Get Focused Now! Five Guaranteed Tips for Avoiding Distraction at Work


It is safe to say most of us are not superstar athletes, and do not have the laser-like focus to avoid all distraction at work.

Five guaranteed tips the average worker can use stay productive, by avoiding distraction at work.

Distraction at WorkFew of us are capable of the concentration skills to cut through the clutter of a busy day and stay on task. There always seems to be a distraction at work, preventing us from getting the job done.

Just like superstar athletes, to succeed in the workplace, we have to get focused. Productivity demands that we need to pay attention to what we are doing.

Distraction at work is a real productivity killer, but there are other work-related disruptions can also be blamed—things like poor management, lack of communication and too many meetings.

Five guaranteed tips to avoid distraction at work, and fail-safe ways to increase productivity:

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How Happy Employees Affect Your Business


Every employee wants to work in a happy office.

More importantly, happy employees are better for the bottom line!

Happy Employees HRBy Arlene Chandler for HRNewsDaily:

Everyone loves a happy office; a work environment where everyone gets along, gets work done quickly and efficiently, and still has time to email funny cat pictures to each other is an ideal set up, but the benefits go well beyond the general day-to-day enjoyment.

Along with keeping the HR department satisfied, an office full of happy workers helps dramatically with business ventures, and if you’re running a workplace that seems more like a sweatshop, here are a few things your company is missing out on.

Holding onto Quality Employees

The economy is slowly improving, and more job opportunities are opening up every day. What this means is that employees are no longer desperate for any job that comes their way, and they are much more likely to leave a job they find unsatisfactory. Your employees are your biggest asset, so make sure you’re treating them in a way that will make them want to stick around.

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Losing employees results in a big profit loss; the time and money it takes to hire someone new and provide effective training is never in the company’s best interest, and you can easily reduce the amount of time you have to spend on that process by creating a comfortable and respectful work environment. Continue reading “How Happy Employees Affect Your Business”

6 Things Employees WISH They Could Tell You in 2013


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Communication (Photo credit: krossbow)

Some people hate to be criticized, and nobody wants to hear unpleasant news. In the business world, however, there are times when both need to be done.

The problem?

Bad news and criticism rarely flows up; it almost always rolls downhill, from management to the rank-and-file. Employees don’t communicate problems, criticize or are the bearer of unpleasant news, simply because they are often terrified of losing their jobs.

There are some issues that human resources experts hear often, in virtually every business and industry. These are the problems that hinder productivity, prevent collaboration and create a disgruntled and dysfunctional workplace.

The six things employees wish they could tell you:

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ADP: Companies Do Little To Control Absenteeism


ADP Survey Reveals U.S. Employers Not Taking Concrete Steps to Control Workplace Absenteeism
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Absenteeism clearly affects productivity and profitability, but few companies are taking concrete steps to control absence at work.

According to a new ADP Research Institute study, most companies track employee absences, many do not take steps to manage and reduce absenteeism. ADP is a leading provider of human resource management systems. Continue reading “ADP: Companies Do Little To Control Absenteeism”

Can increased productivity be an obstacle to employment growth?


EDMONTON, AB–from Troy Media

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productivity (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

Even raising the question sounds odd, because productivity a good thing, right? The recent story south of the border – where the post-contraction task of getting the unemployment rate down has proven an uphill battle – gives us a valuable perspective on the timely question. Continue reading “Can increased productivity be an obstacle to employment growth?”