You want to protect your interests in leaving a toxic workplace. It is stressful enough to have to work there, you don’t need the additional discomfort of negativity focused at you because you choose to leave your employer. Most employers are fair and supportive of their people. Some employers use different, manipulative tactics to manage … Continue reading Toxic Work Environment? How To Manage Your Departure.
You could see yourself working there; the people were friendly, the company is going places, and the job suited your experience and expectations. Then, you were informed that the job was offered to someone else. This wasn’t what you were expecting. Disappointment and wondering start to dominate your thinking. Where did you go wrong? Rejection … Continue reading Bounce Back When You Don’t Get The Job.
Manipulators know that many people are susceptible to flattery. They understand that there's a universal human need for acceptance and approval. They actively offer flattery and acceptance to people whom they perceive as being needy or unsure of themselves. They do the same thing with people who are outwardly strong and capable, but in a … Continue reading Recognize Manipulators In The Workplace.
It’s tempting to jump to a new opportunity, just make sure you are landing in the right place. What are some issues to explore when deciding on moving from one job to another? Stability: How frequently have they advertised and hired for the position you are considering? What are their thoughts about the person leaving/who … Continue reading Changing Jobs? Look Before You Leap.
This is just one optimist's views. We all see life differently. See this site for some humor on the subject: http://www.businessballs.com/glass-half-full-empty.htm What floats your boat? Optimists experience the same disappointments and setbacks that pessimists do, but they view the events themselves with a fundamental difference: they believe that regardless of appearances, circumstances and conditions happen … Continue reading Is The Glass Half-Full, Or Half-Empty?
When people work with each other, you sometimes get a clash of agendas and different motivations which affect the team’s synergy and output. If not handled with tact and diplomacy, positions and points of view become entrenched and people construct walls and defenses. An inexperienced supervisor in this situation often overreacts and tries to force … Continue reading Build Trust As A New Supervisor.
A balanced sense of ambition and realism helps you achieve the goals you set out for yourself. Those who allow ambition to be their master rather than mastering their ambition often make short-sighted decisions where desire gets in the way of objectivity. Cutting corners to experience rapid career progress exposes you to demands and expectations … Continue reading Why Do I Want This Career Opportunity?
As recruiters, we often witness the damage that occurs when office politics creates problems for individuals, departments and companies. Political activities encourage hypocrisy, secrecy, deal making, rumors, power brokers, self-interests, image-building, self-promotion, and cliques -- not a recipe for effective team work. For people starting in a new position, unfamiliar with the corporate culture and … Continue reading Avoid Office Politics In A New Employer’s Culture.
In recent years, many companies have become more community-minded, concerned with preserving the environment through reducing their carbon footprint, serving higher goals beyond the main one of profitability. People who want to work in companies where they feel their contributions are meaningful are attracted to firms that have corporate missions focused on giving back to … Continue reading Purpose-Driven People Seek Employers That Reflect Their Aspirations.
I want more personal recognition for the contributions I make. I want to work with people who identify with a shared goal or cause. I want the opportunity to stretch myself with new challenges. I want work that allows me more time with my family. I want to earn a higher income doing more interesting … Continue reading What Is Important To You?