How to Set an Attainable Goal for Yourself This New Year

Although New Year’s resolutions are popular, we all know the familiar story. We set a goal on January 1st, and by February 1st, our plans are long forgotten. So, how can you make 2020 different? Follow these steps to set an attainable goal for yourself this new year.  Start with a Stretch Goal Goals can be tricky. You want to push yourself but… Read More »

Did You Meet Last Year’s Goals? How to Realign for the New Year

How successful was your business in 2019? Did you meet your goals? Or, do you need to realign for the new year? Before you begin planning for 2020, it’s essential to consider your past performance.  Revisit Your Goals Start the new year by looking over your 2019 goals. If you didn’t write them down, make a list for both this year and for next. Having a hard copy… Read More »

How to Avoid Getting the Flu This Winter

It’s a fact. Coughing, sneezing, aching, chills, and an upset tummy are no fun. So, what can you do to increase your chances of staying healthy this season?   Get a Flu Shot   According to WebMD, signing up for a flu shot is “the No. 1 thing you can do to prevent the flu.” Are you worried about… Read More »

Boost Employee Morale by Hanging Some Holiday Lights

The holidays are almost here. Do you want to help your employees get into the spirit of the season? Consider putting up some decorations, including holiday lights.   Why Do Holiday Lights Improve Our Mood?   Decorations Give Us a Break from the Norm   Humans like variety. After months of the same day in and day out… Read More »

Send Your Employer a Thank You Card this Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again. You know you should get your boss a holiday gift. But what on earth should you buy? Sometimes, the best present is a heartfelt Thank You. Here are three beautiful ways to express your gratitude.   Write a Handwritten Note   Sure. You could send a text or an email. However,… Read More »

4 Fun Winter Team Building Ideas

The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and it’s easy for morale to slide. Add some fun back into your workplace by hosting one or more of these winter team building activities.     Hold a Chili Cookoff   Combine some friendly competition with a team lunch for all. Advertise this event a few… Read More »

Techniques for Handling Hand and Power Tools

When you use hand and power tools as part of your everyday job, it’s easy to forget how dangerous they can be. What can you do to stay safe? Follow these seven tips to handle tools correctly and reduce the chance of injuries.   Use the Right Tool for the Job Although it’s tempting to pick… Read More »

Where Do You Begin Getting Forklift Operating Experience?

You’ve been searching for a job, and you’ve noticed lots of ads for forklift operators. That sounds interesting. But, most of the positions require experience. So, how do you learn to drive a forklift?   Step #1 – Meet the Requirements You must be 18 years old;   You will probably need a high school diploma or… Read More »

4 Signs Your Bar Is Set Too High for Your Employees

You want your employees to succeed and even excel at their jobs. But, what if instead of challenging them, you are asking too much? Here are four indicators your expectations may be too high.   Everyone Is Working Overtime   Many businesses experience busy seasons or tight deadlines when everyone needs to put in some extra hours.… Read More »