The importance of an ergonomic workplace

Office workers are at a greater risk for developing musculoskeletal disorders. The medical costs associated with these conditions can be avoided if office managers work toward creating an ergonomic workplace.

The medical costs associated with these conditions can be avoided if office managers work toward creating an ergonomic workplace.

Office workers are at a greater risk for developing musculoskeletal disorders.

According to Prevention, sitting puts 40 percent more pressure on the back than standing, and many workers spend eight hours or more sitting at a desk. In addition to back pain, office workers are at a greater risk for developing carpal tunnel, tendonitis and other musculoskeletal disorders. The medical costs associated with these conditions can be avoided if office managers work toward creating an ergonomic workplace. Learn more below.  Continue reading

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5 fictional leaders we can all learn from

Take a look at the top 5 fictional leaders to learn from.

Films, books and television series often provide some of the best learning examples for business leaders.

Leadership is not easy, and those who are charged with leading – especially in business – often look for inspiration from a number of sources. One unlikely location for management role models is pop culture.

Yet films, books and television series often provide some of the best learning examples for business leaders. Take a look below to see the top five fictional leaders from whom managers can learn.  Continue reading

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Guest Blog – 8 Tips for Effective Email Communication

tdocemsa_vod_01Today we have a guest post from Nancy Friedman, The Telephone Doctor. Nancy Friedman has led ServiceSkills.com and Telephone Doctor® to help over 30,000 organizations improve the Customer Satisfaction Scores (CSat). There are a number of training programs produced by Telephone Doctor in MasteryTCN’s course library. 

Today we are going to share some of Nancy’s tips for crafting effective emails. Here is what Nancy has to say: Continue reading

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How to prep managers to conduct interviews

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Are your interviewers asking legal questions?

When it comes to preparing someone to conduct an interview there are many things to consider. Making sure the interviewer understands the job role, is familiar with the candidate, and knows how to assess the cultural fit of a candidate.

In a recent Business News Daily article on the subject they suggest the interviewer preps by researching the candidate and the job description. For the actual interview, they suggest making the candidate comfortable and making sure to not monopolize the conversation.

Another factor to consider when preparing someone to conduct an interview is the legal aspect of conducting an interview. Managers need to know what they can ask interviewees in order to respect privacy and abide by the law.  Continue reading

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How to reduce negativity in your office

While it usually cannot be halted completely, there are ways to reduce the amount of negativity in your office.

Negativity can arise from feelings of frustration, coworkers disputes and issues altogether unrelated to the office environment.

Few things ruin productivity as quickly as negativity. It affects more than just the negative individual, and if it is not controlled, it can disrupt the entire office. Negativity can arise from feelings of frustration, coworkers’ disputes and issues altogether unrelated to the office environment. While it usually cannot be halted completely, there are ways to reduce the amount of negativity in your office. Take a look at some of the most effective ways for reducing negativity your workplace below:  Continue reading

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