The workplace has changed over the years from having fixed hours with assigned desks or specific workspaces. Now, employees have more freedom not only to negotiate what hours they want to work but where they want to work from; this is called Workplace Flexibility. What does Workplace Flexibility mean? Workplace Flexibility enables your employee to have more choices when and where to work. It can also mean that your employee works part-time or as a...
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Handling a dissatisfied customer can be one of the most frustrating aspects of owning a business. Some customers who aren’t satisfied can become hostile too. This can affect your sales staff’s motivation and self-confidence.  So, teaching your staff self-restraint and how to handle an angry customer is necessary. Steps for dealing with a difficult customer One of the first things to know about dealing with a difficult customer is not to be forceful. This will...
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When you run a business, there are advantages to teamwork and advantages dealing with the individual performance model outside of teams for your business. There are pros and cons on either side of the coin and depending on the situation; this best decides which method will work best for your office workspace. Teamwork Working in teams is a common business practice. Most job ads will list teamwork then as one of the required job skills...
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There are different reasons why annual reviews are being replaced with continuous reviews. Many businesses are doing away with annual reviews because the continuous reviews are more effective and bring better results. There are other reasons why these changes are being implemented as well and why annual reviews aren’t working anymore. Annual reviews Annual reviews are now considered outdated and inefficient with fewer positive outcomes. Not only is their preparation time-consuming but the time spent...
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Do you know an employee asking for a deserved raise is something that shows initiative? Additionally, a good boss won’t take offense. Because it’s better for a great employee to ask for a raise then to up and quit and work for a better-paying competitor from a boss’s perspective; especially if they would have paid the raise if asked. But, there’s a wrong way and a right way to ask for a raise; and timing...
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A company meeting should have value and be full of ideas. It needs to be an exchange of ideas on how to improve the business’s output. It should be about solving company problems with actionable suggestions. But, that isn’t how it often goes. What usually happens is someone takes the floor and goes on and on about things which could be solved by an email message. Or with employees who are checking their smartphones on...
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You’ve hired a new employee who you thought would be perfect for the job. However, the employee doesn’t seem to be fitting into the company culture. You can’t quite put your finger on what’s wrong, but something is. So,what behaviors should you look for that are red flags then? How do you terminate an employee that just isn’t working out? Red flag behaviors There are some behavior indicators which you can look for that tell...
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Education shouldn’t stop once you start working, in fact, it should continue, especially if you’re working towards an MBA. It’s true that continuing education while working can be a challenge, but the rewards are worth it. But how do you balance work while also studying to further your education? Below are some tips which might help you with this dilemma. Manage your time more effectively If you’re balancing furthering your education with a personal life...
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When an employee can’t control their emotions at work, it can be a problem. Whether it’s from problems at home or something which was said at work, it can disrupt the workplace. Emotions uncontrolled can cause overreactions all around too, especially if there is insensitivity by a co-worker or perceived unreasonable expectations from management because of a problem. This is even truer if everyone involved has worker good work records because then they may feel...
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You have found the perfect job, accepted the terms, and you’re waiting for the callback on the start date. But the call you’re expecting turns out to be a withdrawal of the job offer. Why did this happen? There could be different reasons for a job offer’s withdrawn. You need to respond to the situation in a professional manner and then try to find out why it was rescinded. Sometimes the reason could have nothing...
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