How to Detect a Toxic Employee

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As a hiring manager, it’s your job to hire the very best candidates for your company. The person sitting across from you may seem perfect, even down to their credentials and interpersonal skills. But what if the candidate you are interviewing is a disaster waiting to happen? You could be dealing with a toxic employee… Read more »

How to Avoid Summer Burnout in a Light Industrial Workplace

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Summer burnout is all-too-common in a light industrial workplace, and all other workplaces around the world. Who really wants to be stuck in an office or on a job site when the sun is shining and the breeze is strong? No one! During beautiful days at work, many people find themselves dreaming of vacation, sitting… Read more »

Protecting Your Call Center Employees from Seasonal Stress

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Any job in a call center can wear people down, especially those in high-volume retail, technical or collections departments. It’s no wonder that call center employees have an above-average turnover rate. During the busy holiday season, call center agents can get even more stressed out from the number and type of calls they get. From… Read more »

A Cure For Workplace Woes: Wellness Programs

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President John F. Kennedy once said “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” Many companies have developed wellness programs to promote healthy lifestyles for employees. Healthier employees help maintain productivity. They also keep premiums low for companies… Read more »

Is Your Employee Experiencing a Mental Health Problem?

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At some point in your career as an HR professional, you may encounter an employee who begins to act out of normal character. You may notice a normally productive employee suddenly start to have trouble at work. Or you might notice an increase in tardiness or absenteeism from an employee who otherwise has had no… Read more »