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July 1, 2020

What “Made in the USA” Means in 2020

For his first inauguration in 1789, President George Washington made a point of wearing locally sewn garments from Connecticut, rejecting any European fabric, as a symbol of our independence. Ever since then, the phrases “Buy American” and “Made in the USA” have become points of pride in our national ethos. As we approach Independence Day […]

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November 7, 2019

Honoring Veterans at Work

Winning the Unemployment Battle According to the Military Times and Bureau of Labor Statistics, working veterans have been hit just as hard by COVID-19 on the job front as anyone else. Veteran unemployment rates jumped from a record-low 3.1% in 2019 to 12% since the pandemic started, and has stabilized at around 7% in the […]

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April 4, 2019

3 Key Benefits of Employee Volunteering

The third week of April is National Volunteer Week, an annual event celebrated by the Points of Light organization, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. It’s a good time to talk about why it’s always a good idea to offer employees volunteer opportunities at least once in the year. Here are the three […]

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March 21, 2019

5 Fun Employee Engagement Tips for the Spring

Spring has officially sprung, a time of renewal and reinvigoration that naturally translates to more productivity. In fact, last Spring workers posted a three-year high productivity boost of +2.9% the average pace, and this year looks to be no different if companies can keep their employees engaged and satisfied. Here are 5 fun and creative […]

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March 14, 2019

10 Best Practices of Companies That Care

The Center for Companies That Care is a nonprofit established in 2003 to call attention to organizations that go above and beyond to enhance the well-being of their employees and community. On March 18th we celebrate Companies that Care Day, their annual recognition day to promote socially responsible work practices. What are those, you say? […]

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November 29, 2018

4 Ways to Celebrate International Volunteer Day in the Workplace

December 5th is International Volunteer Day, and it’s a ripe engagement opportunity for companies looking to get a leg up on employee morale before the holiday season goes into full swing. Originally established by the UN General Assembly, International Volunteer Day was created to raise awareness of the benefits of volunteering, and encourage enrollment in […]

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October 24, 2018

5 Quick Workplace Halloween Celebration Ideas

We’re approaching the end of Spook-tober, the leaves are changing, and the pumpkin spice is everywhere, so that means it’s a good time to finalize your office celebration plans for Halloween. If you’re not planning on celebrating, consider it! Halloween is a fun excuse to reach out and engage your employees, advocate camaraderie, and strengthen […]

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September 4, 2018

Give Employees the Chance to Give Back on International Day of Charity

September 5th is International Charity Day. IDC was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, in an effort to raise awareness of poverty and provide a common platform for charity related activities across the globe. Ratified in the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, it calls for “a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, […]

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July 24, 2018

A new study should be the final nail for open-plan offices

Who can concentrate under these conditions? Shutterstock Libby Sander Open-plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and collaboration among workers. But an innovative new study has found that employees in open-plan offices spend 73% less time in face-to-face interactions. Email and messaging use shot up by over 67%. The study […]

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April 23, 2018

The Best Ways to Improve Employee Morale

Employee morale is a powerful thread in any organization. When it is weakened, productivity and performance follow suit. It’s no surprise that culture change is becoming the premiere skill for organizations to master moving into the 21st Century. Best Ways to Improve Employee Morale Here are the best proactive measures you can take to keep […]

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