IT Staffing Industry News & Articles

Dec 18 2017

Workplace Issues – What To DoWorkplace Issues – What To Do

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Dealing with a workplace issue? It’s inevitable. Even in the healthiest work environments, problems can crop up around responsibilities, communication, conflicting personalities, and more. To handle these situations with grace and as little stress as possible — and more importantly, to find a solution — you need to know the best way to respond. Some problems necessitate going to HR. Others can[…]

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Dec 13 2017

How to Tell the Difference Between Self-Promotion and BraggingHow to Tell the Difference Between Self-Promotion and Bragging

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Have you ever been nervous about publicizing your own work? The line between graceful self-promotion and eyebrow-raising arrogance can seem far too thin and treacherous to attempt. The problem with this particular brand of anxiety? First, you become completely passive. You have no control over whether or not you’re recognized for what you’ve accomplished. Second, you often fly under the[…]

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Dec 6 2017

3 Questions Every Manager Should Ask3 Questions Every Manager Should Ask

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As a manager, you’re responsible for teaching your reports new skills, and helping them develop professionally to unlock their potential in their current position. It’s a big role—and it can be even more challenging when they have different work styles, goals, and abilities from yours. How can you bridge the gap? Asking good questions makes a difference. These three let you figure[…]

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Nov 28 2017

8 Essential Workplace Etiquette Rules to Follow8 Essential Workplace Etiquette Rules to Follow

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“Etiquette” has a stuffy feel, but it simply means the rules and norms you should follow to make the people around you feel comfortable. And who wouldn’t want that? While some workplace etiquette is intuitive (like don’t steal anyone’s lunch from the office fridge), some is not. Here are eight less-obvious rules every professional should abide by. 1. Make coffee If you’re first[…]

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Nov 20 2017

5 Stress-Relieving Activities to Try Today5 Stress-Relieving Activities to Try Today

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Stress may be an inevitable part of life, but the right coping strategies can go a long way toward reducing it. Not only will you feel less affected by anxiety on a day-to-day basis, but you’ll be better equipped to deal with big stressors if and when they come. And the calmer and more relaxed you feel, the happier, kinder, and[…]

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Nov 15 2017

How To Defeat The Monday BluesHow To Defeat The Monday Blues

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Are Mondays hard for you? This probably comes as no surprise, but you’re not alone. Many people suffer from “The Monday Blues,” a name for the anxiety, stress, and low spirits brought on by the beginning of the workweek. We’ve tried at least nine different strategies for combating the arrival of these feelings and read about tens more. The most[…]

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Nov 7 2017

4 Tips for Masterful Delegation4 Tips for Masterful Delegation

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Know one of the hallmarks of a great leader? Knowing what to delegate. It can feel intimidating to relinquish control of a task to a less-experienced employee—especially if their results reflect on you. Not to mention, it can always be a little hard to give up the reins when you genuinely enjoy a project or have been heading it for[…]

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Oct 31 2017

Your Checklist Before Leaving a Job: Part 2Your Checklist Before Leaving a Job: Part 2

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You’ve got a seemingly endless number of tasks to complete before you leave your job and very little time to do them. For that reason, it’s tempting to skip the three suggestions I gave people leaving their jobs in part one of this guide. Yet as busy as you may be, you definitely won’t regret spending the time on those[…]

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Oct 24 2017

Your Checklist Before Leaving a Job: Part 1Your Checklist Before Leaving a Job: Part 1

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Whether you’re a consultant wrapping up your current assignment or a full-time employee leaving your role, there are several steps you should take before your last day. Not only will these help you leave a great impression, they’ll also strengthen your network. You never know when you’ll want to reconnect with a former manager or ask an old coworker for a[…]

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Oct 18 2017

Top Mistakes New Managers Make: Part 2Top Mistakes New Managers Make: Part 2

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In the first part of this series, we discussed the pitfalls managers often stumble into during their first months on the job—not giving enough positive feedback, being too diplomatic around tough subjects, and suffocating their employees with directions. But those aren’t the only common mistakes. In part two, we’ll cover using the same approach with every employee and leaving out the[…]

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