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Distressed employees affect productivity: report

According to the recently published research, employees struggling with mental health or other well-being issues are unable to concentrate on their job, a symptom known as "presenteeism."
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A look at 2019 residential tile trends

2019 is proving to be an exciting year of emerging lifestyle ideas. Tile trends in 2019 range from metals to industrial textures.
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Study reveals impact of noise in the workplace

The survey uncovers how sound and acoustics impact employees in business environments.
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Natural light in workplace design

It is clear that employee performance and outlook are connected to the environmental conditions in which they work.
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Five tips for implementing organizational change

An expert provides five tips for leaders implementing organizational change in the workplace, to avoid leaving the rest of the organization in the dark.
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New website to tackle occupational disease prevention

Occupational disease is common and results from exposure to chemical, biological and physical agents in the workplace.
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CaGBC addresses zero carbon skills gap in construction industry

A new report by Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) provides an action plan to close zero carbon skills gap in Ontario's construction industry.
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Study examines harassment in Canadian workplaces

Verbal abuse is the most common type of harassment reported by Canadian workers according to a new study titled Harassment in Canadian workplaces.
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Arthritis takes toll on workplace productivity: study

Research from Arthritis Research Canada (ARC) shows that SARDS place a significant economic strain on the paid and unpaid workforce.
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What’s new under WELL v2?

On May 31, the International WELL Building Institute unveiled the WELL v2™ pilot, the next version WELL.
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Innovation grant to fund solar-powered medical aid in conflict zones

Over the next two years, the Health Integrated Resilience System (HIRS) project will launch a pilot electronic vehicle (EV) ambulance system and work on integrating remote telemedicine services in solar-powered hospitals and clinics in Syria.
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Reduce pain and fatigue with everyday ergonomics

Good ergonomics are critical to reducing pain and fatigue among office workers, but not everyone is putting this common knowledge into practice.
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Tips for effective storage room management

Effectively managing storage rooms means making sure those items are kept safe, secure, and available to building managers, staff, and occupants as needed.
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Documents to destroy in (mostly) paperless offices

Even as paperless offices become increasingly common, there remain everyday hard copy documents that should be destroyed to prevent fraud.
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Five office hot spots for hidden germs

What are some overlooked sources of cross-contamination in the workplace? An expert identifies common culprits along with sanitation tips.
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Bundling facilities management services

Why are many firms increasingly bundling outsourced services in the real estate and facilities management industry? Julie Sullivan shares her insights.
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Five change management strategies to remember

What are change management strategies that leaders can use to transition a business to a desired future state? Meredith Thatcher explains.