Most business owners and HR departments know the saying that a happy employee is also a productive one. One well-known psychologist, Martin Seligman,claims that feeling of happiness is 60% dependent on your genetics and environment, while 40% depends on your attitude. The American Happiness Association offers similar numbers, saying 60% of a person’s happiness is […]
For most businesses, workers’ compensation is an unavoidable expense. While workers’ comp laws vary from state to state, just about every state except Texas requires most businesses to provide workers’ compensation coverage for its employees. While the intent behind workers’ compensation is well-meaning — to ensure employees who get injured or sick on the job […]
Many human resource departments could lay claim to an episode of the television series “Hoarders,” which chronicles the tribulations of people who suffer from compulsive hoarding. But the tendency to hang on to employment-related documents is completely understandable given the myriad of laws and regulations governing the maintenance and destruction of these records. On top […]
With the raised consciousness over the last several years about the health affects of second hand smoke, including lung cancer and cardiovascular disease, many companies, particularly in the U.S. have instituted smoking bans or designated smoking areas in the workplace. Enter the electronic cigarette; battery-charged tobacco cigarette look-a-likes designed to be used as a replacement […]
Most managers understand that it is illegal to ask personal questions when interviewing applicants – but often forget that the same rules apply to their employees under certain circumstances. It’s normal to make small talk and chat about your weekend, but when you are the person in charge, delving too deeply into your employees personal […]
When I was 18-years-old, I sold books door-to-door.I was introduced to a very influential piece of literature called “The Common Denominator of Success,” written by Albert E. N. Gray. This little piece of literature is something I have read and re-read, taught from, and shared with others.I still carry it with me everyday (and it has been many years since I was 18).
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…
One of the key factors to the success of any business is how hard its employees work to surpass the goals of the company. In order for this to happen, however, the company’s employees should have a high level of accountability for the work they are doing.
Arguably the most important stage of the recruitment and selection process is the interview.
The best interviews are those where the interviewer and the interviewee are both relaxed and able to get clear questions and answers across. Here are some key ways that you can start to learn the tools of the interviewers’ trade!