Discussing Difficult Topics with Employees

Discussing difficult topics with employees Having difficult conversations with employees can be one of the most challenging tasks a manager has to complete. Whether it is providing constructive feedback, addressing team conflict, or providing some unwelcome news, how the information is discussed may have a great impact on the next steps moving forward. There are some best practices for handling discussing difficult topics that allow for the best possible outcome. Be prompt. When it comes

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How to Search for A Daycare Provider

Searching for a daycare provider for your children can be stressful and overwhelming. It’s hard to imagine someone else caring for your kids, especially if you have to return to work while your baby is still an infant. There are some excellent daycare options out there, and with a little time and research, you will find a caregiver that fits your family’s needs. Here are some tips to help you find the right fit. Figure

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How to Recognize Leadership Styles

What is your Leadership Style_

  Leadership is a quality that we look for when hiring and assessing employees. Many of us have an archetype for what a “leader” looks like, often based on our own leadership style. In reality, there are multiple leadership styles and that are all useful, even essential for a team. There are several assessment tools out there that identify different leadership styles. Many of these tools are helpful in providing an interesting perspective. Here will

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5 Ways to Get to Know your Team

5 Ways to get to know your team

A successful team has diverse team members that know each other well. Colleagues that work well together know each other’s strengths, weakness, and how to complement each other to work efficiently. Identifying strengths and weakness, how to support and challenge, and how to motivate members of your team takes time and effort but can pay off big in productivity and retention. Here are some ways to learn more about members of your team as individuals

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Top 10 Coffee Add-on

Top 10 Coffee Add-ons

  My life runs on coffee. My morning cup of coffee often sets the tone for the day.  If I get to relax and enjoy a cup without interruption, my day seems to run much smoother.  If I have my coffee in a travel mug or cold because the whole house woke up with me, my day tends to be nuts.   The good news about both of those days is my coffee is by my

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5 Ways to Make your Week Run Smoother

Why do most of us dread Mondays? Most of us dread Monday because we have way too many tasks that we need to accomplish in a short amount of time at work and home. As our list gets longer doing the routine things like picking out clothes or cooking dinner becomes a “chore” instead of relaxing. Your life does not have to stay that way. Try these creative tips and discover the art of planning.

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Six Ways to Build a Strong and Productive Team

Work is more than just meeting monthly quotas, improving skills, and earning salaries. It is also about meeting new friends, discovering a new goal, and having a sense of fulfillment. These often lead to better performance and a working environment where ideas thrive. A thriving environment is only possible when all the members of the team are empowered to do their task and motivated by their leaders. Nurturing your team has so many benefits and

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Hannah’s Story

Hannah’s Story At 4 years old, Hannah was asked to donate can foods to Loaves and Fishes in exchange for a uniform holiday at school. While Hannah was excited to wear jeans and a her favorite t-shirt to school, she could not understand why people did not have enough food – especially why kids did not have access to fruit snacks (her favorite). Hannah shared her concerns with her mom, Emily, VP of OnStaff Group,

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Leave Your Mark at a Job Fair Today

Attending a job fair, where different companies aim to hire prospective employees, is part of the quest for a new job these days. These can be overwhelming for the first-timer, but if you are wise enough to follow some good advice, you will survive the rush at a job fair. We offer some tips for those who are visiting job fairs. 1. Come prepared. Bring several copies of your resume or CV, your calling cards,

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5 Brown Bag Healthy Lunch Options

Paper bags and healthy meals – ecology in the service of health Due to the hectic lifestyle and too many obligations we often don’t have the time for a healthy diet at work. Most often we are forced to buy something from the bakery or order the delivery at work. With this type of diet, most of the people get the infamous “heavy feeling” and just want to sleep after the lunch time. Many things

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