Coworker Conundrums

Coworker Conundrums

It’s pretty much a national pastime to complain about your job. Even if you’re pretty good at it and the job satisfaction is there, we can all think of something that gets on our nerves.

As humans, we bond more over something we can criticize than something we love. Probably the number one thing we complain about in our jobs is: our co-workers.

It sounds uncharitable, even antisocial, to say it but let’s be honest: unless you have the patience of a particularly easy-going saint, some people will rub you the wrong way. So how do we deal with that? It all depends on what irritates you about your co-workers…

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Get What You Need From Your Education

Get What You Need From Your Education

If you’re thinking that your educational experience hasn’t really prepared you for the choices that you need to make now, you’re definitely not the first one to think so. Whether you’re looking to go back to school or this is your first time on the college rodeo, it’s important to think long and hard about where you major. Here are a few questions you need to ask yourself about the courses and colleges you’re looking at.

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Tired of Office Work? Here Are Some Active Career Choices

Tired of Office Work? Here Are Some Active Career Choices

Whether you’re currently working self-employed at home or in an office surrounded by people in suits, it’s never too late to change your career into something more physically active and exciting. Office work can get boring fast, and unless you’re giving yourself a challenging or creative task to do, then you’re probably repeating the same few tasks over and over again until you finally get sick of it.

Making the switch is something that can happen almost overnight. If you have the passion for something else, then it’s never too late to have a career change. After all, if you’re going to be working for a considerable portion of your life, then why not make your job something you actually enjoy instead of being stuck in a stuffy office for the rest of your working days? With a little training, dedication and some hard work, you could find the job of your dreams that involves working outdoors and being active instead of sitting in a chair.

To give you a head start in finding a new career, here are three different jobs that involve getting active and/or being outdoors.

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Are Employee Training Courses Really Worth the Investment?

Are Employee Training Courses Really Worth the Investment?

Employee training courses can cost your company a good deal of money up front. This cash could be used for advertising or for putting a better product together. But, the benefits of employee training courses for career development are vast.

They provide innovative methods for employees to work with new strategies and products. They also contribute to an enhanced ability for employee efficiency. As a result, the company as a whole is more profitable. And most importantly, employees who receive trainings are more satisfied with their jobs. This gives the company a higher retention rate.

So, should your company invest in training courses for your employees? Read the benefits below to find out.

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Improve HR Efficiency by Eliminating These 7 Snags

Improve HR Efficiency by Eliminating These 7 Snags

HR departments have gotten a bad rap in recent years. Many workers, managers and journalists have arrived at the conclusion that HR no longer has a clear place in business. But that misconception won’t last much longer if more HR teams assert themselves as a key contributor to workplace efficiency.

Wanting to be more efficient and taking steps toward being more efficient are two different things. That’s why it’s time to stop talking about making changes and actually start making them.

A great place to start is to look at the snags that might hold back an otherwise effective HR team, and then take steps to eliminate those snags. Here are seven snags to avoid if you want to improve HR efficiency.

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Why Recruiting From The Inside Is The Best Thing You’ll Do For Your Business

Why Recruiting From The Inside Is The Best Thing You'll Do For Your Business

If you have been running your start-up business  for a while now, you probably understand the importance of having a few members of staff on your team. Running a business alone can be emotionally and physically exhausting – and while some people do enjoy having only themselves to rely on, it isn’t something that always works in the long term. Plus, hiring staff may cost money, but it is also the only way you will guarantee the eventual expansion of your business. If your business has grown wider than you ever thought it could, you may now find yourself in a position where you need to hire people for new roles that you have created within the business. For example, you may have realized that you need someone to act as your PA; or perhaps you need to take a back seat from sales and are therefore looking for someone to take on an executive role in this area. Whatever it is, you will need to go on some form of a recruitment drive. If you are struggling to know where to begin, why not look right under your nose, in your business itself? Here are just a few reasons why you should recruit and promote from inside the business itself.

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New Year, New Career

New Year, New Career

In the modern world, choosing a career through which we can truly flourish or be happy is no easy feat. Of course, this isn’t due to a lack of options, but rather because there’s an abundance of options. It’s easy to look at the state of the economy and say there are no opportunities out there, but businesses still need workers and new opportunities present themselves every day. Nothing is holding you back, other than your own uncertainty.

If you’re unhappy in your present job, you shouldn’t be fearful to make a change. It’s a big step, especially if you’ve invested your time in a company for a few years, but it would be foolish to make the decision of leading an unhappy working life now and missing out on an opportunity which could have given you the career of your dreams. No matter how difficult work may be, you shouldn’t have any regrets in your career. If you’re unsure as to where you should begin, then keep reading for some straightforward pieces of advice.

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