Work environments designed to be sexually charged can take a toll on worker psychological health, particularly when sexual objectification is part of the business model. This can occur when businesses are intent on creating a fun and friendly customer experience… Read more
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Do you have the summer doldrums? Your anxiety is up, maybe you’ve lost your appetite and are having trouble sleeping? How, you might ask, can anyone feel down in the summer? Everyone seems happy, glad to be outside, loving the… Read more
It might sound radical, but new research in the Journal of Applied Psychology indicates being yourself in a job interview is a good idea. This counter-intuitive piece of advice may come as a surprise, because interviews are the last place… Read more
Egotistical managers can be a positive force at work. Their narcissism can make them confident and able to make bold decisions, especially in ambiguous or uncertain situations. And, if the company is just starting out, they’re great leaders for new… Read more
It’s the height of summer, and some employees are eager to celebrate the hot weather by kicking back with colleagues by planning work BBQ’s, hikes and charity events together. It all sounds fun, but not everyone is so keen, and… Read more
If you managed to find a student summer job, you’ve probably been at it for a while now. Things might have started well but, as the summer slowly wears on, it’s clear the honeymoon is over. That great new summer… Read more
Newly minted graduates are venturing forth, armed with the knowledge and skills needed to build solid careers. But has school really prepared them for success?
It appears there may be some things they don’t teach in school. But… Read more
Applying for a job seems to be getting more complicated, especially when job seekers are hoping to make a successful on-line application. The key is to get your application past computer-based screening programs, and into the hands of decision-makers.
No… Read more
We all bring our egos to work, and along with our egos comes the need to protect them. The workplace is fraught with danger to our sense of self. Critical feedback, abrupt colleagues and micromanaging bosses can all take a… Read more
It’s a worker and supervisory nightmare. The work is there but, it doesn’t seem to be getting done. Supervisors are at their wit’s end and, the poor performing worker, thinks they’re doing their best.
Irritation, annoyance and frustration sets in.… Read more