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5 Reasons Why Managers Hinder Productivity and How to Fix It

Whether you’re working in HR or as a manager of a team, keeping up productivity levels is essential. However, in an eye opening TEDTalk “Why work doesn’t happen at work” software engineer, Jason Fried, argues that the main barriers to productivity are the people who should be actively trying to improve it: managers.

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70% of Nurses Feel Burnt Out in Their Current Job

Chances are, all Americans have felt the care and impact of a nurse at some point in their lives. CareerBuilder has released new data that explores the growing demand for—and demands on—this critical segment of the workforce, and how this is impacting nurses’ job satisfaction. 

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Establishing a Pet-Friendly Policy for Your Workplace

Yesterday we discussed why a pet-friendly policy may be a great addition to your internal culture. Pets help reduce stress and improve employee morale. However, you also want to ensure your office doesn’t end up proverbially going to the dogs.  Here are some tips for introducing a pet-friendly workplace:

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Why Your Best Talent is Leaving and 4 Ways to Win Them Back

Most leaders of companies today recognize the importance of having engaged people at work. Yet research from the Metrus Institute, Gallup, and others say that between 50% and 80% are not fully engaged. For many organizations, a majority of employees are only partially engaged, which research has shown reduces performance and customer satisfaction while increasing turnover. Worse yet, your best talent—those with lots of options—are most likely to leave.

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Cal/OSHA Intends to Close the Door on Indoor Heat Illness

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) has had a heat illness prevention rule in place since 2006; that rule has been revised and updated several times. But, as often as it has been updated and as determinedly as Cal/OSHA has enforced it, the rule has had one huge, gaping hole in coverage: indoor […]

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How to Deal with a Toxic Job

A toxic job. It’s one where people are assigned more work than they can accomplish, micro-managed about how to get the work done, and surrounded by people who don’t have their back. Also known as the “toxic triad,” this combination of high demand, low control, and low social support leads to increased likelihood of depression, burnout, stress, sleep disturbances, and absenteeism.

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