Posted on 4 September 2014

Four ways to deal with difficult coworkers


Everyone has experienced working with someone who is difficult, and unfortunately being in HR does not protect us from the unprofessional behaviours of others. So how can you adapt and deal with someone whose behaviour is making your tasks and job more difficult?

“The solution lies in creating a solution,” said Rhonda Scharf, of On The Right Track – Training & Consulting Inc. “By creating a strategy you will instantly feel more in control of the situation and will be better prepared to handle your difficult person professionally and calmly.”

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Career progression tops employee wish list


Want to hold on to staff? Offer them career progression opportunities.

According to a survey by specialist recruitment consultancy Robert Walters, 58% of professionals felt the career opportunities available to them were inadequate and 92% were either likely or very likely to leave their jobs due to that lack of progression.

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Hiring dilemma: EQ vs IQ


What’s more important when it comes to job candidates – a strong CV or a high emotional intelligence (EQ) score?

An article from Knowledge@Wharton,  the online journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, said that a 2011 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management showed that nearly 20% of organisations used personality or emotional intelligence tests in hiring or employee promotion.

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