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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

WORKFACT WEDNESDAY: Unusual Workplace Facts

From the 1. Does dress code affect workplace productivity? 61% of employees are more productive when the dress code is relaxed  Many businesses are embracing the casual Friday dress code, and with good reason. Recent research shows that employees work more effectively if they’re allowed to dress in a way that makes them […]

WEDNESDAY 4th FACTS: Did you know….

The federal holiday on July 4, Independence Day, marks the Colonies’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain and its king. Here are some fun facts about this historic day that you might not know: 1. Congress made Independence Day an official unpaid holiday for federal employees […]

TIP TUESDAY: 5 Ways to Protect Your Business Against New Ransomware Strain

{Courtesy of CMIT Solutions} Security experts recently discovered several new variants of ransomware, including one that worms its way into systems via hacked remote desktop protocols. Remote desktop protocols, commonly abbreviated as RDP, allow a user to remotely log in to and control a computer. This protocol is common among employees who work from the […]

TIP TUESDAY: 4 Steps to Create an Effective Workplace Political Expression Policy

By Seamus Roddy, Content Writer, Clutch Apr 18, 2019 HR Policies & Procedures Discussions about politics can feel ubiquitous. People share their political opinions on social media, announce their political leanings in public, and are comfortable discussing politics at work. But, political discussions can disrupt workplace harmony. How can your company effectively manage political expression […]

Slow to Hire, Quick to Fire

The Hire Solution of Oakbrook Terrace will present on best tips to employ the right people to support your small business, on Thursday, May 2 from 8:30 to 9:30am at the Downers Grove Public Library. Luisa Buehler, from The Hiring Solution, a local employment agency, will present on best practices for hiring success. Learn the […]

WEDNESDAY WORKFACT: Attracting and Retaining Millennials & Gen Z

Following a year where geopolitical and social concerns gave rise to a new wave of business activism, millennials and Gen Z are sounding the alarm, according to Deloitte’s 7th annual Millennial Survey.z The responses of more than 10,000 millennials in 36 countries, and 1,080 GenZs in six countries, suggest that this is an ideal time […]

TIP TUESDAY: 3 Ways to Motivate Millennials at Work

by Brian Pittman for Ragan Communications Millennials make up the largest segment of the workforce, yet many companies haven’t adjusted their employee communications accordingly. Here are three easy steps to help you engage these hyper-connected employees without alienating others in today’s multigenerational workplace: 1. Engage each generation on its own terms. For example, Traditionalists born […]