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The past year has seen labor shortages across industry lines. According to a recent study from the Society for Human Resource Management, nearly 90% of businesses are having a hard time filling open positions. These shortages have resulted from various factors, many of which are related to individuals reevaluating their employment priorities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Such shortages can carry numerous consequences for businesses. Specifically, a depleted workforce increases the...

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As the temperature outside drops, your home’s temperature typically needs to increase by spending more energy and money to keep warm. There are several ways to lower your utility bill without turning the thermostat down. Consider the following tips to keep warm while reducing your monthly bill during colder months:

  • Look for and seal any areas where heat may escape from your home, especially around windows and doors.
  • Use a programmable thermostat to automatically lower...
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The one constant in business is change: employees are looking for growth, businesses merge, companies shrink and grow, leadership shifts.

Add that to all the “normal” changes in a global pandemic and we find ourselves at the perfect time to reassess and measure the degree to which our employees are engaged at work.

“We are hearing a lot about the Great Resignation and the Turnover Tsunami – why not take this opportunity to get to the bottom of it all and ASK our employees...

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If you find it harder to keep up with your workouts as the temperatures drop, you’re not alone. Many Americans find it increasingly difficult to remain committed as the holiday blues, shorter days and less-than-ideal weather create obstacles. Whether you’re a gym-goer or outdoor exerciser, there are simple ways to overcome winter obstacles and keep your fitness on track:

  • Remember to warm up. If you’re an outdoor exerciser and the weather is colder, try doing...
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Falls are already one of the most common accidents at construction sites, but working outdoors during the winter can create even more hazards. Fortunately, there are ways to compensate for these additional risks and keep employees as safe as possible.

While conducting operations during winter conditions, take the following precautions:

  • Keep surfaces clear. Slips, trips and falls are some of the leading causes of workplace injuries across all industries....
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The cold weather is here for many. You may be tempted to pull out your space heater this winter to stay warm. However, according to the National Fire Protection Association, heating equipment, such as your space heater, is the second-leading cause of home fires each year from December through February. To avoid becoming part of the statistic, incorporate the following safety tips while staying warm:  

  • Avoid using space heaters to warm bedding, thaw pipes or dry clothing.
  • ...
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Winter driving can be dangerous—even more so if you’re on the road unprepared for a possible accident. While winter weather has the potential to leave you and your car stranded, a winter driving emergency kit could help you get back on the road or at least help keep you safe while waiting for help to come.

If you live somewhere where snow and ice are common, consider packing a safety kit for your vehicle. Winter driving emergency kits typically include:

  • Battery booster...
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While financial concerns are less pressing than earlier in the pandemic, many Americans remain worried about meeting some basic needs.

About three-in-ten U.S. adults say they worry every day or almost every day about the amount of debt they have (30%) and their ability to save for retirement (29%). Roughly a quarter say they frequently worry about paying their bills (27%) and the cost of health care for them and their family (27%), and about one-in-five say...

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Ransomware actors shifted to more “mid-game hunting” in the third quarter (Q3) of 2021, resulting in fewer large ransom payments and more lower payments made by middle-market organizations, according to recent data from Coveware, an incident response and ransomware negotiation firm.

The average ransom payment amount stayed around the same level between the second quarter (Q2) and Q3 at $139,739, but the median amount jumped over 50% to $71,674, the firm reports. Both statistics are...

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I think we can all agree there are few things that can steal our joy as quickly and easily as having debt. If we were to pinpoint one type of debt that has delayed recent graduates from saving for retirement, it’s student loans.

While the CARES Act provided a brief respite for those in need, it remains critical that we take ownership of our financial worlds. With the current student loan tally in the U.S. at just over $1.7 trillion, it is evident that the concern will endure for the...

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