How to Help Your Employees Feel Valued

It’s no secret that happy employees lead to successful businesses. When employees feel appreciated and valued, they are more likely to be productive and innovative. In addition, studies have shown that employee engagement is a crucial driver of business success. So, how can you make sure your employees feel valued? Here are a few tips:

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Offer Praise and Recognition

One of the simplest ways to make your employees feel valued is to offer praise and recognition for a job well done. Publicly acknowledging an employee’s accomplishments is a great way to show your appreciation. You can also give small tokens of appreciation, such as gift cards or thank-you notes. For example, a nurse necklace is an excellent gift for a nurse to recognize their achievement in the field. You can also give flowers or dinner vouchers to your employees.

Create Opportunities for Learning and Growth

Giving employees opportunities to learn new skills and grow in their careers is one of the most important things you can do to make them feel valued. When employees feel stuck in a rut, it’s only natural for them to start looking for new opportunities elsewhere. By offering learning and development opportunities, you’re letting your employees know that you’ve invested in their growth and want them to stick around for the long haul.

One way to create these opportunities is to offer tuition reimbursement for any job-related courses or programs your employees want to take. Another is to provide paid time off for attending conferences or seminars related to their work. You can also encourage learning by creating an internal mentorship program where more experienced employees share their knowledge with newer employees.

Provide Competitive Packages and Benefits

To make your employees feel valued, you need to provide them with competitive salaries and benefits. Employees who feel like they’re being underpaid or that their benefits aren’t up to par are much more likely to start looking for new job opportunities. By offering competitive packages and benefits, you’re sending the message that you appreciate your employees and want to keep them happy and healthy.

Provide Constructive Feedback

No one is perfect, and employees are bound to make mistakes from time to time. However, you must provide constructive feedback rather than criticism. This will help your employees learn and grow while still feeling valued.

Always aim to be specific, objective, and actionable when giving feedback. For example, rather than saying, “you’re doing a great job!” try something like “I appreciate the way you handled that customer issue – thanks for going above and beyond!” or “Thanks for staying late to finish that project, it made a big difference.”

By taking the time to give specific and positive feedback, you can help your employees feel valued and appreciated. This will, in turn, motivate them to continue doing their best work for your company.

Making your employees feel valued is essential to the success of your business. Following the tips above shows your employees that you appreciate their hard work and dedication. As a result, they will be more likely to stick around and continue working hard to help your business grow.

 

Two Classic Plays About Love, Not War #LoveNotWar #Theater

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Blueprint Productions presents Chekhov + Turgenev, two Russian classics presented in repertory, and scored in jazz: About Love, a musical play with songs, inspired by Ivan Turgenev’s novella, “First Love”; and Three Sisters, a sparkling new adaptation of the play by Anton Chekhov. Both productions are adapted and directed by Will Pomerantz, and feature an original jazz score by Nancy Harrow, performed nightly by a live jazz quartet. Chekhov + Turgenev plays a four-week repertory, May 10 through June 5 at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) in The Frank Shiner Theater. The official opening is Thursday, May 19.
THREE SISTERS
Sat, May 14, 2PM
Tues, May 17, 7PM
Thurs, May 19, 8PM (opening)
ABOUT LOVE
Sat, May 14, 8PM
Sun, May 15, 3PM
Thurs, May 19, 2PM (opening)
“About Love” tells the compelling story of a young man who expects to spend a quiet summer with his parents in the Russian countryside, but soon discovers those three months will be the most consequential of his life, as he learns the difference between love and passion, and the ephemeral nature of life itself. About Love is inspired by Ivan Turgenev’s beautifully crafted short story, “First Love,” originally published in 1860. Turgenev was one of Russia’s first modern writers to achieve international acclaim with his novel, Fathers and Sons, and his play, A Month in the Country.
In Chekhov’s masterpiece,”Three Sisters”, Olga, Masha and Irina are talented, cultured young women who were raised in urban Moscow, but have been living in a small provincial town for eleven years. Within these less than vibrant surroundings, each pursues her dreams and passions amongst the soldiers garrisoned there, all the while yearning for a return to Moscow. In this world-premiere version, audiences will experience afresh what makes this writer so memorable and indispensable.
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The company of Chekhov + Turgenev features John Ahlin, Silvia Bond, Essence Brown, Harrison Bryan, Manny Dunn, Nathan Hinton, Miles G. Jackson, Nehal Joshi, Amanda Nichols, Tom Patterson, Elizabeth Ramos, Tommy Schrider, Jean Tafler and Pilar Witherspoon.
Chekhov + Turgenev features a live jazz quartet nightly: music director Misha Josephs  on guitar, Ben Sutin on violin, Ryan Berg on bass, and Steve Picataggio on drums. The scenic design is by Brian Staton, lighting design by Allen Hahn, costume design by Whitney Locher and sound design by Sean Hagerty. Heather Arnson’s YesAnd Productions serves as General Management.
“Chekhov + Turgenev is a unique theatrical opportunity for audiences to experience, in rotating repertory, two writers who changed playwriting forever, and  whose influence still resonates today,” says  adaptor and director Will Pomerantz. “Both Chekhov and Turgenev strived to contain the entirety of the human experience in their work, and they did it with a combination of heart, humor and humanity that remains unparalleled.  The original jazz scores by beloved jazz singer and composer Nancy Harrow punctuate and underscore these timeless works. Both productions will share a company of actors who will delight audiences with their versatility, as they double the many singular roles created by these two celebrated writers.”

Montage – ABOUT LOVE.mp4 from About Love on Vimeo.

Chekhov + Turgenev is two Russian classics presented in repertory, and underscored in jazz: About Love, a musical play with songs, inspired by Ivan Turgenev’s novella, “First Love”; and Three Sisters, a new adaptation of the play by Anton Chekhov. Chekhov + Turgenev plays a four-week repertory, May 10 through June 5 at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) in The Frank Shiner Theater. The official opening for both production is Thursday, May 19. Tickets are available online at SheenCenter.org, by phone at 212-925-2812, or in-person at The Sheen Center box office Monday to Friday noon to 5PM and one hour before performances. Tickets are $39 – $69. Premium seating is available. Rush tickets will be available at the box office an hour before any performance for $20. See calendar below for a complete playing schedule for About Love and Three Sisters:

Fresh Content: 3 Ways To Make Sure Business Premises Are Always Comfortable For Customers

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Keeping customers comfortable is important for any business. Whether you are reassuring them that their money is safe with an online purchase or that they are secure when they are on your premises, it’s crucial to ensure that customers are happy when they are with you. This is especially important for companies that have buildings that customers access, like stores and showrooms. But how exactly are you supposed to make them feel comfortable in places like this?

Cleaning

Cleaning is a priority in any building that customers visit. Being surrounded by dust and other muck will leave anyone feeling uncomfortable, especially if they have to spend a good amount of time there. Options like environmentally safe commercial carpet cleaning services make it incredibly easy to keep your space clean. This is great for any business with a lot of foot traffic on floors that can be a challenge to clean, but you can find similar services for other aspects of your business.

Warmth & Air

Keeping customers warm is another crucial element of a business like this, but you have to be careful not to make your building feel stuffy or unpleasant. Airflow is important here, as this will help to keep air fresh while also moving heat around the building. Considering the idea of installing air conditioning systems to make sure that the whole building has access to fresh and warm air is a good approach to take.

Comfortable Furnishings

Keeping your building comfortable is as much about furniture as it is about anything else. You need to make sure that customers have access to chairs that will make them feel good, along with tables and other comfortable furniture where it is appropriate. There are loads of companies out there that specialise in producing furniture for businesses, giving you everything you need to get started with this without having to rely on low-quality home furniture for the job.

Light

Many people fail to consider light when they’re trying to make a space comfortable. Bright lights can be overwhelming, and dull lights can make it hard to see, making both options bad for a business. You need to find a comfortable middle ground that makes it easy for customers to see products without having to squint or close their eyes. Using white decor can help with this, as it will make the light you use go further.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling confident in the steps you need to take to make your business comfortable for your customers. This process can be a challenge, but it will be well worth the effort, giving you the chance to get more out of your customers. Of course, though, this process will always take a small amount of investment.

Painless Ways to Cut Your Expenses

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If you are looking to tighten your belt, whether because you want to pay down your debt, pay off the mortgage or save some extra in your kid’s college fund, you could be forgiven for thinking that doing so would be a painful road filled with many sacrifices, but it really doesn’t have to be that way.

It is totally possible to cut your expenses, start spending less, and not feel the pain when you do so. Here are a few ways you can do exactly that:

  1. Track your spending

There are lots of simple apps and software packages you can use to track every cent you spend, and they are very easy to set up and use. Why do that? Because, when you track everything that you are spending, it is really easy to immediately identify any expenses that are unnecessary to you. You can then choose to stop spending money on those things or continue depending on how important they are to you.

  1. Cut your energy consumption 

Right now, energy bills are one of the biggest regular expenses that many of us face, but it would be unthinkable for us to go without heat and electricity for long. Luckily, you can lowe tout energy bills without having to sacrifice a thing. For example, you can learn more about lowering our energy use here by doing simple things such as turning off appliances and better insulating your home. These ideas are all fairly inexpensive and easy to implement, and once they were in place, you can carry on as normal while also benefiting from much lower utility bills – what’s not to love?

  1. Cancel unused subscriptions

From Netflix to Kindle Unlimited, most of us have a subscription or four on the go at any given time, and you know what? Many of us rarely if ever use those services we have subscribed to, so a really easy way to painlessly cut your expenses is to do an audit of all of the subscriptions you currently have active, and then systematically cancel any you do not use often enough to justify the cost or impact upon you if you were to no longer have access to them, Have every member of the family do the same and you’ll be surprised at just how much money you can save. 

  1. Consider downsizing

This is not always possible to desirable but for many families, downsizing can be a great way of potentially saving thousands of dollars each year. The bigger your home, the more your mortgage is likely to cost and the more money you are likely to spend on maintaining it, so by moving to a smaller space, you can easily cut your expenses, and if you choose a home that has just the right amount of space for you all to live comfortably in, it will be a pretty painless change to make. You may even be able to move to a better neighborhood while still saving a significant sum, so your quality of life could actually impede as a result of downsizing!

  1. Batch cook

Eating at home, rather than eating out may seem like a hardship at first if you are used to dining out most evenings, but when you think about it, it really is not. When you eat at home, you have complete control over the ingredients you use and what you make, which means you can always eat your favorites. You can also make your food healthier than it would otherwise be, which might help to keep your health costs down too!

When it comes to eating at home, one way to really cut your expenses is to batch cook. If you work out in advance what you are going to eat for the next week or month, then you can be sure to only buy the necessary ingredients, and by cooking them in one big batch you will use less fuel, while also ensuring that you don’t have to worry about finding something to eat after a stressful day at work. It doesn’t get much better than that.

  1. Use cash

Something that many people find useful when trying to lower their expenses, is to use cash instead of a credit or debit card. It is all too easy to spend more than you really should when you are paying with a card and you don’t see the money physically leaving your hands. By drawing out a set amount of cash for the month and using that and only that to pay for things, it is much easier to keep track and rein in your spending. So, if you are something of a shopaholic, and you often buy things you don’t really need, you may find that this technique is a huge help.

  1. Keep a list of wants

Speaking of shopping, something else that can help you to painlessly give up those impulse buying instincts is to have a list of wants. When you see something you want to buy, instead of purchasing it then and there, make a note of it and wait 30 days. If, after 30 days, you still want to buy said item, go ahead and do so, but more often than not, you will find that the initial rush of dopamine that makes you want that things vanishes and you no longer feel the desire to own that dress or car or whatever it is. This can really help you to curb unnecessary spending and get a better perspective on things.

Cutting your expenses and saving money really doesn’t have to cause you a lot of heartache if you don’t want it to and you will quickly find you can live just as well on less. As you can see above, there are lots of simple things you can do to lower your monthly expenditure that will not only not impact your life particularly negatively, but in some cases, may actually enhance it! So, what are you waiting for?

Welcome Baby in Feltman Brothers Treasured, Heirloom Outfits

Coming home from the hospital is a special moment, and one that you are likely to take a million photos of. Picking the right coming home outfit can be so much fun. Your new precious girl or boy will look amazing in a classic, heirloom-style Feltman Brothers outfit. From exquisite “take me home” gowns to beautifully detailed dresses, dapper bobby suits, and sweet bonnets, Feltman Brothers offers a wide selection of lovely baby layettes and special occasion outfits that will look extra adorable for the first day home and family photos to come.

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Feltman Brothers is committed to providing parents and babies traditional baby clothing that’s classically designed and expertly tailored. Each gown dress, romper, and accessory from the Feltman Brothers collection includes hand embroidered detailing, smocking, fagoting, fluting and intricate open work designs. Perfect hand sewn rosebuds, embroidery appliques, pintucks, and French lace adorn their beautifully designed special occasion wear collection.

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About the Company

Since 1916, Feltman Brothers has been providing the world with authentic and timeless clothing for babies. This reputation is the result of a strong commitment to quality, incomparable fabrics, exclusive designs, and attention to detail. Feltman Brothers designs reflect the elegance of vintage styling for children from newborn through toddler, for all needs and occasions. Feltman Brothers’ use of embroidery is a skilled craft and trade, with workmanship that has no equal. Feltman Brothers has been a family business for over 100 years.

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#NissanMamas Child Passenger Safety Twitter Chat

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#NissanMamas Twitter Chat 9-23-21 at 9p ET

Join Bloggin’ Mamas as we host the #NissanMamas Safety Twit­ter Chat on Thursday, 9/23/21 at 9p ET! Join us as we discuss child passenger safety tips with Brandon Sanders, Product Safety Engineer, Nissan North America. NHTSA’s Child Passenger Safety Week is September 19-25, and National Seat Check Saturday is September 25, so this chat will coincide with this to build awareness. Plus, there will be some prizes too!

Date: Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

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Since the beginning, Nissan’s history is one of innovation without reservation and a willingness to do what others don’t dare to do. Nissan has an impressive track record of innovations that has greatly impacted the auto industry and the lives of drivers worldwide. For more information about our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit nissanusa.com.

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Great Books for Kids to Inspire Conversation For Black History Month

As a black owned business, A Kids Book About was built on the foundation of diversity. These books cover important and real time trending societal topics in a way that is engaging for all of the curious kids in your life. Additionally, each book is written by a different author, told through the perspective of their own expertise and experiences creating unique opportunities for diverse voices to be heard. Inspired by the history and the influential figures who paved the way, A Kids Book About is the perfect way to start conversations and celebrate Black History Month with your kiddos.

In addition to each book being available for individual purchase for the price of $19.95 A Kids Book About has created a limited time bundle for a collection of books that are written by Black authors to celebrate Black History Month. Staring on February 1st this bundle will be available for purchase on akidsbookabout.com including the titles:
• A Kids Book About Belonging
• A Kids Book About Failure
• A Kids Book About Gratitude
• A Kids Book About Empathy
• A Kids Book About Divorce
• A Kids Book About Emotions
• A Kids Book About Suicide
• A Kids Book About Diversity
• A Kids Book About Systemic Racism
• A Kids Book About Climate Change
• A Kids Book About Adoption
• A Kids Book About Racism
• A Kids Book About Voting

Ingredients to Look for Healthy and Natural Skin Care Regime

Beauty trends come and go, but taking care of your skin never goes out of fashion. For this reason, you need to rightly choose the appropriate ingredients for your skin’s health. 

The beauty domain is filled with a lot of high-tech devices and cutting edge ingredients. With the availability of diversity in the components, it becomes even more difficult to choose proper constituents. 

When it comes to food, a preference for organic food is given. On the contrary, the logic doesn’t seem the same when you have to choose beauty products for you. A study shows that the usage of chemicals, in the long run, gives birth to a lot of skin problems and diseases. 

Importance of natural skincare

We use a wide range of skin products in our daily routine, be it a soap bar, moisturizer, or sunscreen. Our skin is porous and absorbs the components applied to it. The diverse range of skincare that’s free of toxic ingredients has a good effect on our skin’s health and overall well-being. Despite that, most of the products contain synthetic and harmful chemicals. The long-term effects of these applications and cumulative effects are directly linked to cancer, birth defects, genetic mutation, and reproductive harm. This is why, adding natural ingredients to your skincare regime boosts your general well-being with healthy and glowing skin. Below we have listed some of the best ingredients which have no harm to your skin. 

Natural Skincare Ingredients for healthy skin

Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is a versatile plant that is widely used in many organic beauty products from cosmetics to lotions. It contains a host of biologically active components such as vitamins B1, B2, B6 glycoprotein, phenolic substances, and a range of amino acids and salicylic acids. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which means, you can use it for sunburn and redness caused by sun exposure. Over that, it is also used as an antifungal and antiviral regenerating agent. 

Apple Cider Vinegar

This ingredient is an extracted liquid distilled from apple cider. You can ingest it or apply it to your skin. It contains active components of acetic acid that works as an effective cleanser for treating acne due to its exfoliating properties and balance sebum. It even removes hyperkeratosis (outer skin cells that are replaced with keratin)

Argan Oil 

Argan oil is obtained from the Moroccan argan tree. This non-fragrant oil is used in cosmetics for maintaining strong, supple, and elastic skin. It contains a high percentage of lipids and fatty acids, vitamin A, E, and other components such as polyphenols, sterols that assist hydration. It regulates and balances the production of sebum and repairs the skin’s barrier function. 

Avocado Oil 

This is a nourishing ingredient that is derived from the pulp that surrounds the avocado pip. It contains essential nutrients and phytochemicals such as vitamins A, B1, B2, B12, D, and E. Avocado oil is also used for the treatment of psoriasis and other skin diseases due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Bentonite Clay 

Bentonite Clay is an aluminum-based clay found in nature, mostly consisting of montmorillonite which is a group of minerals forming crystals. It is used for treating irritant and allergic dermatitis. The beauty products containing bentonite clay as an ingredient have a greater ability to absorb UV light. It can also be used as a moisturizer. 

Cedarwood Oil

This is an essential oil derived from woods, roots, and a variety of conifers. The therapeutic properties of cedarwood oil make its use in medicine and cosmetics. It is used for treating acne, eczema, and other skin eruptions. 

Cetearyl Alcohol

As the name suggests, it is not some harmful chemical, instead, it is naturally derived from coconut. The presence of a mixture of fatty acids makes it a handy emollient and emulsifier. It is also used as a texture enhancer which helps in foaming the product. 

Charcoal 

Charcoal is a simple form of carbon that is used to absorb the impurities from your skin. It draws excess oil, dirt, bacteria, and chemicals from your skin. Due to these unique qualities, it is widely used in beauty products as a face mask to remove that extra dirt.

Cocoa

Cocoa has great benefits when applied to the skin. Its antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties boost the protection of the outer layer against the sun’s UV rays. It inhibits the production of collagen and elastase which slowdowns the aging process and the formation of wrinkles. It acts as a fantastic moisturizer. 

Now that you know the effects of the natural component on your skin, it is time to treat your skin with more respect by staying away from products that contain tons of toxic chemicals. These natural ingredients show you all the love which your skin deserves. The only thing you need to do is being consistent with your routines to make them more effective.