When you are faced with a difficult workplace issue, you know that your staff is watching you; waiting for you to take a stand. They want, no, they need for you to lead. You also know deep down that taking charge and leading; taking back control of an out of control situation is what they […]
Employee turnover is a data point that every manager wants to be conscious of no matter the size of your company.
After all, who wants to spend the time energy, and money that it takes to hire the right candidates only to see them walk out the door a short time later.
My HR role affords me a unique opportunity to get into the heads of the rank and file; my colleagues who perform the important work of the business. I’ve learned a lot about what frustrates employees about their direct supervisors based on conversations with staff over the years. There are several themes that continue to […]
Telework is changing the way work is performed. Good management is the key to keeping remote workers productive.
In a work culture where working beyond one’s regular full time schedule is still considered more of a badge of honor and an illustration of company commitment, and less about productivity, more organizations are breaking away from the mandatory five day work week to accommodate their employee’s interests in flexible scheduling. The four day work […]
A recent decision by the New York Court of Appeals in a case involving Starbucks Coffee Company has focused fresh attention on the kind of issues that can crop up with employer-mandated tip-sharing arrangements. The court’s ruling stemmed from two lawsuits filed against the global coffeehouse giant in 2008 over the manner in which the […]
The challenging economy has had a negative impact on many businesses. Decreased cash flow is one of the most common complaints. Less cash means tighter budgets. One of the first line items companies slash are employee raises. “Freezing” salaries comes with its own set of consequences – and employee dissatisfaction tops the list. What can you do as an employer to not only retain your valuable employees, but also keep them content? Get creative.
Many businesses face uncertainty at times, and this can lead employees to feel unsure and unsettled. News about the economy, downsizing in the company, or input from others in the organization can cause employees to have a bleak outlook. The last thing human resources wants is increased turnover due to a rough patch in business or a dip in revenue.
More and more these days, leading companies offer wellness programs for their staff. Why? Because they know that employees living a healthy, balanced lives are more productive in the long run. According to recent research, there is a direct relationship between modifiable lifestyle risks and lower worker productivity…
Most employers understand that high employee morale is important. When your employees are happy, your staff aren’t the only one’s who reap the benefits. Businesses realize benefits in terms of increased productivity, and employee satisfaction which more often than not can affect your company’s bottom line.