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4 Tips for Winning Over Your New Boss

According to an article in the Harvard Business Review titled 'Surviving your New CEO', employee turnover increases by 33% when executives aren't able to work well with their new bosses. The way to prevent this is by establishing a positive and productive working relationship with the new boss. Here is how you can do so.1. Research. This is the first thing to do; find out where your new boss has worked (Lin...


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Working Mums

There is perhaps no greater controversy than the ongoing feud over the effects of a mother's employment on the quality of family life and the children's well-being.Generally, the decision to work and raise a family is perceived as a zero-sum game for women, one where the gain in one area is followed by a loss in the other.Women are usually presented a choice between divergent paths: traditional homemaking roles or entering the wor...




Set Priorities for Your New Job as Manager

Starting a new job as a manager can be hard. You walk in a new place, you hardly know what's going on, and you want to show everyone how good of a hire you are. Rushing and pushing to make a positive impression quickly can backfire, however.Similarly, trying to revamp processes and procedures before understanding why things are being done the way they are can undermine that positive impression you're trying to build quickly.In the ...




13 Tips for Students to Improve Vocabulary

Learning and using the most accurate words in your language will make it easier to think, write and communicate. Have a read of the below tips and we are sure you will find a lot of helpful these tips to improve your vocabulary!Read voraciously: Once you leave school, you won't get word drills and homework assignments that force you to learn new words. It can be easy to stop reading. If you want to build your vocab...




How to Tell Real or Fake News on Social Media

Many people receive a flood of messages daily on their instant messaging apps and social media feeds. There is always a number of people who forward information and news that can be shady in whether the news is accurate or not. Here are steps to find out:Read it throughThis may seem obvious but it's important to read the article till the end especially if it has an odd headline. Sometimes the title can be misleading fr...




Working from Home Effectively

A growing trend is setting up a home business, or, at the very least, working from home. These trends are especially popular among family-focused women and stay-at-home mums who consider this a great opportunity to spend time with their children, and still contribute financially to the family. However, although the flexibility of working from home sounds enticing, most people don't have what it takes to be disciplined and productive. Here are ...




Salary versus Opportunity

A question I often get from fresh graduates (and even mid-level executives) regarding a salary offer usually revolves around a few thousand rupees a month. This is all the information they will give me and then expect some profound advice on which one to take. If this is all you are taking into account when considering which firm to join, then you have a very narrow view of things.Now you might think that a 'broader view' is one where y...




Fall in Love with Your Job

In his book So Good They Can't ignore You, Cal Newport has identified certain work practices you can employ to ensure that you stay motivated at your job and ignite a passion for it, even if it isn't your dream career.Invest time in your vocation. Although talent is essential when it comes to succeeding in certain professions (no one can hit a one-handed backhand like Roger Federer no matter how much they try), working consistent...




How to Stay Focused in a Social Season

Most of us have trouble staying focused at work on any regular day, and the holiday season poses a special challenge for workplace productivity. In addition to the regular day-to-day distractions we face during the rest of the year (talkative co-workers, office politics and so on), the holidays bring additional interruptions in the form of increased family obligations, entertaining, shopping for gifts, attending or planning weddings and eating...




Are You An Overwhelmed Employee?

A survey conducted by the Deloitte University Press this year revealed that almost 65% of middle and top-level managers suffer from the 'overwhelmed employee phenomenon'. This has been defined as the pressure employees feel to stay connected 24/7, respond to work-related e-mails and messages and consequently, are unable to switch-off from work mode. This in turn undermines productivity and reduces employee engagement.If you think you ar...












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