violence, workplace violence, workplace threats

How to Deal with Workplace Threats

Workplace physical, verbal, or psychological threats can severely impact employees’ morale, productivity, and well-being. Both employers and employees must recognize, address, and prevent these threats to ensure a safe and harmonious work environment. This blog post aims to provide practical strategies for dealing with them. Recognize the Threat Before you can address the issue, you need to recognize it. Workplace threats can be: Do Not Engage If you are faced with an immediate threat: Document Everything Maintain a record of the threat, including: Report the Threat Always report it to your immediate supervisor, the Human Resources department, and the...

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traveling alone, travel, business travel

Smart Solo Travel: How to Ensure Your Safety When Traveling Alone

Traveling alone can be an enriching and exhilarating experience. It allows you to explore at your own pace, discover new cultures, and meet people from all walks of life. However, it also requires taking additional precautions to ensure your safety. Research Your Destination Familiarize yourself with local customs, language basics, the safest places to stay, and any potential areas to avoid. It’s also a good idea to check the US Department of State travel advisories to get the latest information on safety conditions in your destination. Share Your Itinerary Share your plans with two or three family or close...

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retaining customers, ethical workforce, respect, positive workplace culture, Timothy Dimoff

The Interpersonal Habits of Successful People

Success is often attributed to talent, hard work, and opportunity. However, an often-overlooked aspect of success lies in interpersonal habits. How we interact with others, communicate, and build relationships can significantly impact our journey toward achieving our goals. Active Listening: One of the most crucial habits that successful individuals possess is the ability to listen actively. Recent studies have shown active listening improves understanding, builds trust, and fosters effective collaboration. Successful people take the time to genuinely listen to others, ask clarifying questions, and demonstrate empathy. They understand that proper communication is a two-way street and valuable insights can...

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Real Estate Cybercrime, internet safety for realtors

The Rising Threat of Real Estate Cybercrime

In the 21st century, the digital landscape has evolved tremendously, influencing virtually all aspects of our lives, including the real estate sector. While this technology-driven metamorphosis has created enormous opportunities for growth and innovation, it has also exposed the industry to the rising menace of cybercrime. Let’s delve into recent statistics and trends that outline the magnitude and implications of real estate cybercrime. Cybercrime in Real Estate According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2022 Internet Crime Report, the real estate industry faced 13,638 Internet crime incidents, resulting in more than $213 million in losses. This marked a 17%...

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active listening, active listener, listening

The Importance of Being An Active Listener

As communication becomes increasingly abbreviated (i.e., texting acronyms and using emojis), being an active listener is the way to separate yourself from the pack. Start with Good Listening Skills There is a misconception that being silent, engaging with facial movements and vocal sounds, and summing up what someone has just said is a sure way to be a good listener. It also involves stopping what you are doing and focusing on the person and conversation. How to Become an Active Listener What is an active listener? It involves listening with your ears but also with your eyes and body....

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live to work, work life balance

Do You Live to Work or Work to Live?

People have different values and priorities, so their approach to work may vary. Some people may feel a strong sense of purpose and fulfillment from their work and prioritize it over other aspects of their lives. They may think that their work is essential to their identity, and they live to work. On the other hand, some people see work as a means to an end and prioritize different aspects of their lives, such as family, friends, hobbies, or personal development. They work to live and may see their job supporting their desired lifestyle. Ultimately, this question has no...

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business continuity plan

7-Point Business Continuity Checklist During Times of Crisis

Suppose you’re running a very successful business with employees who depend on you for their livelihood. If a crisis were to happen  –  a tornado, fire, or intentional harmful act – would you be able to recover and put people back to work in a timely fashion? Here are seven measures that can help to protect your business and prepare it for the worst-case scenario. 7 Point Business Continuity Preparedness Checklist Know your natural disaster risks. You may be at risk for earthquakes if your business is in certain parts of California. In Florida, hurricanes. New Orleans, floods. Ohio’s...

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flexible work arrangements

Flexible Workplace Arrangements Benefit All

Are you struggling with employee turnover and high hiring costs? Do you want to boost your workers’ productivity? Want to provide more work-life balance for your employees? Consider making your business a flexible workplace. “People will not return to work as they have in a pre-pandemic world. Flexibility is the new norm and expectation from employees. This trend will continue for many years ahead. “There is plenty of debate about remote work, and I recently had a chance to experience it myself. I think remote work can be an effective employment tool. Still, in my opinion, the most effective...

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retaining customers, customer care

It’s the Little Things that Win and Keep Customers

Have you ever wondered why some people always seem to get new customers and how they keep those same customers year after year?  It’s not as complicated as you may think. The secret is good old common courtesy! Showing respect and goodwill towards your customers goes a long way to ensure they will remain loyal. Small Opportunities Translate Into Customer Loyalty Have you ever tried to call a company or organization? Sometimes there is no phone number, and even if there is one, it often rolls to voicemail. Sometimes the person on the other end of the phone or...

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