Money-Saving Tips for the Holiday Season

With December only days away, the holidays are almost here. Of course, that means gifts, parties and family gatherings as well as LOTS of extra expenses. So, what can you do to keep your seasonal spending under control? Make a List (and Check It Twice) One of the biggest problems with holiday expenses is you… Read More »

Winter Is Coming: 5 Warehouse Safety Tips for the Colder Weather

When your warehouse job takes you both indoors and outdoors, you know different seasons bring different hazards. While heat is a problem in the summer, colder temperatures can cause difficulties in December, January and February. To help protect yourself and your coworkers during this cooler winter season, follow these five safety tips. 1. Keep Walkways… Read More »

What Shift Work Is the Best for You? Find Out.

If you are thinking about joining a company that runs 24/7, you may be looking at shift work. What will your schedule look like? And, how can you decide which shift is best for you? First Shift Traditionally, the day shift runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, some companies begin an hour or… Read More »

5 Ways to Keep Your Mental Health in Check

Most of us recognize the importance of staying physically healthy, but when’s the last time you gave yourself a mental checkup? After all, life can get stressful. And, that stress can take a toll. Here are five strategies to keep your mind, as well as your body, in top condition. Exercise Of course, exercise helps… Read More »

No Car? 4 Ways to Ensure You’re Still at Work on Time

Maybe your car broke down? Maybe you are saving money? Or, maybe you are trying to reduce your carbon footprint? Whatever your reasons, not having a vehicle shouldn’t interfere with your job.  Here are four tips for getting to work on time without the luxury of your own car.  1. Walk or Bike For this to be an option, you must live relatively close to… Read More »

8 Tips To Combat Sleep Deprivation In The Workplace

You stayed up a little later than you should have, only to find yourself exhausted and groggy at work the next day. And, you feel like this is becoming a habit. You know you should get more sleep, but how? 1. Create a Sleep Schedule The average adult should clock between seven to nine hours… Read More »

5 Ways To Talk Your Boss About Safety Concerns

You know safety is important. But, pointing out a dangerous situation at work can be tricky. You don’t want to look like you are kissing up, being a Nervous Nellie or trying to cause trouble. Although the idea of bringing up a problem may be intimidating, a preventable tragedy is far worse. If you aren’t… Read More »

8 Obvious Safety Reminders Everyone Needs

Everyone wants to keep their workplace safe. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s easy to let things slide. You may think, “I’m in a hurry. I’ll just skip this step,” or “Is it really that big of a deal?” However, preventing accidents is always important. Here are eight obvious, but good to remember, tips to help keep you… Read More »

3 Ways to Become a Known Leader on Your Team

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When we think about leaders, we often picture the CEO of a large and powerful corporation. However, organizations require leadership at all levels. You don’t have to have a fancy title and a corner office to be a leader. Are you looking to take on a greater leadership role at your company? Use these three… Read More »

Do I Have a Bad Manager or a Bad Job?

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Your job is making you unhappy and you wonder what is going wrong. Is your manager the trouble? Or, is it the job itself? Take our short quiz to help you identify the problem. ____ Does your manager either micromanage or fail to provide you with clear expectations? ____ Does your manager continually criticize your… Read More »