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  • Risk Assessment in the New Workplace

    There is no way to get around how expensive insurance can be. Insurance carriers often understand that their clients are stuck paying whatever rates they demand, and it can be tough to keep up. While there are many ways that you can lose a lot of money with your insurance provider, there are...

  • Top Five Ways to Improve Communication and Teamwork in the Office

    Our understanding of communication and teamwork in the office has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few decades. Professors at top-tier universities like Northwestern and Syracuse have conducted groundbreaking studies about how communication and teambuilding affect productivity and profit...

  • Effects of Poor Lighting on Employee Productivity

    Perhaps you've heard of a little phenomenon called the Hawthorne effect. Based on a series of studies conducted at the Hawthorne Works factory in the 1920s and '30s, it was initially concluded that levels of lighting had the ability to affect worker productivity. Of course, it was later...

  • Know Your Rights: Breast Cancer and the Workplace

    So, you've recently found out that you have breast cancer and, as if you don't already have a ton that's on your mind and plate, you've still got to muster up the energy (and sometimes even the motivation) to go to work every day and deal with the demands that are there. You don't want to be...

  • 5 Effective Strategies for Resolving Workplace Conflicts

    It's bound to happen. If you spend eight hours per day in a close proximity to anyone, there will be moments when conflict will arise. Actually, that's not necessarily a bad thing. People are individuals with different insights and perspectives. So, when it comes to having what is perceived to...

  • How Much Does Your Appearance in the Workplace Really Matter?

    We've all heard the saying, "You only have one time to make a first impression." Impressions are important because by the very definition of the word, it means to influence. When people come into your place of business, before exchanging a single word, they are influenced by the environment...

  • Workplace Health Risks and How to Avoid Them

    Unless your job involves caring for kids (who tend to spread germs like wildfire), you’re probably not terribly concerned about health risks in the workplace.  But there are a lot more potential health issues at play than the possibility of catching a cold.  If there weren’t, workman’s...

  • Is Your Appearance Holding You Back in the Workplace?
    • Have you been passed over for promotion more than once despite the fact that you are doing an adequate (or better) job? 
       
    • Do you sometimes feel as though you are invisible to your bosses, no matter how much responsibility you take on or the successes you achieve? ...

  • Effective Leadership Traits

    What are some ways you can be a better leader?

    This is a question many business owners and managers should take time to ask themselves. You may have heard that some individuals are “born leaders,” but most good leaders are molded by education and experience. If you desire to move your...

  • Workplace Equality: Laws Women Should Know About

    We all know that America is a land of freedom in which all people are guaranteed equality, regardless of gender, race, religion, and so on.  But while this ideal permeates our society, it’s not always so easy to live up to.  People have their own personal prejudices, and often, they act on...

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