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Opioids Are Ravaging the Workplace!

Opioids such as Fentanyl, Percocet and Hydrocodone, are prescription pain relievers presently prescribed at an alarming rate.  These drugs aren’t injected through a dirty syringe or snorted from a glass coffee table next to an overflowing ashtray, these are pills popped out of a common orange bottle filled at your local pharmacy and prescribed by […]

The Benefits of Hiring Veterans!

Each year as many as 360,000 military men and women join the civilian workforce.  Programs such as the Veteran Jobs Mission and the White House Joining Forces have helped reduce high unemployment numbers for veterans in recent years, however former military personnel still face several challenges when trying to find civilian work. A stigma of […]

What is A.I. and How Will It Affect Your Job?

Earlier this year I wrote about the coming robot storm and the studies that suggest many jobs now held by humans will soon be executed by robots.  Yesterday the Guardian published an article by Stephen Hawking who was commenting on, among other things, growing income inequality.  He remarked, “The automation of factories has already decimated […]

Millennials: Statistics About Them You Need to Know For Retention

Millennials, those born between 1980 and 1996, make up a majority of the workforce and by 2020 will comprise nearly half of all workers.  Millennials, as with previous generations before them, have been labeled as job hoppers.  Perhaps job hopping is a symptom of youth or perhaps millennials truly are different from previous generations. Either […]

Would You Bench One of Your Employees for Unbecoming Conduct?

Many companies have employee code of conduct and work rule policies in place to ensure not only that operations go smoothly but also to ensure the interests and safety of its employees and the organization.  Here are a few workplace behaviors that can often warrant disciplinary action or termination. ·         Theft of company property ·         […]

Should You Hire A Superstar Who is Toxic?

Every organization wants superstar employees and some will even delay the hiring process weeks or even months until that perfect candidate blips on the radar.  What happens though if once you find your purple squirrel, they have mange or rabies?  Do you cut them lose or keep them around for their quota busting, nut gathering […]

Productivity is on life support: Blame the Millennials and the Baby Boomers

As we likely all know, U.S. workers have not been enjoying much in the way of rising wages for some time. The economy’s health as far as bringing workers ever increasing prosperity is a function of ever increasing worker productivity.   Labor productivity is defined as the amount of output produced per hour of labor. Productivity […]

Research Reveals The Many Ways You Make Yourself Look Dumb At Work

If you read my post, “5 Ways We Make A good Or Bad First Impression According To Research” you understand how quickly opinions of us are formed and how these favorable or unfavorable opinions can determine the number of doors opened or closed to us. New research further indicates ways we may be blowing it […]

U.S. Workforce: Why Is Everyone So Miserable And What Can We Do About It?

If you are employed but unhappy with your job you may have heard these words when grumbling about your work week to a friend, “At least you have a job.”  If you’re a manager do you feel your employees are lucky to even be employed?   This attitude might be influencing you to treat them in […]

Providing Praise in the Wake of Failure!

In 2008 Lolo Jones was streaking ahead of the competition on her way to a gold medal in the 100M hurdles when a misguided step destroyed her dream.  She stumbled on the ninth of ten hurdles and finished 7th.  She was on her way to gold but came away with nothing. Four years later Lolo […]