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The Power of Optimism in the Workplace

With a working environment that is competitive and cutthroat, maintaining a positive outlook can be a challenge. Optimism, however, is an essential mindset in order to advance and develop in one’s career.Optimism allows workers to look on the positive aspects of every situation, enabling them to capitalize on each possibility. A positive attitude may also be responsible for success in most aspects of life.So how should we harness the power of optimism? It starts by changing the overall outlook …

Creating New Career Opportunities

Do you feel like you are being bypassed as younger colleagues get promoted in your organization? You need to realize that they were not given a higher job position because of luck, but rather they created their own path to promotion. This is why you need to push yourself towards self-promotion. Let people know that you are interested in advancing your career. You can either advise your immediate supervisor or a representative from the human resource department about your intentions, or do the mo…

Influencing Business Strategy

It is a dream of every human resource manager to advance their careers into something higher than a management job. There have been company executives who have come from human resources, so achieving that goal is not a long shot. If you want to fast forward your career towards a seat at the executive table, here are some tips to help you with that.Understand your organization’s businessYou need to realize that while you are dealing with the people involved in an organization, you also need to kn…

Signs that You May Be Getting Fired

Employees are living in uncertain times. They go about their work as if today is their last day at the office, especially when more companies are feeling the economic crunch.It is actually quite easy to sense whether your career is on the verge of being kicked to the curb as it all boils down to gut feeling. However, if you feel clueless about what goes on in your office, then you should start being vigilant.You are called for “Performance Improvement”Employment termination is usually caused by …

Writing an Employee Recognition Letter

Giving your workers the recognition they deserve should be worth the time and money you spend on it. Anything that congratulates an employee for a job well done would certain make your whole workforce feel good about your company and goals. Employee recognition items range from congratulatory letters to bonuses and gifts, which motivates your workers and creates a positive employee morale.If your company could not afford providing your good-working employees with annual cash bonuses, try giving …

How to Motivate Employees

As a manager, you really can’t motivate anybody to do anything. However, you can create the right conditions for motivations so that your employees would propel themselves intrinsically.Unlike popular belief, money does not motivate workers despite being an incentive. Instead, it normally activates employees to perform minimally. Creating competitions and recognitions among members, meanwhile, do not help as well because the desire to engage in such activities are not activated right.If you are …

Performance Appraisals – The Biggest Mistakes Managers Make

Do you notice that a mere mention of the term “performance appraisal” makes employees roll their eyes or grimace a little? Why do you think performance reviews are perceived as a negative experience?Performance appraisals, by definition, is a meeting between a manager and a member of his or her staff. Together, they appraise the staff member’s work performance during a certain time period and agree on goals until the next appraisal. However, many managers handle performance reviews q…

Managing Employee Performance

Employee evaluation is essential that a company remains competitive and efficient. Employee evaluation can also help ensure that an employee does the job efficiently according to his own competencies. There are several methods being used to evaluate employees and how they perform at their jobs. Such methods may not be able to fully provide a complete and accurate review of employee performance since there are some factors such as traits and personality that may not easily be noticeable through a…