Have you ever called into your job and taken a sick day without really been sick, well then you are not alone. A survey conducted by Harris Interactive for Kronos Incorporated, found that about half of all Americans have taken a fake sick day. Australia and Canada are about level according to this survey, it also revealed that 71% of Chinese workers have called in sick (when they weren’t) and interesting to note that in France this number is only 16%.
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A good boss, like anything other good experience we have in life, can leave a lasting impression on us. But unlike horror stories often recounted about ‘bad’ bosses we don’t hear that many great stories about the ‘good’ boss.
*This is the second part of a two-part blog post focusing on how successfully managing fear leads to a better outcome for your SME. The change process can be imposed on our businesses by external circumstances or sought out when we want to take our small to mid-sized company through a growth phase. In this post, we’re looking at how to reduce or eliminate fear in the change management process.
Despite the fact it is 2011; many women still find roadblocks in their way as they rightfully look to obtain better jobs when qualified.
I’ve often heard people warn young emerging professionals about the dangers of being too ‘narrow’ in their professional capabilities. I think [...]
Take business guides, etiquette, rules and regulations. How rigidly do you stick to those rules and how many of them do you break and for what reason?
Lighthouses dot the New England coast and were essential guides to ships that brought so much cargo into the harbours. Maintenance was important to keep these lifesavers operating. Maintenance of YOU is as essential as polishing the mirrors and monitoring the brightness of the light in a lighthouse.
Before you consider taking action, it is best to talk it over with someone. It’s always a possibility that what may seem like bullying may in fact not be. For example changes within the organization can create stress on all levels (staff, supervisors, managers etc), and so stress may be causing some short term issues and demands. If you are finding it difficult to cope, perhaps take the time to talk to your manager or supervisor, who may well be as concerned as you are. Sometimes in situations like this communication can be the way to make changes.
Business health and measuring of same if greater than measuring purely the financial metrics. It should also be about the measurement of customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and the overall operational effectiveness.
When we set up in business we often have so much to do that in that process itself that our attention is pretty scattered.