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Thorough Proofreading Finesses Documents, Raises the Organization’s Reputation

Proofreading qualifies for being both a process and an art. It finesses and trims important documents and gives them shape and proper form. It is essential for creating a good impact. It is necessary to cut out the errors that could cause embarrassment to the presenter. Sound proofreading, when combined with strong vocabulary; also helps to insert the most appropriate word in the right place in a document.

Proofreading is a must for almost all kinds of documents that are used in a…

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Added by kate smith on October 19, 2017 at 2:17am — No Comments

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as a means to build Greater Team Effort

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is considered the world's most popular personality test. The main reason for its popularity is the empathetic and comprehensive nature it takes. Many organizations, as well as important social areas such as family, marriage, and career counseling continue to deploy it for the in-depth perspective it offers the assessor in understanding the assessee.

Generally, when we assess others; we fail to take the unique situation that led them to taking a…

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Added by kate smith on October 18, 2017 at 2:16am — No Comments

Managing Work Smoothly without getting Ruffled

It is not an exaggeration to say that those in managements have their hands full during almost any working day. Dashing to finish tasks makes it chaotic for managers and other employees to stay focused on their core work. As a result, their work gets delayed or its impact gets diluted. They are forced into a situation where work keeps piling up and their daily routine gets chaotic. This becomes more pronounced in the backdrop of a changing work environment.

The result of being…

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Added by kate smith on October 17, 2017 at 2:03am — No Comments

The Importance of Getting Succession Planning Right

We all know that change is the only constant in business. Organizations know it, too. Yet, many are hesitant to bring about and embrace change until they are compelled to. This is a fundamental mistake from managements, because organizations that are resistant to change are not likely to flourish in the long run.

Many organizations tend to equate change with the introduction of new, untried products and services. This may be great for the business, but organizational change goes…

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Added by kate smith on October 16, 2017 at 2:26am — No Comments

Changing One’s Leadership Style is Essential for Growth

Growth is a need for everyone. We all have the urge to grow, because we have our unique abilities. We all have enormous potential. Some of it may be obvious, and others may have to be dug up from the rubble, so to speak. Many of us are good at what we do, and are aware of it and give our best in any situation. Others may have the same ability, but could allow their doubt, insecurity or confusion to get the better of them. Both these kinds of people can improve. Everyone has the potential to…

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Added by kate smith on October 13, 2017 at 2:56am — No Comments

The use of the “Beforehand” Technique for Optimizing Time

As professionals, many of us find it hard to manage our time. One of the constant thoughts in the back or front of our minds is about how to complete tasks within the given timeframe. If there is one resource we seem to be eternally short of; it is time. We are among millions of professionals who have a very difficult time managing their time. Yet, some people seem to be at ease with this element. They seem to have a great knack of managing time better and more efficiently.

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Added by kate smith on October 12, 2017 at 6:36am — No Comments

It takes Tact and Patience to Deal with Difficult People

Difficult people being what they are; any colleague has a tough time dealing with them. Difficult people can come in many forms, shapes and sizes. Some people find it difficult to socialize with colleague. Others make a mess out of working relationships, and yet others may be highly uncooperative and could throw tantrums at the slightest provocation, or even without one.

Whatever their different forms; it is a fact that difficult people are a fact of life at the workplace. Difficult…

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Added by kate smith on October 11, 2017 at 5:34am — No Comments

Creating a Work Environment Conducive to the Millennials

The Millennials are the next big thing and the next big wave of the American workforce. Fifty percent of the American workforce will consist of the Millennials by 2020-21, by some estimates. What makes the Millennials unique and different from the earlier generations? Well, their arrival on the work scene and the explosion of new, often path breaking technologies of the kind the world had not seen till then, have been more or less contemporaneous.

The arrival into the workforce of the…

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Added by kate smith on October 9, 2017 at 2:46am — No Comments

20 Characteristics of a Successful Worksite Wellness Program

No one can doubt the ability of a well-designed worksite wellness programs to improve the organization’s bottom line. In a study done by Harvard to test the effectiveness of worksite wellness programs; amazing results came up.

The summary of this study is that worksite wellness programs bring about dramatic positive changes for both the employee and organization. These numbers substantiate this fact: Organizations that implement worksite wellness programs can expect a threefold…

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Added by kate smith on October 6, 2017 at 2:42am — No Comments

Understanding and Applying Analytics-Based Enterprise Performance Management

Many organizations have a tough time living up their own expectations. They hardly reach their destination, and at most times, they are short of their goals and targets. One of the primary reasons for this shortfall is that their decisions are based on feeling and intuition, rather than being supported by hard facts and figures. This is the area of analytics. This tool gives a clear sense of direction about where the organization is headed from time to time.

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Added by kate smith on October 5, 2017 at 3:17am — No Comments

Building Effectiveness into Time and Task Management

Success at managing work involves working smart, not working hard. Many people get put off by this assertion, associating smart work with slyness and cunning, and hard work with honesty. The truth could not be farther than this. Smart work is all about being adept at leveraging time and other resources with less effort, but with sharper insight and planning. When employees and managers work smart; they save the organization enormous amounts of time, because they accomplish the same output…

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Added by kate smith on October 4, 2017 at 2:34am — No Comments

Learning to Manage Time is Crucial for Managers

This is a factor, which, when handled optimally, makes us become highly efficient and effective at whatever we do. On the other hand, when managed badly, it can drive us crazy. This is the crucial element of Time. We all know that everyone on earth has the same duration of time. Yet, some people seem to have a lot of it, while others seem to be short of all the time. The issue is not time itself, but the way in which it is managed.

Managing time is a skill that is needed for everyone,…

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Added by kate smith on September 28, 2017 at 2:44am — No Comments

HR needs to Hone the Art of Onboarding New Hires

Onboarding new hires is the most important steps that HR takes in welcoming new employees into the organization. It goes beyond induction and orientation. The onboarding of an employee starts with the induction of the new…

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Added by kate smith on September 27, 2017 at 5:15am — No Comments

Establishing the Mentor-Mentee Relationship is Crucial for Organizations

One of the important relationships that define an organization’s destiny is the one between the mentor and mentee. When handled properly, it is a highly effective means of delegating, increasing productivity, raising the organization’s profile, and for accomplishing a number of business goals.

The way an organization charts its mentor-mentee relationship is largely subjective and individual. It is difficult to lay down strict rules for this kind of relationship. Yet, if there is no…

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Added by kate smith on September 26, 2017 at 8:07am — No Comments

Documentation of Employee Discussions is all Important

As with law, the dictum for management is this: What is not documented does not exist. One can look back at the age-old Latin adage to this effect -Verba Volant, Scripta Manent, meaning “what is said flies, what is written stays”. This just about summarizes the need for documentation in organizations.

Documentation is at the heart of organizations, because when employees take an organization to court for some strong reason such as termination -and there is no dearth of such…

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Added by kate smith on September 22, 2017 at 8:15am — No Comments

Habits can Build a Dream, Elite Team

The ultimate aim of an organization has to be to build a dream team that can synchronize, coordinate and communicate with the confidence and aplomb of elite SEAL teams of the US navy, which are known for these qualities. This certainly is not wishful thinking. Corporate…

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Added by kate smith on September 8, 2017 at 6:12am — No Comments

Getting the Elements of Pre-Employment Testing Right

Pre-employment testing is an important and integral testing in the process of hiring the right candidate. It is aimed at gauging the potential or proven abilities of a candidate who the organization has zeroed in on, in relation to specific abilities and faculties. Pre-employment testing is basically the method of screening the candidate for a number of selection parameters such as:

  • Aptitude
  • Positive thinking
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Cognitive…
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Added by kate smith on September 7, 2017 at 6:31am — No Comments

Understanding and Ways of Dealing with Identity Theft

Identity theft is a serious area of cybercrime. In simple terms, identity theft, as the term suggests, is committed when a cyber thief impersonates a person’s identity and obtains important personal information such as Social Security Number, health records or debit or credit card details, and opens a financial account or starts spending using the victim’s information. When identity theft happens, people realize that the money in the bank account or credit cards is siphoned off. More…

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Added by kate smith on September 6, 2017 at 7:10am — No Comments

Deeper Understanding of The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) is an important, recent legislation passed by the American Congress. Having come into effect from mid-2008; GINA is closely tied to, and is, in fact enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). GINA applies to organizations that employ 15 or more employees and labor organizations, employment agencies, and training programs, but exempts disability, long-term care, and life insurance providers.

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Added by kate smith on September 1, 2017 at 7:53am — No Comments

Succession Planning is Important. It is more Important to get it Right.

Among the many epithets that have been part of organizational lore is that invaluable one from Peter Drucker, of change being the only constant. We heard this adage decades back, but it is worth repeating many times over, because the truth behind this dictum is not likely to change.

When organizations know…

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Added by kate smith on August 30, 2017 at 7:53am — No Comments

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