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Exit Strategies for Executives

I’m Gone!

Executives and top managers don’t have it easy when it comes to transitioning jobs. They’re also subject to notice periods, and further contract regulations. When all signs show that it’s time to leave, there are a few clever strategies one can employ for a simple seamless separation.

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How to create a more productive and healthier work environment

Addressing mental health in the workplace

Mental health issues are silently killing productivity in the workplace. Depression alone costs 400 million lost workdays every year in the U.S., according to the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health program. That doesn’t even include stress disorders or anxiety, which are just as common. Considering the high cost to your company for letting these issues…

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Etiquette and outfit: What you absolutely need to know

The Right Dress Code for an Interview

Tie or open collar? Pantsuit or skirt? The dress code in an interview plays a decisive role – this is precisely where the clothes make the man. Anyone who has made it as far as the job interview for his dream position has already proven his professional qualifications. Now it depends on his personality and…

Why Do Good Employees Leave
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“I got an offer I couldn’t refuse!”

Why do good employees leave?

Employee retention is a key issue for senior management jobs, mainly because of the efficiency and productivity loses when senior talent is lost. About 65% of candidates are actively or passively always looking for jobs. This begs the key question: why do good employees leave? Many employers do not seem to be asking their ‘good employees’ what…

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HR Horror Stories

7 Behaviors that can Ruin your Interview

The interview is a breeding ground for the most incredible stories. There, applicants and potential employers meet for the first time in person and exchange knowledge and creative thoughts. It is often exciting, sometimes even funny, and from time to time it can be very strange! To ensure you have the best interview experience, make…

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Don’t spook your colleagues

Treats and Tricks for Handling Halloween in the Office

Even the most efficient, friendly office can sometimes get boring. That’s why creative senior managers look for ways to spice up office life with special events, team-building processes and changes to the environment like decorations. Think about Christmas, for example. Doesn’t it give staff a boost to see the glistening tinsel and to hang bells…

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How to email higher-ups in style

The Executive’s Guidelines for Emailing Senior Managers

In the constant swirl of messages that we read, write and respond to every day, we often overlook the importance of email style vis-à-vis the recipient. Take the example of emailing senior managers. Addressing a higher-up in another company, or even the boss in your own organization, demands more formality than you might use with co-workers. It’s also important to avoid anything that may cast a negative light on you as an employee.

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The Big Reveal

The “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Question

It happens to nearly everyone during the first part of a job interview: the prompt, ‘So, tell me about yourself.’ Interviewers have a clear strategy when they throw this line in the water. They want to know if you have a concise, articulate comeback – a short elevator speech that outlines your career accomplishments and tells them why their organization needs you and not another candidate on the short list.

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Creative lunch breaks

Meditation instead of cheeseburgers

A quick smoke and then a slice of pizza or a cheeseburger at the canteen? This is an example of what has been a common lunch break in many companies, however it no longer has to be this way. Employers and external providers are increasingly committed to providing employees with unusual breaks, from sports programs…

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Unfold your potential

How to become true thinkers from yea-sayers

Is it the case that no matter what you say your team is always nodding? Then you could be surrounded by typical yea-sayers. But unproductive servitude and the fear of rejection impede company success. Social worker Martin Bergmann explains how to create an appreciative work environment in which employees become wise co-workers and thinkers. Oh…