Caroline Beaton

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Better Worklife

How to Have Great Relationships with Your Coworkers

We all know that coworkers can make or break a job. Workers’ inability or unwillingness to be intimate with others—what some researchers call social pessimism—predicts poor wellbeing and worse productivity at work. By contrast, research shows that workplace friendships increase individual innovation and enterprising behavior and diminish unhealthy perfectionism and burnout. One study found that […]

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Caroline Beaton

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Better Worklife, Finding THAT Job

Millennials, This Is What You Should Look for in a New Job

Searching for a new job can be overwhelming. Since this is where you’ll spend the majority of your waking hours, it feels like everything’s important. Indeed, a lot is important: benefits, company culture, co-workers, management style, advancement opportunities, job duties, location, and many others. But kununu reviews indicate that there are three new job requirements […]

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Caroline Beaton

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Better Worklife, Real Talk

Bringing Work to the Bar: How to Put Fair Limits on the After-Work Hang

After many months mining through kununu employee reviews, I’ve noticed something interesting: rather than celebrate after-work time with bosses and coworkers, many employees dread and resent it. Why? First, after-work events can wreck work-life balance. Dozens of employees commented that what’s supposed to be optional bonding time is effectively mandatory. “There were parties and events […]

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