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Managing employees is hard work. It’s important to engage and inspire each person, but the correct approach isn’t always clear. Being an effective manager isn’t about achieving perfection, but it does require a commitment to constant learning and growth. Thankfully, many fantastic managers have written books offering tips to help effectively reach your staffers. Premium… Read more »

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The importance of providing workers with a safe space to voice their concerns without fear of retaliation cannot be emphasized enough. Unfortunately, many companies do not have programs in place to support this need. In January 2017, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) issued recommended practices for anti-retaliation programs, to help employers create an… Read more »

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As an ambitious employee, you try to impress your boss at every turn. When asked to do something, you always say yes — with a smile on your face — but lately this habit has gotten you in a bit too deep. You’ve realized you have far more work on your plate than you could… Read more »

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Getting to work on time is crucial at most jobs, but doing so can be very difficult when your car doesn’t always want to leave its parking spot. Dealing with an unreliable vehicle is a constant headache, but you can’t afford to replace it right now. Never knowing if your car is going to start… Read more »

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Let’s face it — your team could be a little healthier. Whether people have allowed their gym membership to lapse or need a little help improving their diet, making these changes is always easier as part of a group. Not only do you care about your team, healthy employees are happier and more energetic, so… Read more »

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In business, things change at rapid pace. Sometimes you need to adjust your company policies to keep pace with the current environment. Of course, for the change to be effective, you need your entire team to actually follow it. The success rate lies in your hands, because staffer buy-in is all about how you introduce… Read more »

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During work hours, you’re responsible for the health and well-being of your workers, so you need to keep them safe from Beryllium. A material used in aerospace, electronics, energy, telecommunication, medical and defense, inhaling this highly toxic metal puts workers at an increased risk of developing chronic beryllium disease (CBD) or lung cancer. The Occupational… Read more »

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You hired a team of overachievers who aren’t satisfied with anything less than perfection — and that’s great. Having a group of hardworking, talented professionals power your company is nothing short of amazing, but high-stress manufacturing and engineering jobs can really take a toll on a person. As humans, there’s only so much stress your… Read more »

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As an honest employer, you expect your staff to conduct themselves in the same manner, but unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way. Companies lose an average of $1,233.77 from each case of employee dishonesty, according to the 2016 National Retail Security Survey, conducted by the National Retail Federation. Being the boss keeps you very… Read more »

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Happy New Year! It’s crazy to think it’s really 2017, but January has officially arrived. In the next 12 months, anything is possible if you put your mind to it, so make it your goal for 2017 to be your company’s best year yet. Of course, for this to happen, you’ll need to make some… Read more »