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How do you react when you’re treated badly or disrespected by colleagues, friends or the general public?

How about when you meet wait staff at a restaurant or cafe, or servers at the supermarket and they don’t greet you with the warm, friendly tone one might come to expect?

Do you work with people who appear to vibrate on a lower level to you?

Sometimes you meet a downright fool.

Funnily enough, in a lot of workplaces, respect is listed as a company “value”. Yet some people within the company treat colleagues and customers without respect.

It leads me to think “What is wrong with them? Why do they have to be that way?”

Why can’t people just be respectful and nice to other people all the time?

When it comes to the workplace this is just simply not the case.

Some people aren’t as uppity and bubbly as others. Some just don’t like to smile; some are always negative. Something is always going wrong.

And sometimes people can be going through rough times, but sometimes it’s their disposition. Negativity attracts negativity.

As a positive extrovert, it’s hard not to take these types of behaviour personally.

But the truth is, these people have as much of a right to be negative and a Debbie Downer as positive and perpetually happy people have to be just that.

There is not right or wrong.

The best thing we can do in these is to not let these instances take up real estate in our minds.

Another tactic is to be grateful that you are you.

You are not them.

They have to live with it – you don’t.

Release the negative impact it has on you, and keep your posture and head held high and most of all your authenticity and integrity.

I’d love to know about you – whether you’re a positive or a negative person and how you respond to unpleasant encounters. Does it bother you?

#respect #workplace #treatment #losers #hrhottips #leadership #authentic #integrity

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Let’s talk about commitment…

It’s about time you put finger to keyboard…

Pen to paper, hands to netball, digits to paintbrushes, pedal to the metal. How often do you commit to doing something, and then you wake up one, two three years later, and you still haven’t cleaned out that cupboard and your pantry still has items 10 years past their use by date? Whether or not you were successful, do any of the following commitments stand out to you as items you have committed to doing at some stage of your life?

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Are your goals setting you up for success?

Workplace goals exist to move the business forward in line with the organisation’s vision and strategy. They can come in varied forms but the SMART acronym (the letters of which have many interchangeable versions with the same idea) is one basis often used to assist with goal creation and setting. Generally, your SMART goals will be set for you either by direction from your leader, or collaboratively, in line with what the business wants to achieve. But what about what you want to achieve?

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Is your social media activity helping? Or hindering?

In today’s age of social media, information about prospective candidates is more readily available online, and recruiters will go beyond the traditional reference check phone call in search of anything about you. This involves accessing and scrutinising your social media activity, and gathering as much information to use to gain an idea of your character. Furthermore, this research probably occurs before they have even met you. It’s important to ensure that you manage your social media activity in the right way, to support your brand and not inadvertently damage it in any way.


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Seven Tips to Conducting a Memorable Interview

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I have experienced many interviews where upon completion, the panel and myself have been truly ecstatic that we have found the right person, and hope the feeling’s mutual. Others, we look around for Ashton Kutcher because we think we’re being punk’d. Seriously.

This is it: the make or break stage of your job application. The interview is pretty much what it comes down to. Interviews can be daunting, but at the same time they are simply a two-way conversation, with each party assessing the other’s suitability for their needs.

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Five ways to improve your chances of gaining an interview

Interviews can be worrisome and daunting, so the more opportunities you can get to practice, the better you become. A lot of people have said to me “If only I could just get an interview”. Here are five ways that I have found can greatly improve your chances of getting an interview.

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101 HR Hot Tips… Here we go!

Welcome! To my HR Hot Tips blog and thank you for your participation! I am excited to be creating this blog and thrilled that you’re reading it… So, here we go!

Why did I write this book?

I was recently asked, what was my inspiration for writing 101 HR Hot Tips: Handy Secrets for Success in the Workplace. Well, the answer to that is simple:

I want to help, and I can. So I’m going to.

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