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November 26th, 2015

Showing Appreciation at the Office? No, Thanks

Expecting a big thank-you at work this week? Don't hold your breath recommends Sue Shellenbarger at the​ Wall Street Journal​​. According to a survey of 2,007 people for the John Templeton Foundation, only 10% of adults say thanks to a colleague every day, while just 7% express gratitude...

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June 14th, 2013

Nine Questions You Should Ask in Every Job Interview

The key to making a positive impression in a job interview is to ask good questions. But not questions you should know the answers to, like “What does the position entail?" or “What is your vacation policy?” Instead, consider the nine questions listed in this article.

Channel(s): Job Search Strategies
via Inc.
December 16th, 2012

4 Powerful Words Employees Need to Hear

Want to create an atmosphere of trust and respect in your organization? In an Inc. article, Jeff Haden tells us four simple words can have a profound impact on your staff.  He says, "Can you help me?"--with no qualifier-- is one of the best ways to show employees that you respect, trust and...

via Bill Peel
December 7th, 2012

Is Your Workplace a No-Gratitude Zone?

Everyone likes to be appreciated.  And not surprisingly, saying thank-you is good business.  According to research, showing gratitude can increase profit, productivity and employee loyalty. But as Sue Shellenbarger recently wrote in her Wall Street Journal column, we shouldn’t expect a big...

September 19th, 2011

The Beloit College Mind-Set List Welcomes the 'Internet Class'

Welcome Class of 2015. Most members of this year's freshman class were born in 1993, and have never rolled down a car window, Ferris Bueller and Sloane Peterson could be their parents, Amazon has never been just a river, LBJ might be LeBron James, and they've never known life without the...

June 30th, 2011

Gallup Research Compares Wellbeing of Government and Non-government Workers

Recent Gallup research highlighted the sense of wellbeing in government workers. "The Work Environment Index asks workers if they are satisfied with their jobs, if they get to use their strengths at work, and if their supervisor creates an environment that is open and trusting. All three...

Channel(s): Workplace Culture