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Dealing with Problems When There Is No HR
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Dealing with Problems When There Is No HR

How can employees deal with issues and problems when there is no Human Resources staff to confide in and seek help or assistance in addressing common problems. Is it even legal for a retail store not to have an HR department? These questions were asked by a reader and, as often is the case, you...

How to Manage a Negative Employee
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How to Manage a Negative Employee

A negative employee can infect a workgroup or a team with negativity faster than you can imagine. An earlier article suggested how employees can deal with a negative coworker. Another suggested how you can deal with workplace negativity when you determine that you are the negative employee. It’s difficult to ‘fess up, but sometimes the...

How to Handle Busy Phones Working From Home
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How to Handle Busy Phones Working From Home

Is your business phone ringing off the hook? If the calls are business-related and helping you to generate income, it may be a sign your business is growing faster than you can handle alone. But many small businesses now publish phone information on websites and blogs and end up being inundated with many calls that...

Setting Small Goals and Check off those you accomplish
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Setting Small Goals and Check off those you accomplish

Making a list of things to do each day (or week or month) and checking off items you have accomplished may sound like just another thing to do. When done properly, keeping a tally of completed tasks can help you work more efficiently and offer you small emotional rewards to keep you motivated. Think Small...

Stop Procrastinating, But Feel Free To Defer Work When Necessary
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Stop Procrastinating, But Feel Free To Defer Work When Necessary

Procrastination is putting things off for another time – shelving things you do not really want to do right now – even when you have the time. Whenever you procrastinate you are not working efficiently because you are essentially borrowing against your time in the future. The things you put off today will still have...

Create a Daily Plan to Work More Efficiently
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Create a Daily Plan to Work More Efficiently

The first and most important step to take towards working more efficiently is to have a daily plan in place. It is important that your plan is written down somewhere: On a calendar, notepad, or stored on your computer. Do not simply go through a mental checklist each day. Having a written plan is a...

How to Work Faster and More Efficiently
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How to Work Faster and More Efficiently

Working hard does not necessarily correlate with the number of hours you work, but has more to do with getting maximum results in as little time as is reasonably possible. Most of us have heard the cliché “work smarter, not harder,” but this axiom carries its own weight if you think about what it is...