In theory, it sounds amazing to work from home. Putting your feet up in your pajamas, sipping a steaming mug of coffee, blasting music, and being amazingly productive. Or maybe slipping out to write that performance review with some warm sand between your toes. In reality, though, if you ever work from home, you must… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Actively Engaged Workers
When military service members leave active duty status to return to the civilian workforce — whether they served on surface ships with the Navy or deployed overseas with the Marine Corps — the transition can be challenging, according to a study from the Families and Work Institute and SHRM. Veterans have much to offer employers:… Read more »
Is personal effectiveness better for employees dressed in a bathrobe and fuzzy slippers on the couch? Believe it or not, recent studies show that the most actively engaged workers are those not located in the office. That’s right. Remote workers – whether they are working from home in pajamas or are simply located further afield… Read more »
It is an unpleasant feeling to leave the office at the end of the day and find yourself wondering, “What did I actually do today?” Between work-related time killers — such as managing email and attending meetings — and non-work distractions — such as surfing social networking sites and procrastinating — the workday can fly… Read more »
Work email can often feel like a treadmill you can’t seem to escape. When you stay on top of it, you read new emails, send responses, delete spam, archive old messages… and then five new emails appear in your inbox and start the cycle all over again. Managing email has become almost a full-time job… Read more »
Every Monday morning, you finish your week’s worth of work by 10:47 a.m., and you spend the rest of the week trying to look busy and important, when in reality, you feel like you are going half mad with boredom. Or perhaps you have the opposite problem. You are so busy at work every day… Read more »
“It’s too noisy in here! I just can’t focus on my work.” “Why do the patient referral forms keep moving? How am I supposed to get anything done around here?” “I’ve been here three years, and I don’t have a clue how I am doing. I rarely see my boss.” “I hate this project. Why… Read more »
The modern American family takes many different forms in 2012. In many families with children, both parents work outside of the home and must balance child care along with their job responsibilities. Some families also care for an elderly parent or another family member who needs medical assistance. For these reasons, workplace flexibility and health… Read more »
In the workplace, the way the top management behaves has a powerful effect on the rest of the company. Bad leadership can trickle down and have negative repercussions on employees, but good leadership has the potential to do the opposite and build a positive company culture. CareerBliss, an online career community focused on helping people… Read more »
Not all big companies have trouble with talent retention. Instead, some big companies use their size to offer even better benefits to their employees rather than having their employees get lost in the shuffle. A recent CNN article details some of the more unusual perks that some well-known companies offer as a way to promote employee… Read more »
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