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How to Keep Your Employees Happy and Productive PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 16 March 2014 22:11

You’ve got a group of employees who give you 110% each day on the job; you should do everything within your power to keep their job satisfaction at its optimum level and the staff motivated to do their best every day. How can you encourage your employees to remain loyal to your company and to keep their levels of production high?  Besides offering excellent pay and benefits, your employees will respond favourably to the following techniques listed below that you can use to help them continue to love their jobs.

Address Their Emotional Needs

Each of your employees needs to feel special and as if they are an important part of your company.  You’ll want to treat them with respect and dignity in all of your dealings with them and make them feel like their work has true meaning and value to your enterprise.  Your employees want to do the best job that they can do, they want to continually improve their skills and talents, and they want to grow personally.  If you can help them to achieve these goals, they will be more than willing to help you achieve your corporate goals as well.

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6 Workplace Solutions for Employees with Chronic Illnesses PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 03 March 2014 01:34

Roughly one in five Americans and one in six Canadians have some sort of medical disability. If you own or manage a workplace, chances are you will have—or already work with—an employee with some sort of chronic illness at one point or another. As an employer, it's vital you take steps to create a healthy, safe, and supportive work environment for your disabled workers. Here are 6 things every business can start doing to provide a healthy working environment for their chronically ill employees.

Strive for Ergonomics in the Workplace

Back and spinal injuries are some of the most common chronic illness workers face in North America. Employees who have injured spines and backs due to chronic discomfort, slipped discs, or otherwise, have difficulties with workplace functions many people would consider routine or trivial. For example, they might have trouble sitting comfortably for long periods of time or reaching for items that are easily accessible for able-bodied individuals.

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Beating the Burn in Your Business with Top Fire Safety Tips PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 15 February 2014 08:02

So, you’ve showed up to your business, bleary eyed and knackered at eight in the morning, only to find a sight that every company owner dreads – your building smoking and smouldering as a fire rages its way through one of your major assets.

It’s a niggling thought that keeps most business owners up at night, the idea that something you’ve left on or some precaution you haven’t taken will burn the place to a cinder.

With businesses filled with electronics and other flammable contents, there’s a high risk of your company catching fire if you don’t take the proper precautions.
But, you can beat back the flames keeping you awake at night with some of these sure-fire, if you’ll pardon the pun, tips. A business is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make, so to lose it all in pitiless flames is a risk you can’t afford.

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How to Attract New Talent to Your Company PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 January 2014 01:36

Hiring and maintaining talented employees’ is now more challenging than it ever has been. From not having the right skills to facing direct competition from larger corporations, it seems that there’s simply not enough talent to go around.

Thankfully, there are a number of tips available when it comes to creating an appropriate company culture.

Put your employees’ needs first

In order for existing employers to attract new employees, it’s important to create a desirable working environment. This environment should pose as somewhere that employees wish to work, and also a place in which they feel respected, listened too and motivated at all times.

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