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Welcome
We dive right into this month’s issue by taking a quick look at how to create a summertime dress code policy that sticks. Nothing is more frustrating than the misunderstandings that arise from balancing casual attire with professional attire. Also frustrating is the continual expense of lunchtime at work. That’s why we provide you with several ideas of how to cut costs at lunchtime, whether you pack your own lunch or like to eat out. Finally, we wrap up the issue by investigating how to improve employee performance. From creating dog-friendly policies to understanding the wealth of mentoring, discover new techniques for cultivating one’s career.

Flip-Flopping over Summer Dress Codes
Summertime has arrived and so have all the headaches of enforcing an acceptable dress code in the workplace. Get rid of the added stress this time of year by learning the ins and outs of creating a good summertime dress code policy.
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Cheap Lunch Ideas for Today's Employees
Tired of the added expense of lunchtime during work hours? Cut your expenses by discovering new ideas for brown bagging it at lunchtime as well as learning how to dine out with coworkers on a budget.
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Fido Goes to Work
Increase productivity and boost morale by creating a “dog friendly” office space for your employees. Studies show that dogs not only improve employees’ health, but also have a positive impact on businesses. As a result, we are seeing more big companies implement dog friendly policies to provide employees with another flexible option.
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The Wealth of Mentoring
Bolster your career and enhance your professional skills by finding a good mentor. As skilled professionals, mentors will not only help you learn the tricks of the trade, but will give you invaluable experience that cannot be learned in the classroom or through books. The key to finding a good mentor is knowing where to look and what to look for.
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June Jobs Report
June’s job report brings more disappointment as the unemployment rate holds strong at 8.2% and there is little job growth to build traction toward an economic recovery.
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Management Matters
Keep office burnouts at bay by taking a break. "Brain-cations" are the secret to unlocking productivity, increasing productivity, and making you a better manager, supervisor, or employee. Learn how to make and take a brain-cation of your own! Read more.

Safety Rules
Creating safer practices in the workplace across all operations will reduce operational risks before accidents occur. In order to accomplish this though, you must first understand the barriers to creating operational continuity, as well as the steps you need to take to create uniformity among all operations. Read more.

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