Improve Your Productivity at Work by Avoiding These 6 Things

Everyone knows those people at work who always seem to have a ton of stuff to do, but always manage to get it all done. How do they do it? Maintaining a high level of productivity isn’t rocket science. Research shows very productive people develop and maintain good habits. They know how to best use… Read more »

9 Podcasts to Make Your Drive More Enjoyable!

Covering everything from true crime to crochet, podcasts have exploded in popularity in recent years and for truck drivers, this means endless hours of content to listen to on the road. All podcasts are not created equal, however. Some are gripping and highly professional, while others are just someone rambling pointlessly into a microphone. Given… Read more »

National Safety Month: 10 Overlooked Office Hazards That May Cost Your Company

Conversations around workplace safety often make us think of industrial, construction or commercial places of business. However, there are many hazards in the typical office, and most of them go overlooked. Each year, tens of thousands of office employees are affected by costly injuries or health conditions they acquired on the job. Although the potential… Read more »

National Safety Month: How to Begin Training to Prevent Workplace Violence

Of course, employers would like to think workplace violence will never occur on their premises but relying on wishful thinking just isn’t good enough. Every responsible employer must work to prevent workplace violence and have a plan in place in case an incident does occur. With 76 percent of shooting incidents taking place at a… Read more »

National Safety Month: Prevent Costly Slips, Trips and Falls With Our Help

Considered collectively, slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of on-the-job injuries year after year. Slips occur when insecure footing causes someone to lose their balance, trips are when someone loses their balance due to contact with an object, and falls occur when the body hits the floor. Slips and trips can lead to… Read more »

Don’t Settle for a Workplace That Doesn’t Make You Happy

Most people are in a position where they need to work, and unfortunately work can be downright maddening sometimes. What you don’t want is a job that makes you unhappy day-after-day, and month-after-month. If you think you are in a bad workplace, read more. You Should Feel Content You’re not going to find a job… Read more »

How to Network When You Have a Manufacturing Job

Career and personal success are heavily based on a network of connections to co-workers, supervisors, clients, friends and loved ones. Network connections often lead you to new opportunities of all sizes and types. While some industries, like sales, naturally lend themselves to networking – manufacturing isn’t one of them. Those in the manufacturing industry are… Read more »

The Most Effective Way to Reset Your Professional Goals for 2019

As we kick off 2019, it’s typical to think about the year that’s just passed. When doing this, some people might suddenly realize 2018 was the year they overlooked their career goals. There are a couple big reasons why this happens. First, it’s easy to concentrate so much on personal things that work takes a… Read more »

How to Avoid Major Pitfalls as Manager

For a company to achieve success, mid-level managers must successfully direct employees. This involves recognizing and avoiding the biggest pitfalls. Less-effective managers typically don’t have the right soft skills to lead, perhaps because they never had essential training in how to manage people. Simply put, bad managers don’t have the sensibility, sensitivity, and understanding required… Read more »

Make it Your Resolution to Beat the Sunday Scaries

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If you spend Sunday nights stressing out about work, it’s not just you. A recent survey from Monster.com found that 80 percent of people admit to having the “Sunday Scaries.” You might think that by Sunday night you’d feel rejuvenated from the weekend, however, that isn’t always a given. Some people don’t dedicate enough weekend… Read more »