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Frontline Supervisor: Morale and Motivation

Q. Some employees seem to have morale problems. My problem is that "poor morale" is a hard thing to document or describe. Is poor morale something upon which I can base a supervisor referral, or is it a symptom of something else? 
 

Say No to Raw Dough

For many people, the holiday season is the perfect time to spend time together in the kitchen sharing delicious baked foods and desserts. When you prepare homemade cookie dough, cake mixes or even bread, you may be tempted to taste a bite before it is fully cooked. Steer clear of this temptation.

Online Shopping Tips

Shopping online is easy and sometimes faster than finding what you want at the local mall. With just a few clicks, your order is processed and your purchase could be on your doorstep the next day. That is, unless you clicked on an ad that was really a scam.

Children Have Stress Too

In this busy world of ours, there is always something to do and always something to prove. As adults, we sometimes don't take into consideration the stress that our young children may be experiencing. Sure, childhood is a time in life when you should be carefree and have no worries, but you were a child once and you know that is not the case.

Frontline Supervisor: Becoming a Better Manager

Q. My employees say they like me because I'm an easy boss. I think they appreciate the fact that I'm not demanding, and am more like one of them. I think they respect me more for it. Do you think I'm right?

 

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Your Home

Each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized. Here are ways to prevent CO poisoning in your home.

How to Help Someone Quit Smoking

Most people who quit smoking don’t do it on their own. They get a lot of help and support from friends, family and significant others. In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, here is how you can help someone in your life quit smoking.

When Gambling Becomes Addiction

Gambling is an activity that is enjoyed by many people looking for entertainment and fun. Most people who gamble will never develop a gambling problem; however, some people who gamble will find that a once innocent and harmless activity has begun to take more and more time and energy, and more of their money than they ever might have imagined. 

Frontline Supervisor: Dealing with Layoffs

Q. My organization will lose nearly 15 percent of its employees in a planned downsizing this year. Should I anticipate that productivity will be negatively affected, and if so, is there anything I can do about it? Will employees simply not care about productivity this year?

What Is Eating "Clean"?

Many of us want to make healthy eating changes but aren’t exactly sure how. One simple way is to begin eating “clean."

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