After working all day, the last thing you want to do is stop at the grocery store. There are the grocery store lines of other people who didn’t want to stop at the store on their way home from work either. But if you want to eat and have home supplies, that’s the way it is. Or is it? You now have another option which is Amazon Prime and Grocery and Amazon Prime Now. Prime...
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You may tell your employees thank you occasionally throughout the year, but during the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s really a good idea to show your appreciation and thankfulness. So, below are some suggestions to do just that: Have a Thanksgiving meal for your staff:  Either the week before Thanksgiving or the week off, set aside time for everyone to take a lunch break together. Your employees can enjoy a meal together and socialize. You can organize...
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The newest technology “must-have” device is the smart watch. This watch is wearable technology and will perform the functions of your smartphone; only you wear it on your wrist. The question is, will something like this help your work/life balance or hinder it? Will you be able to separate your work life from your private life? Now a smart watch allows you to connect to the internet and access current data. You can access your...
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The perfect work day would be a continuous flow of uninterrupted time where you didn’t have to deal with an illness, a personal crisis, or a problem with a child. But that doesn’t happen in real life. In real life, you get sick, the car breaks down, or the babysitter doesn’t show up. So, how, do you handle these types of issues? So first, if you have a medical appointment, what is the best way...
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Personal hygiene can be a major problem at work if another coworker isn’t too particular about being clean. It could be an issue like dirty hair, not showering, bad breath or even wearing clothes to work which are dirty. Having to work beside a person whose personal hygiene habits aren’t too good makes for unhappy unoffending employees also. Even if the issue is the overuse of cologne or perfume where people have trouble breathing around...
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It’s important for your employees to be able to achieve a balance between life and work. This is often a challenge though because of the pressures of day to day work along with the pressures of family life. There are also pressures from having time to maintain friendships and from your employees’ own normal self-care. If your employees feel that they have more control over what’s happening in their home life and with their friendships...
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Holiday seasons are notorious for having a negative effect on productivity. Everyone suffers including employees, customers and management. It’s a distracting time for everyone. The problem is that everyone needs to get things done during every holiday season. Project goals need to be met. Products need to be shipped. Customer problems must be resolved. Manufacturing can’t press pause at any time. Most offices need to be staffed almost constantly. This is tough on both managers...
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Debt is a common problem in the United States. Many people accumulate large amounts of debt during difficult times such as unemployment or illnesses. Others build up debt due to bad financial planning. Over time, the pressure of unpaid debt can cause a significant amount off stress for employees as debt accumulates and payment amounts accumulate. This stress can affect their performance. They may have trouble concentrating on work. Others may take part-time jobs to...
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It’s tragic when an employee passes away. It’s a blow to everyone who knows the person, especially the immediate family, but also for the people who work with the deceased. Some companies don’t have managers that think ahead about these situations. Other companies have human resources departments that have documented procedures for employee death benefits and procedures for dealing with the death of a worker. It’s a good idea, no matter what the size of...
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The seating options at work are more important than you might realize. It’s tempting to order office chairs in bulk to same time and money. This blanket approach may be inappropriate because employees are different from one another. Investing in the proper seating might seem trivial if you don’t think about it carefully. The fact is that comfortable seating is important for employee comfort and productivity. The same-sized seating configurations are not appropriate for everyone....
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