How Sleep Affects Work Relationships

Not getting enough sleep? Most people know that being tired can affect their job performance. But did you realize that it affects your relationships with people at work?   A recent series of studies found that people aren’t really aware of the connection.   Tired at work How does lack of sleep affect work relationships? There are number of different […]

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The Surprising Truth About First Impressions

First impressions can happen very quickly. Within seconds of meeting a person for the first time, you already have a pretty good idea how you feel about them. Do they seem friendly? Threatening? Competent? Trustworthy? Attractive?   It’s difficult not to make these “snap judgments.”     Can you trust your gut? People tend to follow their first impressions. If […]

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Can Pro Interviewers Spot a Liar?

Most job candidates will tell you what you want to hear. They ‘re qualified. They’re motivated. This job would be a dream come true!!   Not every candidate will be telling the truth. But what are the chances that an interviewer can tell the difference? Are experienced interviewers more accurate than beginners? And perhaps most importantly, how does this affect […]

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The Surprising Female Advantage in Job Interviews

Job interviews can cause anxiety… …And women often experience greater anxiety than men.   The difference can be especially strong when trying to “play it cool” under stress—for example, this study found that women who suppressed their emotions during a job interview experienced more than twice as much anxiety as men.   Interviewers tend to prefer the applicants who demonstrate […]

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Does Employee Happiness Drive Business Results?

Employee happiness used to be considered an important business goal. People thought that happy employees make organizations more successful.   Maybe they were wrong. The idea certainly has fallen out of favor in recent decades, and it has largely been replaced with a broader emphasis on “employee engagement.” Some people might even suggest that the pursuit of employee happiness isn’t […]

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