Does Your Networking Strategy Include This HUGE Problem?

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If you find yourself struggling to make more career friends and foster professional connections, you probably need to reexamine your networking strategy. Effective networking takes time and effort, but it begets great rewards. As you build relationships, remember, it’s not all about you. Instead of a “What’s in it for me?” mindset, approach every networking… Read more »

3 Reasons New Employees Fail (And How to Avoid This)

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Research has shown that 46 percent of employees fail within 18 months of starting a new job – and it’s not because they lack the necessary skills. During the hiring process, managers tend to focus too much on technical and educational requirements and not enough on interpersonal relationships and finding the right cultural fit. In… Read more »

Made a Mistake on the Job? Follow These Steps

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You really blew it this time – you made a major mistake at work. Your first instinct is to run and hide! You may react in panic, saying too much and overcomplicating an already inflammatory situation. Or you may be tempted to hastily cover up your error and find ways to defend yourself. While seeking… Read more »

Tips on Managing Workplace Conflict

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Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. In a recent Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) survey, HR managers reported that they spend 24 to 60 percent of their time dealing with employee disputes. The ability to recognize conflict, understand its nature and bring it to swift and just resolution is key to your success as… Read more »

The Top 5 Pain Points in Performance Reviews (And How To Solve Them)

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Most everyone dreads dealing with performance appraisals. Let’s be honest: performance reviews are a pain in the you-know-what. Employees don’t like them and HR aren’t fans either–45 percent of HR leaders didn’t think reviews were good gauges of a worker’s performance, compared to last year’s 39 percent, according to a poll by the Society of… Read more »