As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Worksite Policies Overlook Prescribed Drugs

Seventy-one percent of U.S. employers say they have been affected in some way by employee misuse of legally prescribed medications, including opioids, according to a new survey. “Most drug addictions today don’t begin on the street; they start in a doctor’s office with legal, valid prescriptions,” said Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National… Read More »

IMKO Workforce Solutions receives Missouri Chamber Fast Track Award

When David Wegenka joined with Staci Thornton, Patrick Hawkins and Keith Hawkins in 2008 to buy IMKO Enterprises they had big dreams for a small company.  Their explosive success in the last few years has earned them a place among the 2015 Missouri Fast Track Award winners.  In 1998 IMKO employed 7 or 8 internal… Read More »

12 Things Successful People Never Reveal About Themselves at Work

You can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career. Sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like relationship builders in the… Read More »

March Madness Teamwork Lessons We Can Use In Business

Whether it’s in sports or in business, people generally like to connect themselves with winners. I don’t think I’m going out on a limb when I say that most people filling out their brackets for March Madness office pools are predicting Kentucky to emerge as the eventual champion. During this special time of the year,… Read More »

17 Percent of Employees Would Rather Watch Paint Dry Than Attend Meetings

They may be called “status meetings” “check-ins” “team meetings” or “updates.” You may have them once a month, once a week, once a day, or once every quarter. They all have one thing in common: Your employees hate them.… Read More »

So What if You’re Not a “Best Place to Work”?

Are you frustrated by trying to get your finance people or other senior executives to understand the value of measuring and building employee engagement? If so, you are not alone. I’ve talked to thousands of managers and HR people who are at their wits end trying to justify the cost on such initiatives. Sometimes, people… Read More »

The Wrong Way to Thank Employees

No worker has ever received an engraved plaque that read “Thanks for keeping your seat warm for 10 years.” Yet that is the message employers send with awards for employees’ five, ten or 20-year anniversaries, according to human resources and recognition experts. They say that most recognition programs reward the wrong things.… Read More »

Embrace a New Leadership Mindset by Facing 8 Critical Realities

As we enter the New Year together, this is the perfect time to reflect upon the ways we can mature and grow as leaders. With the economy beginning to show signs of life, leaders must take stock of their attitude, approach and style and identify ways to improve their performance for the betterment of the… Read More »

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Align Employee Success with Company Goals

There is no better time to focus on employee and company goals than the beginning of a new year. Communicating and aligning employee goals to that of their team and the overall company vision builds morale and improves individual and team performance. Engaged, well-performing employees contribute greatly to the long-term success of an organization.… Read More »

Safety Spotlight newletter

Beating the cold How to stay safe when working in cold  weather Working in cold weather puts enormous strain on your body. To fight back, try these cold-weather safety tips while working on the job: Securely tie down or weigh down supplies so they are safe from gusts of wind. Wear a hat—20 to 30… Read More »