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Pets in the Workplace

Lots of studies have shown that dogs and other pets are good for the workplace because they have the same effect that Hazel has on us. That’s why about seven per cent of U.S. employers allow pets at work, according to the Society for Human Resource Management. However, before allowing employees to bring their pets to work, here are some things to consider (courtesy of 14 rules for creating a bring-your-dog-to-work policy by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff). 

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Saying "No" to Negativity

We’re all negative sometimes; negativity becomes a problem when it becomes a lifestyle.

Negativity is bad for individuals because: 

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2017 Training Calendar Available!

Our 2017 Training Calendar is here! With 40 weeks worth of webinars and workshops (and adding!) you're sure to find something. 

Remember, all PEO and ASO clients receive complimentary training. Please contact your CEM for your client code before registering. 

Download the Training Calendar HERE

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6 Ways to Effectively Respond to an Angry Customer

1. Listen actively. Let the angry customer tell his/her story without interruption, focus on the customer (don’t look at your watch, phone, computer, or other people), and ensure your facial expression, body language, and tone of voice demonstrates that you understand that the customer is upset. This doesn’t mean you have to get upset too - just don’t smile at customers while they are telling you how angry they are.

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Saying Thanks

Thanksgiving will soon be here; therefore, here’s a bit of information about the practice of giving thanks.

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Hiring Based on Appearance

“Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president? I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta say bad things, but really folks, come on. Are we serious?” According to Rolling Stone magazine, presidential candidate Donald Trump said all of that about rival Carly Fiorina.

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An Ode to the Older Worker

My mom is 72-years-old and still waiting tables at a local restaurant. My dad is 76-years-old and still puts in a few hours every day at the family’s bait and tackle store. Both plan to work until they are physically and/or mentally incapable of doing so. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, my parents are among the more than 6.9 million people aged 65 and older who are still working and, by every indication, don’t plan to quit any time soon.

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Daring can be Dangerous to Employment Status

If you’re going to dare someone to do something, you don’t get to cry foul if they do it. That’s the lesson a SkinSmart Dermatology employee learned the hard way in the latest example of things that employees post on Facebook that gets them fired.

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Depression at Work

The suicide of actor Robin Williams, who reportedly was suffering from severe depression, is a harsh reminder of how devastating the illness can be.

While Williams was certainly a unique individual, his battle with depression was not unique. Indeed, each year about 25 million U.S. adults experience major depressive disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Disorders.

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Friendships at Work

“Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.” Aristotle wrote this sentiment, and I couldn’t agree more.

For example, I recently met a friend for coffee, and my day was brighter as a result because my friend did what he always does: listened intently to my account of my recent mishaps, offered supportive comments, and made me feel better about life in general.

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