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With all of the changes in today’s world, telecommuting has become a standard method of business. Telecommuting brings advantages and disadvantages to the way companies do business. Here’s a look at some of the pros. Increased productivity. While it’s easy to imagine workers shirking their duties at home more readily than in the office, numerous… Read more »

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Everyone’s personal life gets a bit hectic at times. These stressful times can cause headaches, upset stomach, back pain, sleep disturbances and difficulty concentrating. Stress also makes it harder for your body to defend against illness and can make current health problems worse. Not only is stress hard on your body, but it also affects… Read more »

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Some people think employment is all about the money, but they’re wrong. For many, it’s about opportunities. In fact, Gallup cites “lack of development and career growth” as the number one reason employees leave their workplace. Employees expect some development opportunities, so ignoring this outright can quickly lead to an exodus. How can you ensure… Read more »

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A walk through other areas of the workplace is a common occurrence, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t stay alert. This is particularly true for employees leaving their old, familiar job titles and moving into new roles in other areas. New employees receive instructions regarding training and safety precautions. However, when transitioning… Read more »

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Ensuring your employees are satisfied and feel appreciated is important in order to reduce turnover. Organizations need to focus on keeping employees happy and motivated in order to stay competitive in their recruiting and retention efforts. One way to boost employee morale and productivity is to introduce strategies to motivate your employees in the workplace;… Read more »

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In order for any business to be successful, it is essential that its employees possess the proper skill sets to do their jobs at a high level. Since most employees do not enter a company completely equipped to fit their new position, training is very important. Though many employers view training as simply a burdensome… Read more »

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The World Health Organization (WHO) now considers burnout to be a syndrome. In previous editions of the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), burnout wasn’t considered a serious condition, and its only listed symptom was exhaustion. The WHO’s decision to upgrade burnout to a syndrome and provide a detailed set of symptoms communicates its serious… Read more »

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You carefully recruited, screened, and tested several applicants for that new position. When the time came to make a hiring decision, you confidently selected the most qualified candidate. But two months later, the new hire resigned, confessing that she “never felt part of the company.” The right first impression is everything, and a poor employee… Read more »

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With low unemployment rates, hiring can be a battle!  To circumvent the possibility of making poor hiring choices based only on passing filters through  qualifications, it is important to look for quality employees, and not to lose a possible perfect organizational fit due to an outdated hiring filter. Employers can make a tough situation worse… Read more »