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By Shawn Murphy

You and your team deserve to enjoy work. The workplace should be a positive influence on people and their lives.

Yet for too many, it's just not the case. In one study, 48% of employees frequently feel a lot of stress in their work. This adversely affects their well-being. Boutique consultancy Root found that 68% of workers feel that their managers are more focused on their own success instead of inspiring their employees.

The workplace has become lopsided--too much negativity and not enough optimism.

The definition of a "joint employer" has changed. Dramatically. If you're using temporaries or contractors, find out the potential impact of the NLRB's Browning-Ferris decision on your business – and how to protect your company.

Companies throughout the U.S. have watched the Department of Labor and the IRS crack down on the use of independent contractors in recent years. Some said it was only a matter of time before enforcement began to focus on temporary staff members as well.

That time is here. In a recent decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) walked away from thirty years of legal precedent to make radical changes to the definition of a "joint employer." Here's what to know about the Browning-Ferris decision – and how to protect your own company.

Summer may still be several weeks away, but lining up ideas now gives you something to look forward to – and smart planning can also save you a ton of money. If you're ready to maximize your fun – on a minimal budget – get started today:

Enjoy Dining Al Fresco on The Cheap

Who doesn't love to sit outside and enjoy a nice meal or a cocktail or two in the summer? However, dinners out can be an expensive proposition. You can use apps like Yelp to find restaurants in your area that offer outdoor seating for happy hour (which often comes with discounted appetizers) or weekend lunches.

Working on a great assignment? Like the culture? The organization? The potential?

Why not shoot for a full-time direct role there?

In many cases, employers work with staffing firms to find permanent workers by first bringing on candidates as temporary employees. This "temp-to-hire" option allows the employer to gauge a candidate's reliability, job performance and personality fit on the job. If the temporary worker proves to be a great match, the employer then coordinates with the staffing service to transition the temporary worker to a permanent employee.

So, if your ultimate goal is to find a direct job, use these tips to "tie the knot" with an employer and get the "I Do" you're looking for:

Just about everyone is familiar with the afternoon slump. It's that point in the work-day when focus begins to falter, eyelids get heavy, and your productivity falls faster than your energy levels. While some employers provide napping space for their employees, that's not a realistic option for most companies. Thankfully, a little extra shuteye isn't the only way to boost your energy levels.

As it turns out, you may be sabotaging your energy levels simply by eating poorly during the day. Better nutrition has a diverse collection of benefits, but possibly the quickest result you will experience is improved energy. So by being more selective about what you eat for breakfast, lunch and in between, you can really power through the midday energy drain. 

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