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Celebrate Halloween at Work

The Creation of Halloween Traditions through Fun Celebrations.
 
Traditions are important in companies just as they are in families. And, Halloween is one of the best holiday traditions to establish and to celebrate at work.
Halloween has climbed right up the holiday charts and is now the second most popular holiday, second only to Christmas, so it's popular with employees, too. ...




Want Your Business to Grow? Help Your Employees Succeed.

We’ve all heard the saying that "a team is only as strong as its weakest link," but the number of business leaders choosing to ignore this sentiment is staggering, as they are more concerned with their own development and less so with their employees. ...




Ruling Is Mixed Bag for EEOC’s Effort to Rein in Wellness Programs

Parsing the implications for voluntary incentives in health assessment programs
A federal district court ruled partially in favor of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Sept. 19 in EEOC v. Orion Energy Systems Inc., a disability discrimination case involving an employer's wellness program. ...




2016 LGBT History Month Icons

Former President of the United States, Cultural Icons and Military General Make List of 2016 LGBT History Month Icons
 
Kicking Off This Saturday, October 1st, Each Day Will Laud the Achievements of 31 LGBT Icons
 
PHILADELPHIA, PA – A former President of the United States joins cultural Icon David Bowie and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, as part of the 31 Icons to be celebrated during October’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month 2016. ...




6 Ways to Stay Focused When You're Working from Home

Working from home can be wonderful: You avoid traffic, crowded trains and noisy co-workers, and you're within your comfort zone. But it can also have a downside: Sometimes, you can get unbelievably distracted.
 
Between your professional duties and the responsibilities you have at home, working from your house can mix up your focus and take away from the work that really matters. ...




3 Steps to Eliminate Workplace Stress

Stress is a part of work. It provides the correct amount of pressure to complete a task with excellence and efficiency. When the anxiety becomes too overwhelming, however, stress follows you out of the office and affects your personal and professional lives. ...




Ensure Your New Employee's Success With These 5 Steps

You believe your new employee will bring great value to your organization. You expect they will help to ease some of the workload and burden. Mostly, you hope they will deliver the results you reasonably want and need within the cultural norms of your organization. ...




Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance: Similarities, Differences, and How They Can Work Together

When one hears the words “diversity,” “inclusion,” and “compliance,” similar ideas may come to mind. However, although these words have related associations, they each have a distinct meaning that should be understood in order to apply each concept appropriately in day-to-day discussions. ...




Tough Questions About Implementing Your Dress Code

You'll Want to Avoid These Problems When You Implement an Employee Dress Code
 
Are you interested in the answers to some of the most common questions that readers ask about dress codes? Dress codes and recommended business attire are popular topics because employers wonder what they can require – legally and ethically - while caring about the comfort and morale of their employees. ...




10 Ways Employees can Support Diversity and Inclusion

In most organizations, diversity and inclusion is best approached with a top-down, bottom-up strategy. While it’s imperative that D&I efforts are supported by the CEO and actively engages leaders, one cannot discount the impact of employee involvement. ...