Running a small business can be challenging enough, but effective staff management is also a large component of keeping your team functional. I could easily create a list of “101 Best and Worst Staff Management Practices” but let’s focus on a short list of best practices. Best Management Practice #1: Keep any staff records up […]
Are Your Employees Disgruntled: Eight Clues That You Should Address Immediately
All organizations have at least one disgruntled employee. ALL companies. Despite how progressive a company may be. Regardless of all of the employee benefits and perks a company may offer. Despite having the most open and accessible supervisor…
6 Tips on How To Reduce Employee Turnover
Has this happened to you: you hire a great employee, invest time, energy and company resources into training, only to learn that your employee has found another opportunity after less than one year? Are there ways that you can be proactive and reduce staff turnover?
11 Signs of a Bad Boss
Have you ever belittled one of your employees in front of other co-workers? Do you avoid or put off meeting with staff because you’re too busy? Poor working relationships between managers and staff are a guaranteed way to decrease morale and productivity, which is why correcting the situation needs to be a top priority.
Hiring People with Disabilities? Probably Not, Says Poll
Is hiring people with disabilities on your radar? Maybe…or maybe not, according to a nationwide poll of more than 400 senior execs and HR managers. The survey, a joint effort from the Kessler Foundation and the National Organization on Disability (NOD)…
The Consequences for Supervisors Who Ignore Poor Employee Performance
I don’t know too many people who enjoy confrontation. Sometimes it may feel easier to just ignore or excuse a difficult employees’ behavior with the promise to yourself that you’ll deal with your employee’s bad behavior the ‘next time’ the behavior occurs in the workplace.
Guest Post: Is Your Incident Reporting System Putting Your Organization At Risk?
How is your incident reporting system working for you? Or perhaps the question should be – Is your incident reporting system working against you? Lessons learned continue to show that organizations find themselves in ‘reaction mode’ more than they are in ‘prevention mode’.
The Five Traits of Successful Supervisors– Revisited
I’ve worked with dozens of supervisors over the last several years and have found the five traits that follow to be consistent behaviors with those supervisors whom I considered to be the cream of the crop. These are the leaders who consistently receive high praise and respect…
Diversity in the Workplace: Benefits, Challenges and Solutions
Workplace diversity refers to the variety of differences between people in an organization. That sounds simple, but diversity encompasses race, gender, ethnic group, age, personality, cognitive style, tenure, organizational function, education, background and more.
Preparing For the Interview
Transcript of ESBHR Podcast #4: Preparing for the Interview Listen to the audio version here Lack of preparation is a mistake that many hiring managers make when they are in the process of trying to fill a job opening. I think that is because the interview process is a deceptively simple process on the surface. But, […]