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Top News

Welcome! This month’s issue catches you up on important issues trending in the news right now, as well as topics geared toward increasing workplace productivity and performance. Learn about the importance of training managers for your business, as well as how to unwind from work and recharge yourself. Then catch up on the recent activity at Yahoo! and the country’s economic growth.

Unwind from the Grind
Over 80% of Americans keep working after they leave the office. Whether they are checking their emails or returning phone calls, people can’t seem to leave their work behind. Learn why it’s important to take a break and embrace your personal time to increase productivity and motivation.
Read more.

Bottom Line Necessity of Training Your Managers
Management training is critical to the performance and success of a company. The key to setting up a successful program is understanding the necessary questions to ask and how to find the answers.
Read more.

Is Yahoo’s CEO Set Up to Fail?
Yahoo! recently hired Marissa Mayer as its fifth CEO in the past five years. Since she lacks C-Suite level experience and has a baby on the way, Yahoo’s pick of Mayer has raised a few eyebrows. Will Mayer’s creativity and vision be able to turn the company around, or does the company have a readymade scapegoat should it fail?
Read more.

Recession or Over-Reaction?
Despite strong job growth through the first part of the year, the economy has slowed down quite a bit recently, and it has many worried that we could be falling back into a double-dip recession. With a presidential election just around the corner, it has many wondering if our economy has made a turn for the worse, or we are just seeing a pattern of a mid-year slump.
Read more.

July Jobs Report
The latest Jobs Report is anything but clear. From increased job growth to a rise in the unemployment rate, it’s left many with mixed feelings about whether our latest report is good or bad.
Read more.

Safety Rules
Are your workers 100% safe, or do they wear their safety glasses only 99% of the time? What about wearing gloves, shoes, hearing protection, and other personal protection equipment? Do they also follow the safety rules 100% of the time?

Even if your workforce is nearly perfect with their attention to safety, 99% compliance still leaves a lot of room for error and injury. Here are a few examples daily issues in the U.S. caused by only 99% compliance:

  • 3,123 misdiagnoses in the ER
  • 300 unsafe plane landings
  • 60 missteps
  • 77,777 incorrect prescriptions
  • 1,230 inpatient surgical errors
  • 116 newborns switched at birth
  • Over 1 million checks deducted from the wrong account

Don’t be caught in that 1%. Be safe 100% of the time; 100% risk compliance saves lives.

  Go Figure  
  43% The number of new fathers, according to a CareerBuilder survey, who did not take paternity leave this past year.  
  What Do You Think?
Can Marissa Mayer turn around Yahoo’s downward trajectory? Weigh in
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Management Matters
Increase your work productivity by putting your own personal touches on your space, dedicating time to yourself and your projects, and freeing yourself from wire entrapments and cubicle clutter. Read more.


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