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Family-Friendly Boredom Busters to Get You Through Summer Lulls

Summer is officially here, and while it can be exciting, there are often days of the season that boredom quickly sets in. Whether you have kids or you are a couple, or you are flying solo, summer isn’t all sunshine, all the time. Sometimes you might be stuck in the house and need an indoor activity, while other times you might just want something different to do, like around town or at a new venue.

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How to Build a Meaningful Relationship With Your Shift-Working Team

How to Build a Meaningful Relationship With Your Shift-Working Team Managers of shift workers have a unique set of circumstances that traditional 9 to 5 managers do not have to deal with. Many industries rely heavily on shift work to maintain around-the-clock schedules in order to optimize output and boost productivity. More than 17% of Americans work on a shift or have an irregular schedule. Introducing shift work into an environment or household that has

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A Pet-Friendly Adventure to Take in The Upper Peninsula This Summer

  Summertime is in full swing and that means there are several ways to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. Michiganders can go to the beach, get ice cream, watch the sunset, golf, bike — you name it! Unfortunately, sometimes we have to leave our pets out of this fun, especially if we go on vacation. But, there are trips you can take that include both outdoor fun for you and pet-friendly adventure for

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Emergency Action Plan: Preparing for an Emergency Before It Happens 

Emergency Action Plan: Preparing for an Emergency Before It Happens  By Strategic Human Resources, Inc. The best way to prepare for an emergency is before it happens. The workplace is not immune to emergencies even with the best preparations. Each day, companies across the world deal with small issues like health and safety to major incidents like natural disasters.  While we can’t control the weather to stop hurricanes, tornadoes, or even wildfires, we can help

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5 Healthy Dish-to-Pass Ideas for Your Summer Cookout or Potluck

5 Healthy Dish-to-Pass Ideas for Your Summer Cookout or Potluck Summer is here, which means that you are probably going to be spending a little more time with family, friends, and coworkers at potlucks, cookouts, and other seasonal events. This is the time of year that we are able to cook and gather outside — so invitations will often include a note to arrive with a “dish to pass.” As you prepare your contribution, you

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You Will Make More Money if You Earn a Degree: We Disagree

You may have been told you will earn more money or be more successful in the long term if you earn a college degree. Or, that you can only get so far without one. While there are certain career paths that require a formal education to advance, we do not agree that earning a degree is the only road to success! In fact, some people who have not completed their education end up earning more

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How Gardening Can Help Reduce Stress

How Gardening Can Help Reduce Stress Gardening is a rewarding activity that doesn’t require a ton of money to get started. Just a handful of seeds and a trowel can help you while away countless hours in nature and simultaneously breathe new life into your surrounding landscape. Having a beautiful yard is far from the only benefit of gardening. Thanks to dozens of studies in recent years, the effects of gardening have become more understood

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Are you a Great Manager or a Great Leader?

  Leadership vs. Management Retired U.S. Lieutenant General Russel Honore has stated that “leadership is working with goals and vision; management is working with objectives.” What does that mean exactly? Many people use the words “leader” and “manager” interchangeably, but they are in fact two very different things. Major differences between the two show in the characteristics each exude as a boss. Other differences include how they work within a company and the way they

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No Gym Membership Required. Get in Shape by Following these Social Influencers.

Build Yourself a Personalized Fitness Plan with These Top Fitness Follows In the digital age, social media has undoubtedly changed the way that individuals communicate with each other and how we understand and think of health and fitness. With so many options, many people might not know where to start on their fitness journeys. There are many ways to utilize social media effectively to boost your fitness regime and augment your work with a personal

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How to Identify and Hire for Soft Skills

The hiring process can be challenging to navigate, particularly because finding the right candidate — not just for a specific position, but for a team and a company — can take a significant amount of time. Of course, candidates must possess a basic skill set that will allow them to fulfill all duties, perform all tasks and (ideally) contribute to a team in a meaningful way. While it is extremely important to hire for these

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