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How employers can help employees attain work-life balance

You’ll be surprised what 2 days without sitting in rush hour can do to someone's stress level.

The 40-hour work week is dead. Work-life balance is impossible, and our always-on mentality is exploiting our personal lives. We have heard this all before and will continue to hear it from executives across industries and the mediums in which we receive our ...

by Peter Hirst  | July 18, 2016 07:00:00
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6 effective ways to onboard a new team member

A company’s success depends on their ability to quickly integrate them into the team.

My company, SkyeTeam, is growing; a new person joined our team this year, and at least two more additions are planned before year's end. Given that we are a small team, these employees represent a 100% increase in our full-time employees.Related: 10 Tips for Successfully Onboarding Your ...

by Morag Barrett  | July 13, 2016 01:00:00
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This country has the happiest employees in the world

All is well for their workforce.

Are you happy at work? If you live in India, Mexico or the U.S., signs point to yes. But that does not mean happiness at work is not more widespread. In fact, a recent study shows that 71% of surveyed employees across ...

by Rose Leadem  | July 11, 2016 09:00:00
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How to deal with a quitter

Think about how you would want to be treated.

I started my skincare company S.W. Basics in 2011, and although we have not had tons of employees, I've been super proud of the growth of my team. We have gone from one person (yours truly) to three people to eight people ...

by Adina Grigore  | July 07, 2016 01:00:00
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Crying at work: Human or humiliating?

The urge to cry at work can sometimes become unstoppable.

Whether it is prompted by a text from a significant other, unfair expectations from a manager or even collective joy from closing a major deal, the urge to cry at work can sometimes become unstoppable.Biological differences and social stereotypes dictate how we ...

by Lydia Belanger  | July 05, 2016 01:00:00
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6 ways to cope with Corporate Stockholm Syndrome

Stop holding the gun to your head and break free from being held hostage.

The workplace is full of incidents where people are terrorized by their boss but kowtow to them and even justify and defend their dissonant behavior. "Psychology Today" and others view this form of workplace hostage-taking through the lens of the Stockholm Syndrome (sometimes ...

by Ric Kelly  | July 04, 2016 06:00:00
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This is the 1 simple thing employees really want

Stop focusing on ping-pong tables and margarita Fridays, and start investing in what really matters to employees.

 New perks, new strategies, new working models—employers are trying everything they can to keep their employees happy and motivated. But in many ways, it is not really working. In March, employee engagement reached a high of 34.1%, only a slight increase, a Gallup ...

by Matt Straz  | June 30, 2016 03:00:00