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A Positive Attitude at Work can be the Key to your Success

Maintaining a positive attitude at work will benefit your career and steer you towards a promotion. 36 per cent of professionals polled on LinkedIn agree that a positive attitude is the most important quality that employers look for in candidates and team members. However, maintaining a positive attitude on a daily basis in the workplace is harder than you may think. Work is stressful and challenging, and most professionals face deadlines and obstacles on a weekly (if not daily) basis. [...]

5 ways to combat age discrimination in hiring

Let’s rewind about 20 years and visit a time when new graduates would find an entry-level role within a company and work their way up the ladder for the next 30-40 years before retiring… this almost never happens in the modern job market. Employees stayed with a company for such a long period of time, that age discrimination in hiring was not an issue. Marcel Oosterwijk via Flickr Nowadays, employees typically stay with a company for about two years before looking [...]

How Weather Affects Employee Productivity

Employee productivity in the workplace is one of the key components of a successful business. As most companies pay their employees on a salary or by the hour, they want to ensure that their team members are getting the maximum amount of work completed in the given time frame. In other words, they want more bang for their buck. Productivity is generally the result of an individual’s work ethic. Those who portray an effective work ethic are generally more productive [...]

What you can tell from the length of your interview

Remember those days in high school and university when you would walk out of an exam and immediately flip through your textbook to determine if you gave the right answers to those questions? As part of human nature, we always over analyze our performance in nerve-racking situations to ensure that we put our best foot forward. Job searching is no different. Immediately after leaving a job interview, your first thoughts are most likely “How did I do?”, “Will they call [...]

3 reasons why you should attend your next staff social

Staff socials are always somewhat awkward to start and often end with mildly inappropriate comments or behaviour – however, they are still an integral component in advancing your career. Whether in the form of a holiday party, team-building event or a birthday celebration, a staff social is used to bring people out of the professional setting so that coworkers can get to know one another. You may see your colleagues every day and share witty jokes while sitting across from [...]