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4 Important Statistics about Employee Wellness Programs

In a 2011 study of occupation-related physical activity, researchers discovered that overall energy expenditure in the workplace has dramatically decreased during the last five decades. According to the study:  “In the early 1960s, almost half the jobs in private industry required at least moderate intensity physical activity, whereas now less than 20% demand this level […]

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Lateral Climb: Moving Forward When You Can’t Move Up

Climbing the “corporate ladder” has long been the driving force behind many ambitious professionals looking to stake a claim to their corner of the business world. From recent grads looking to prove their mettle to seasoned executives eager to take on newer and bigger challenges, upward momentum is often viewed as the most important measure […]

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Onboarding: What We Can Learn From the Presidential Inauguration

Every four years, citizens from coast to coast go to the polls to vote for the commander-in-chief. And as an example of a peaceful transfer of power, the soon-to-be former president works with the president-elect to ensure the continued success of the United States of America. This transition is made complete on Jan. 20 during […]

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Why Thankful Companies are Successful Companies

With the holidays fast approaching, most companies have already planned to thank their employees with monetary bonuses or gifts, but a successful business must remember to thank another key player—the customer. So how important is customer appreciation? As it turns out, it’s vital. According to a study by the Rockefeller Group, 82 percent of customers […]

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Will a Robot Do Your Job in the Future?

As machines and computers become more advanced, many more jobs will be replaced by automation. From fast food to retail, there are major implications for the future workforce, but could we ever become so technologically advanced that we ourselves become obsolete? According to the this TED Talk by Anthony Goldbloom, CEO of Silicon Valley start-up […]

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CareerBuilder Survey: Political Talk Heats Up the Workplace

The upcoming presidential election has been an incendiary topic for debate throughout 2016. And as Nov. 8 draws closer, the rhetoric and fighting will only intensify. Because the average workplace is made up of a broad range of personalities and beliefs, it’s not surprising that conflict over the election is becoming increasingly common occurrence for […]

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The Results Are In: Nearly Half of Businesses Haven’t Prepared for the Generational Shift

In our recent monthly poll, we asked our readers how their companies are preparing for a generational shift in the workforce, and nearly half may not be ready for the ensuing change. With 46% of the votes, “we haven’t prepared for a generational shift” was the number one answer, followed by “created a mentoring program […]

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