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Are You Enthusiastic for the Success of Others?

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Some people have it all (or so it seems). They have the power, wealth, and status that most people can only dream of. How do you feel about that? Do you view these folks with disapproval and contempt or are you enthusiastic for their success? That depends on how you view the world. Stephen R.

15 Signs That You Need an Attitude Adjustment

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15 Signs That You Need an Attitude Adjustment. Do you need an attitude adjustment? Take the test. Here are 15 signs that you have an attitude problem: “What’s in it for me?” Are you selfless or do you focus primarily on your needs and wants?

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You Should Be So Lucky

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Let me tell you a story about two typical kids you might be familiar with. One of them (we’ll call him John) wasn’t a bad kid, but he didn’t take life very seriously.

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Here’s the Good News

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Do you find bad news exhausting? The problem is, you can’t escape it. Politicians are grumbling, celebrities are bellyaching, the news media are ranting, and even social media friends are whining. You’d think there’s no good news anymore. Complaining never solved a problem, and it never will.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Are You Helping or Hurting?

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Sometimes, well-intentioned plans have unintended consequences.

Be Honorable for Your Own Good

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How does it feel to win something you don’t deserve, receive something you didn’t earn, or get what you want (in an underhanded way)? Contrast that with the exhilarating feeling of overcoming a big challenge, attaining success through hard work , or leaving a legacy that makes you proud.

20 Ingredients of a Marriage Made in Heaven

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20 Ingredients of a Marriage Made in Heaven. The most important element of a happy marriage is choosing the right person. Here are 20 other ingredients of a marriage made in heaven: Make your marriage your top priority. There are many things vying for your attention.

Give Without Expecting Something in Return

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When you do someone a favor , do you expect them to reciprocate? Or do you give freely , without expecting something in return? Some people expect to benefit every time they do something.

How Do You React to Negative Feedback?

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How do you react to being told that you did a poor job? The first option is to defend yourself and try to prove the messenger wrong. The alternative is to ask why ? While the first way may protect your ego , the second approach demonstrates your desire to learn — and to do things better next time.

How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

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While many people profess not to care what others think, we’re social creatures and want to fit in. Right? But winning acceptance should never take precedence over accepting yourself.

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

It?s Your Choice

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It’s Your Choice. I hear about people who lie , cheat, and steal, and I ask myself why ? Are they so mediocre that they have to lie to make themselves look good? Are they so desperate that they have to cheat to get ahead? Are they so hopeless that they have to steal to satisfy their greed?

28 Powerful Tips to Relieve Stress

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28 Powerful Tips to Relieve Stress. We live in a stressful world, bombarded by increasing demands, added responsibilities, and by choices between our professional and personal commitments. Sound familiar? Here are 28 powerful tips to relieve stress. Make every moment matter.

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How to Learn from the Mistakes of Other People

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Some people learn from mistakes ; others don’t. That said, some mistakes could be avoided in the first place if people learned from the mistakes of others. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”. Lessons in life will be repeated until they are learned. Do You Learn from Others? If you don’t learn from the first time you do something incorrectly, you’ll continue to do it the same way in the future.

10 Critical Rules for Living a Happy Life

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Some people spend their whole life searching for happiness. While you may think wealth, power, and fame will make you happy, you may be looking in the wrong place. In fact, all the riches in the world won’t guarantee a happy and fulfilling life. You don’t have to search the globe for happiness because it already exists within you. As Glinda, the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz , said, “You’ve always had the power, my dear. You just had to learn it for yourself.”

Prosperity Isn’t About Money

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If I asked you whether a particular person is wealthy, you’d probably estimate how much money they have and gauge the worldly possessions they own. That got me thinking. If prosperity is defined as good fortune, why do we confine our definition to money and possessions?

Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

Do You Want to Be a Millionaire?

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Do you want to be a millionaire? Most people would say, “yes.” What’s more, if I asked you how you’d achieve that goal, your answer would be surprisingly similar to most: “I’ll buy a lottery ticket, play the stock market, launch a business, or invent the next big thing.”

Get Motivated and Take Charge of Your Life

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Get Motivated and Take Charge of Your Life. Be the person who makes you proud. Follow your grandest dreams. Reach for your highest goals. Do the things that excite you and give you the greatest pleasure. Most of all, live a life that gives you purpose. This isn’t a journey for the faint of heart or for others to take for you. Accept ownership of your life rather than relinquishing that responsibility to others. It’s time to get motivated and take charge of your life. You owe it to yourself.

Are You Discouraged?

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Are you discouraged? Don’t let others discourage you from pursuing your dreams. Just because they won’t do something doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. The fact is, you can achieve ANYTHING you want, as long as you’re willing to work hard and put your mind to it.

Living the Golden Rule

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Everyone knows the Golden Rule. In fact, numerous religions espouse it, the most familiar version being, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” The question is, if most people know, and agree, with the principle, why don’t more folks live by that standard? Do you abide by the Golden Rule? When you do nothing, nothing happens. If you truly want to live by this principle, the first place to start is to understand its true meaning and how to apply it effectively.

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

11 Ways to Escape a Victim Mentality

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11 Ways to Escape a Victim Mentality. How often do you say, “Other people have it easier,” “Why does this only happen to me?” or “I can’t do anything right.” Your outlook can work for you or against you. Are you suffering from a victim mentality? 7 Warning Signs of a Victim Mentality.

It’s Vital to Say Please and Thank You. Here’s why…

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It’s so easy to say please and thank you — yet some folks don’t seem to bother. The fact is, some folks are rude and ungrateful; all they think about is themselves. Others never learned basic etiquette and are oblivious to the way people should behave.

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Is Asking for Help a Weakness?

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Do you ask for help when you need it, or do you view it as a weakness? I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that I hate to ask for directions — even when I’m lost. I’m not sure it’s because I’m embarrassed that I’m clueless or because I don’t want to admit defeat, but my refusal to ask for directions is something I live with. In fact, there was a time when I’d drive around FOREVER until sheer frustration outweighed my unwillingness to ask. Then, only then, I’d ask for assistance. Sound familiar?

To Be or Not to Be

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When you get older and reflect on your life, will you value the things that you checked off your to-do list or will you take pride in knowing that you enjoyed a life well lived? In other words, shouldn’t who you want to be take precedence over what you want to pursue ? What could be more important?

9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

If You Can’t Be Yourself Around Others, Who Are You?

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We all play pretend when we’re young. The problem is, when some folks get older, they continue to play pretend. They pretend to be confident when they’re insecure; they pretend to have opinions when they’re members of groupthink ; and they pretend to be successful when they’re barely making ends meet. Did you ever ask yourself why? If you can’t be yourself around others, who are you?

Inner Peace is a Choice

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What keeps you up at night? Maybe you regret something that you did or feel guilty about something that you failed to do. Perhaps it’s because you haven’t been honest with others or true to yourself. Or maybe your conscience is just trying to get your attention.

How to Have the Courage to Move into A Brave Place

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Guest Post by LaRae Quy. Life can suck. There are days when things go so badly that you want a refund. We’ve all heard that acceptance is the key to good psychological health, but that does nothing more than leave us in a continual state of anxiety because what we all want is a semblance of control in the way our day unfolds around us. Since life is nothing but a series of problems, the fantasy of control gets flushed down the toilet on a regular basis.

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The Only Thing Worse Than Lying to Others Is Lying to Yourself

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There will be times when your principles are tested. The question is, how will you respond? Will you give in to temptation and compromise your standards or will you stand tall and remain true to your values? It’s easy to say what you’ll do in theory, but your actions count most when the rubber meets the road. Some folks want it both ways. They want to profit, but they also want to feel good about themselves.

HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

How Do You Respond in a Crisis?

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A crisis brings out the best and the worst in us. Some people act like idiots, while others rise to the occasion and show what they’re made of. In fact, it astonishes me how some of the most unlikely people rise to the occasion by displaying extraordinary leadership, selflessness, and grace during tough times. How do you respond to a crisis? Are You Your Best Self in a Crisis? Times of crisis bring out the best in people. I hope they bring out the best in you.

35 Questions to Inspire Self-Reflection

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When was the last time you paused to reflect on your life? You’re too busy for that, right? Wouldn’t you like to know if you should continue full speed ahead or if you’re veering off course? Here are 35 questions to inspire self-reflection.

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

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Stop Comparing Yourself to Others. We compare ourselves to others all the time. We compare ourselves to friends on social media , colleagues at the office, and even strangers at the gym. We rate our appearance, possessions, performance, and even our problems.

Why C Students Do Better Than A Students

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Some students excel at school. They’re in all advanced classes. They skim a page and remember the subject matter — forever. And they raise their hand before the question is even asked. What’s more, they’ve been known to wait till the last minute to study for tests, and you guessed it, they still walk away with an A. Good grades come easy to them. Then there’s the rest of us.

3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

Are You All Foam and No Beer?

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Are You All Foam and No Beer? Call it whatever you want: “All bark and no bite; All sizzle and no steak; All show and no go.” The meaning’s still the same — talk is cheap. The fact is, being all talk amounts to nothing more than hollow words. Are you, all foam and no beer? Big talkers are so good at talking a good game that they allow their words to become a substitute for action. They voice their intent, but rarely act. They complain rather than get in the game.

You’re Only as Good as the Company You Keep

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You’re Only as Good as the Company You Keep. People influence you every day. Do they inspire you or sap your energy? Do they serve as positive role models or negative influences? Do they want what’s best for you, or are they out for themselves? You probably know those who serve as positive or negative influences in your life. Surround yourself with top-notch people. It makes a huge difference. As they say, you’re only as good as the company you keep.

The Greatest Gift Parents Can Give Kids

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Your family is the most precious treasure in your life. The greatest gift you can give your children is a solid set of values. Take a moment to determine how your actions may be affecting them. Remember, if you don’t pass your values on to your kids, someone else will. If you: Teach your kids that money is everything, they’ll stop at nothing to get it. Do everything for your children, you’ll make them feel good for nothing.

The Consequences of No Consequences

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If you’re a parent, I’m sure you remember the terrible twos. It’s a normal phase in a child’s development that’s marked by a burning desire for independence. The terrible twos are often accompanied by outbursts, frustration, and defiant behavior. Two-year olds have an insatiable curiosity to explore the world and find a way to get into everything. They’re simply testing boundaries and learning what they can get away with; in some cases, they face consequences for those actions.

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.