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33 Thoughtful Employee Recognition & Appreciation Ideas for 2018

It pays to be really good at employee recognition.
 
Companies with a solid strategy to recognize team members enjoy stronger engagement, increased employee morale, better customer service, and lower turnover. Acknowledging achievement can have serious ROI – to the tune of 50% higher productivity and as much as 20% increase in business outcomes. ...




Hazards Of Mold At Your Workplace

If you have mold present in your workplace, you need to take immediate action. Mold, also known as fungi or mildew, comprises of fungal organisms that don’t belong to neither animals nor plants. Outdoors it is an essential part of the ecosystem, as it takes part in the process of breaking down and recycling organic matter. ...




What is ergonomics and could it make you a happier worker?

Ergonomics is a science which tries to increase our well-being... and it does not only apply in an office setting.
 
 
Most people haven’t heard of the science of ergonomics, and many who have think it only applies to office-based employees. ...




What neuroscience can teach you about engaging your employees

Imagine some day in the future you are sitting at your computer and suddenly it starts playing soothing music to help alleviate your stress levels. Or after a long morning, it advises you to take a break as you are starting to look tired.

 

Although such ideas will either sound like a great approach to health and wellbeing, or rather creepy, depending on your point of view, much of the technology to transform such notions into reality already exists. ...




4 Tasks Successful Leaders Should Delegate

Starting your own business is about more than just doing what you love -- it's about doing it on your own terms. Independent of their choice of industry, many entrepreneurs are drawn to the idea of being their own boss.What they don't bargain for is how much they will have to deal with constant interruptions and tedious minutiae. ...




5 health conditions you can pick up at the office

We spend a considerable amount of time in the office every week, which makes it easy for vulnerable employees to fall prey to germs.

The workplace is an easy place for germs to spread, and the smaller and more overcrowded the premises, the easier it is to get sick. ...




What the heck is a Letter 226J? IRS’s new ACA enforcement comes at a terrible time

HR pros can be forgiven if they’re a bit skeptical about the IRS’ warnings to collect ACA employer mandate penalties. After all, they’ve been saying this for years without actually following through. But with the latest warning, the agency also included some proof that this time it’s for real. ...




How to Communicate About a Work Problem

Office problems range from workflow inefficiencies to personality conflicts. Employees often have front-row seats to observe this kind of drama and system failure but may not feel empowered to discuss issues with managers or executives who have the power to intervene. ...




Viewpoint: How to Deal with Being Seen as Too Young to Manage Others

Age discrimination often brings to mind older workers being overlooked for promotion or being seen as too grey or too expensive and thus managed out of a company. But what happens when it goes the other way? What happens if you're a fast-tracker who has risen to manage a team in your 20s? How do you deal with being seen as too inexperienced? How do you manage colleagues twice your age?
 
Of course, it goes without saying that, as a manager, you have to deliver. ...




Essential Management Skill in the Digital Era

Predictions about the future of business sound very much like what we might expect to see in a science fiction movie from Hollywood:
 

Work will be monitored and controlled by increasingly intelligent machines and fewer human workers. ...