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4 Ways To Create A More Stable & Healthy Work Environment

As a leader, it’s your job to make sure your employees are happy, healthy and enjoy working at your business. Turnover is expensive, and too much of it will create a very difficult environment to work and exist each day.

However, there are a few particular ways you can create a more stable atmosphere in the workplace that will help your employees keep their mental and physical wellbeing in check. The worst decision you can make is to look the other way and take no action at all for improving the conditions at your office. Hoping the situation will get better on its own isn’t a wise approach, so it’s worth your energy to figure out how you can help.

 

8 Expert Tips To Having A Healthy Company Environment

Originally Published By: John Rampton on February 18, 2015

Arguably one of the most important elements in motivating and engaging employees is by having a healthy company environment. But, how exactly can you make an environment where team members are productive, happy, encouraged and accepted? Try these eight valuable tips and you’ll be on your way to having a healthy company environment.

1. Build Trust
According to 90% or workers, honesty, trust and fairness are considered the most important attributes valued in the workplace. But, how exactly can you establish trust in the workplace? According to Eva Rykrsmith on QuickBase, an organizational psychologist and HR/OD leader, you can begin by doing the following:

Sedentary lifestyles are killing us – we need to build activity into our everyday lives, not just leave it for the gym.

By Vybarr Cregan-Reid Thu 3 Jan 2019 01.00 EST

Originally Published by The Guardian

This is the time of year when trainers are mined from under beds and gym kits are disinterred from the bottom drawer. Google searches relating to physical fitness peak in January. Many people even trawl the web to find out about “desk exercises” and “workouts on the go” in case they are too busy to use their new gym memberships.

A Guide To Hiring Recruitment Firms

Originally Published By: Ken Sundheim, Forbes.com


Hiring the right employees for any size company can be extremely difficult and very time consuming. Nevertheless, recruiting top workers should be a priority for every firm and your company should be no different.

Since staffing talent can take significant effort and internal HR costs can prove expensive, many organizations consider using a recruitment company.

As an employer, if you're considering this route, the following guide should help you:

When Should Your Company Hire a Recruiting Firm?

There are a few circumstances in which your company could utilize recruiting services. Most often, employers use recruiters when one or more of the following is the case:

With more than 18.5 million people hired via online job postings per year, according to a report on Statistic Brain, you may think that it is a simple process to bring in the right new hire to help your tech team grow. And while you may find a number of talented job seekers — people who check all the boxes on your core requirements list — it can be a lot harder to find someone who will be a perfect fit for your IT department.

The Family and Medical Leave Act protects workers' jobs under four sets of circumstances, but employers and employees must earn eligibility before the law can cover them.

Give ‘Em a Break: Employees Want Their Lunch Break Back


Even though employees value lunch breaks, many don’t take them. What can employers do to address this and make sure their workforce is energized in the afternoon?

Let a tough problem marinate overnight.


Write it down before you go to bed. Let your mind turn it over, and then write more in the morning.


Who used this method? Thomas Edison. He once said: “Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.”

— Adapted from “10 Things the Most Successful People Do Every Day,” Eric Barker, Time.
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Winter in New England is always unpredictable. Take a moment to review some Winter Driving Safety Tips to help you and your colleagues travel to and from work safely.

Originally Published By: WCR Insurance

Winter Driving Safety Tips
 

Take a few minutes to cover a few basics

  • Get an earlier-than-usual start and plan for the trip to take longer than normal.

  • Clear your entire vehicle of snow. Snow left on the roof and hood can easily end up on the windshield or rear window, obstructing your view.

  • Clear ice off all windows and side mirrors. Clearing just a peephole will get you out of the driveway faster, but will also obstruct your line of vision.

  • Remove snow from your shoes before you get in the car to avoid fogging up the windows and creating slippery gas and brake pedals.

  • Always use your seatbelt and insist any passengers do so as well.

Emails are more important than you might think. When applying for jobs, they can be just as important as an impressive resume and well-written cover letter, especially when you’re only corresponding electronically. According to today’s infographic, the majority of daily email comes from business correspondence. So, think about that the next time you include a smiley emoji at the end of a sentence.

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