that fit well and make you feel confident, to scheduling interviews around appointments and side effects, to deciding if or when to disclose your pregnancy to interviewers, to analyzing benefit coverage, to knowing your rights. Read on to learn my key tips and considerations on how to find a new job while pregnant.

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3 of the Best Ways To Ask Someone to Be Your Professional Reference

3 of the Best Ways To Ask Someone to Be Your Professional Reference

Hiring managers use references to get a clearer picture of a candidate before extending an offer. When entering a job search, it’s important to be strategic about who is in your reference pool. This post explores which past and current colleagues you should consider to be your references, how to ask someone to be your reference, key ways to prep a reference for a phone call, asking for a reference letter, and reference etiquette do’s and don’ts.

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Surviving a Hostile Workplace -- What You Need to Know.

Surviving a Hostile Workplace -- What You Need to Know.

This post discusses what constitutes a hostile work environment, what to do if you’re experiencing harassment, how and when to disclose incidents of harassment to Human Resources, and what to do if HR does not respond adequately to a harassment claim.

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