Managers often ask how they can retain and motivate their employees in ways that are meaningful but that don’t always involve spending large sums of money in terms of bonuses or raises? Studies show that money, although important to employees is not always the prime motivator when it comes to job satisfaction. Taro Fukuyama of […]
In a survey conducted by Gallup, participants identified having a “bad” boss or supervisor as the number one reason why they decided to quit their jobs; a compelling statistic when you think about the fact that there are roughly 125 million adults employed in the U.S. The survey also found that poor management decreases workplace […]
Employee productivity – how to maintain it and how to increase – it will always be important to management. We know that we need for our employees to produce for the health and success of the company. The mistake that we often make is that we complicate the process of making sure that our staff […]
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 […]
Looming deadlines, mountains of paperwork and schedules crammed with stressful meetings can make even the best employee break a sweat. Understandable. But what do you do in situations where your employee is chronically… well, smelly? Talking to your employee about such a personal issue will arguably be one of the most awkward and dreaded conversations […]
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 […]
Whilst the risks are more obvious in some work environments than in others, accidents can happen anywhere so it is therefore crucial to do everything you can to ensure that your employees are well prepared and minimize the risk of an accident happening in your workplace.