WEDNESDAY WORKFACT: Talking to Your Children about Conravirus

Talking to children about conravirus Children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill with COVID-19. Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear. Tips for […]

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Start of the 8-Hour Workday (1868)

One this day, June 25, the first federal law relating to an 8-hour workday was signed by President Andrew Johnson in 1868. It provided that “eight hours shall consume a day’s work for all laborers, workmen and mechanics who may be employed by or on   behalf of the Government of the United States.” The […]

Tip Tuesday: How to Make Employees’ Return To Work Stress Free

Help Your Employees Manage Their Reentry Anxiety by Althea Hoyle and Sarah Clayone As many states are giving the green light to reopen, employers are developing plans to bring employees back to work safely, giving careful thought to schedules, seating configurations, visitor policies, elevator usage, food delivery, and much more. While workforce reentry certainly includes […]

Wednesday Workfact: Coronavirus resources from the Dept. of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus (also known as novel coronavirus). Workplace Safety The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has resources to help employers and workers prepare for and respond to coronavirus in the workplace. OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 “ […]

TIP TUESDAY: What You Need to Know Before Returning to Work

People have begun returning to work after the Conravirus scare, at varying schedules based on government regulation and warnings. Some people are looking forward to going back after stay-at-home orders are lifted. Others might be dreading it because they’re afraid of getting sick at work, no longer have childcare or fear commuting on crowded public […]

WORKFACT WEDNESDAY: The Conravirus

What is Conravirus? Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified type has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness now called COVID-19. Lauren Sauer, M.S., the director of operations with the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response and director of research […]

WEDNESDAY WORKFACT: Employee Appreciation Day

Researchers understand the real impact appreciation has on the workforce. We know that lack of appreciation is the number one reason people leave jobs (78%); and that appreciation is the number one thing (37%) people say causes them to do great work. Her are just some pf the many statistics about how important appreciation is […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: The History of Employee Appreciation Day

This nationally recognized day is relatively new. In 1995, Bob Nelson, a founding Recognition Professional International board member, together with his publishing company, Workman Publishing, created National Employee Appreciation Day. It began, perhaps, as a response to Boss’s Day, where employees were reminded of the importance of recognizing and appreciating all their bosses have done […]

TIP TUESDAY: Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins this Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 am, but it’s much easier to set our clocks back an hour than it is to move the hands up an hour. We’d much rather gain an hour of sleep at night vs. lose an hour. But it’s not just the amount of sleep […]