At Work

4 Tips New Managers Need to Know to Succeed

Your first managerial position can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. You want to show your company that you were the right choice for this promotion, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out where to start.

You may face some growing pains when you get started, so the key thing to remember is that you’re new to this management thing. It’s okay to take time to adjust to the role. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Working at Home with Kids During the Pandemic

Although some schools have opened their doors this year despite the pandemic, many are choosing to open virtually. This means many parents are working at home alongside their children.

And kids are great! We all love our children. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to work while they are at home. Helping the kids with their school work, while trying to do your work as well can be a major distraction. Here are some tips to successfully work with your kids at home during COVID-19.

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Video Chat Fatigue

Tired of staring at screens during your meetings? You’re not alone.

You finally log off your last Zoom meeting of the day and realize that you’re somehow more tired than when you had to commute to and from the workplace. What’s going on?

If this sounds familiar, it might be due to something called “Zoom fatigue.” As noted by the Harvard Business Review, Google trends has shown Google searches for this phrase has been steadily increasing since early March.

Zoom fatigue is pretty much what it sounds like—people feeling an increased sense of weariness because of all the video calls. The Harvard Business Review goes on to note a few reasons that make video calls so tiring. Here’s our take:

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The Good and Bad of Socializing with Co-workers Outside of Work

As employees across the country head back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic and restaurants and bars open up, so too does the opportunity to socialize with your co-workers outside of work hours. However, although socializing can be a great for your career, there can also be pitfalls if you aren’t careful. Here are the good and the bad that come with socializing outside of work.

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If Your Job Were a Reality TV Show

Reality TV can be a blast to watch because of all the big personalities. People fight, gossip, backstab, and it’s only a matter of time before someone gets a drink thrown in their face.

And according to Buzzfeed, these archetypes aren’t limited to just the small screen. They outline 14 personalities you’re likely to encounter in both the hyped-up reality world and the real world (the actual real world, not The Real World).

Here are our top three reality personas as they relate to the working world, and how you can survive them.

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Staying Safe During Safety Month

June is Safety Month, and that means taking a bit of time to ensure we’re being cautious at work.

Reading about proper back support, correct lifting techniques, and eye protection tips can be tedious. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth discussing. If you’re looking to up your safety game, check out these handy graphics chock-full of tips.

Six Tips That Will Save Your Sight

Workstation Ergonomics to Maintain a Healthy Back

Ladder Safety

Forklift Safety

Protect Your Muscles

Chemical Safety Hazards Precautions

Have you ever encountered a safety issue at work? What was it like? Let us know in the comments section below!