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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Dos and Don'ts of Handling Difficult People in the Workplace

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on May 17, 2016

Working with difficult people is neither pleasant nor stress free. We also know just how unavoidable it can be. Accomplishing your project and career goals requires you to be good at handling difficult people in the workplace, so take a moment to reflect with our top tips for how to handle difficult people in the workplace.

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Topics: Professional Development, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Communications

5 Difficult Personalities and How to Handle them in the Workplace

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on April 27, 2016

Dealing with different personality types in the workplace can be tough. Having to shift gears from one conversation to the next and trying to get all your work done can be an onerous task.

What helps is when we define the different personality types that exist, and more importantly consider difficult workplace personalities. What are the signs of difficult personality types in the workplace and what can you do to handle them so that your work isn’t affected?

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Topics: Professional Development, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Communications

[White paper] Focusing on the Value of Training

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on March 29, 2016

This is the summary of a white paper written by Global Corporate College (GCC), a partner withCLIMB. GCC provides effective training on topics that matter most to businesses.

In GCC's white paper "Focusing on the Value of Training," it is proven that effective training and successful employees increase overall profit.

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Topics: Professional Development, Small Business, HR & Organizational Effectiveness

9 Tips for Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on March 25, 2016

Unfortunately, living and working with difficult people is unavoidable. While they're a little easier to manage in our personal lives, at work, it can become a struggle to balance professionalism and quality work with putting up with distractions and setbacks. Today's post discusses nine best practices for working with difficult people so you can keep your sanity while accomplishing your goals and completing projects on time.

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Topics: Professional Development, Small Business, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Communications

Retail Sales Teams & Your Bottom Line: Are You Hiring the Best?

If you own a retail business, you understand how important sales are. They literally define your bottom line. But have you sat down and considered how important your retail sales team is? Today's article is going to talk about how your sales team affects your bottom line and touch on how to find the best salespeople.

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Topics: Small Business, Retail, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership, Growing a Business

What Businesses Are Looking for When Hiring New Employees

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on November 05, 2015

Tired of sitting in an office cubicle at a dead end job? You’re not alone. As you read this there are hundreds of professionals in the workforce with similar sentiments. So if you’re looking to make some moves — perhaps land your dream job, or move up the corporate ladder, then this is the right read for you!

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Topics: Professional Development, HR & Organizational Effectiveness

When to Hire Staff for Your New Business

Experiencing success in a new business venture is a difficult, yet rewarding process. However, growth brings its own unique set of challenges as you try to keep up with demand and take your company to the next level.

One of the biggest challenges is knowing when to hire staff for your new business.

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Topics: Professional Development, Small Business, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Growing a Business

5 Reasons Why You Need to Make Employee Skill Development a Priority

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on September 25, 2015

Does your company invest in professional development for its employees? If not, now is a great time to reconsider. Investing in the professional growth of your employees has many benefits that more than justify any associated costs. In this post, we’ll look at five different reasons managers should make skill development a priority.

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Topics: Professional Development, Small Business, HR & Organizational Effectiveness

Top 4 Workforce Issues That Businesses are Facing Today

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on August 20, 2015

The workforce is constantly changing. As society and the economy evolves, so does its workforce. In a rapidly changing market it is important to observe and predict trends as a business owner and/or professional. In this article, we’ve outlined four of the top workforce issues that we believe businesses should be aware of in order to make the most strategic business decisions, and avoid any surprises.

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Topics: Professional Development, Small Business, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership

8 Ways to Prepare for the Interview (Part 1 for the Interviewer)

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on August 04, 2015

It’s been one of those days filled with a million deadlines and hundreds of small crises, that you almost forgot about the interviews you’ve scheduled for an open position. While you may think you’ve got the upper hand here, you still want to be prepared.

Sure, the candidates are interested in the position, but it’s your job to sell them on it and ensure you are following the best steps to help you choose the right person for the job. Remember, during the interview process, candidates are deciding whether they want to work for you as much as you’re deciding whether to hire them. Great candidates don’t want to work for a manager that seems unorganized and uninterested in their time, or a company that doesn’t match their personal needs.

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Topics: Professional Development, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Communications

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