Why Employee Cell Phone Usage Is A Threat To Workplace Safety

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With virtually everyone now owning a cell phone, most organizations have accepted employee cell phone usage as the new norm. While cell phones have many benefits to workplace communications, such as easy access to email, they can also pose a threat to employee safety for a multitude of reasons. Distraction Prevention Distractions constitute a significant… Read more »

Are You Micromanaging Your Employees?

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Every boss has a different management style and way of overseeing employees. Unfortunately, micromanagement is a very prevalent management style among many bosses which generally does not go over well with most employees. Even when it’s done with the best intentions, micromanagement can create substantial issues within the workplace, reducing productivity and causing unnecessary stress… Read more »

Is Lack Of Training Affecting Your Career Advancement? Here Are Three Online Training Sites That Can Help

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Employees often rely on their employers to provide training opportunities, rather put their professional growth in their own hands. With modern technology at your fingertips, you can access countless online tools to learn and acquire new skills throughout your career. Wondering where to look first? Here are three highly regarded online training sites to get… Read more »

Get Motivated

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I don’t know about you, but quite frankly I’m sick of hearing about the tough economy.  So today, we’re going to focus on 5 ways to turn negative thoughts into positive action. You have a lot of potential – start recognizing it! You may not be built like Arnold Schwarzenegger or be mistaken for a… Read more »

Assessment Tools for Making Better Hires

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Having the right tools at your disposal can make hiring a lot easier—and a lot more successful.  Here is a quick overview of different assessments tools you can use, beyond the basic job interview: Qualifications Screens – simple questionnaires determine if an applicant has the minimum requirements to perform a job (availability, minimum age, years… Read more »

Build Trust

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Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. <strong>Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors:</strong> <ul> <li>Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward… Read more »

Etiquette: Let it Make (Not Break) Your Chances at a Job

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Etiquette, as Emily Post once declared, is the science of living. It may seem stuffy and outdated to some, but having established social protocols can be helpful in unfamiliar situations. A job search, for example, is a time where it can be a blessing to have guidelines to follow to make sure that you don’t… Read more »