The benefits of laughing at work, and enjoying your time there

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Getting your work done, being good at it, and taking your responsibilities seriously is important. So is recognizing that you spend a good portion of your waking-hours doing work. There is nothing wrong with being reserved and strictly business-like at work. And there is nothing wrong with enjoying yourself at work either. Read about the […]

COVID-19 and the ADA and other EEO laws

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Technical assistance, questions and answers on the complicated issues associated with the pandemic and workplaces. Only employers can truly appreciate the vagaries and never-before- imaged complications that have come from leading staffs in a pandemic. Here is some straight-forward (as much as it could possibly be, anyway) direction on the employer responsibilities from the Equal […]

Dealing with negative self-talk

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It seems it is oftentimes easier to encourage and support those around you who are doubting themselves or beating themselves up than it is to encourage yourself. This quick read could help you support your coworkers, friends and loved ones even further. It could also help you help yourself. The article provides useful information, which […]

Some thoughts on dealing with toxic people

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Our most-read post on social media and through email marketing is a quick summary regarding how emotionally intelligent people effectively deal with toxic people. Difficult and poisonous people mess things up for the rest of us, at work and outside of work. The more we can incorporate strategies to deal with these types of people, […]

Will MLS owners really end its players’ union contract?

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Invoking a seldom-used clause could terminate the collective bargaining agreement – and set off monumental legislative and legal battles In a move that could prompt calls for federal antitrust litigation, and will undoubtedly lead to court challenges, Major League Soccer has informed the MLS Players’ Association that it will invoke a clause that basically allows one side […]

The best productivity apps

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Fast Company has put together this list of apps to help make you more productive, whether working from home, the office, or a coffee shop patio (if it is open). Even though I was just talking to my daughter about going back to a paper organizer, I am going to look into some of these.

The work-from-home experiment continues; what happens next?

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We’re keeping tabs on how employees and employers are assessing remote working arrangements during the pandemic. Most already know the pros and cons, so we don’t dive into that much. It’s just that the prospects of what happens after we transition into a new normal are fascinating. We first shared this article a month ago, […]

After the crisis, will workplaces be the same?

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With many successfully completing their work from home during the coming weeks, will employees expect to continue working remotely? Work is going to be different for most people during the coming weeks or months. Unfortunately, some will not be working at all. Some will be working from home. Those people will learn what freelancers, contractors […]