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How to Take a Proactive Approach to Employee Retention

By Ben Brooks, founder & CEO of PILOT

That faint knock on your office door or that ominous 15-minute “catch up” meeting scheduled on your calendar by one of your star performers. Then comes the news you’ve feared and have been avoiding; they’re resigning. You remain calm on the outside, but inside you panic. Experienced managers have seen this horror film many times, and it usually results in the manager trying to convince or even beg the departing employee to stay. This is both likely a bad idea and symptomatic of a larger people management and employee retention issue.

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Saying ‘I’m Sorry’ When You’ve Messed Up at Work

Debra Auerbach, CareerBuilder writer

There are many famous quotes on the topic of failure and how it’s actually a good thing. But when you make a big mistake at work, it’s pretty hard to find the positive in such a negative situation. And reciting famous quotes about failure to your boss is probably not the best way to make amends.

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10 Things Your Co-workers do That Make You Want to Quit

Deanna Hartley, CareerBuilder writer

Working day in and day out with the same co-workers is sort of like living with roommates — you share the same space for hours at a time and, unless you’re one of the Real Housewives, you try to create a conflict-free zone that breeds mutual respect and requires compromising.

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The Physical Effects of Having a Terrible Job

Sarah Landrum, Career Contessa contributor

Every day, millions of people get up and go to work. Some people are lucky and go to a job they love, but then there are some jobs that simply aren’t made to be loved, whether it’s because of the job itself or the environment the job is done in. The result is the same: Over time, a job you hate can have a serious impact on your health in a multitude of ways.

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12 Tips to Be Courteous to Your Co-Workers (That You Should Already Know)

If you’ve ever had a roommate or a sibling you’ve had to share a living space with, you may have learned the hard way not to push the boundaries of common courtesy too far. Similarly, there are many unspoken rules in the workplace as well — so pay attention and exercise civility to the people you have to spend most of your waking hours with.

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5 Types of Problem Co-Workers and How to (Almost) Deal With Them

Elana Lyn Gross, Career Contessa contributor

It’s inevitable – at almost any workplace you will run into “problem” co-workers. Some of these types of problematic co-workers include the negative co-worker, the overly competitive co-worker, the gossip, the bully and the person who pushes off work. Hopefully, your office doesn’t have too many of these types of people, but if it does, here’s how to (almost) deal with working alongside them.

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7 Reasons Your Co-workers Don’t Like You – and How to Fix It

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

When it comes to your job, you’re like a competitor on a reality TV show: You didn’t come here to make friends. You came here to win. (And by “win,” you mean do your job, get your paycheck and get home to finish binge-watching “Making a Murderer.”)

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