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We all have them: those days when nothing goes right. To avoid taking the stress home, try doing three things at the end of a bad day:

  1. Clear your mind. Take a few deep breaths. Think about the things that matter to you outside of work. Prepare yourself mentally to walk out the door and leave the
    day behind.
  2. Do something easy. Send off a report, reconcile a balance sheet, or reply to a few straightforward e-mails. Get some things off your to-do list to restore a sense
    of control.
  3. Get up and leave. Once you’ve completed the task, don’t check your email once more or stop by someone’s desk. Just leave.

Importance of an Employee Handbook

An employee handbook or employee manual is a booklet that contains information on an organization’s policies and procedures. It is an excellent resource that presents all the information which employees need to know about their work and workplace. Thus, it facilitates the smooth functioning of a workplace.

There are several reasons why an employee handbook should be in use. Some of them are as follows:

  • Employee manuals bring in uniformity across the organization. They set guidelines for everyone to follow and categorically state the consequences of violating these rules. Employee manuals inform employees of statutory laws regarding workplace behavior with colleagues and the management. Thus, they help prevent workplace conflicts and legal disputes.
  • With a well-planned and written handbook, you can save your managers’ time. They need not explain the same policies every time a new employee joins or answer the same questions over and again.
  • Employee manuals publish information on an organization’s policies about holidays, leave, work hours, overtime work and pay procedure, dress code, performance reviews, salary or pay revisions and recreational breaks. They present information on orientation and training policies and termination or relieving procedures. This helps employees know a lot about the kind of treatment they can expect in the organization, thus, building their confidence.
  • Employee handbooks help communicate to the employees about the Company’s expectations of them. You can convey performance parameters and benefits that employees receive on reaching those parameters. Policies about promotion or demotion should be included. This will help them gain clarity on their job responsibilities and reduce the start-up time.
  • Employee handbooks present the organization’s policies on using the Company’s as well as personal gadgets and other equipment within its premises. Some organizations have restrictions on the use of information and communication devices, most importantly, mobile phones. Handbooks should include the terms and conditions for the use of these devices and the sites the employees are not expected to visit etc.
  • Employee handbooks publish the Company’s policies on employee safety measures and procedures to handle occupational accidents or hazards.

Precautions to be taken while preparing employee handbooks

Employee handbooks should be written in simple and precise language. Avoid flowery language. Besides, there should not be much legal jargon or it will confuse the employees.

Since employee handbooks are an effective means to protect an organization from potential lawsuits, they should be kept updated. This is because laws change. Accordingly, you need to modify your policies and publish them in your handbook.

You need to plan in advance how you are going to deal with issues that are not included in the handbook. Sometimes, certain incidents or complications arise which were not thought of while preparing handbook. In such circumstances, you should not find yourself baffled. For that, you need to specify that the policies and procedures are subject to change from time to time.

Thus, appropriate care should be taken to see that the handbook presents your organization in a positive light.

Do share your thoughts on the same.

I’m sure you have met at least one person in your life that is successful, motivated and self-empowered. This is someone that always seems to land on their feet, turns everything into gold and every success seems to come their way faster and thicker.

I’m also sure you have stopped to think about why these chronically successful people are so energetic, driven and successful with no apparent struggle while you seem to have such inertia impeding your progress.

Many believe that this is some unfair throw of the dice; that they just weren’t meant to become successful. Or perhaps it’s that the ultra successful people had some advantage or social lever that you didn’t. Occasionally this is true, occasionally success is inherited or stumbled into. However, more times than not, it’s created.

Success, first of all, is not a set of achievements or a combination of external factors; it is a mindset. Success is an attitude that comes from a framework of powerful beliefs and empowering thoughts. There have been many books written about this, probably some of which you have read. In the ones I have read, there always seemed to be a certain partiality – an incomplete picture – perhaps biased towards financial success or some other area but not another.

In the following list of beliefs and empowering thoughts, I would like to present a rounder view of success. One that I hope will give you a wider angle towards the meaning of success ranging from the material to the spiritual.

1. I am in charge of my life

The belief that you and only you are responsible of what you make of a given situation. Life does not happen to you but is a result of how you respond to opportunities and challenges.

2. I can make tomorrow better

The belief that you can change your future by your actions today. Some people are stuck in a fatalist (and dis-empowering) mindset where they believe they have little control on their life.

3. There is a lot of opportunity out there

Successful people have their mind set on abundance and opportunity and not scarcity and lack. Trust me this makes a world of a difference. Believe that life, energy, positivity, love, opportunities, success, happiness are abundant…because they are!

4. I don’t need the approval of others to succeed

If you are always looking for others’ approval and consent you will not go very far off and you will certainly not be self-empowered. Successful people follow their heart even when others are skeptical or do not consent.

5. My intentions have effect on my reality

This is not to believe in magic where you can wish things into being…well almost. Most people are blind to this but successful people know, consciously or otherwise, that a focused and strong intention is indeed a powerful thing that will make a lot of things happen and certainly get you to your destination faster.

6. People are catalysts not barriers to success

If approached in the right way and you network with the right people, you will leverage your efforts by a thousand fold. You will get things done faster by getting help from others.

7. Positive thoughts are powerful and empowering

Successful people know very well that choosing to start a day with a positive rather than a negative outlook means having successful day as opposed to a frustrating one. It’s definitely in the attitude.

8. I am not separate from the rest

This is a deep insight which only the truly successful and wise ones keep at heart. Commonly people believe that they are separate and cut off from the rest because they are individuals. True knowledge will tell you that everything is interconnected and success comes from acknowledging that you are not separate but one with the forces of life and the universe.

9. How can I use this situation?

When life throws a bad streak at you or you your plans go down the gutter, ask yourself “How can I use this?”. My life changed as I started doing this. You can always turn a situation around even by just observing, learning and sharpening your attitude.

10. Hard work & perseverance are rewarded

This is a rule of thumb even if perhaps reward doesn’t always come immediately but is paid off in the long run.

11. My past can be reviewed and rewritten

Some people are locked in their past or think that their past circumstances determine their future. Successful people are skillful in the art of interpreting their past and reframinmg it according to their optimal advantage.

12. There are forces and energies which can help me if I’m conscious

You might be thinking magic? Fairies? Not exactly. We cannot perceive certain subtle energies but some successful people believe in positive and negative energy flows from things and people just like ancient Chinese traditions believed in the flow of the Chi (Qi) or life energy. You can make yourself aware of this but it takes practice.

13. Failure is good

As in point 9, empowered people can turn a failure into success by learning from it and moving on.

14. Don’t take it personally

Get out of the trap of taking life circumstances personally or you will end up enslaved emotionally. When you get rejections, criticisms, cold shoulders, etc., put in within an impersonal bracket. They are not rejecting me, but an idea of me they have in their mind.
15. Bad patches are temporary

We all pass through bad patches. It’s the cycle of life. But we all get out of them unless we chose not to. Think outside of the moment.

16. What I learn can be improved and refined

Self-empowered people have a very dynamic view on life. There is always space for change and improvement especially on skills and lessons learnt.

17. I am constantly developing and expanding new capabilities

Just like the previous point, empowerment comes from a non-static outlook where life-affirming mind states are believed to expand not contract.

18. Things are impermanent, don’t attach yourself to things

This is a Buddhist concept which the real successful have learnt through experience. You might think that successful people are materialistic. I think the really successful are people who have a richer view on life and know how to ride life’s waves without getting emotionally attached.

19. Forget, forgive, rejoice

Don’t get stuck in resentment and grudges. Travel light without dragging an emotional baggage full of past disappointments.

20. I already have all I need

Self-explanatory. The path to success is through self-discovery and not world conquest as some would believe. People who have made it knew how to uncover their skills and true potential instead of obsessing with possessing.

Author: Ali Azhar in Connects HR

បុរសម្នាក់សួរមិត្តរបស់ខ្លួនដែលជាប្រធានអង្គភាពមួយ ៖

-នែ បង! ឮថាបងឯងលើកកូនក្រមុំរៀបការឱ្យអាប្រធានគណនេយ្យនៅអង្គភាពបងឯង មែនទេ?

-ត្រូវហើយ!

-ម៉េចបែបនេះទៅកើត? ក្រែងបងឯងធ្លាប់និយាយថា អាម្នាក់ហ្នឹងកឹបកេងប្រាក់តែញយ ហើយបងឯងស្អប់វាបំផុតនោះអី?

-ដោយហេតុវាឧស្សាហ៍កឹបកែងប្រាក់អង្គភាព ទើបខ្ញុំលើកកូនឱ្យវា ព្រោះប្រាក់ទាំងនោះ ពេលកឹបកេងបាន វាមុខជាប្រគល់ឱ្យកូនស្រីខ្ញុំទាំងអស់ប្រគល់ឱ្យកូនស្រីខ្ញុំ ដូចប្រគល់ឱ្យខ្ញុំ វិញដែរតើ ។

ប្តីអង្គុយលើកៅអីមើលការប្រកួតបាល់ទាត់ក្នុងទូរទស្សន៍យ៉ាងជក់ចិត្ត ។ ប្រពន្ធដាក់ជណ្តើរ ឡើងជូតពិតានក្បែរនោះ ស្រែកប្រាប់ប្តី ៖

-បងសម្លាញ់ ប្រសិនបើខ្ញុំភ្លាត់ជើងធ្លាក់ចុះក្រោម បងកុំភ្លេចឆ្លៀតពេលការប្រកួតសម្រាក ១៥នាទី បន្ទាប់ពីតង់ទីមួយនេះ ហៅឡានសាមុយមកដឹកខ្ញុំទៅសង្គ្រោះបន្ទាន់នៅមន្ទីរពេទ្យ ផងណា៎ ។

អ្នកជំងឺត្អូញត្អែរពីជំងឺរបស់ខ្លួនប្រាប់វេជ្ជបណ្ឌិត ៖

-ភ្នែកខ្ញុំធ្វើទុក្ខខ្លាំងណាស់ មើលរបស់ឆ្ងាយមិនឃើញទេ ។

-បើអ៊ីចឹងលោកសំឡឹងតាមដៃខ្ញុំចង្អុល ហើយឆ្លើយមកមើល ស្អីមូលៗនៅលើមេឃ?

-ព្រះអាទិត្យ!

-អាចមើលឃើញព្រះអាទិត្យប៉ុណ្ណឹងហើយ លោកចង់សំឡឹងឆ្ងាយដល់ណាទៀត?

បុរសម្នាក់ទើបតែបានក្រុមហ៊ុនធំមួយទទួលឱ្យចូលធ្វើការក្នុងនាម ជំនួយការប្រធាន ការិយាល័យគណនេយ្យ ។ ថ្ងៃធ្វើការដំបូង បុរសនោះទូរស័ព្ទទៅផ្នែកចុងភៅ តែច្រឡំលេខ បែរជាចូលទូរស័ព្ទលោកអគ្គនាយកក្រុមហ៊ុនទៅវិញ ៖

-រំបល់យក៍ ហៅយូរណាស់ហើយ ទើបតែលើកទូរស័ព្ទ ។ ឆុងកាហ្វេឱ្យខ្ញុំមួយកែវមក៍ លឿនឡើង!

-ច្រឡំលេខហើយ! លោកដឹងខ្លួនកំពុងនិយាយជាមួយអ្នកណាទេ?

-អត់ទេ!

-អគ្គនាយកក្រុមហ៊ុន! បុរសនោះស្លាំងមុខ តែប្រញាប់នឹកឃើញសួរវិញ ៖

-ចុះលោកដឹងខ្លួនកំពុងនិយាយជាមួយអ្នកណាទេ?

-អត់ទេ!

-ល្អណាស់ ដែលលោកមិនដឹង! ថាហើយ គេប្រញាប់បិទទូរស័ព្ទភ្លាម ។