Tag: work (page 3 of 4)

How to Avoid Playing Office Politics

But still win the game! 

Many professionals feel reluctant to take part in what they call “Office Politics”. They consider all non-work related interactions a waste of time and energy. They want disagreements settled through facts and by what’s right – not by whose friends with whom, who owes whom or who wants something from someone. They perceive all that as obvious manipulation. But if you want to move forward in your career, you need to step out of your comfort zone and recognize the many faces of office politics, even if you don’t want to participate in the game! Akhtaboot provides you with some guidelines that can help you exercise influence in political environments while staying away from playing the game.

... Read More ...
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Leadership Success

 
The New Paradigm for Leadership Success 

Great leaders understand the fact that employees’ careers play an increasingly significant role in their self-fulfillment and self-expression. Leadership styles have evolved over time, with a clear shift from the bureaucratic and directive leadership style of the twentieth century to a more autonomous approach. Lines are becoming more and more blurred between personal and professional goals. The new leadership paradigm works through emotions. When leaders drive emotions positively, they bring out everyone’s best. The truth of the matter is that many businesses to this day still struggle with defining leadership at every level. Far too many people in managerial positions remain unwilling or unable to make the changes necessary to create a healthy, thriving enterprise capable of enduring.

... Read More ...
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Do’s & Don’ts of Job Searching While You’re Still Employed



Employees leave companies for a variety of reasons, whatever might be the reasons for leaving, job hunting while you’re still working in your current position can be a double-edged sword. Candidates who are employed are typically more attractive to employers. However, it can be a dangerous move and could end in a disaster.

Here are some job search tips to help you stay on good terms with your current employer:

DO plan your job search: Because you have a job, your time is limited, so you must organize your search, explore your options and get your resume and cover letter customized for each job you want to apply for.

... Read More ...
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Akhtaboot 4th Job Fair Successfully Concluded with 15,000 Visitors

(Amman, Jordan)

Akhtaboot 4th Job Fair has successfully concluded for the 4th year in a row with the attendance of more than 15,000 job seekers from various sectors and career levels. With the participation of 70 local and international companies, the job fair was held at Amman Grand Hall, Al Hussein Youth City on the 23rd and 24th of October 2013.

The job fair was under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Labor Dr. Nidal Al-Qatamin and was attended by the Advisor of His Excellency Mr. Musa Khalaf. The not-for-profit job fair is held as a CSR initiative of Akhtaboot Cares Initiative – Akhtaboot CSR arm.

... Read More ...
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Infographic: Assessing Employee Relationships in the Workplace within the MENA Region

83% of employees in the MENA region claim that having good relationships with their coworkers contributes to their performance at work. The way employees treat each other at work and the relationship they have with each other can have a direct effect on their job satisfaction, productivity and ultimately the company’s retention rates. Akhtaboot surveyed job seekers from all over the MENA region to assess the nature of the relationship between coworkers in terms of: work performance, teamwork and their behavior with one another in general.

Take a look at the infographic below for some interesting facts on Employee Relationships in the MENA region from Akhtaboot.

... Read More ...
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

The Path to Becoming a CEO

Working your way up the corporate ladder

Any top professional would tell you that the key to becoming CEO is to have certain leadership characteristics that set you apart from the crowd. Typically those who have the vision, determination, integrity, and respect for everyone in the workplace end up landing the high profile jobs. But is there a certain plan to follow in order to become CEO? Since very few of us are born leaders, you need to make a conscious effort to facilitate the development of your own leadership skills. Here are a number of qualities you are going to need to become a competent CEO:

Knowing Where You are Going – The best leaders lead by example.

... Read More ...
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Professional Maturity in the Workplace

What is it & how to achieve it?

In psychology, maturity is defined by the person’s ability to react to the environment in a learned manner, rather than instinctively. Maturity has nothing to do with age; it’s all about knowing the right time and place to behave in a certain manner, and according to the culture one lives in. Just as it is the case in life, success at work depends on a lot of factors. Some think it’s all about luck or fate, but for the majority of us it all comes down to our ability to demonstrate professional maturity no matter what might be your position or career level.

... Read More ...
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

The Attitude That’s Ruining Your Career

Career-limiting habits that might be getting in your way!

It’s a known fact that your attitude at work can dramatically make or break your career. While having a positive attitude is not easily achievable for the majority of employees as many of them are stuck with career limiting habits that keeps them from reaching their full potential at work. Some examples on those habits include but not limited to: unreliability, “it’s not my job” attitude, procrastination and resistance to change. Many people have a misconception that positive attitude is a genetic behavioral pattern that we inherit and have no control over.

... Read More ...
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Confidentiality in the Workplace

Keeping private information from getting into the wrong hands.

In today’s competitive market, confidentiality is considered highly essential to the success of any organization. Every employee is responsible for handling all company information with care and cautiousness. No information should be disclosed to a third party unless proper permissions were obtained. This is because if it gets into the wrong hands, it can be considered as a breach of confidentiality and you may even be terminated for it. Since your ability to maintain confidentiality can have a profound effect on the success of your career, Akhtaboot is here with a number of tips to help you master the art of keeping confidential information, confidential!... Read More ...

  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Dealing with Competitive Colleagues

Handling overly competitive attitude in the workplace

On a day-to-day level, maintaining a professional relationship with your colleagues while keeping in mind that they have different working styles is essential to creating a productive environment. However, sometimes overly competitive attitude can make this difficult to achieve and can create disagreements in the workplace. Workplace competition has both advantages and disadvantages. By only highlighting the downside of it, you overlook the potential benefits such as increasing innovation, creativity and motivation. On the other hand, it’s clear that too much competitiveness can be exhausting and intimidating, pushing those who are less competitive to the side, can eventually result in bad office politics.... Read More ...

  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Top Qualities of Truly Loyal Employees

  
Employee loyalty is so much more than staying at one single company. Who would you consider more loyal: an employee who has been around for 15 years, does only the bare minimum to get by, and will never hesitate to criticize you or the company at work and in public, or the employee who’s been there for 1 year, embraces the company’s values and culture, and works hard every day to help the company get there? While experience years matter, most probably you’d pick the 1-year employee every time. Akhtaboot is here to highlight the top qualities to help you identify and retain loyal employees.
... Read More ...
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share

Infographic: Evaluating Employee Job Satisfaction in the MENA Region

Employee Job Satisfaction is a major concern of employers as it affects productivity, retention rates, and the success of the company in the short and long run. Akhtaboot surveyed job seekers all over the MENA region in order to evaluate Employee Job Satisfaction in terms of: salary, workload, stress level, and the relationship they have with their direct managers.

Take a look at the infographic below for some interesting facts on Employee Job Satisfaction in the MENA region from Akhtaboot.
infographic_2013

 

  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share
... Read More ...
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share
Older posts Newer posts

© 2022 The Akhtaboot Blog

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑