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November 23, 2015

How Holiday Expectations Can Drastically Affect Engagement

The holidays are a time for togetherness and peace, but in the nine-to-five workplace it is also crunch time, when businesses close out for the year and try to finish the fourth quarter with a bang. It’s a very different kind of togetherness that isn’t always peaceful. It is also a time when expectations of […]

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November 19, 2015

The Season of Giving

The time around Thanksgiving traditionally sees an uptick in volunteerism from people of all ages. However, it is often overlooked that Americans are among the most charitable citizens in the world, year round. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), around 26 percent of the adult population (over 60 million) gives some […]

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November 16, 2015

The New Face of Employee Fatigue: The Secret Service

The U.S. Secret Service has not had the best time in the press as of late. There was the big prostitution scandal in 2012 which led to the firing of eight agents. In September of last year, a series of mishaps enabled a man armed with a knife to hop the fence at the White […]

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November 13, 2015

The Advantage of Being Kind

Kindness is in our nature – at as early as 14 months old, we already instinctually understand and practice altruism with those around us. This Friday we celebrate World Kindness Day, which was introduced in 1998 for the purpose of educating people about the real benefits of being a bit kinder to each other; benefits […]

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November 10, 2015

Your Employees are More Important Than Customers

I can’t keep plants alive. No matter what I do, it’s either too much water, or too little. Too much sunlight, or too little. If I look at it wrong, it wilts. There was one time when I brought flowers home, and two days later they were dead. Sure, you could argue it might have […]

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November 6, 2015

National Nurse Practitioner Week: Nov 8-14

Registered Nurses make up the largest segment of workers in the country, numbering over 3 million. However, November 8-14 is a week set aside to recognize an important subset of nurses known as Nurse Practitioners (NPs). NPs are registered nurses with extended skill sets who run their own practices, usually specializing in primary and preventative […]

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November 5, 2015

Moving Forward with Veterans

Ever since World War II’s Greatest Generation ushered in an age of peace on prosperity never before seen in America, the image of veterans has been steeply mythologized in our culture, and it’s setting unrealistic expectations for the veterans of today who are trying to successfully transition back to civilian life after the fighting’s done. […]

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November 3, 2015

How to Take a Break at Work

According to a recent study of Staples employees, many of them feel guilty about taking breaks at work other than their lunch break, despite working longer-than-average shifts. Even with 90 percent of bosses encouraging regular breaks and 86 percent of workers agreeing that they make them more productive, more than a quarter of employees neglect […]

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November 3, 2015

To Drink or Not to Drink (At Work)

Going out for a beer after work is probably one of the oldest traditions in the modern workplace, but lately a growing number of companies are bucking that tradition by allowing alcohol in the office as an employee perk. The New Water Cooler The Wall Street Journal called the keg the new water cooler in […]

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