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The Most Important Question to Ask Before Planning a Meeting

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Mar 8, 2016 7:31:00 AM

“Nothing productive happens in a meeting,” cautioned Ted Deeley, a retired executive vice president of a Fortune 500 company. “So many times it seems we have meetings just so people can hear themselves talk.”

Ted’s perspective may not be far off the mark. Business solutions company Atlassian reported most employees attend 62 meetings monthly, with half the meetings considered time wasted. For an hour meeting, this means 31 hours spent in unproductive meetings each month! 

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Topics: Workplace

Maria Porto Provides Added Value to Employee Benefits Programs

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jan 20, 2016 8:15:32 AM

As a professional in the credit union world for over 20 years, Maria Porto has a deep understanding of credit unions and the benefits employees can experience as members. Currently, Maria is the Assistant Vice President of Partner Relations at Hanscom Federal Credit Union, building key relationships with companies that are considering Hanscom FCU as part of their benefits package. 

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Topics: Workplace

When coworkers can’t get along, what to do?

Posted by Maria Porto on Dec 3, 2015 9:22:00 AM

You have a tough enough job managing the people who work for you and ensuring they are productive and satisfied in their jobs. Hopefully, your coworkers support each other and get along reasonably well. But what if there’s animosity between two coworkers? How do you manage their interpersonal conflict so that it doesn’t become toxic among your team?

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Topics: Workplace

Wash your hands! It’s flu season.

Posted by Maria Porto on Dec 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Now that the cold air is here, we’re all moving indoors. It’s nice to be cozy, but close proximity during cold and flu season has its down side. As Mom always said, “Wash your hands!” While it is good for your personal health, it is also good for business. Sick employees are not productive at work and can spread germs, while healthy employees use less sick days.

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Topics: Holidays, Workplace

10 Ways to Boost Company Morale

Posted by Maria Porto on Nov 17, 2015 6:00:00 AM

How do you rate your company’s morale? The tone you set can be the difference between an engaged, productive staff and high turnover. If you find that your company’s morale could use a boost, I have a few ideas in today’s blog that might help.

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Topics: employee engagement, Morale, Workplace

Office Kitchen Etiquette Do's and Don'ts

Posted by Maria Porto on Nov 10, 2015 4:42:22 PM

Is your office kitchen area a savory or sour spot? Are smells emanating from the fridge or microwave that are turning your stomach? Do you constantly find some of your items missing, or have to deal with crumbs and dirty dishes that weren’t yours?

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Topics: Breaktime, Partner Relations, Workplace, Etiquette, Kitchen

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