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Ways Leaders Can Boost The Morale of Their Team

There is nothing as destructive in the workplace than having low morale amongst employees, and yes there will be times when it is hard and stressful, but to keep the morale up throughout the company is something that is extremely important.

Employees with low morale will not only produce work that isn't up to the standard that it should be, but will also drag others down as low morale has a knock on effect.

Quite simply, low morale can essentially make or break a business.

So what can leaders do to help keep morale high and boost it when needed?

Acknowledge/feedback

When an employee has worked hard and done a really good job, acknowledge it. Tell them. Give them the feedback they deserve. No one likes to work hard and not get a thanks for it. If the work the employee did had an end result then feedback to them what happened to it. Explain to them what went well and what didn't.

By providing your team with feedback on their work helps, to boost their morale as well as teaching them where they can improve next time, what needs tweaking to perhaps hit that target, as well as giving them positive feedback so they know what they can do again, that should have a good impact on their next task.

Marketing Ideas To Share With Your New Employer

Graduating from school is a big accomplishment. You've studied hard and are now ready to put your skills to work. It's only logical that you want to make a great first impression. Let your new employer know you're ready to tackle whatever projects necessary and that you're coming to the table with suggestions too.

Don't be afraid to voice your opinion and let the team know what you have to offer. Remember all you learned in school and let it springboard you into a confident state of mind. Understand that they may not use all of your proposals, but it's worth a shot. See marketing ideas to share with your new employer.

Online Advertising

Not all companies are online, believe it or not. Never underestimate the power of the Internet. Buy ads and promote your business and products where your customers are searching. Use online advertising to target specific people and ensure they run into your ad as they're scouring the Internet. People don't like ads, but online advertising is usually subtle and part of their experience online. Be creative and come up with catchy language to draw them in.

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Tips for Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

Every single year, there are thousands of students from around the world that enter into student foreign exchange programs.  Basically, students travel to other countries to learn other languages or cultures while attending a year at school in that country.  Going to the United Kingdom as a student has some specific challenges, but if you are hosting a student from the United States or any country, there are a few tips that can help you get through the process. Hosting a student does require some diplomacy as things are going to be new for the both of you.  Hopefully, these tips can help you.

Remember the Student Is the Guest

One thing that you will have to remember is that the student you are hosting is the guest in your home and they may not be ready for the challenges coming at them.  Even if you have a great family with a husband and kids of your own, the student may not be used to that style of family life.  Keep an open mind and make sure the student feels at home and that feeling must come from all the host family members. 

4 ways to prepare for a successful first day at work

With graduation imminent and four hard years of studying coming to an end, it's time to leave behind the comforting familiarity of university for the cold, harsh world of work.

It's a big step which, whilst boasting some pretty serious positives (who else can't wait for their first fulltime paycheque to bolster their bank account?), also comes with a lot of drawbacks.

Mostly, getting used to a new and strange environment.

Yup, your first day of your first real job after university is on the horizon, and you're already feeling nervous.

It's an understandably nerve-wracking experience, but the good news is, we've all been there.

Which means we've got plenty of advice to help make your first day a success.

Here are four tips that'll let you walk into your new office feeling confident and ready to take on the world. Check them out.

#1: do some research

Before your first day, take some time to Google your new employer and their industry. Doing this background research should help to put your mind at rest and increase your familiarity with your future job.

You can even email your new boss and ask if there's anything you can prepare, read or start working on.

At worst, they'll tell you not to worry, but hopefully they'll send you some useful resources to get cracking with.

4 top tips for a stress-free out-of-town job interview

Long gone are the golden days when companies would hover around universities recruiting fresh-faced graduates for high-paying schemes. Now most of us have to look pretty far afield to get a decent starting salary, or indeed any salary at all.

And being forced to travel just to get a 15-minute meeting with a potential employer makes the whole interview process 100 times more stressful than it normally is.

You're not just trying to prepare some answers and get your CV in tip-top shape, you're also dealing with crashing on a friend's sofa or surviving a cheap hotel room in a strange city you're completely lost in.

So that you can concentrate on that all-important prep work, we're sharing a few top tips that'll help make your next out-of-town interview go much smoother. Take a look.

#1: calculate travel expenses before you go

Before you agree to an interview, calculate travel expenses so that you can determine whether or not it's worth it. It might seem awkward, but ask if they offer compensation for travel costs. Lots of bigger companies will, although they may not always advertise it.

If they don't provide financial help, then check Skyscanner for deals on any flights you need and Airbnb for cheaper accommodation, to save as much money as possible.

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