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How to choose a farewell gift for a coworker

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When a person you have worked with closely leaves a job it can be difficult to say goodbye. Even in those instances where a colleague has only briefly worked with you, bonds can grow. A farewell gift for a departing colleague is a nice way to acknowledge thanks, appreciation and to show a token of friendship and affection.


What to do if a company wants you back after a layoff

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If you've ever been laid off you understand the feelings of devastation that pink slip or termination letter can bring. Getting laid off from a job is probably one of the most stressful events you can ever deal with over the course of your life. While unemployment is hitting its lowest point since 1969, it's not inconceivable at some point down the road we could end up in another recession with a rocky job market. This kind of economic uncertainty can lead to hard decisions needing to be made.

What are interpersonal skills and how do they apply in the workplace?

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Interpersonal skills are attributes that fall into the category of “soft skills”. These are inborn traits, usually not the type of thing a person will learn from reading textbooks. Yet, they are the types of characteristics employers such as yourself probably actively seek. According to Coursera, 93 percent of employers consider soft skills as "essential" or "very important" factor as they go through their hiring process.


Biggest online distractions at work that affect productivity

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Ever since computers and the internet have entered the workplace, the online distractions for employees have increased significantly. Obviously, computers are a very useful tool and most businesses rely on these and other technologies to conduct transactions and run other operational processes. The downside is computers, gadgets and the internet tend to become time-consuming when distractions or temptations occur.