11 Small Steps

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Fall in Line Now! With most summer vacations a mere fond memory, everyone is settling back into routine for the coming fall. Why not shake things up in your workplace by getting a team together for a local recreational sports league—or partner with other community businesses to form an industrial league. Sports pay off in […]

Work/Life Balance…

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Here are 25 ways to help you get there, gleaned from employee feedback from the 2009 and 2010 Top Workplaces Where Employees Thrive award winners. (As part of the Thrive Awards selection process, employees are surveyed on a variety of aspects about their workplaces, including practices that help them be productive and well—at home and […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media

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Navigating the social media seas at work takes flexibility, awareness, and some savvy editing A wise man once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Okay, it was Peter Parker’s uncle in the Spiderman movie. Still, what Uncle Ben told young Pete can be applied directly to the use of social media tools in the […]

Don’t Like Your Life?

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3 key strategies to happiness If your life is not the way you want it to be — and many people are in that boat — consider re-thinking how you think. Three strategies can help you create a new career or have a more positive perspective on your present job, says David Cunningham, a communication […]

Firefighters, Executives, Drivers — Oh, My!

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Report ranks most stressful jobs  The three most stressful jobs are: firefighter, corporate executive and taxi driver, according to a 2010 report on the most and least stressful professions. The report surveyed 200 different professions, measuring work environment, job competitiveness and risk to determine the rankings.  A number of the most stressful jobs, such as […]

Employee Engagement

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Canadian managers held more accountable than U.S. managers Canadian managers may be held more accountable for the job satisfaction and commitment of their employees than American managers, according to research from Right Management, a career management firm within Manpower, a global employment services firm. Online responses to the question, “Does your organization hold leaders accountable […]