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January 23, 2019

10 Questions to Help You Run an Effective Meeting

By: Alyse Kalish for The Muse, picture by rawpixel on Unsplash  Here’s a sad reality: Managers spend anywhere from 35% to 50% of their time in meetings, and yet executives consider over half of those meetings to be failures. This isn’t that shocking. All too often we find ourselves in a brainstorming...

January 16, 2019

12 Expert Tips to Make 2019 Your Most Productive Year Yet

By: Lydia Dishman for Fast Company, picture by PeopleImages/Getty Images As a nation, we’re obsessed with getting stuff done. There is an endless supply of advice from time management experts, productivity evangelists, and thought leaders who have managed to hack their way into the 24-hour day and wring...

January 15, 2019

Why a Cluttered Desk Kills Your Productivity — and How to Fix It

By: Julianne Pepitone for Know Your Value/NBC News, picture by ilbusca / Getty Images/iStockphoto You may not have heard of National Clean Off Your Desk Day, but experts say the Jan. 14 holiday is one worth celebrating — especially if you’d like to boost your productivity. “When your...

January 11, 2019

Your 2019 Employment Law Compliance Checklist

By: Jon Hyman for Workforce, picture by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash Today is the start of the first full week of 2019. Which means it’s a perfect time to take a step back and review your efforts at HR and employment law compliance for the coming year. This list...

January 10, 2019

IRS Announces Tax Season Start Date Despite Government Shutdown

By: Kelly Phillips Erb for Forbes, picture from GETTY The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that tax season will open on Monday, January 28, 2019. The IRS will begin accepting paper and electronic tax returns that day. The IRS made the start date announcement despite the ongoing government...

January 9, 2019

15 Bad Work Habits I’m Ditching This Year (and You Should, Too!)

By: Jaclyn Westlake for The Muse I used to love making big, dramatic new year’s resolutions. I’d promise to work out every day, stop eating junk food, or finally become fluent in Spanish. But eventually, I realized that I wasn’t so great at following through on my...

January 8, 2019

NYC to Fund Health Care for All, Including the Undocumented

By Henry Goldman for Bloomberg  New York Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a $100 million plan that he said would provide affordable “healthcare for all,” reaching about 600,000 people, including undocumented immigrants, low-income residents not enrolled in Medicaid and young workers whose current plans are too...

January 3, 2019

Keeping Compensation Fresh in 2019

By: Joanne Sammer for SHRM With the U.S. unemployment rate at its lowest level since 1969, employers are adjusting pay-raise budgets for 2019 and raising their wage and salary offers to attract needed talent. After several years of pay increases below 3 percent on average, pay levels for hourly...

December 27, 2018

Four Ways To Prioritize Employee Wellness

By: Jason McCann for Forbes For being such a mobile society, you’d think we’d be a lot more active. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case. According to research from the World Health Organization, nearly 28% of people don’t meet the physical activity guidelines of 75 minutes of...