A leader’s likeability can directly affect the productivity levels of employees. A survey released by Tip Top Job in August 2013 showed that 86% of employees believe they are more productive if their boss is likeable. A separate study conducted by Zenger/Folkman, a leadership development consultancy, found that only 27 out of 51,836 leaders who […]
Does this ring true? You are in your element it comes to starting and growing a small business, but you feel less than confident with your employee management skills. There is a cliché that entrepreneurs are only good at starting a business but not with managing employees as their business grows. Once your company starts […]
Serving alcohol at your annual holiday office party might seem like an innocuous idea but it is one that’s fraught with legal dangers. Alcohol related missteps and mishaps are a major cause of workplace litigation around the holiday season. An employee harassing a female coworker or getting into an accident after having one too many […]
Here’s an article from the archives that employers in the process of interviewing and hiring will find helpful. Behavioral interviewing if you’re not familiar with it is one of the best ways to ensure that you really understand whether the person that you’re interviewing has the experience that you need for your opening.
Social media has become deeply ingrained in the lives of many individuals since Facebook’s rise to popularity, serving as a primary point of contact for friends and family in many instances. This leaves many companies in a precarious situation.
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.
When it comes to maximizing productivity within a business, automation has grown into its own pursuit. Replacing the human hand (and eliminating human error) with cloud software for tasks like running payroll and invoicing is a modern day equivalent of the cotton gin, taking once tedious, time-consuming tasks and handing them to a machine.
Here’s an interesting observation that I’ve encountered regularly from my years in the trenches as a Human Resources professional:
There is a disconnect between what the supervisor is thinking abut a particular workplace situation, and how their employees perceive the very same situation.
Becoming a mid-level manager is a substantial accomplishment. At the same time, you are now responsible for dealing with stress from above and below. Is your boss overriding your authority and trying to lead your team without your help?
Ever wonder what the difference is between “terminating” an employee and “firing” an employee, or if there is any difference at all? Easy Small Business HR’s “HR Dictionary” takes the mystery out some of the human resources jargon by highlighting some of the basic definitions of words most often used by those in the position […]