Managing & Communicating

10 clichés that taint your job ads

August 18, 2020
Here is a list of words and phrases that all too often are stuffed into the job ad for no other reason then, well, it wouldn’t be a job ad without them. Maybe it’s time to retire these terms, in the name of making the job sound a little more desirable and a little less trite.
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Work competition heats up even as teams are dispersed

August 18, 2020
While many teams may be dispersed right now, a sense of workplace competition is alive and well, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half shows.
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How to handle an extrovert

June 12, 2020
Extroverted employees are friendly and outgoing, like to talk to co-workers and customers, and are often good communicators. But when their jobs get tough or they feel down, they also need to talk, and they probably come to you. Accept this as the natural order of things, and make it positive and productive for both them and yourself.
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How do you make decisions? It matters

February 14, 2020
There’s more to making decisions than simply choosing an option—it also pays to take into account the effects of the way you make decisions.
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What dangerous illusions lie in a job title?

December 15, 2019
An exotic job title can sound impressive, but when times get tight and heads are on the line, the people who keep their jobs are usually the ones who have been able to make others believe they’re in the trenches so deep that their loss would bring their department to a standstill. That’s when your […]
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Conduct better reference checks

June 19, 2019
References can offer you great in­­sight about a job applicant and whether the person is a good fit for your organization. Make sure you use your conversations with them to glean meaningful information. Work these questions into discussions with references.
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Communicating with millennials at work

June 19, 2019
It’s projected that by 2020, 40% of the workplace will be millennials. That means that you will need to adapt your internal communications—if you want to get your message across. Follow these tips.
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Know the difference between giving instructions and providing information

June 19, 2019
You’ll be a better leader if you flood others with information that they can use to their advantage.
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Introductions count

June 19, 2019
Where to begin when introducing yourself.
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One simple question can boost morale

June 3, 2019
Employees who feel like they belong are 3.5 times more likely to give it their all, according to research at the Center for Talent Innovation. Yet, not enough people feel like they belong at work.
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