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Why Motivating Employees Depends on Their Personality

Why Motivating Employees Depends on Their Personality

Admin | Feb 24, 2017 - 11:37 PM

For some employees, neither the carrot nor the stick will serve as a motivational tool, new research shows.

A study from the University of Iowa suggests that if a worker's personality doesn't fit the job requirements, he or she will not be motivated by external factors, no matter how tasty the carrot or painful the stick.

"Our approach shifts the traditional perspective that employee motivational forces are primarily imposed by external situational factors to a view that individual motivation is ......

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Why Motivating Employees Depends on Their Personality

Every Employee Needs Customer Service Training, And Here's Why!

Admin | Feb 21, 2017 - 12:04 AM

Customer service is not a department. It is a philosophy to be embraced by every employee – from the CEO to the most recently hired.

I’ve been preaching this for years. Yet it still surprises me that many companies don’t recognize the value of training their employees – all employees – in the area of customer service. No, not everyone is trained the same. Someone on the front line, who has direct contact with customers, will be trained differently than so......

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Why Motivating Employees Depends on Their Personality

4 Salary Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid

Admin | Jan 26, 2017 - 11:33 PM

Scared of salary negotiation? You’re not alone. In fact, 28 percent of people who told Pay Scale they had never negotiated salary, refrained from doing so because they were uncomfortable talking about money.

 Discussions about money can feel awkward or taboo, but it’s important not to let that stop you from asking for what your research indicates is a fair price for your skills and services. (And if you’re not sure what the market will bear, Pay Scale’s&nb......

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Why Motivating Employees Depends on Their Personality

Asking for a Raise? Take These 5 Important Steps

Admin | Aug 22, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Asking for a raise is nerve-wracking. It comes with the possibility of rejection and dealing with your manager's perception of your work.

But you shouldn't be afraid to bring it up: According to the PayScale Compensation Best Practices Report 2016, 73 percent of employers consider their employees to be fairly paid, while only 36 percent of employees feel that they are fairly compensated. Sometimes, the only way to fix this problem is to ask for that raise.

While it may be a hard task to summon t......

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