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February 2014
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Top News

What is Your Workplace Personality?
We all have our own special personality traits we bring to work! Everyone is valuable, but learning exactly which personality type you and the members of your team possess as well as how they interact with others can add value to your office. TradePost began a five-part series on personalities, and the first post included a brief overview of Carl Jung’s personality typology as well as Briggs Myers’ personality test. We invite you to take this test in order to learn more about yourself and your employees! Read more.

Understanding Personalities
Knowing which personality traits dominate your management style can be very beneficial to helping you manage your team more effectively. There is a scenario for every type of personality conflict in the workplace, but we know of some common pitfalls managers can experience when it comes to personality differences. Read the second installment in our five-part series about personalities for the honest truth about how to deal with personality differences while managing your team.
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Managing Different Personalities
In our exciting series about personalities, we invited Power Training Institute founder Bonnie Cox to offer tips to help you identify your employee’s basic needs map out the communication styles of your team members. This article will have you managing better in no time!
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Our Managers Answer Personality Questions
How do you manage your team and their different personalities? We wanted to ask some of the Corporate managers at The Select Family of Staffing Companies questions relating to their experience with different personalities and how they keep things running smoothly with their teams. We ask questions about their own personality types and even hiring and firing. You don’t want to miss their telling answers!
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January 2014 Jobs Report
The unemployment rate continued to fall from 6.7% in December to 6.6% in January. Some industries had notable gains in jobs, including construction and temporary help services, while others fell flat or lost jobs. Read more.



Management Matters

I Resolve…to Increase Performance at Work
Anita Clew knows what you’re thinking as a manager with lots of New Year’s Resolutions. You want to have your team get more done but still deliver great work and enjoy their jobs! Anita has the best tips for simply cutting out the nonsense and getting down to business in her great new post about workplace productivity. Read more.

Go Figure

  16 The number of personality type combinations according to Briggs Meyers’ outline of Carl Jung’s personality traits. Learn more about each type here!  
Management Tip


Personalities are a huge part of team success.
Have your employees take the Briggs Meyers Type test. However, remind them that no matter their differences, great employees can always find ways to work well together!

Safety RulesHow safe are legal drugs in the workplace?
While the effects of illegal drugs are known to cause problems for safety in the workplace, legal prescription and over-the-counter drugs are often forgotten and can interact with other drugs or food that may cause impairment, leading to an unsafe work environment. In order to maintain safety at work, follow these rules when taking medications:

  • Read medication labels carefully.
  • Check with your doctor or pharmacist about possible side effects. Typical impairments include drowsiness, nervousness, or poor sense of balance.
  • Ask about possible drug interactions. Some prescription and OTC drugs can interact with foods, beverages, and other medications. For example, you should avoid alcohol if you’re taking antihistamines, cough and cold products with the ingredient dextromethorphan, or drugs that treat sleeplessness.
  • Talk to your supervisor if you’re taking a medication that could affect your fitness to safely perform your job.

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