What to Do When You Are Being Investigated at Work

Your manager wants to meet with you and has set up a time with your local HR contact. There’s been a complaint against you about some action or behavior that violates company policies. Whether or not you’re guilty, your employer is required to conduct an investigation, and you may or

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Advantages of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

Cultural diversity in the workplace occurs when a company hires employees from a variety of backgrounds, race, gender, age, or religion. A diverse working culture benefits companies in countless ways. It can contribute to an organization’s efficiency and create a competitive advantage. Here are some benefits of a workplace that

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31 Genius Tips for Making Your Workday Easier

We all know that work involves, well, work. Even if you love your job, it can’t always be easy, and it can’t always be fun. But, sometimes we want our jobs to be a little (or a lot) easier. We want to get our work done more quickly, to not

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6 High-Powered Women Share Their Secrets for Success

I probably don’t have to remind you of the statistics about women in high-level leadership positions in the U.S. (And if I do, let’s put it this way: They’re grim.) Most of the time, all you have to do is look around the C-suite of your company, and the picture

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7 Types of Toxic Bosses— Tips for understanding and dealing with a boss who keeps you down.

In a riff on the word “frenemy,” the word “bossemy” was developed to describe this complicated form of workplace relationship in which the person who greatly influences your success seems to have sabotage on the brain. Here are 7 types of bossemies that can make work more stressful than it

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Stop Begging To Be Hired!

The hiring process is a one which is beneficial to both the organization and job applicants. By its bi-directional nature it is a mutual assessment of two prospective partners. The fact that one party, the corporate entity has deep pockets does not diminish their need for YOU the applicant. It

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Being a Workaholic Nearly Killed Me. Here’s What I’m Doing Differently

I’ve written about my heart attacks several times before, but bear with me, because I’m still in the long process of healing and understanding what it’s all about and how I need to change my life. Quick recap: Last July I had two heart attacks which led to the discovery

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9 Types of Unconscious Bias and the Shocking Ways They Affect Your Recruiting Efforts

How many decisions have you made today? 5? 10? 15? Chances are you won’t be able to put an exact figure on it. That’s because we make countless decisions every day without even realising it. Even as you sit here reading this you’re making decisions. Decisions about me, the content,

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Why The Best Leaders Are Fulltime Learners

Tell me something you’ve learned recently. It’s a question we ask in most interviews to determine whether a candidate has the intellectual curiosity we look for in team members. If she can’t tell me anything she’s learned in the last month, I know it won’t be a good long-term fit,

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This Is the Real Reason Startups Succeed–and No, It’s Not Money

The number of self-employed people in the U.S. has grown by nearly 150,000 since 2014 to 8,751,000. This number is up from 8,602,000 at the end of 2016. That data, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is in many ways exciting, especially for a business coach. Yet I can’t help but think

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