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  • Get a Raise By Asking Your Boss for a Job Analysis

    Want to score a nice raise this year? Ask your boss for a job analysis! A job analysis evaluates your current role based on four main factors that include: job tasks, work environment, compensation trends and individual performance. The better you can leverage your job analysis to prove you are a top performer, the better chance you have at earning a higher salary.
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  • Meg Whitman Joins the Telecommuting 'Banned' Wagon

    It looks like Marissa Mayer isn't the only female CEO ending the days of telecommuting for their tech conglomerates -- HP's Meg Whitman is joining the club, too.
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  • Making Eye Contact With Your Boss May Backfire

    National Public Radio (NPR) published a report about the effects of making eye contact, and it is not what you might expect.
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  • Help! My Co-Worker Has Poor Boundaries

    Boundaries are knowing where one person's job ends and another person's begins. A coworker with bad boundaries takes advantage of others -- unless you know how to handle him.
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  • Which Countries Treat Their Workers the Best?

    The Human Capital Report released Tuesday by the World Economic Forum gauged 122 countries in terms of education, employment, "enabling environment" and health. It was the first report of its kind and interesting because of the way it ranked countries based on how well they treat their workers. The top region was North Europe and the top country? Well, spoiler alert: It's not the United States. But what can Americans learn from these list-toppers about how to foster a healthy workforce?
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  • The Key to Happiness at Work? Change Your Perception

    Do you arrive at work every morning grumbling or do face the day with a big smile on your face? Having a ‘case of the Mondays’ seems like the norm in many workplaces. But it’s also a major contributor to poor work performance, team breakdown, and project failure. While employers try to do their best to raises employee morale and bring back this employee satisfaction, it’s actually up to each individual employee to take control of their own happiness. By changing your perception of work, you can experience true satisfaction in any job.
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  • 9 Rules for Managing Conflict at Work [infographic]

    Workplace conflict affects more than just employee morale; it also diminishes productivity and job satisfaction. We’ll take a look at the infographic below the cut and discover how professionals can deal with workplace conflict effectively before it turns the office into a battlefield.
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  • What Office Managers Can Learn From a High School Football Coach

    A Utah high school football coach didn't like how some of his players were acting off the field, so he suspended the entire team. Unorthodox? Maybe. Effective? You be the judge.
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  • Is a Management-Free Workplace Productive?

    Imagine the entire professional hierarchy restructured into something more democratic. No boss to report to, no corporate ladder to climb, no one to beat for a promotion and no one left in the dark about overall goals and far-reaching vision. Will it breed innovation or lead to a Lord of the Flies style meltdown?
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  • How to Respond When They Say Your Project Stinks

    Someday you will receive negative feedback. You can sob your eyes out, exact revenge on whomever dares to speak negatively of your project, or you can learn from the feedback and respond gracefully and professionally. Here’s how.
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  • 3 TED Talks to Rejuvenate Your Life and Career

    These three TED Talks are sure to get your career juices pumping and help you to start the work week off right, so take a minute to watch these presentations and see if you don’t have an “ah ha” moment each time.
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  • 5 Signs That No, You Do Not Have Great Multi-Tasking Skills

    Out of all of the skills printed on resumes, multi-tasking is probably the most overused. It is rare that an applicant will admit that he or she is unable to manage more than one task at a time, but unrealistic to believe that the entire job-force has great multi-tasking skills. Here are a few signs that you are not a great multi-tasker, along with a few quick tips to help (because, multi-tasking).
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  • Sleep Your Way to the Top: The Importance of Getting Your Zzz’s

    It’s often overlooked, but a good night’s rest plays a huge factor in a person’s well-being, especially when it comes to that person’s career. PayScale takes a look at how catching up on your zzz’s can help boost your productivity and make you a happy camper at work.
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  • When Not To Control Your Impulses at Work

    Even meditation masters have their breaking points. Work stress can bring out the beast in all of us — even people like Deepak Chopra, a holistic health guru known for teachings of being mindful, selfless and calm.
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  • The Internet Intervention [infographic]

    Do you ever find yourself checking your phone every ten seconds to see if you have a new notification? Or maybe you sneak a peek at your social profiles while you're on the clock because you need the change of stimulus every five minutes. If so, then it's time for an "internet intervention."
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  • TED Talks: What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work? by Dan Ariely

    Do you know what makes you feel good about your work? Is it the acknowledgement, a hefty compensation, or simply the satisfaction of doing a good job? According to an experiment involving Legos and Bionicles (yes, the awesome robots!), finding even the tiniest bit of meaning in our work is essential to our happiness.

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  • Quora Question of the Week: What Are Your Favorite Methods for Looking Busy at Work?

    Even if you're excellent at your job, you're probably not fully immersed in your work every second of the day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's in your best interests, however, to look like you're busy, even when you're just catching up on your Facebook feed. PayScale turned to the Quora community for some tricks that will help you look like you're working hard, even when you're hardly working.
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  • 5 Business Lessons from Big Brother

    Big Brother is back on CBS for the 15th installment of the popular reality game show. 16 new houseguests signed up to live in close quarters with cameras watching their every move all in hopes of winning the $500,000 grand prize.
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  • Think Email Makes You More Productive? Think Again!

    Email makes us feel more efficient, because it makes communication faster. Sometimes, however, faster communication doesn't equal productive communication.
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  • Does Someone Have to Go: Personal Feelings Trump Business Decisions

    Last week on Does Someone Have to Go, the employees of True Home Value were faced with three tough decisions including whether or not to fire an employee with a drinking problem. This week, three employees had to stand in front of their peers and plead to keep their jobs. Time to see how it all turned out.
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