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How to Handle Addiction in the Workplace

Your employee’s behavior seems strange, out of character. He’s started showing up late to work and seems unfocused and nervous while he’s there. Then he starts using sick days more often, forgetting to call in at all once or twice. Are these the signs of a drug or alcohol problem?
 
Unfortunately, it’s a very real possibility: 8. ...




How To Reduce Workplace Stress Levels: 9 Practical Tips

Stress is a perennial problem. While some stress in the workplace can be beneficial, as it can motivate you to perform under pressure, too much of it, or for too long, is a recipe for disaster.
 
The amount of stress that you are facing on a daily basis is growing, and it can be difficult to find ways to reduce it, even when you are away from your job. ...




IT Companies Are Most Remote-Work Friendly

Research finds telecommuting trend continues to grow nationwide
 
Information technology companies took many of the top spots on an annual list of employers offering the most remote work opportunities compiled by FlexJobs, a leading job site for flexible work. ...




How to Turn Your Worst Traits Into Your Best Assets

New thinking reveals there is an upside to your dark side. So instead of hiding your bad traits, learn how to turn your weakness into strength

If you claim you have no “worst” trait, you can probably add dishonesty to the list; almost everyone has wrestled with at least one challenging characteristic—think Barbra Streisand (debilitating stage fright), Robert De Niro and Kim Basinger (painful shyness), Sean Penn (temper), and Richard Branson (dyslexia). ...




Better Pay Is Top Reason Workers Are Quitting Jobs

Voluntary departures are at an all-time high 
 
The percentage of workers voluntarily quitting their jobs is at an all-time high, and the top reason they’re doing so is for more pay.
 
So says a survey by Glassdoor, the workplace review website.
 
The survey, Understanding the Impact of Quality Candidates, questioned 750 hiring decision-makers in the U. ...




The 3 Most Common -- and Costly -- Hiring Mistakes

The hiring process is a long and winding road. At any stage, a poor decision could result in a bad hire.
 
Most organizations are intimately familiar with their cost-to-hire metrics. With the job market in many sectors the most competitive it has been in years, human resources and hiring professionals understand the urgency that such intense competition creates. ...




The Problem With Perfectionism

Perfectionism is only a problem because we have under-budgeted for difficulty, not because we are aiming high.

Perfectionism is the unreasonable and self-defeating ambition of getting something absolutely right – which makes us difficult to be around and punishing to live within. ...




4 Key Compensation Trends in 2017

A year-end look at compensation developments that are making news
From the rising share of compensation that's tied to achieving performance goals to prohibitions on asking about salary history, these articles on pay topics were some of the most-read all year on SHRM Online. ...




How To Keep Your Employees From Mentally Disengaging Over the Holidays

This is the time of year when many people find their focus, energy, and engagement at work waning. And it’s perfectly understandable; from holiday activities to less sunlight to colder weather, it’s easy to lose some steam.
 
But for smart leaders, this can be a great time of year to make huge strides. ...




Starbucks all-inclusive red cups holiday ad features same-sex and mixed-race couples

Starbucks has launched a holiday ad featuring two women about to kiss, and an older white woman holding hands in a park with a man wearing a taqiyah, a type of skull cap often worn by Muslims.
"The holidays mean something different to everyone," states text during the 30-second animated ad, which features a hand-drawn white dove flying towards the couple in the park, a young woman talking to an elderly relative via her laptop, people of different races decorating a Christmas tree and two women about to kiss as fireworks appear. ...