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How to Better Manage Your Employees

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 20, 2019, 8:00:00 AM

With one of the lowest unemployment rates we have seen in recent history, the availability of jobs is quite high. Those who put their heart and soul into their jobs are at a premium and should be treated as such. Why do we still have employees who do not like their jobs? Well, for one, not every employee's work is recognized regularly. A research done by Mercer, pointed out that 2 out of 5 employees are making plans to leave their jobs within the next year.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

How to Recognize Depression vs. Normal Sadness

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 18, 2019, 8:00:00 AM

We all go through periods of feeling sad or down. Experiencing these emotions, especially after a difficult event, is a normal part of being human. But sometimes we're not able to snap out of it. Lingering feelings of excessive sadness that interfere with your daily life could be depression.

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Topics: Mental Health

Public vs Private Speech therapy - Which is Better for You?

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 15, 2019, 8:00:00 AM

According to a research done by the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly 1 out of 12 children in the US aged between 3 and 7 has experienced a voice, speech, language or swallowing disorder in the last 12 months. This clearly shows that speech disorder is a common phenomenon among our children.

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Topics: Healthcare

The Most Unprofessional Email Phrase and How to Avoid Using It

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 13, 2019, 9:55:28 AM

In the world of office email, there are certain words and phrases that are no brainers not to mention or discuss; office gossip, religious views, and political chatter are obvious topics that should be off-limits. However, what most employees don't realize is that there are other phrases that should also be avoided.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Causes of Domestic Violence From a Social Worker's Perspective

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 11, 2019, 8:00:00 AM

We've heard it on the news, read it in newspapers and some have even witnessed it first-hand, the scourge that is domestic violence. The cases range from mild where even the couple get back together to the extreme which leads to the death of a partner. One thing that you'll never miss in such occasions, is a reason or a cause.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

5 Facts to Introduce Speech and Language Services to Parents

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 8, 2019, 8:00:00 AM

Parents can become overwhelmed when they're facing the possibility their child may need speech and language services from school.

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Topics: Healthcare, Education

On National Stress Awareness Day - Make Your Health a Priority

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 6, 2019, 8:00:00 AM

It's one of the most common issues that people around the world face. It can lead to health problems, anxiety issues, or just cause mental exhaustion. Stress has the ability to produce great physical and emotional tension. It can result from anything from a long day, a busy career, daily frustrations, or even anger.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Mental Health

School Custodian Soothes Fourth-Grade Child with Autism

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 4, 2019, 8:00:00 AM

Sometimes a small act of kindness can make all the difference. You don't have to donate a million dollars or spend all your time trying to help those with disabilities. If you can just take a moment out of your schedule to comfort someone who obviously needs comforting, then you've made a difference in the world.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Evolution of Speech Through Orangutans

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 1, 2019, 8:00:00 AM

One of the necessary parts of speech is voice control, the unique ability to engage our vocal folds to produce sounds at will. Great Apes were believed to be as limited to voice control as other mammals, only being able to produce reflective screams or cries. Recent research has shown that the Orangutans might not be far behind.

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Topics: Healthcare

Recognizing and Dealing with a Subtly Controlling Boss

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 30, 2019, 8:00:00 AM

If you've worked at a few different places, then chances are you've come across a boss who has tried to dominate you in some way. This type of domination may be overt or covert. There are bosses who will scream and yell at you or criticize you openly at staff meetings. They may tear down all your ideas and never let you work independently. In this case, it's obvious that the boss is a controlling boss.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

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