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What Worker's Rights Do I Have in a Right-to-Work State?

Right to work is a phrase bandied about by politicians during every election cycle. It seems that Republicans are pro-law while Democrats are against it. But what exactly is right to work? It's much more simple than you'd imagine.   You're Not Forced Into A Union   Right-to-work states allow you to be employed without being forced into a union. Non-right-to-work states may allow for automatic unionization when you join a certain occupation. This requires you, as...

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Five Science Careers That Aren’t Boring

No one can say that they completely abhor science. While balancing chemical equations, memorizing phases of the moon, and dissecting frogs may not have been everyone’s favorite assignments at school, science has so many branches that it is impossible for someone to dislike all of them. Learning a scientific subject has many benefits, getting an exciting, rewarding, and well-paying job is definitely among them.   Veterinary Science   Many people have animals as pets fo...

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How a 7-Hour Work Day Can Prevent Burnout

British full-time employees spend nearly 43 hours per week at work, which is the most amongst all European countries. Overworking has a very negative impact on health: more than half a million British employees state that work is their main cause of stress. Over 500,000 adults employed in the United Kingdom suffer from work-related stress disorders, such as strong feelings of frustration and irritability, sleep and appetite disorders, low self-esteem, and alcohol abuse. The number of British...

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Why Startups That Use 5S Are More Successful

Companies are always looking for ways to be more efficient, eliminate waste, and be more productive to build better products for their customers. A Japanese Toyota executive named Taiichi Ohno developed the concept of Lean Manufacturing and was able to put this idea into practice shortly after World War II. Lean Manufacturing identified eight types of waste, which includes excessive inventory, unused employee talent, and wasteful conveyance practices. Lean Manufacturing employs the 5S philosophy...

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5 Ways to Avoid A Disaster When Hiring

Featured image credit: Pre-Employment Testing   As a business owner, you are very likely to need help with recruiting. No matter the effort that has been put in, you may hire the wrong person for the job. As a matter of fact, hiring disasters are very common in business. Among the common disasters is finding out that the otherwise qualified person is actually not cooperative. Fortunately, there are a few ways to avoid hiring disasters.   1. Know Your Can...