TIP TUESDAY: 5 Myths About Great Workplaces

Many have felt that surge of envy when friends and peers describe their seemingly cushy work situations ”whether it’s unlimited time off, luxurious office amenities or free gourmet snacks. All that glitters is not gold, though ”and those perks don’t necessarily translate into a fulfilling work environment. Are you falling for the following myths about […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: 11 Jobs That No Longer Exist

Back in the day, there were jobs to do just about everything. You could be paid to reset the pins at a bowling alley or knock on people’s windows to wake them up. But inventions, technology, efficiency and knowledge have contributed to the demise of such jobs that used to be commonplace in the economy, […]

TIP TUESDAY: 8 Phrases a Great Boss Tells/Asks Employees

{excerpted from The Ladders online newsletter} Communication can play a large role in determining your effectiveness and success as a leader. How you communicate with your employees can either show them they are valued or make them feel disposable. Great bosses find themselves using the following positive reinforcements, questions, and statements of gratitude on a […]

WORKFACT WEDNESDAY: Injuries in the Workplace

Overexertion and falls account for more than $25 billion in workers’ compensation costs in the U.S. The leading cause of injury on the list, overexertion, was typically related to lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or throwing. Other exertions, which came in at number five, includes injuries due to bending, crawling, reaching, twisting, climbing, stepping, kneeling, […]