Santa Maria Housing – A Relative Bargain

Recently, a story appeared in the local media highlighting a housing affordability study conducted by a finance industry publication.   In the report, our region was identified as one of the least affordable housing markets in the country.
What the article did not do, however, was dig deeper into the data and tell the whole story.  Because …

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5 Strategies for Going to Fewer Meetings

It’s unfortunate but true: The further you progress in your career, the more meetings you go to. While some are productive, many are disorganized, inefficient, and distracting. It’s also hard to check off your other work tasks when you’re constantly going from meeting to meeting.
The solution is obvious: Reduce your meetings.
However, that’s easier said than …

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Find Focus: 3 Simple Ways to Conquer Work Distractions

According to a study from the University of California, Irvine, the average office worker has focused periods of just eleven minutes in-between a constant barrage of interruptions.
I was shocked when I read that, and didn’t quite believe it. But then I paid attention to how much typing I did in this article before my attention …

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5 Fire Safety Tips to Keep your Business Thriving

What was it that had you heading straight to the pub for a well-deserved glass of wine and a good rant after work today?
A difficult client? Frustrating computer problems? The longest, most mind-numbing eight hours of office drudgery ever?
No matter how bad you think you have it right now, it’s nothing compared to the nightmare …

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Top 10 OSHA Workplace Safety Citations

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for fiscal year 2016. The list was compiled from nearly 32,000 federal OSHA inspections.
One interesting fact: This list rarely changes year after year. According to OSHA, “If all employers simply corrected the top …

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