2018 is coming to an end but before we start looking forward to the amazing things that 2019 will surely bring us we want to look back on our Breakaway Blog from this year and reflect on our top 5 blog posts of 2018.
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The Top Five Breakaway Blog Posts of 2018
1. Workplace Holiday Party Do’s & Don’ts
This post from December provides 5 easy do’s and don’ts to follow at your workplace holiday party. It’s important to remember that even though it is a party you must still be on your best behaviour. Anything that happens at this function is a reflection of you and can affect your status at work.
Here’s a sample of our Do’s & Don’ts infographic:
2. #FeelGoodFriday Motivational Quotes
Everyone needs to feel good as they head into the weekend. We took the hashtag #FeelGoodFriday and turned it into a blog post with 6 of our favourite motivational quotes that help us wrap up the work week in a great mood and head straight into the weekend smiling!
3. Understanding Workplace Harassment
In March of this year we posted a blog about understanding workplace harassment.
The Ontario Health and Safety Act defines workplace harassment as:
Engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct against a worker in a workplace that is known or ought reasonably known to be unwelcome.
We explored the meaning of this definition, outlined different types of harassment, reviewed what to do if you are a victim of harassment, and provided suggestions for employers to prevent harassment in their workplace.
Creating a safe and equal environment should be top priority for employees and employers. Read the full blog post via the link above to fully understand the meaning of workplace harassment and what you can do to prevent it in your workplace.
4. Avoiding Distraction During the Holidays
As most of us know, it can be very easy to get distracted by holiday celebrations as we get closer to the end of the year. However, there is a way to participate in the fun without completely losing your productivity at work during this time of year. This blog post examines 5 ways that we can maintain our productivity and avoid distraction at work during the holiday season.
5. 6 Workplace Safety Tips for Employees
This blog post from July 2018 was written by a guest poster, Jordan McDowell. This post examines 6 safety tips that you can utilize in your workplace to get you on your way toward being safer and more efficient at work. Jordan emphasizes that the key to a safe workplace is good communication between employer and employee as well as putting into practice proper safety techniques. Use the 6 tips above to keep you and your co-workers safe on the job!
Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!
We hope you enjoyed our blog posts in 2018 and we can wait for you to see what’s in store for 2019. Have a safe and wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year! We will return in 2019 with even more great content for you!