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China Towne Furniture and Mattress

  New York state is in Phase 3 of businesses reopening with Phase 4 right around the corner. Things are starting to go back to “normal” but there are still certain restrictions and regulations that must be followed and business owners are taking precautions to keep their employees and customers safe. We spoke with Jay Yennock, the owner of China Towne Furniture and […]

Helio Health

Fear and anxiety surrounding COVID-19 can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Some people are scared to ask for help or are nervous to share their anxieties with friends and family. But there are people who want to help. One of our partners, Helio Health is dedicated to transforming the lives of those struggling with substance abuse and mental […]

Sorting Through The Hype of Temperature Sensing Cameras

  Last week NYS entered Phase 2 for reopening and provided new guidelines for returning to work, including regularly screening your employees and visitors.  One way to perform screening is to monitor for fever and high temperatures.  This can pose a significant challenge for an already limited work force and is prone to human.  When used properly Thermal or Temperature Sensing Cameras can streamline detection and increase accuracy in the screening process.  As […]

Phase 1 – Automotive Industry

    New York and other states have issued initial guidance for businesses able to reopen during Phase 1. There is a total of four different phases where different companies can open based on their industry. The guidance from the state is crucial for companies that have remained open as essential businesses. They must satisfy New York’s latest restrictions to continue to operate. Automobile […]

Secure Remote Workforce – Renewed Efforts on Existing Protections

    COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the operations of many organizations and nearly all daily routines of their employees.  With requirements of quarantine and social distancing, being able to access critical applications and data remotely has given many organizations a way to make it through this difficult time.  Working remotely is supported by the push for cloud computing and accessibility, […]

A Positive culture

  Workplace culture is compiled of shared values, belief systems and attitudes.  Positive workplace culture can improve teamwork, raise  morale, increase productivity and efficiency, and enhance retention of the workforce. Job satisfaction, collaboration, and work performance can all be enhanced as well. But most importantly, a positive workplace environment can help manage and reduce stress in employees. But how do you keep this up when your employees are working remotely?    ICS’s core values are Family, Integrity and […]

Work Smarter, Not Harder

    What exactly does it mean to “Work smarter, not harder”? Working faster? Working efficient?   Before you enroll in a time management course or start playing “beat the clock” with your project list, consider these helpful tips on how to effectively and efficiently manage your to-do list.   Time management. For most, this is easier said than […]

The Positive Side Effects

    We’ve all been stuck home for a while, it may be another 14 days or longer until our quarantine is lifted. Cheer up, there are positive outcomes that will come out of this quarantine. The Corona Pandemic will change the way we think as individuals and as a society. It will make some things collapse and others rise.   Would you like some food for thought on making this […]