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Three Phrases Likely to Kill Innovation in the Workplace

Commonly-used phrases popular in the business world may very likely be killing employee innovation in the workplace. While most people want to work for an innovative company, oftentimes the tone and words used in workplace conversations and internal communications might unintentionally be suffocating creative thinking.

Publish date: 01/23/2018

The Ideal Work Day for You Based on Your Body’s Sleep Habits

Many of us start the day with a caffeinated beverage or … three. But have you thought about the importance of the timing of that cup of coffee or tea? One sleep specialist claims it’s based on your sleep type.

Publish date: 01/19/2018

Neck and Shoulder Strengthening Exercises: The Answer to Workplace Comfort?

Countless studies have shown the dangers of uninterrupted sitting in the workplace ranging from complaints about minor aches and pains to heart trouble.

Publish date: 01/17/2018

Onsite Doctors Keeping Employees Healthy

Though not as likely to attract the attention that, say, gourmet meals, napping pods, onsite dry cleaning and pet day care might garner, one valuable benefit attracting employees to some Bay Area tech companies is, by comparison, quite simple.

Publish date: 01/17/2018

The Work/Life Balance Not So Balanced for Remote Workers

As working from home becomes more and more common thanks to advances in technology, experts believe that the boundary between work and life has blurred.

Publish date: 01/17/2018

Laughter in the Workplace

Although not ordinarily recognized as a valuable workplace benefit by employers, humor is an essential ingredient for a successful work environment.

Publish date: 01/17/2018

Internet Use at the Office: Part 2

One potential solution to the social media problem is to create two separate Facebook accounts.

Publish date: 01/16/2018

Stressed-out Bosses Typically Make Bad Bosses

After looking at more than 150 studies from 25 different countries on the topic of stress and leadership, Harms concluded that bosses who are stressed tend to lash out at their subordinates. Consequently, lashing out negatively impacts both employee performance and morale.

Publish date: 01/16/2018

US Labor Market Trends 2018: Gig Economy Strengthens

Up to 61 percent of respondents to a recent survey intend to convert about a third of full-time positions to freelance or contract positions. Employers see advantages to freeing up permanent positions: gaining the flexibility to hire the skills they need at the time they need them and responding quickly to demands for job skills that cannot be predicted.

Publish date: 01/09/2018

Internet Use at the Office

Internet access is a bit of a double-edged sword for employers. While giving employees access to tools that will help them quickly complete tasks and to resources that make obtaining and communicating information much faster, it also opens up a host of problems for managers, including productivity issues and vulnerability to viruses from untrustworthy sites.

Publish date: 01/08/2018