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The 5 Steps of Effectively Managing an Unhappy Email

The 5 Steps of Effectively Managing an Unhappy Email

In the age of digital communication, employers and managers often find themselves fielding complaints from employees over email. While this may not seem like a strange fact, for anyone born before the dawn of the internet, learning how to effectively manage these...
8 Ways To Practice Mindfulness at Work

8 Ways To Practice Mindfulness at Work

How do the most successful CEO’s and leaders remain calm, focused, and motivated at work? Many will report that they wake up early to accomplish tasks in the morning or they’ll always sneak out for a walk or run after work. But what happens when you’re in the office...
The New Interview Questions

The New Interview Questions

According to The Job Network, the following questions are deemed the most challenging questions seen at an interview this past year. Whether or not all of these questions would work for you and your company, it can be helpful to see what others in the field are doing...
It’s a Dog’s Life: Pets in the Workplace

It’s a Dog’s Life: Pets in the Workplace

It’s not unreasonable to say that the professional workplace has changed dramatically in the past fifty years. From business attire to flexible work schedules, today, many employees experience a relaxed atmosphere that accommodates their lifestyle and preferences....

US Productivity: What is it? Should We Care?

MarketWatch recently reported the the US productivity dropped for the third straight quarter, an unexpected development that suggests a larger economic problem that leaves many economists worried. What does this drop mean for the US economy? How will it affect the...
The Benefits of a Diverse Workforce

The Benefits of a Diverse Workforce

Business success is hardly something that can be boiled down to a single factor. Innovation, resourcefulness, a clear vision. But one aspect repeatedly is left behind in a company’s building and planning phase: diversity. This critical aspect can be a company’s...
How Employers Can Boost their Company’s Culture

How Employers Can Boost their Company’s Culture

What is company culture? Why is it important? Company culture refers to the health of a company’s employee base. As an employer, you may hear this term often. Most commonly, it describes the mission, values, health, and happiness of your employees. While you may not...

Ban the Box Legislation: What You Need To Know

Over the last fifteen years, civil rights organizers have successfully forced an issue into the spotlight that benefits more than 70 million Americans who have criminal records. The movement’s official name, Ban the Box, refers to the space listed on an application...

Understanding the New Job Report

In early July, the new jobs report was announced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and published by various national news sources. While the report itself is clear on the data, the translation of its message is worth examining. If you’re not certain on the...