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Employer Branding: Why employee engagement is important for any business

Why employee engagement should move up the managerial agenda.
Why employee engagement should move up the managerial agenda

In this e-book, Christina Evans skillfully guides us through the most important aspects of employee engagement, from past to present. Christina teaches and researches in human resource management and points out why employee engagement is important in every company’s employer branding strategy. Her main focus is individual career development and organizational approaches aimed at building a diverse workforce. Employee engagement has become a hot management topic, especially in businesses where organizational performance is dependent on this, such as in the knowledge and service industry.
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Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS): Immediate Reactions

Read this article and be aware of Post-Trauma Stress.
Read this article and be aware of Post-Trauma Stress.

Every individual has a distinct way of thinking. As a result, people tend to act differently to certain situations.

There are some who reacts strongly to something that may be regarded as simple or minor incident. However, there are certain individuals who manage to be calm and undisturbed even at major incidents or disasters.

Regardless of how people reacted with whatever situation it may be, major or minor, we need to remember that to be affected is both a natural and normal response.

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MS Excel 2016: Get Faster Using the Flash Fill Feature

Tired of using formula in joining contents or extracting data in Excel?
Tired of using formula in joining contents or extracting data in Excel?

 

How to use the Flash Fill feature in Microsoft Excel

Previously, when you have a data in columns and you want to combine them in a single cell, you need to create a formula. Formula must also be created when you want to extract data in a cell or format cells based on your reference. Well, the agony of creating formula for these tasks has now come to an end. 

With Excel 2016, you can now make these complicated things simple through the feature known as Flash Fill. This feature was actually first introduced in Excel 2013 and I bet everybody enjoyed using it!

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Stress at Work: Common Misconceptions

Feeling stressed?
Feeling stressed?

 

What is work-related stress?

The word “stress” has now become a usual term used by people experiencing pressure and negativity. Often, individuals who are overloaded with work and feel hopeless about it refer their experiences to stress. As a result they feel stressed. However, in terms of its technical definition, we cannot classify all cases like those under it. According to the UK Health and Safety Executive, stress is ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demands placed on them’. It is not an illness but a state. Nevertheless, when a person experiences too much of this ‘state’ on a long period of time, he or she can possibly be subjected to mental and physical illness.
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): How to Identify a Traumatic Incident

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Being a human, “fear” is something that we commonly feel and experience.  Even the bravest and most courageous person in this world has it, albeit he admits it or not. Mostly, people tend to fear insects and some animals. Some are afraid of heights. There are many things in between living and dying that people are often worried about. Death itself is one of the most common fears people admit. Fear differs from one person to another and reasons behind it also vary. Some may fear something because of its appearance, smell, or any other reasons (sometimes, with no reason at all). There are also fears that come from experiences or on some sort of event that that person does not want to experience ever again. This experience may be categorized as traumatic incident and leads to a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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MS Excel 2016: Save Time Using Autofill

MS Excel 2016 tutorial on how to use Autofill.
MS Excel 2016 tutorial on how to use Autofill.

 

How to use the Autofill function in Microsoft Excel

Are you tired of re-typing the same contents in MS Excel over and over again? How about manually entering series of lists or redoing a certain format in each cell that you are working with? Well, you better learn more about the Autofill function and you’ll be surprised with how well Excel knows what you need in using its platform. Autofill will let you save more time and effort in doing the simple yet time-consuming and redundant tasks that you often deal with.
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Bullying: Effects on People and Reasons Behind It

Back off! Now!
Back off! Now!

“You can kill a person only once, but when you humiliate him, you kill him many times over.”

This quote came from the Talmud, the basic book of the Jewish law. Although Jewish in nature, this line can be applied to everyone. Many people are being bullied at work for several reasons, by individual/s either at lower, the same, or higher rank than them. Unfortunately, this incident continues to happen and the rate of occurrence increases as years pass. But what really is bullying? How can we know if bullying is happening in our workplace? How can we differentiate bullying with just ‘tough’ or strict authority?

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Excel 2016: 3 Simple Steps to Hide and Unhide Portions

Hide and Unhide Portions in Excel.
Hide and unhide portions in Excel.

In dealing with Excel, most especially with formulas, there are necessary portions that we need to include but not that so important to be shown. There are also portions that we do not want someone to mess with or change, for if it is changed, the entire worksheet or workbook will be negatively affected. Messing with those portions will not make your file work out the way you planned and designed it to be. With these instances, the “hide and unhide” options of Excel 2016 are very helpful.
 
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6 Tips on Finding the Perfect Ghostwriter

Why a ghostwriter and what to look for.
Why a ghostwriter and what to look for.

There is no question that with self-publishing getting cheaper and Amazon able to sell any book, more and more people see themselves writing books. In many businesses, people brand themselves with a book – this is our philosophy and what we offer – told in a narrative voice. There are a million stories in the naked city and it seems people want them out there.  Sometimes people want books about their lives for future generations.  Sometimes people want a book to set the record straight on an event that was never understood correctly. Sometimes people want a book to bring to life someone in their life whom they believe is worthy of being known forever.

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Excel 2016: How to Format Cells and Worksheets

Format Cells and Worksheets.
Format Cells and Worksheets.

 

The Home Ribbon to customize and format cells and worksheets

Creativity and uniformity are few of the least aspects most people consider in using Excel. More often, we tend to disregard the styles we use, for instance fonts, no matter how different they are from each other. We ignore the format, most especially when we are working with lots of information in a worksheet. However, formatting your worksheets is not a difficult task at all. Doing so will make your file look more organized and professional. Uniformity will even encourage you to work on your file with enthusiasm and excitement.

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