Companies should prepare employees for an active-shooter situation, writes safety-training expert Judie Smithers. She offers nine tips for training, including how to spot potentially violent behavior, how to evacuate or hide, and what to do when law enforcement arrives.
Republican leaders in the Senate released the "discussion draft" of their health care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, Thursday that would revise the Affordable Care Act. Jon Greenberg explains what changes the bill contains, with details of the cuts to Medicaid, elimination of taxes and calculation of subsidies.
Meditation can help athletes mentally handle long hours of hard work and promote well-being, according to a University of Miami study focusing on Division I football players. The more students practiced mindful meditation throughout their training, the less their focus and mood declined, which could have positive implications for anyone combating stress.
A group of Morgan Stanley managing directors and recruiters answered questions from the firm's interns last year, and the results can help professionals of all levels improve. For instance, the participants suggested that workers who want to differentiate themselves show that they can become self-starters, while noting that attending happy hour with co-workers can be a helpful method of building rapport, though you should avoid having too many drinks in the process.
It doesn't pay to focus too much on salary considerations when your benefits package often comprises about 30% of your overall compensation. Instead, take into account the medical insurance, paid time off and retirement benefits being offered, writes Susannah Snider.
The US Geological Survey sent an email alert to subscribers this week to report a magnitude-6.8 earthquake in California, leading media outlets to tweet automated alerts, but the USGS said a software bug caused the false alarm during maintenance. "The quake did happen, but it happened in 1925," said Rafael Abreu, a USGS geophysicist.
SuSu Hospitality Group has bought 13 company-owned Jamba Juice locations and has formed a development agreement for 10 more. Jamba Juice has been working to reduce its portfolio of company-owned locations in recent years, and President and CEO Dave Pace said that "the asset-light transition is substantially complete."
Before you start the workday, set aside a few minutes to clarify your priorities so you can hit the ground running, writes Jayson DeMers, founder and CEO of AudienceBloom. Also, resist the temptation to pursue every new idea you have, and confine email communications to specific blocks of time, he writes.
Company cultures and brands should have "an interdependent and mutually reinforcing relationship" to help increase competitiveness and customer satisfaction while reducing turnover, writes Denise Lee Yohn. Businesses can create a standout brand by having a unified purpose and core values and seeing how closely brand and culture line up.
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