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 […]

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 “ […]

WEDNESDAY WORKFACT: Easy Ways to Keep Your Workspace Cleaner and Safer

(excerpted from the Health story in the March 2 issue of the Washington Post) Offices Need To Prepare Themselves Beyond Coronavirus The spread of COVID-19 is affecting offices around the world. The virus is zoonotic, meaning   it is transmitted between animals and people. Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering […]

WORKFACT WEDNESDAY: Office & Work Facts

Random fun facts about the workplace — which one is your favorite? Tuesday is the most productive day of the week. Listening to the right music while working helps people get things done faster. Adults who regularly get 7.5 to 9 hours of sleep per night are up to 20% more productive. Drinking sufficient amount […]

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 […]

TIP TUESDAY: Yes, Manufacturing Workers Are Still in High Demand

By Melissa Morse, Editor | Recruiting and L&D Oct 21, 2019 Recruiting In the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) September job’s report, manufacturers across the country have reported that they cut roughly 2,000 jobs last month, which is causing some to ring the alarm bells. TommL / E+ / Getty Images The most worrying […]

WEDNESDAY WORKFACT: Homebound Workers Eagar to Return to Workplace

That’s according to employer review site Glassdoor, which found that 72 percent of over 1,100 employed U.S. adults said they are ready to return to their company’s office. More men (79 percent) than women (61 percent) said they were enthusiastic about getting back to the worksite, and 45 percent expect to return to be working […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: The History of Daylight Savings Time

Although Daylight Saving Time has been used in the U.S. and in many European countries since World War I, on and off, it only became regular policy here in the mid ’70s. During World War I, it was instituted in an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power.   Germany and Austria began […]