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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

As the workforce has become more and more diverse, companies have had to put more emphasis on tolerance, on the ability of employees to work together with respect toward coworkers. The ability to work together is necessary for the smooth functioning of the organization and also because of legal guidelines. Companies need to take diversity… Read More »

Getting the Whole Story

 A new report by the consulting firm Development Dimensions International reveals that most of the people hired by companies in 2012 are already dissatisfied with their jobs. What they were told about the job hasn’t matched what they are doing. How can your company avoid this situation? There are several steps it can take. One… Read More »

What to do About Medical Leave

Medical leave is a legal issue that has led to many questions among companies about its guidelines and procedures. More specifically, the issue arises as to how long companies have to give people for extended medical leave. If an employee has been on medical leave for a few weeks or months, and says he or… Read More »

How Does Your Company Handle Contingent Staffing?

The American workforce is constantly changing, as companies reassess their needs and resources, as different generations enter and leave the workforce, and different economic conditions change employment patterns. More recently, temporary workers have become a much more significant and integral part of the workforce, as companies attempt to control their expenses. In many places, human… Read More »

Job Search Tips for Those 50 and Older

If you’re older than 50 (or even near it), and are looking for work, you’ve not doubt found it harder to find a new position than you ever did when younger. Age discrimination is illegal, but it does exist. And that’s unfortunate, not only for the over-50 job seeker but also for employers who refuse… Read More »

Are You Watching Your Email Etiquette?

Modern technology has given us an array of new ways to communicate electronically. But communication is a social activity, and so there is more to electronic communication than just the technological aspect. There is the social aspect as well. Just because we can communicate, should we? What is the best way to communicate, and when… Read More »

Preparing for Your Performance Review

Some of you may have had your annual performance review in December. Others may have it near the end of the fiscal year (June 30) in May or June. No matter when your performance review takes place, read below for some ideas on how to prepare for it. Many companies now ask their employees to… Read More »

Optimism and Your Career

With all that is going on in the world today, it is easy to become cynical, to lapse into a gloomy outlook about life. But most psychologists would agree it isn’t really healthy. It is in a sense capitulating, rather than maintaining a vigorous state of effort and renewal. Especially if you are engaged in… Read More »

Safety Tip From Opti Staffing Group

Safety tip of the week Most of us know that accidents are caused by only two things – unsafe acts or practices, and unsafe conditions. Some of us even know that 9 out of 10 accidents are the result of unsafe acts, or things we do when we know better. This is kind of strange… Read More »

Shift Work and Sleep

If you work the night shift and believe you’re not getting a good amount of sleep when you do sleep, you’re probably right. A study by the University of Iowa on how the sleep habits of police officers affected their health found that those officers who slept fewer than six hours a night were more… Read More »