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Improved Air Quality Boosts Building Occupant Health & Productivity

By Sue Minichiello The days of being able to open an office window for some fresh air are nearly gone. The overwhelming trend in office building design is for tightened-up, well-insulated interiors. And while such design is better for energy savings and the environment overall, it can be worse for...

Group Purchasing Benefits AffinEco & its Customers

By Matt Ellis Every year, millions of Americans purchase memberships to warehouse clubs – like BJ’s, Sam’s Club and Costco – to reap the savings of buying in bulk. Similarly, service companies look for opportunities to reduce their purchasing costs so they can remain competitive and pass on savings to...

Interns: To Pay or Not to Pay; That Is the Question

By Glenn A. Duhl, Esq. Summer internships are everywhere these days. Many employers will take on unpaid interns, often as a favor for a friend or to get some extra help around the office. And everyone seems to have a general idea of what an intern is – a young...

Employee Spotlight: Brenda Yaneth Diaz

By Bill Barnhart Brenda Diaz is easy to like. Four years ago, the 42-year-old night porter lost her apartment when it was destroyed by fire. She was such a beloved employee, that the company she worked for at the time took up a generous collection of money and clothing to...

HR Minute: The Chronically Late Employee

By Claudia St. John, SPHR, SHRM-SCP While employers tend to be proactive about managing absenteeism, they are less likely to address tardiness as carefully. Perhaps it’s because each occurrence seems relatively small in nature but, over time, chronic tardiness creates similar disruptions to outright absenteeism. The key is to treat...