Category: Education

5 Essential Steps to a Successful Workplace Investigation

As most companies are aware, it is better to be proactive than reactive. The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently updated its best practices for employers to fall clearly on the side of proactive actions, stating that “traditional approaches are often reactive –that is, problems are addressed only after a worker is injured or becomes sick, a new

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3 Skills You Didn’t Know You Needed for Career Development

Many people think that if they just specialize in a certain field and then keep building their expertise in that field, then it will help them to go far in their career. To a large extent, this is true. In order to be at the top of your field, you have to keep developing your skills in that field. But there are

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Human Resources: Tips to Keep the Workplace Safe

Workplace safety should be one of your main concerns, whether you own the business, are a manager, or you just work there. It is important to stay safe so that you can do what needs to be done at a productive pace, without worrying about what is going to happen. Here are some tips to keep the workplace safe. No drugs or

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Define “Success” to Find It

Everyone talks about having success but few stop to consider what the term really means. Often, people see success as having a “good” job, a new car or a residence in a particular side of town. All of these relate to money and that is okay, but in the long-term, it is never enough. Take the time to truly define what success

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Tips for Effective Employee Training Practices

It’s no secret, training is an incredibly important factor to the success of a company. However, businesses often can be at a loss when it comes to knowing exactly how to carry out effective training practices. With this in mind, here are some tips for effective training practices.  Create a Learning Culture The problem with a lot of organized training is that

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How to Structure Your Work Day for Better Results

Leaders need to make the best use of their time to achieve the results they desire. Unfortunately, many times people tend to “spin their wheels” without moving forward during crucial hours. Benjamin Franklin said, “if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”.  The key to successful gains each day is to structure it in advance.   Here is how to do

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How to Manage an Employee with a Negative Attitude

There is no room for negativity in your workplace. You work hard to establish a dynamic, empowering environment for your staff so you expect your employees to behave in a positive manner. When you do have a staff member who demonstrates apathy or is often critical, you must take action. Learn how to manage this type of difficult employee. Have a tough

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How to Prepare Employees for Change

Change is a double-edged sword. As a leader, you must appreciate the need to constantly move forward, to adapt to new circumstances and create new opportunities. While alterations are exciting and fresh, there are challenges involved that you must address before putting new initiatives in place. Change disrupts the known comfort level and, no matter how positive it is, there will likely

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How to Build an Impeccable Reputation

How your peers, employees and customers view you often defines the level of success you reach. Staying on everyone’s good side does not make you a credible person worthy of respect. You must work for an impeccable reputation. Act in these 10 ways and prove yourself as a person of high character. Always behave in a transparent manner. Show the real you

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Human Resources: Complying to the ADA

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in the United States. According to ADA, businesses can’t discriminate in employing individuals due to disclosure of a visible or invisible disability. If a disabled individual is the most qualified candidate, businesses must hire them and make reasonable accommodations. Is your Human Resources Department up to speed on ADA law? Here’s a

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