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The Minimum Wage Conundrum

The Minimum Wage Conundrum Jon is excited to hit that $15.00 per hour wage increase at his next employee review.  At a starting wage of $12.50, he knew with time and a great work ethic, his salary would rise so he could stay at a job he loved.  However, word has come down that the company has to implement a …

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How Does Caffeine Affect You at Work? 

Are you a coffee addict or soda fanatic who must hit the coffee or vending machines the minute you walk in the door of your job? While your caffeine habit may seem harmless and may help you connect with coworkers as you chat over a good cup of coffee, the truth is that your caffeine habit may not be the …

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Arm Yourself Against Cyber Crime

This month, hearings are being held in Washington related to the reported hacking of the U.S. electoral system by Russian operatives.  In addition, every few months we read of high-profile cases that tell the story of employees or cyber criminals arrested for stealing identities and other data from large organizations.  There is one clear message for business owners:  hacking and …

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Workplace Safety

The Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Excel Industries lawn products company in Kansas, and the WDBJ TV station shooting in Roanoke, Virginia in which two on-air reporters were killed by a former employee, are all tragic reasons why businesses large or small must have an emergency action plan in place. Despite these and other workplace shootings incidences, many U.S. …

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Understanding Emotional Intelligence. What it is…and do you have it?

Do you have emotional intelligence, more commonly referred to as EI? Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to identify emotions and manage them.  People with high EI not only know their own minds, but are also really emotionally aware. They know what others are feeling, they can help others to cheer up or calm down, and they can regulate their …