motivation

5 Quick Boosts for your Afternoon Slump

We’re all susceptible to the occasional afternoon lull—that 3pm slump where it’s hard to concentrate or focus on your tasks. Here are 5 ways you can give yourself an energy boost and stay productive through your afternoon: 1. Have a healthy snack Choose snacks that incorporate complex carbohydrates, fiber and protein like whole grain crackers, [...]

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Don’t Let the Job Hunt Get You Down

  Your job hunt may be a long, hard road at times, especially if you are seeking a specialized position in a tough market. While true success is rarely struck upon easily, there are many ways to improve your job search, both in practical and emotional terms. Take it from some of the most iconic [...]

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Try Something New for 30 Days

Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? We're halfway through the year and for us here at TempsAhead, it means taking stock and tackling the second half of 2013 with even more gusto! To kick off July, the whole Headhunters and TempsAhead recruitment teams have taken on [...]

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Generational Gap Series: Generation X in the Workplace

Following on from the Baby Boomers, this week in our Generational Gap Series we take a look at Generation X; sometimes referred to as the ‘misunderstood generation’.   GENERATION X (Born 1965 - 1980) This relatively small generation is playing an interesting role in today’s workforce. Currently in their 30s and 40s, most Gen Xers [...]

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Generational Gap Series: Baby Boomers in the Workplace

During the month of March we’re taking a look at each of the generations in the workplace in our Generational Gap Series. Find out what characteristics are typical of each generation and the most effective way to manage them.   Over the next four weeks we’ll cover four installments: Baby Boomers in the Workplace Generation [...]

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The Happy Secret to Better Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

It's like the chicken and the egg. When it comes to work, does success lead to happiness or is it happy workers who breed success?   This infographic by MyCareertopia.com is based on the work of Shawn Achor in his book, The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work. It takes [...]

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Show your employees a little lovin’

Valentine’s Day has us all feeling the love so why not spread the good vibes around your employees?   Here’s a few simple and long-lasting ways you can show your employees you love them.   Let them work on something they love Just like Google’s 20% time, giving your employees time to work on what [...]

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The Puzzle of Motivation

With the announcement this week that the hugely popular TED Conference will be moving to Vancouver, we decided to revisit one of our favourite TED talks. Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we [...]

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