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Choosing the right response when you are nearing your breaking point at work requires first realizing that you are dangerously stressed. Deepak Chopra, an alternative medicine advocate, explains that people react differently to pressure – some retreat, some simmer, and some explode. Understanding that you are unable to cope is the first step to managing… Read more »

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An employee handbook protects both the employer and the employee. The handbook serves as a guide for both parties concerning behavior, rules, and policies. A handbook also provides safety policies that employees and the employer are expected to follow. If effectively enforced, an employee handbook eliminates ambiguity, improves safety, and assigns appropriate accountability. The Small… Read more »

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Salary negotiations usually begin in the interview. Before you begin a job search, know your worth. Online tools such as Payscale, Salary, and Glassdoor can provide some idea of the salary range you should expect, but you will have to plug in various data to get an accurate range. Liz Ryan of Forbes writes in… Read more »

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Employees can be powerful brand advocates for a company. For example, employees can use their own online accounts and social media accounts to spread positive electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM). Email, chat rooms, discussion boards, job boards, and forums are all channels for employee communications that can boost a company’s reputation. However, there is also a danger… Read more »