Helping Contingent Workers Feel Welcome

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Researchers have found that the more temporary workers are brought on board to a company, the less happy the regular workers are. To counteract this situation, they recommend integrating the contingent workforce as much as possible into the social and cultural network of the company, not looking at them as a completely separate workforce. Regular… Read more »


Incentive Programs for IT Professionals

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If there’s one thing that companies with successful retention rates for IT talent know, it’s that you have to make sure your IT employees feel like they’re part of the larger organization. Too often, the IT department is treated as a separate entity, and it’s crucial that they feel part of the business. You should… Read more »


Contingent Staff and Your HR Department

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A company’s human resources department has a lot on its plate, with handling the hiring, training, pay and benefits of all of the employees in the workplace. But as companies use contingent workers on a more regular basis, some human resources people believe that HR should oversee them as well. They see the importance of… Read more »


Majoring in Renewable Energy: An Overview of Programs

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As business and industry are developing more interest in renewable energy, academia is not far behind. Anticipating increased demand for the technical and design skills that will be needed in the near future, colleges and universities across the country are adding courses and offering degree programs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Many analysts predict… Read more »


How to Retain Your Top IT Professionals

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How many of your top IT performers are simply biding their time, waiting until the economy improves before bolting to the next job? As the job market opens up, the first people out the door will be the ones with the most options – the best employees in your organization. This could have a devastating… Read more »


Overstressed? Tips to Help You Relax at Work and at Home

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Has work taken over your life? Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed most or even all of the time? Watch out — your stress literally could kill you! Our bodies produce a large amount of the hormone cortisol whenever we feel stress. This is part of our heritage of the fight-or flight reaction experienced often… Read more »


The Perils of “Busy Work”

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We all want to be busy at work. Of course, while we don’t want to be overwhelmed with work, there’s little that’s less frustrating than sitting around with not much to do. There’s the boredom factor, of course, but especially in today’s economy some workers may try to “look” busy in an effort to stave… Read more »



Living with Uncertainty When it Comes to Workplace Conflict

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Often, when we have a conflict with someone at work, our first reaction is one of anger, because we believe clearly that we are in the right. We see the situation in black and white terms. As we see it, we clearly have right on our side. How could the other person not see it… Read more »


An Overview of the FDA’s New Drug Application Review Process

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must review and approve all new drugs before they can be marketed in the United States. The FDA evaluates new drugs based on scientific evidence obtained from clinical studies and other research conducted by a drug’s sponsor, typically a pharmaceutical company. Sponsors submit this information to FDA in a… Read more »