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The lessons from Gallup’s 2017 article linking employee well-being with their manager’s efforts apply more than ever today when we are in the thick of a global pandemic. Here’s what Gallup had to say about the important role managers play in their employee’s well-being and how it applies to 2020. Worker Well-Being and Performance Gallup… Read more »

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It’s hard to believe, but three months ago, we had the best economy with low unemployment. Staffing agencies and HR teams worked hard to find top talent when everyone was working, and business was booming. With the COVID-19 virus, we’ve seen the sharpest decline in the economy that is the direct opposite of the beginning… Read more »

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There are several reasons you should return to work instead of collecting unemployment, including you may no longer be eligible for unemployment benefits if you are offered your job back, expanded unemployment benefits won’t last forever, and more. Unemployment may be higher than the Great Depression. Forbes reports the number is 23%, just shy of… Read more »

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When it’s time for employees to return to work, be sure the workplace is safe, encourage good hygiene, update policies and procedures, and more! In some ways, it’s a treacherous time. On the one hand, many of us are longing to get back to the normality of work and eating out, shopping, haircuts, and hanging… Read more »

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Temporary jobs are increasing faster than all other types of jobs. The studies suggest that temp jobs will grow to more than 3.2 million by 2025. As a category, these types of jobs are far surpassing all other types of employment. Chances are, at some point, you may end up a temp employee. Here’s how… Read more »

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As the weeks under quarantine drag on, it’s likely your children are getting (or have been) bored. It’s understandable if you’re on lockdown, especially if the weather is bad and you can’t get outside. For parents, it’s a difficult time, as many schools are closing till the fall. How can you keep kids busy and… Read more »

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As we write this, 26,000 people have lost their lives to COVID-19. The health uncertainty mirrors the economic upheaval; more than 16 million Americans filed for unemployment in the period between mid-March and mid-April. It’s unprecedented and undeniably frightening for most of us. How can you find any balance when it seems like the world… Read more »

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U.S. unemployment has skyrocketed in direct correlation with the spread of the COVID-19 virus. If you’re one of those people facing unemployment or reduced hours, you may struggle to meet your financial obligations or even put food on the table. Here are some suggestions for what you can do to manage your budget, even in… Read more »

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To retain your top employees, show them they’re valued, encourage them to be teachers, actively solicit feedback, and more. It takes more effort to find and train new employees than it does to work harder to keep the old ones. The job market has been very tight for years, with not enough good workers to… Read more »

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When venting at work, it’s important to minimize your impact, spend just much time coming up with solutions, balance the negative with the positive, and more. Work can drive you crazy sometimes. On other days it’s probably fine. But there are just going to be times when your coworkers or customers or the job itself… Read more »