Stay happy and engaged at your job by practicing these workplace tips.

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What to Look for When Shopping for Short-term Disability Insurance

Bartender smiling

Financial shocks come in many forms:  a crippling car repair, divorce, a surprising tax bill, legal proceedings and, of course, unexpected layoffs. However, one of the most unfortunate—and often overlooked—financial setbacks comes in the form of injury or illness that result in the loss of wages for weeks, months…or even longer. While you might not […]

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Returning to Work after 60? You’re Not Alone

Man returning to work after 60

Recent research reveals that more and more Americans are returning to work after retiring from their primary careers. In fact, in 2016 more than 18% of Americans 65 or older were employed—the majority of them full-time. That number was up 6% from just 6 years earlier. As reported by The New York Times, some seniors […]

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Money Script: How to Ask for a Raise

Woman asking for a raise

Receiving a raise can be one of the easiest ways to increase your savings. Even if you invest just half of the monthly increase into your emergency fund, your retirement account, or your children’s college account, you are on your way to greater financial wellbeing without much more effort on your end. Prior to President […]

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Dressing for a Job Interview: What “Professional” Looks Like

Dressing for a job interview

When it comes to what to wear to a job interview, is it better to blend in or stand out? Is it smarter to spend big bucks on one item or budget your way through to have more options? Wardrobe consultant and personal stylist Lisa Barry offers services like image consulting, closet editing, and personal […]

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The 6 P’s to Making a Good First Impression at Work

Man smiling and making a good first impression at work

Last year, SafetyNet™ looked at the ways employees can help new bosses move into their leadership roles with the least amount of disruption to the themselves and the team. It’s one thing to help another colleague fit in. It’s another when you’re the one learning the ropes. While the dynamics that accompany new employees aren’t […]

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Applying for a Job When You’re Over 50: Tips to Challenge the Myths About Older Workers

Older worker applying for a ob

Whether you’re out of a job, entering the job market or just looking to change careers, common sense suggests that job seekers in their 50s and older may have a harder time getting hired. First, employers may assume that younger applicants with fewer financial obligations may be more likely to accept lesser salaries. Second, the […]

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Top 10 Fastest Growing Careers Infographic

Top 10 Fastest growing jobs infographic

Looking for a new career? Jobs in these occupations are growing quickly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wind turbine service technicians Occupational therapy assistants Physical therapist assistants Physical therapist aides Home health aides Commercial divers Nurse practitioners Physical therapists Statisticians Ambulance drivers and attendants Check out the fastest growing careers data on the […]

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Office Work and Back Pain: Why Your Symptoms May Not Reflect the Cause

Back pain for office workers

You may not be surprised to hear that the most common complaint movement expert and physical therapist Theresa Larson hears from office workers is pain in the low back and neck. Walk into any office and you’ll find plenty of people hunched over a keyboard slouching toward a screen. What may come as a surprise, […]

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A Hard-Earned 3-Day Weekend: This Labor Day Remember Its Roots

Old Train: The history of Labor Day

For most people in America, Labor Day means barbecuing with friends, camping with family, or having one last visit to the lake. But the fact that you are enjoying a long weekend before summer’s end has significant historical roots. While Labor Day parades may be a thing of the past, take a moment to pay […]

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How to Nail that Job Interview! Manage Your Apprehension with Preparation

how to nail that interview: businessman being interviewed

So you’ve landed a job interview! And maybe one you really, really wanted. Well, first up: Congratulations. It’s a long slog to get from searching job sites, preparing your resume, writing knock-’em-dead cover letters to receiving that “Good news!” subject line. Assure yourself you’ve done something right. Then prepare to do more. An interview can […]