Honest Leaders Create Better Teams, Honestly

Leadership and honesty

Only 15 percent of workers said their current companies were doing a “very good” job fostering honesty at the office, according to a recent survey conducted by 15Five. In the workplace, some leaders struggle with balancing politeness and honesty. What impact do honest leaders have on their team and its productivity?

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How to Write a Job Description (Template included)

Job Description Templates for Employers

For many small business hiring managers writing a job description is a difficult task. Where should you start? Although job descriptions can look intimidating at first, they all follow a similar template and share some common characteristics.

Depending on the size of your company, job descriptions can be simple or complex. In larger companies, job descriptions are tied to pay grades and salaries, performance reviews, training plans and legal documentation needed for compliance. Small businesses generally don’t require such a formal document and process.

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How to Deal with Tattletales in the Workplace (Part II)

tattling vs reporting

Tattletales can be disruptive, often wreaking havoc on employee morale and productivity. But, there are major differences between reporting an issue and tattling. Learn how to identify when it’s time to alert your manager and when it’s time to take a “cool-off” lap around the break room.

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How to Deal with Tattletales at Work (Part I)

how to deal with tattletales at work

Chances are we’ve all either tattled or been the target of a tattler. We often think of tattling as a thing that happens on the playground between kids, but it’s not uncommon to have to deal with tattletales at work.

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6 Steps for Introducing New Technology Into Your Business

technology implementation

Think a new technology implementation will be the silver bullet to solve all your business problems? Think again. A University of Oxford study found that, overall, IT projects run 45 percent over budget and 7 percent over time. What’s more, they deliver 56 percent less organizational benefits than predicted.

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Work Life Balance: Millennials vs The Ideal Worker

Millennials vs Company Men

In the connected age, it’s harder and harder to maintain a healthy work life balance. It’s just too easy to text co-workers or check company email after hours. So easy, in fact, that France recently proposed a new law that would give workers the “right to disconnect” after work hours.

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Benefits of Telecommuting for Employers

benefits of telecommuting

Although there are many benefits of telecommuting for employers, it’s actually workers who are driving the demand. Working from home has a big appeal for most workers. And, they are letting their desires be known. According to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, as of January 2016, 80 to 90 percent of the U.S. workforce says they would like to telework at least part time.

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Factors that Influence Job Satisfaction

How to attain job satisfaction

When it comes to attaining job satisfaction, it’d be good to remind yourself of the old adage: “Be careful what you wish for.” The pursuit of status and high pay can be a road block on your journey to job satisfaction. Studies have found that the most satisfying jobs fulfill our psychological needs–not just fill our bank accounts.

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Job Website Launches New Look and Simplified Features

Job Website Launches Simplified Features

Job hunting just got easier thanks to AIM Careerlink’s newly re-designed, mobile-friendly job website. The career site’s simplified features make it easier for job seekers to learn about new job postings and to be found by potential employers.

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Why It Might be Okay to Pokemon Go at Work

It’s official: the Pokemon Go app spent 20 days as the most popular app in the U.S. Apple app store. (Now, it’s No. 2.) And, its popularity has led to the completely predictable urban legends, memes and, of course, people naming their babies after Pokemon monsters. There’s even Pokemon in war-torn Syria.

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