#Working Environment

A Visit with Bette Lambert of Silloway Farm

The first bright leaves appear incongruously on a hot, early August afternoon in the yard at Silloway’s sugarhouse. Just a couple miles south of the apple orchard at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Mondays are a good time to chat with Bette (Silloway) Lambert and her daughter Marilyn as they pack mail orders and make maple sugar. These two women are the powerhouses behind the marketing and production of the myriad maple goods on display at this maple palace. Not an exaggeration, the wood-fired arch gleams amidst the high ceilings and catwalk of this stunning structure. And it is not just a showcase, it is a working environment. Wood stacked in the yard attests to the fact that all the sap produced on Silloway Farm is boiled to syrup solely by wood. The 22,000-tap sugarwoods is managed by Marilyn’s brother, Paul, with the help of many family members and neighbors. Late winter and springtime find the whole family at work. Not just sugaring, either. Bette’s brother David owns and operates a 65-cow organic dairy at the age of 77. You get the feeling that work ethic matters to this old Vermont family.
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Workers Grow Apart from Workplace Bestie Due to the Pandemic

Research from Ezra, the leading provider of digital coaching, has found that the majority of UK workers feel the pandemic has impacted the social aspect of their professional lives, with a third stating they’ve grown apart from their workplace BFF. While we work to pay the bills and further our...
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A Guide to Time Management for Sales Professionals

Time is always in short supply, especially in our tech-driven fast-paced universe. Many sales professionals struggle to allocate time for critical sales-related tasks. If it were possible to add a few hours to one’s day, salespeople would often take advantage of the opportunity. The average sales professional will readily agree that their productivity will increase significantly if they had more time.
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Try to park your car in reverse … and destroy the community parking lot! (VIDEO)

Try to park your car in reverse … and destroy the community parking lot! (VIDEO) Donna is one of the oldest contributors of Gruntstuff and she has a unique perspective with regards to Science which makes her write news from the Science field. She aims to empower the readers with the delivery of apt factual analysis of various news pieces from Science. Donna has 3.5 years of experience in news-based content creation, and she is now an expert at it. She loves journalism, and that is the reason, she moved from a web content writer to a News writer, and she is loving it. She is a fun-loving woman who has very good connections with every team member. She makes the working environment cheerful which improves the team’s work productivity.

Reimagining the office as a more adaptable and employee-friendly environment: Q&A with the co-founder and CEO of ROOM

With office space in so much pandemic-induced flux, little wonder that real estate operators and their clients are looking for new models for flexibility and adaptability. One of the players in the field is ROOM, manufacturer of a modular purpose-built spaces for the workplace. It counts among its clients the likes of Google, Hulu, J.P. Morgan, NASA, Nike, Reddit, Salesforce and Uber.

How to Support Employees Who Are Coping with Trauma

When an individual goes through a traumatic event, it impacts all areas of their life including their personal and working lives. Living through a disturbing experience such as a non-fatal attempt at suicide, witnessing a traumatic event such as a murder or sudden death, experiencing bullying or harassment, surviving a disaster or an accident, being the victim of physical, sexual or emotional violence and many other scenarios can all take their toll on the mental health and wellbeing of any individual.
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Bobby Kotick Insists That He’s Trying to Make Activision Blizzard the ‘Very Best Place to Work’

Activision Blizzard has responded to news of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issuing subpoenas for a number of company executives, including Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick. In a press release crafted to reassure concerned investors, Kotick insisted that he’s trying to make Activision Blizzard the “very best place to...

UK employees fear losing their jobs due to EDI programmes

The report, Global Consumer Trends: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace, surveyed 12,000 employees and employers across 11 countries about their attitudes to EDI initiatives in their workplace. Diversity experts say that the research offers important lessons for employers. Getting diversity right:. Is using umbrella terms such as BAME,...

Medical Simulation Expert Honored With Academy Fellowship

Newswise — Los Angeles (September 22, 2021). --Metcalfe-Smith is also a certified healthcare simulation educator-advanced (CHSE-A) and a certified healthcare simulation operations specialist-advanced (CHSOS-A). These certifications distinguish him as a leader in healthcare simulation operations and education, and a mentor to others in the field. The Society for Simulation in...

Humboldt’s Discovery Edge Collision & Glass moving, expanding

HUMBOLDT — Discovery Ford Sales Ltd. is hiring additional eight to ten new employees including auto body technicians and paint/preparation technicians for their new $3.5 million Discovery Edge Collision & Glass body shop in Humboldt. The facility, being constructed by Miners Construction Co. Ltd. with an April competition, will be...

Siemplify Offices – Tel Aviv

Siemplify aimed to balance dignified and presentable, young and dynamic, and formal and informal when creating a sense of space for their offices in Tel Aviv. EN Design studio designed the offices for Siemplify, a SOAR platform company, located in Tel Aviv, Israel. Simplify is an Israeli start-up. The company...

Oorwin launches its next job board integration with

Oorwin a leading AI-powered integrated ATS, CRM and HRMS platform has announced its integration with another popular job board – Aiming to simplify steps for the recruiters to hire the candidates in a quick and easy manner, the Naukri integration with Oorwin’s ATS enables recruiters to publish the jobs in Naukri directly from the Oorwin’s portal. The integration also allows the recruiters the details of the jobs posted from the dashboard itself. The release has enabled the recruiters to automatically pull out the resumes of the candidates who applied in Naukri into Oorwin for the specific jobs that are published from Oorwin.

Packaging equipment maker nVenia moves into Wood Dale facility

Packaging manufacturer nVenia said its new facility in Wood Dale is now up and running. The company, which makes packaging systems and packaging equipment, said the 256,000-square-foot, $15 million office and manufacturing facility at 750 North Wood Dale Road is currently fully operational. The company will hold a grand opening celebration for the new facility on Oct. 1, with local and state officials from the city of Wood Dale, and the DuPage County Economic Development Committee attending. The company said its existing manufacturing sites will transition to this one facility throughout the year.

NM struggles with teacher vacancies

SANTA FE – Teacher vacancies at New Mexico public schools have exploded this year – with a persistently high volume of openings for elementary and special education teachers, according to preliminary research shared Tuesday. Rachel Boren, director of the Southwest Outreach Academic Research Evaluation and Policy Center at New Mexico...

Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Bitglass director on the evolution of remote working risks

Techday's 10 Minute IT Jams provide sharp, to-the-point insights into emerging and established technology companies that operate in the Asia-Pacific region. Bitglass is a cybersecurity company that delivers data and threat protection, and operates at cloud scale across a global network of over 200 points of presence. It was founded in 2013 by a team of industry veterans with a proven track record of innovation and execution.

Agile Transformation in a Remote-Working Environment

Switching to a hybrid working approach involves significant adjustment for organizations with established agile concepts and practises. Agile teams can perform similarly to how they did when they were in the office with the right adaption of methods and some changes surrounding technology tools and platforms, organizational structure and culture and functional skills.