Stay with Me…

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Recently lost a great employee? Think another one might be headed out the door? Even if you’re confident that nobody is thinking of “jumping ship,” your business could still be at risk for attrition. After all, employees don’t hold up signs announcing that they’re looking for work elsewhere. But wouldn’t it be great if they… Read more

The ABC’s of Employing Generations X, Y and Z

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The face of our workforce is changing: Generation Xers are rapidly assuming essential leadership roles. Millennials, or Gen Y workers, are being groomed for management. And Generation Z? They’re just starting to enter the workforce. As a manager (especially, ahem, a more “mature” one), you might feel like you need to go back to school… Read more

Brain Games: New Trends in Wellness Programs

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When you hear the term “employee wellness,” you probably think of exercise and healthy eating programs.  But while many traditional wellness initiatives focus on employees’ physical health, a growing number of companies are realizing how important brain health is to performance and engagement. Hartford, Connecticut-based Aetna Behavioral Health has keyed in on this trend.  This… Read more

Comeback Kids: Temporary Workers Make a Huge Comeback

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How is our nation doing since the Great Recession? According to a recent usatoday.com story, just under half of the 8.8 million U.S. jobs lost during the recession have been recovered during the last three years.  Pennsylvania falls in the middle of the pack, having regained 57 percent of the jobs our state lost. The… Read more

Ways to Build Your Confidence at Work

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Do you ever wish you had more experience or better job skills? Are you new to your company or position and unsure about your ability to succeed? Do you ever feel threatened by colleagues’ success or fear losing your job? If so, you may have on-the-job confidence issues.  Luckily, there’s help for that!  I recently… Read more

Tips for Pennsylvania Employers: Create a Safer Work Environment

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Spills.  Disorganized work spaces.  Burned out light bulbs. Seemingly innocuous things like these can create hazardous working conditions – which could ultimately lead to injuries and expensive workers’ compensation claims for your business. When it comes to workplace safety, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  In other words, the best way… Read more