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3 Ways These Green Companies Are Promoting Healthy Workplaces – and How You Can, Too

A formalized, measured employee wellness program makes a maximum impact, but even small steps can create a fitter work environment.
 
Mental and physical health are like heads and tails: two sides of the same coin. Whether it’s a lunchtime run or our weekly office yoga class, at my cleaning supply company Method, I like to sneak in a workout whenever possible, and I encourage my team and colleagues to do the same. ...




A Checklist for Success in Hiring Employees

How to Recruit and Hire the Best
 
Want to recruit and hire a superior workforce? This checklist for hiring employees will help you systematize your process for hiring, whether it's your first employee or one of many employees that you are hiring. ...




The Importance of Health and Safety in the Workplace

In the workplace, health and safety regulations are paramount to the well-being of the employees and the employer. Many hazards are present in today's work environments, and it's the employer's job to keep their employees safe from these hazards. It's a job that is so important that there are occupational safety standards and regulations set by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). ...




Why is Diversity Important in Recruiting and Retention?

Diversity is important in recruiting and retention. It’s no doubt that employers want to hire the best people for their company. While skills are a valuable asset in the workforce, diversity must be a priority as well. By including diversity in a company, the recruiting and retention rates are more successful because it puts a company at a competitive advantage, there is greater productivity and engagement, and increased customer service. ...




Are You Pushing Your Team Hard Enough?

Leaders often struggle with the dance of when to apply pressure to teams to ensure great work, and conversely, when they should pull back in order to foster room for autonomy and growth. In an effort to strike this balance, leaders can give their teams – and themselves – whiplash. ...




Halloween Celebrations Can Lead to Scary Situations

Forget about witches, ghosts and vampires. Some of the scariest things HR professionals might face on Halloween are inappropriate costumes, safety issues and an overabundance of sweets.
Potential pitfalls are largely preventable, experts say. In deciding how—and whether—to celebrate Halloween at work, employers should consider the organization’s culture and its approach to diversity, as well as office traditions and customer impact. ...




Temporary Employees

Temporary Employees Help Organizations Deal with Seasonal Customer Fluctuations.
Temporary employees are hired to assist employers to meet business demands yet allow the employer to avoid the cost of hiring a regular employee. Sometimes, it is the expectation of the employer that if the temporary employee is successful, the employer will hire the temporary employee. ...




How to Support Employees with Cancer

It was September 2008 when Eileen Z. Fuentes, then 34 and a mother of three young girls, received stunning news: She had stage 2 triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease.
 
At the time, she was a human resources manager at a New York hospital. ...




GoldenEye: Life In Clearance Recruiting

Bond. James Bond.
The fictional British Secret Service agent has been the star character in 23 movies, books, TV and has been slaying women and bad guys since 1953. Talk about an OG.
 
How can you not love the man of mystery? Through all the evolutions of actors playing the iconic spy, he’s the epitome of allure and intrigue – traveling the world to catch the bad guys with all the cool gadgets and gear to help him narrowly avoid death or capture. ...




3 Teambuilding Exercises Tailored to Unique Business Challenges

Teambuilding exercises often get a bad rap as a waste of employees' time, but some entrepreneurs are finding value in activities that are tailored to resolve specific challenges in their business. Designed correctly, teambuilding programs can strengthen unraveling employee relationships, help sustain corporate culture during periods of fast growth, and build morale amid layoffs, human-resource experts say. ...