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How social media can affect your career

Social media has become an integral part of modern society. Millions of people around the world use social media to connect with one another. But this valuable tool also can be a detriment, particularly to men and women seeking employment.


Common workplace injuries and how to avoid them

Workers spend roughly eight hours at their workplaces each day, and many workers must be careful to avoid injury over the course of a typical workday.
According to a recent FindLaw survey, workplace injuries are common, with one in five American adults saying they have suffered an injury while on the job. Statistics Canada notes that an estimated 4.27 million Canadians aged 12 or older suffered an injury severe enough to limit their usual activities in 2009 and 2010. Although many of these injuries were attributed to adolescents and seniors, working-age adults see their share of injuries as well.


The benefits of business podcasting

Businesses, particularly small businesses, understand the importance of establishing an online presence. Identifying new content strategies can help keep a company's name and business motto fresh in the minds of consumers. Search engine optimization, or SEO, and social media use can greatly improve a business' online visibility.


Maintain your productivity when working from home

Telecommuting has grown more and more common over the last decade. Thanks in large part to advancements in technology that make it easier than ever before to connect remotely with coworkers, telecommuting is now something more and more companies are embracing.


How businesses can address negative online reviews

Online retailer comment sections and review sites have become very popular over the last half decade. More and more consumers now rely heavily on product and business reviews to inform their decisions and purchases. Some consumers may scan individual product reviews prior to purchasing a big-ticket item, while others may visit review sites to find the right restaurant.