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In this edition of HR Insights, Nicole Keltgen discusses the connection of employee productivity with their financial wellness. Professional life and personal life are two separate domains, but what happens in one can strongly affect the other. For example, stress in someone’s personal life can have a negative influence on his or her work life. This… Read more »

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Are you trying to enter a new field, but keep hitting dead ends? An apprenticeship may be just the ticket! A recent study found that individuals participating in an apprenticeship found that their careers took off quickly. Nine in 10 Americans who either were apprentices themselves or know someone enrolled in these “earn while learning”… Read more »

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With 4th of July week here, we want you to be safe! Here are some firework guidelines provided by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission: Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks. Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were… Read more »

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With warm weather here, and many industries gearing up for their busy season, it is of the utmost importance to stay safe in your work environment. Here are some quick tips on doing so: Your safety is your personal responsibility. Wear light weight, loose-fitting clothing Always stay hydrated by drinking water. Always follow the correct… Read more »

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Self-reliance is a virtuous trait in an employee. Understanding how to help yourself and taking action is both empowering and beneficial in getting you to the place where you need to go. However, there are times in our careers, in life, where assistance is needed. It is important to understand that asking for help is… Read more »

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Most employees spend as much time with their co-workers as they do with their families. And while vigilant HR pros might bristle at the notion of “work friends” because of the potential for gossip, and favoritism, cubicle camaraderie can be awfully good for morale—and, it turns out, the bottom line. Two-thirds of employees report that… Read more »

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It’s a manager’s worst nightmare. Your top-performing employee asks to talk with you, and after exchanging a few pleasantries, she lets the news drop: “I’m putting in my two-weeks notice.” That’s when your mind fills with questions. How did this happen? Is this my fault? Who else is leaving? Is there anything we could have… Read more »