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6 Ways to Control Allergens at Work

For those in cold climates, the approach of spring is a welcome relief, unless you suffer from allergies. Sneezing, wheezing and runny eyes can make it tough to get through the work day, causing lost focus and productivity. The American Academy of Asthma and Immunology says 10 to 30 percent of the population suffers from allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal airways caused by breathing in allergens). ...




3 Texting Rules for Recruiters

Text messaging is fast becoming a valuable communications tool for recruiters. Faster response times, increased engagement and an improved candidate experience are a few of the notable benefits. But it's not the only way you should communicate with candidates—and texting is highly susceptible to being misused, so deploy it with care. ...




How To Tell A Noisy Coworker To Shut Up

If you have ever worked in an open office or cube farm, there's a very good chance you've dealt with a noisy neighbor.
 
"Loud and talkative coworkers can be one of the most annoying distractions on earth — and, unfortunately, they're pretty common in today's workplace," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job. ...




The title can be: Important Rulings For LGBTQ Workers

Important rulings have passed through the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in the last few months regarding protections for LGBTQ people in the workplace.
 
In the simplest of terms, this means a few important things. ...




Performance Management Platforms Keeping Pace with Appraisal Trends

As organizations around the world have transformed their performance management practices from annual reviews to systems with more frequent check-ins, many of the technology platforms supporting the appraisal process have followed suit with their own innovations. ...




How to Be the Best Manager You Can Be in an Industrial Workplace

There are things that make a manager more effective no matter what type of industry for the workplace. A major part is having your employees respect and trust you. Here are some ways that you can be the best manager for an industrial setting.
 
Be Safety-Conscious
 
Be aware of any safety hazards that may exist in the workplace. ...




Office Politics Isn’t Something You Can Sit Out

Ask most people about workplace politics and they’ll say they’d prefer to avoid it. Yet, most also know that developing political competence is not a choice; it’s a necessity. The ones who who manage to reach the inner circle are at a great advantage. ...




Giving a Business Presentation? How to Improve Your Self-Confidence First

No matter how prepared you are, a business presentation is a high-pressure situation. If you aren’t a naturally self-confident person, this pressure can become too much and make you overly nervous, thus affecting your performance. If you want to give a successful presentation, you need to be both confident and relaxed. ...




What Kind of Havoc Might They Be Wreaking at Your Company?

CEO, COO, CFO, CCO, CMO, CIO: The list of C-suite titles seems to be taking over every letter of the alphabet. However, all of these "chiefs" are wreaking havoc in today's small business and startup cultures.
And culture is no joke to these leaders. ...




With Today's Changing Workforce Demographic, Companies That Want to Succeed Would Do Well to Offer This Employee Benefit

The "typical" American family is evolving. Single-parent households are on the rise, women are increasingly serving as the family breadwinner and employees are being tasked with caring for both children and aging parents.
Meanwhile, the generational makeup of the workplace is also changing. ...