What’s Causing Your Procrastination & What Can You Do to Beat It?

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Dealing with Employee Burnout

Most of us go through periods in our lives when we feel a strong urge to put off work, avoid responsibilities or act in ways that are not consistent with our own values. Your environment often shapes the way you behave during these times—and there are certain things, such as unpleasant mental states, distractions in…

The Power of Confidence in the Workplace  

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The ability to project confidence is an important skill in the workplace. When you are confident, people are more likely to listen to you and take you seriously. Additionally, confidence can help you feel more comfortable in difficult situations and make it easier to stand up for yourself. Regardless of your field, confidence is a…

How To Find a Great Job in the Tri-State Area

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Good news if you’re looking around for a new job: many employers are currently hiring! The pandemic led to many people deciding to leave their jobs, and this has left openings and opportunities, depending on your industry. But what if you’re not sure where to begin looking? In the Illinois, Missouri and Iowa Tri-State region,…

New Year’s Resolutions That Will Improve Your Career

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With the new year approaching and 2020 drawing to a close, you may find yourself thinking, “What’s next?” This has been a challenging year in many ways and seeing it end can be invigorating. What will 2021 hold? What changes are just around the corner? The new year is a perfect chance for change, growth, and the promise of new things…

How to Mentally Prepare for a Presentation in Your Office

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Nervous about your upcoming presentation? Don’t feel bad—it’s more common than you may think! Many people fear speaking in front of others. You may be afraid you’ll come across as unprepared or insincere, forget what you’d like to say or make a mistake. But remember this—your willingness to undertake this task in the first place is impressive! Not everyone says yes when…

Three Tips to Improve Attendance at Your Workplace

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Simply put—you can’t run a workplace without employees! Attendance is important to get the job done, and when your workers call off frequently, it leads to decreased morale for the rest of your staff as they pick up the slack. Frequent absences can lead to staffing holes, “skeleton crews,” and even burnout and turnover. Long…

Why You Shouldn’t Burn a Bridge with an Old Boss

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In a perfect world, everyone would love their job—with every shift spent happily engaged in fulfilling work, alongside people you love working with. But unfortunately, not every work situation is ideal, and you may reach a point when it’s time to move on.   What happens when the situation is negative?  Let’s say you’ve decided your…

How To Be More Excited For a Monday

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It happens to the best of us. Sunday evening rolls around and the anxiety starts to set in. The fun and relaxation of the weekend quickly draws to a close and the onslaught of emails, phone calls, meetings and more starts to creep closer.   No, it isn’t fun when the weekend ends. But Mondays can be more…

5 Tips For Better Communication With Coworkers

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Harmony in the workplace has a lot to do with communication. You need to talk to your coworkers to get things done—on task and on time. The way you communicate can also make your work environment more peaceful and a lot more fun. So if you feel like you haven’t exactly been seeing “eye to…

How to Work with Coworkers You Don’t Like

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Do you have one in your office? That coworker who just always seems to say the wrong thing to you, and really knows how to “push your buttons”? You dread times when you need to interact with this person, and may even try to avoid them. But then, the worst-case scenario happens: you need to…