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The Great Workplace 2.0
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2012.09.25

The purpose of The Great Workplace 2.0™ is simple: while it is happening, show core changes in great workplaces, so that start-ups, small and mid-size companies, can extract the principles that other companies are discovering. By example, grow in a healthy and sustainable fashion; return to our economy great dividends of revenue, value and innovation.

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2010.04.08

Heads up Ohio employers, BWC’s Drug Free Workplace program ends and new and improved one begins or shall I say the horse and pony show starts July 1st?

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2010.04.08

I never met a Human Resources Director I didn’t like or at least admire! Hire the perfect employee... keep the workplace safe... write policies... manage workers compensation, terminate employees, drug test employees and now, in order to manage rising insurance costs. Make sure all employees are healthy or at least on their way to becoming healthy! I am amazed and exhausted when I think of the daily challenges Human Resources Directors navigate. As a Health Risk Manager and Wellness Educator I am convinced that comprehensive wellness programs and policies in the workplace are essential tools when addressing these challenges. Motivated by my belief in workplace wellness, and an admiration for those responsible for these programs, I am committed to implementing and maintaining Wellness programs in the workplace. For over 18 years, I have provided health, safety and wellness programs and witnessed small and large businesses taking their first steps to a healthy workplace; ...
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2010.04.07

You’ve made the cut. The company's recruiter has called you in to interview for that job you want. Now what? This is an article about what will happen in that interview and how you can best prepare to do your best. There are specific roles of the interviewer. These roles are not super complex, actually they're quite simple. The interviewer wants to find as good a persona as possible, one that is  skillful, adequate and friendly and can ultimately compliment the company in this position. The interviewer will do this in a number of different ways, but will use these four things: 1) Their gut 2) Your Personality 3) Your skills 4) Who you know, who they know (relationships). The truth is that all the theories about the best person for the job, the best qualified candidate for the job, while are nice in theory, are rarely reality. Hiring managers and interviewers will ...
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2010.04.06

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will be discontinuing the DFWP program and discount July 1, 2010. It will be replaced by the newly created DFSP. Employers may find themselves eligible for this program. Employers if they apply could receive at the minimum a 4% discount off their base rates. This could be the much needed helpful shot in the arm to Ohio’s employers.

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2010.04.06

The Great Workplace/ Network North East Ohio has a tagline: “Network With Purpose ™”, and I call it “Network On Purpose”. Both are right, and both cover a myriad of directions to those who wish to build solid and profitable business or social relationships. The topic is networking, but before we talk about networking and relationships I need to let you in on a secret. Some of you have probably heard rumblings and rumors around town about the “alleged” recession. I call it “alleged” because while the statistics demonstrate that we’re in a recession, those are just statistics. The reality is that no matter what situation you’re in and no matter what business you’re in, at the end of this “alleged” recession we will still have an economy and industries will not go away. However, the question is, “Who will still be in those industries?” I am Jeff Nischwitz. Many consider ...
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2010.03.29

“Yeah, that job sounds like a good one but if I take it, it’ll hurt my unemployment benefits so I’m gonna have to pass, thanks anyway.” What’s wrong with this picture?  People are turning down good, well paying, permanent job opportunities for fear of loosing their unemployment benefits.  There are jobs out there but the people just won’t accept them. Is this an example of a system gone wrong?  Is this really what’s happening in the employment market because of the extended unemployment benefits? I thought extending unemployment was a way to protect those hurt most from the collapse of our economy.  I was led to believe that the extensions were meant to be short term fixes to keep the economy solvent while preventing deep financial hardships for those employees victimized by the economic turbulence.   But when it is time to put our foot down and say move on? Has our unemployment system, ...
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