Footprints – Training & eTracking Solutions Blog

It's Bed Bug Season!

Posted by Jess Sexton on Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Bed bug activity peaks when people do more travelling. If you’re going on vacation soon, make sure you don’t bring these parasites back as a souvenir!

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Tags: caring for the elderly, assisted living, employee training

What Should You Do if Someone You Know is Depressed?

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Thu, Jul 11, 2019

Whether it’s a family member, a friend, or even a work peer, figuring out how to interact with someone wrestling with depression can be overwhelming. Depression is a serious issue, and it’s all too easy to do more harm than good—even with the best of intentions. That said, it is important that you try to help, when it is warranted.

So, what should you do if someone you know is depressed? 


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Tags: employee training, professional development

Depression 101

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Tue, Jul 09, 2019

Depression is a complicated subject. Dictionary.com defines depression as: “feelings of severe despondency and dejection.” But it really doesn’t even begin to scrape the surface of what depression really is, what it looks like, and what causes it. Welcome to Depression 101.

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Tags: employee training, professional development

Is Your Cookout Safe & Nutritious?

Posted by Jess Sexton on Tue, Jul 02, 2019

This Thursday, many of us will don a “Kiss the Cook” apron and grill up some food for our family and friends to celebrate Fourth of July. Our menus will probably include hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken wings, pasta and potato salad, kebabs, and much, much more. It can be easy to simply dig in and enjoy the barbeque, but is your food safe? Is it nutritious?

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Tags: employee training, professional development

Why You Should Consider Moving for a Change of Scenery or Fresh Start

Posted by Lydia Chan on Thu, Jun 27, 2019

Losing a loved one takes a toll on you physically and mentally. While people grieve in their own way, many often take comfort in creating memorials and sharing stories and memories. As time passes, some find it easier to cope with grief, but many people crave a fresh start or a change of scenery to make living without their loved one more bearable. Sometimes, the answer is moving to a new place.

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Tags: employee training, professional development

What to Do When Change is Necessary

Posted by Jess Sexton on Tue, Jun 25, 2019

A big and unexpected change can come into your life at any moment, possibly bringing along a major disruption to your normal routine. Good or bad, a change can add quite a bit of uncertainty. If you find yourself easily overwhelmed in the face of change, keep reading on to find new ways to conquer those smothering feelings.

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Tags: employee training, professional development

How to Manage Your Stress at Work

Posted by Jess Sexton on Thu, Jun 20, 2019

From tight deadlines to cramped offices, from cold and uncaring upper management to ridiculous standards and expectations in the place you work, there’s a lot to weigh you down when you’re working. Any job can be challenging, exciting, depressing, or difficult – most adults list work as the leading cause of stress in their lives, and it’s no surprise!

What is maybe more surprising is how little is done to combat workplace stressors. Whether it’s workers doing nothing to alleviate their stress or management assuming that chronic stress is just part of the job description, most people take it for granted that work is going to be unpleasant and stressful.


But it doesn’t have to be. Here are just a few ways to get your work stress under wraps.

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Tags: employee training, professional development

Differences Between Good Stress & Bad Stress

Posted by Jess Sexton on Tue, Jun 18, 2019

It’s normal to feel a rush of stress during a packed week, when you’re preparing a presentation for work, or when it’s crunch-time on deadlines. In fact, there are some great benefits to stress – in moderation. The question is, which stress is good stress – the kind that makes you get up and go get things done when you need to - and which stress is bad stress – the kind that makes you lose sleep? There can be a thin line between the two: but here are some easy ways to recognize which is which.

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Tags: employee training, professional development

Steps to Take if You're Sexually Harassed at Work

Posted by Jess Sexton on Thu, Jun 13, 2019

It’s estimated that one out of four women has experienced some form of sexual harassment in the workplace. While many companies have policies about this issue, sexual harassment may still occur. A victim of sexual harassment can feel trapped – especially at work. If you find that you are being sexually harassed, here are the steps you should take.

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Tags: employee training, professional development

Sexual Assault and Harassment: Facts and Statistics

Posted by Jess Sexton on Tue, Jun 11, 2019

There are many misconceptions when it comes to sexual assault and harassment. Who are the victims? Who are the perpetrators? Where can it happen? Take a look below to see what is true - and what is fabricated - about these common questions.

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Tags: employee training, professional development