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Monday, 22 February 2016

5 Types of Toxic Employees (Infographic)

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None of us can completely check our personality at the door, so we tend to bring our habits, good and bad, into the workplace with us. We can be supplicative, combative, competitive, or cooperative.
Have you heard the saying, “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there”? It can be difficult to shake the anxiety that often goes with doing things we’re not used to or comfortable with, precisely because we have either little or poor experience with whatever is outside our comfort zone.
June is national safety Month below is a pocket guide for safe warehouse practices courtesy of OSHA.
In order to clarify your intentions, goals, and objectives when it comes to employee recruiting and retention in 2013, ask yourself these questions:
in Share242 If you feel overwhelmed you may need to rethink how you use your time. Here are seven ways you may be wasting time without even realizing it.
Performance within groups typically does not just happen. For a group to really perform well, it needs practice. The group needs to understand the best way to organize itself for performance. This concept is commonly understood by sports teams and the military. They clearly see the need to give groups opportunities to practice. Boot Camp for the military and pre-season workouts for sports teams are the norm. It’s interesting to note in business that there is far less interest or appreciation of group development and the need for practice. Team practice, for the most part, is not factored into the business or corporate world. We form groups in business and march them into the corporate battle zone expecting them to perform and when they fail we are surprised.
Small business owners understandably may be reluctant to use non-compete agreements for many reasons. The desire to divert precious resources to paying an attorney to prepare a contract is hardly appealing. Similarly, businesses may feel that such agreements are unnecessary because they have few employees. But as Ben Franklin once wisely advised, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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