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Not getting enough sleep is all too common for many Americans. In fact, the CDC reports that a third of U.S. adults get less than the recommended seven hours per night. They also add that failing to get enough sleep can have some serious long-term health consequences such as depression, heart disease and type 2… Read more »

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The idea of working remotely may have seemed far-fetched a decade ago, but it’s gradually becoming more and more common. Research has found, “The telecommuter population grew by 11.7 percent from 2015 to 2016—the largest year-over-year growth since 2008.” And 4.3 million employees currently work from home at least half the time. Here are some… Read more »

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Almost every employee would like a raise. But asking for one can often be difficult and uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are some other more subtle ways to go about it and show your boss you’re ready for a raise without formally asking for one. Here are some ideas. Be a Leader Displaying leadership is a surefire… Read more »

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No matter how disciplined you are, procrastination can still sneak up on you in the workplace. When it does, your productivity can take a hit, and it can potentially create problems between you and your manager. Here are five surefire ways to fight procrastination and be a better employee. Set a Goal Having a specific… Read more »

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The number of millennials in the workplace has grown significantly in recent years. According to the Pew Research Center, “Millennials are expected to overtake boomers in population in 2019 as their numbers swell to 73 million and boomers decline to 72 million.” This generation has a different work style, goals and skills, which you should… Read more »

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Almost everyone gets a little stressed at work on occasion. But for some people, it’s more serious, and they experience legitimate job burnout. Employee relations expert Dana Wilkie writes in SHRM that this is a problem that’s at “epidemic proportions” with employees citing unfair compensation, unreasonable workload and excessive overtime hours as the three main… Read more »

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Sound leadership is something that seems to be lacking these days. A recent study found that nearly one in three employees don’t trust their employers. And that’s a big problem that can take a toll on morale, productivity and profitability. Here are four of the top skills well-respected managers have, so you’ll know how to… Read more »

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If you’re not happy with your current job, you’re not alone. A recent study found that a whopping 71 percent of employees are dissatisfied and looking for new jobs. But how do you know for sure it’s time to look elsewhere? Here are three specific signs. You’re Not Being Challenged One of the more common… Read more »

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Company leaders carry a lot of sway in the workplace. Your attitude and overall approach to management impacts the rest of your team on many different levels. Let’s now discuss the importance of being positive and how this type of mindset can help your business thrive. A Positive Attitude Goes Farther Than a Negative One… Read more »

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Getting started on the right foot with a new job is critical. It’s often the initial phases that determine what type of impression you make on your employer and sets the stage for your overall success. Here are some strategies to ensure that you’re impactful on the job. Follow Through Doing what you say you’re… Read more »