Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Reinvigorate Your Department with an HR Clean Up Day

Whether you work in a nearly paperless environment, or your office and corridors are full of bulging file cabinets, HR records are vital for every organization and must be well managed. When is the last time you took some time … Continue reading

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Fight Boredom at Work

July is chock full of fun celebrations that belong in this sunny, outdoor month:  National Picnic Month, National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month. It’s also Anti-Boredom Month, created as a media spoof by Alan Caruba’s now defunct … Continue reading

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Traumatic Events Affect Children

Our nation has experienced many tragedies in recent months, including the Boston Marathon bombings and the disastrous fire and explosions in Waco, Texas.  Even if not personally affected, we as adults struggle with feelings of sadness, anger and fear.  Children … Continue reading

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Celebrate a Rich Diversity of Holidays

In gearing up for December holiday celebrations, it’s important to remember that we live in a rich cultural environment.  Our employees and students represent many beliefs and cultures.  At this time of year, it’s a good time to look beyond … Continue reading

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Fire Prevention is Everyone’s Business

The observation of Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association, occurs this year from October 7th through the 13th.  In 2012, we will celebrate the 90th anniversary of this effort, created by President Woodrow Wilson.  Fire Prevention … Continue reading

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Embrace Lifelong Learning

It’s September, and even if you aren’t getting your own children out to school or off to college, you can’t miss seeing those familiar yellow buses everywhere.  This is a good time to take a breath and think about our … Continue reading

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Are You Guilty of “The Shoemaker’s Children” Syndrome?

There is an old proverb about a shoemaker who was busy making shoes for his customers.  However, he was so busy keeping them happy that his wife and children went shoeless.  The moral of the story is that we should … Continue reading

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