Keeping Your Workplace Healthy This Cold and Flu Season

You hear sniffles as you walk to the copier. Garbage cans are full of tissues and cough drop wrappers. The number of people out sick outnumber those who come to work. Sound familiar? These are all telltale signs that cold and flu season has arrived.

Four Publications We Love – and Think You Will, Too

We know you probably have a variety of sources you turn to for informative news and articles, and we wanted to share four online sources that we frequently read for news about using business for good, social enterprise, leadership, HR, staffing and more.

Six Affordable Ways to Boost Employee Morale

You’ve likely seen national companies like Google, Facebook and Zappos in the news with a spotlight on the many perks their employees enjoy, like corporate cafeterias with world-class chefs, free on-site laundry or free rental cars and massages. But you don’t have to have a Facebook or Google budget to show employees you appreciate them. Here are six easy to implement, cost-effective gestures to help boost employee morale.

What We’re Reading This Week – HR Edition

Employee recruitment and retention are hot topics for employers, and a wealth of news and information on HR topics like these is available around the web, many with advice and suggestions that are fairly easy to implement and inexpensive. Here are some of our favorite recent reads from the HR arena.

Give Your HR Department a Break

Chances are, when you’re considering hiring seasonal or temporary employees, you need them in a pinch during an extremely busy period in your industry. While you may consider having your HR Department process the hires to save a few dollars, there might be a huge headache waiting in the wings during an already stressful and hectic time for your workplace.

The True Cost of Employee Turnover

This post is written by David McGiverin, Sustainability & Productivity Manager at Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA). The article originally appeared on the NWFPA blog, specifically as a part of NWFPA’s Rural Initiative.