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How to enforce your “No Soliciting” sign

How to enforce your “No Soliciting” sign

| March 22, 2017

Most business owners would agree that unwanted solicitation can create daily stress — and may even negatively impact employee morale and customer satisfaction. Many businesses address would-be solicitors with a clear “No Soliciting” sign posted in clear view outside the store. But when a simple sign doesn’t work, what steps can a business take to ensure […]

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Oxygen in use signs make oxygen treatment safer for all

Oxygen in use signs make oxygen treatment safer for all

| March 21, 2017

“Oxygen In Use” door signs are essential around areas where oxygen treatment is given. What exactly is an oxygen treatment? Some diseases and conditions can prevent people from getting enough oxygen, so an oxygen tank is supplied in a metal cylinder or other container.  This treatment can be administered at a hospital, another medical setting, or at […]

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Lawsuit sheds light on dangers of revolving doors

Lawsuit sheds light on dangers of revolving doors

| March 20, 2017

A prestigious New York City literary agent’s close encounter with revolving doors — and resulting lawsuit — is drawing attention to the doors’ inherent dangers. Marianne Strong, a 91-year-old literary agent, was on her way out of a gala held at the Jumeirah Essex House in Manhattan in May of this year when the incident occurred. “The door […]

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The disturbing significance of employee silence

The disturbing significance of employee silence

| March 19, 2017

Employee silence can mask an array of significant workplace problems, according to a recent study published in Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior. Surmising that all is well — just because all is quiet — can be a dangerous assumption on the part of supervisors and organizational leaders. In reality, “both performance and employee morale […]

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Senate approves ban on workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation

Senate approves ban on workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation

| March 18, 2017

Earlier this month, the Senate approved a ban on workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in a milestone vote that, for the first time in the Senate’s history, includes gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the U.S.’ nondiscrimination law, reports the New York Times. The bipartisan measure — called the Employment Nondiscrimination […]

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Workplace bullying: a new toolkit helps workers identify and cope

Workplace bullying: a new toolkit helps workers identify and cope

| March 17, 2017

A new resource out of British Columbia provides employees with regulations on workplace bullying, a handy reference for workers everywhere on how to identify and cope with bullying among coworkers, bosses, and colleagues. Replete with fact sheets, checklists, a handbook, posters, and sample presentations, the bullying and harassment prevention toolkit was prepared by British Columbia’s […]

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More and more employees are failing drug tests

More and more employees are failing drug tests

| March 15, 2017

Employers may raise their eyebrows at a recent study that reveals an increase in the number of employees failing drug tests. A Quest Diagnostics analysis of 8.5 million urine, saliva, and hair workplace drug tests reveals that the number of workers who tested positive between 2003 and 2013 increased by 5.7 percent relatively year-over-year. The report has […]

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Would you recognize an office psychopath?

Would you recognize an office psychopath?

| February 28, 2017

Here’s something spooky in anticipation of Halloween later this month: Psychopaths. They’re overtly charming, capable go-getters, but ultimately callous individuals with no capacity for empathy. And they may work in your office. While the most famous psychopaths are those who have resorted to criminal behavior, this is not prerequisite to falling into the category. In […]

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Windowless offices result in less sleep for workers, says study

Windowless offices result in less sleep for workers, says study

| February 27, 2017

That sweet corner office isn’t just about the little luxuries, like stretching legs and slamming doors: Being exposed to natural light may have a major impact on worker health, according to a recent case study, reports Co.Design. This small study, led by architects and medical researchers, compared those workers exposed to natural light at work […]

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