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7 Things You Should Know About the Youngest People in Your Office

For a long time, the youngest people in a an office environment were millennials. But millennials aren’t the new kids on the block anymore. That goes especially for ones that are in their early to mid 30s -- they have been working for more than a decade. ...




5 simple ways to make your new hire feel welcome

When it comes to an employer making a good impression on a new employee, the first few days are crucial. But many onboarding programs can still come across as an afterthought. 
 
The good news is, you don’t have to revamp your entire onboarding process to make a new hire feel welcome. ...




Unconventional Secrets to Hiring a Great Team as a Startup

Embrace these counterintuitive tips and build the foundational team that will equip your team for future success.
 
Within conventional startup wisdom, the common refrain when it comes to hiring goes something like "Only hire A players" or "Only hire people that raise the bar for your organization as a whole" or "Only hire people smarter than you. ...




How Managers Can Be Fair About Flexibility for Parents and Non-Parents Alike

Bias against parents — and especially mothers — has been well documented. We call it the “Maternal Wall,” and we’ve been studying it for years, researching how women who have always been successful at work sometimes find their competence questioned when they take maternity leave or ask for a flexible work schedule. ...




Non-smokers want extra days off to make up for smokers’ cig breaks

The ongoing battle between smokers and non-smokers apparently extends to the workplace.
 
More than 40 percent of non-smokers believe they should get three to five extra vacation days per year, to compensate for all the time their smoking co-workers spend on cigarette breaks, a recent survey says. ...




7 simple burnout remedies to try all week

While it may feel like quitting your job and running away from your relationship, and your family, and whatever else is stressing you out, might be the only solution, is the only solution, there are some simple ways to counter burnout.
 
The first step is taking care of yourself — both mentally and physically. ...




5 Ways To Reduce Stress At Work

Stress at work is inevitable, regardless of your position and place of work. Whether you work from an office environment, home or freelance, stress is a common factor. Knowing the different ways to reduce stress is important as you plan to circumvent problems associated with stress at work. ...




Opioid Testing by Employers Is Becoming More Common

Extra screening isn’t just by employers covered by new DOT rule
The opioid epidemic—the growing problem of individuals abusing prescription painkillers—has resulted in more employers testing for these drugs in the workplace. But is such testing legal? It is, drug testing experts say, as long as certain procedures are followed. ...




3 Touch Points to Better Engage a Multigenerational Workforce

Smart HCM technology can help organizations create compelling work environments that make employees feel valued and treated fairly - regardless of their generation, employment status, or position.
 
Many workplaces today are in the unprecedented position of having five generations working together, side-by-side. ...




Boldly “All In” – Driving Diversity and Inclusion and Making Strides

I attended elementary school back in the late 1970s. I remember this practice during recess where the self-appointed “cool kids” would take it upon themselves to pick teams for the game of the day. I was faster than most then, so I was always pretty much chosen in the first round. ...