Positive Workplace

Human Resources: Understanding and Maintaining Your Happiness Baseline to Deal with Stress

Posted by Modern HR | Monday, October 22, 2018

Some people don’t even realize when they are stressed out. They get so caught up in their tasks and in the stressful feeling generated by them that they can’t pull themselves out of the moment for long enough to realize that something is wrong. It’s only when they start having full-blown panic attacks or getting…

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How Feedback Can Help You to Be Strong and Kind While Running a Business

Posted by Modern HR | Monday, October 15, 2018

You might think that it’s not possible to be strong and kind while running a business. Most people believe this to be the case. And, in general, when you think of a boss, an employer or a supervisor, you think of someone authoritative as opposed to someone kind and genial. But why do we perceive these two…

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Turn Negative Feedback Into a Positive Experience

Posted by Modern HR | Monday, October 8, 2018

When someone at the office gives you negative feedback, what’s your first instinct? Maybe you want to spit out a quick defense, such as, “I’m not like that!” Maybe you want to counter the criticism with some negative feedback of your own for the other person. Or maybe you want to turn away and pretend…

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Motivate Yourself via Dale Carnegie’s Method of Accepting the Worst That Can Happen

Posted by Modern HR | Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Motivation is an elusive thing. Sometimes, even when you’ve been sleeping enough, eating well, exercising, taking time out for yourself and your friends and family, you might not feel motivated to work. You’re doing all the right things that people say you should do. You’re leading a rounded life. You should, technically, have plenty of…

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Human Resources Opportunities: Remote Workforce

Posted by Modern HR | Monday, September 24, 2018

Human resources departments have been challenged by a rapidly diversifying force that is working across multiple territories, platforms, and through changing job structures such as remote work by employment or contracting. These workplaces have the potential to create agile, highly motivated and tech-prepared employees. But challenges include unifying systems, languages, communications, oversight and performance management,…

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Employee Engagement is Good, But Watch for Burnout

Posted by Modern HR | Tuesday, September 4, 2018

When an employee loves her job, she does better work. The employer keeps her busy with new challenges, and she keeps doing her job efficiently. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out this way. Sometimes, the employee keeps going until she can’t go anymore. An employee engaged with her work is a good thing, but burnout…

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Communication: Adding Value to the Lives of Customers, Associates, and Employees

Posted by Modern HR | Monday, August 20, 2018

Communication doesn’t just mean salesmanship i.e., trying to sell what you’re making to other people. It means listening to what people have to say, understanding their needs and trying to help them to fulfill those needs. At heart, communication is less about talking to people and more about helping them, a fact which is not…

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5 Steps for Working Efficiently with Your Team Members Part 2/2

Posted by Modern HR | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

In Part 1 of this article, we discussed the first 3 steps to working efficiently with your team members. Now we will discuss the remaining 2 steps that will help you effectively manage your workload while working along with your team. 4.) Once you figure out everything your team needs to do, make your workload…

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5 Steps for Working Efficiently with Your Team Members Part 1/2

Posted by Modern HR | Wednesday, August 8, 2018

When you work in a team office setting, it can be challenging to get everything done- both with your daily workload and additional projects. While you can’t control certain factors around you, including the pace and work ethic of your team members, there are things you can do to visually track the workload of your…

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The Importance of Being Polite and Courteous

Posted by Modern HR | Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Mind your manners. Be respectful. Customers come first. These are all phrases we’ve heard before, but do we always follow them? Unfortunately, it’s easy to fall into the trap of being impolite and discourteous, even though neither of those things are that difficult. Courtesy Isn’t Common You’ve probably heard the phrase “common courtesy,” but courtesy…

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