When Is the Right Time to Ask for Help at Work?

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You’ve reached the point of no return: You simply can’t get your work done without asking for help. It happens to everyone at some time. But, when and how should you ask without seeming incompetent or like you’re dumping a task on someone else? Too often, people feel that asking for help will be perceived… Read more »

Don’t Wear Out Your Steel-Toed Boots

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Wearing steel-toed boots and other personal protective equipment (PPE) on the job may seem uncomfortable and cumbersome at times. But, when you weigh this minor inconvenience against the pain and suffering of a serious injury, it takes on a whole new meaning. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports at least 60,000 foot injuries are… Read more »

Talking to Your Boss About Safety Concerns

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It can feel daunting to approach your boss with a workplace safety concern. But not doing so could be much worse, if the problem you’ve discovered leads to an injury – or worse. Maybe you noticed machine guards missing, poor housekeeping or a trip or fire hazard. Or, maybe you feel your training for doing… Read more »

9 Ways to Keep Your Employees Safe in the Workplace

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June is Workplace Safety Month. Although safety is a number-one priority 365 days a year, it’s a good time for a reminder about the best ways to keep your employees healthy and injury free. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers pay nearly $1 million each week in workers’ compensation costs. Above… Read more »

Is Your Boss Really Invested In You?

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Does your boss make you feel valued? As a result, are you excited about your future with your company? Or, do you work hard, try to always stay a step ahead and go above and beyond to meet expectations – and yet it doesn’t seem like your manager even notices? If so, are they just… Read more »

What to Say After Your Interview

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After all the hard work and preparation leading up to a job interview, and making it through the actual experience, sending a thank-you note afterward can be easily overlooked. But, if you want to be a serious contender for a position, do not let this step slide. It’s About Relationship Building In one recent study,… Read more »

How to Talk to the Employee Who Thinks They Know Everything

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As a manager, you inevitably have to deal with problem employees. One of the most challenging is the office know-it-all. You know who they are: They always have to have the last word, they’re never wrong about anything, and in meetings, they speak up just to hear their own voice. When they think they have… Read more »

7 Ways to Combat Sleep Deprivation in the Workplace

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It should come as no surprise that a lack of adequate sleep negatively impacts your performance and productivity. As supported by research at Johns Hopkins and other leading universities, it can also result in potentially serious health issues. These include: 6,000 fatal auto crashes every year due to drowsy driving. A 50 percent higher risk… Read more »

Tips for Getting Over Your Fear of Confronting Employees

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Confrontation is no fun, whether it’s in your personal life or at work. It can be tempting to try to cope by avoiding the underlying issues altogether, but that only makes matters worse in the long run. A better plan is to change your mindset and do the right thing – in fairness to you,… Read more »

Looking For a Job Under the Radar?

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Is it time for you to make a job change? Making the decision is half the battle – and since you already have a job, you’re at an advantage, as long as you handle your search in an intelligent, mature and professional way. Be excited about moving forward in your career, but at the same… Read more »