Monthly Archives: March 2013

Coping with performance review anxiety

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Coping with performance review anxiety

When it comes to performance reviews, managers and employees share one thing in common this time of year: Anxiety. Whether it’s the stress of compiling everyone’s review on time while juggling a full workload or it’s the anxiety of anticipating the worst, there are ways to reduce the nervousness associated with performance appraisals – it’s all in the planning.

Save yourself some time and quell that anxiety by setting up a folder for performance reviews and treat it like a living document where you file away emails, projects and other milestones throughout the year.

The content of this document should spill over into your weekly meetings where you bring up these events and performances and discuss them with your manager …

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2013: Empowering women worldwide

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2013: Empowering women worldwide“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights” Gloria Steinem

International Women’s Day is recognized worldwide as a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future, dating back to the early 1900s and the Suffragettes who first campaigned for women to get the right to vote.

This year International Women’s Day falls on March 8 and is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, …

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Cracking the glass ceiling: Can women reach the top?

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Cracking the glass ceiling: Can women reach the top?In honour of International Women’s Day, we are going to look at women in the workplace and the challenges of rising to the top.

Women have known about glass ceilings long before the Wall Street Journal highlighted the problem in March 1986, when media coined the term to describe what happens to women when they are denied opportunity to the upper levels of executive management.

Statistically, the proportion of women in the top jobs around the world is very low. For example, in the FTSE 350 Index (London Stock Exchange), just 10% of 2,775 directors are female, and 40% have all-male boards. Only 3% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women and 14.9% of corporate board members in FTSE 100 …

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