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Clinical depression is a costly illness that can affect both your employees and your company. When left untreated, it can cost the US economy over $51 billion in absenteeism and lost productivity, according to Mental Health America . According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ), approximately 9% of American adults are […]
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It’s storm season again and businesses are scrambling to make sure emergency action plans are in place. Is your business ready? Businesses need to make sure emergency action plans are in place, not just for taking shelter during inclement weather, but for business continuity. Is your business able to continue operations if the building is […]
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A good business plan needs to prepare for the unpreparable. Sounds like a contradiction, right? Here’s what it means: Sometimes in life, unexpected things happen. Extreme weather could knock down your office; a star employee could unexpectedly resign; a national economic crisis could jeopardize your ability to stay open. All of these things and worse […]
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Now that the year is well underway, many companies may be looking at recruiting new employees to make sure they are fully staffed for the months ahead. Here are 3 ways to find top talent for your company. 1. Use technologyStart with the easiest solution in recruiting top talent: post an ad online. Today’s online […]
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The beginning of a new year is a great time to reevaluate your current standing and set workplace goals for what you want to accomplish in the coming months. We’re not just talking about new years resolutions, which seem to be made to be broken. No, we’re talking about actual achievements that can and will […]
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The winter holidays are a time of wonder and wassail, with cocoa and caroling and twinkling lights permeating our senses. But let’s be honest; the holidays can be flat out stressful. Between the extra financial burden, crowded shopping centers, and family drama, the season can leave employees feeling frazzled. Or conversely, the season of holiday […]
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As Thanksgiving is around the corner, we at Nextep pause to reflect on the various things for which we and many other small and medium-sized businesses can be grateful. Our peopleA company’s most valuable asset is usually its people. To that end, there are several ways we as a company can not only protect that […]
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When it’s time to wrap up a year of hard work and great accomplishments, an office holiday party can be a fun reward. Once excessive drinking is added to the mix, though, those fun parties can lead to mornings after filled with regret, embarrassing memories, and sometimes even dealing with the aftermath of inappropriate behavior. […]
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Sometimes people go beyond the routine, daily tasks that consume our work lives and do great things. These great things can be as simple as picking up trash in the parking lot on the way into the office, or as grand as organizing large charity drives. Every contribution that goes beyond the status quo can […]
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When counseling an employee for misconduct, performance issues, or in developing their skills further, there is typically a lot of preparation before the meeting. The manager must think about the employees own strengths, weaknesses, and communication styles and make sure the message is delivered in a clear and concise way that the employee will easily […]
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Although the next presidential election isn’t until November 2016, the race is already filled with hotly debated dynamic characters, which can lead to strife among those with differing political views in the workplace. As an employer of choice, chances are, you hired a diverse range of employees with differing viewpoints and approaches to solutions. While […]
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Everyone knows the dreaded feeling of stress in the workplace. Say, for example, the boss assigns a huge project that is due next week, but three other projects are already due on top of that, not to mention, this is the company’s busy season. An increasing workload and tight deadlines can leave employees feeling anxious, […]
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