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Category: Office Culture

Sep
19
2017
What Happened to the Suggestion Box?

Once upon a time nearly every company had a “suggestion box,” an unassuming container, located in public office space and usually locked, into which employees could slip handwritten notes to Management. While I remember seeing them often in the past, I am hard pressed to remember where and when I last saw one. The suggestion […]

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By admin September 19, 2017

Jun
26
2017
Help! My Top Employee Was Caught Lying

Have you ever caught an employee in a lie? How serious was the lie? Did the person own up to it? Were there any repercussions? Lying under any circumstances should not be tolerated. In a professional setting, a lie of any sort, can erode confidence in your company, diminish morale or cause turmoil among coworkers, […]

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By admin June 26, 2017

Apr
25
2017
Top 3 Onboarding Tips

Recruiting and hiring new employees for your company is almost always both time consuming and costly.  If you want to get the maximum return on your recruiting and hiring investment then it is wise to create a comprehensive Onboarding program in order to best integrate your new hire into the fabric of your company. Effective […]

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By admin April 25, 2017

Apr
12
2017
Do Women Manage Differently Than Men?

There is great debate and many opinions about the role of gender in the workplace, especially as it pertains to the role of Managers. Rather than make a case for which gender is better, I think it is more productive to look at the key differences in the management styles of men versus women. Of […]

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By admin April 12, 2017

Mar
14
2017
Get Over It! Impact on You and Your Staff

Let’s face it – the occasional setback can happen in any business. You lose an account when a client decides to go in a different direction. The economy nosedives and impacts your profitability. A key employee suffers a major health issue and no one is cross-trained to take over. A key employee leaves your company […]

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By admin March 14, 2017

Feb
14
2017
Turning Lemons Into Lemonade: What Happens If You Can’t Make the Juice?

At some point it happens to every business owner. You hire a new employee and expect that this person is going to do an excellent job. (You put in a lot of time and effort to make this hire, too!) But after just a short time, you begin to notice signs that your “promising employee” […]

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By admin February 14, 2017

Sep
13
2016
How to Handle Employee “Excuses”

“There was bad traffic.” “I didn’t understand what to do.” “I didn’t have time to finish so I decided to wait until tomorrow.” “I had to go to the doctor.”   If you’re a business owner or manager, I’m sure you’ve heard one of or all of these excuses—and quite possibly can add some more […]

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By admin September 13, 2016

Jun
28
2016
Communication Counts: How Do You Come Across to Employees?

S/He never says what s/he means. I can’t understand what s/he wants. S/He never listens so why bother. Have you ever said this about an employer? Has an employee ever said this about you? Good, open communication between employer and employee is fundamental to a successful business: the better the communication, the better the relationship, […]

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By admin June 28, 2016

May
17
2016
How to Find Employees with the Greatest Potential

One of the most challenging tasks for companies of any size is hiring the best employees possible. As you know, the success of any business hinges on a talented workforce. Recruiting methods have evolved, though, and what worked yesterday might not be effective today. You can of course rely on headhunters and search firms—depending on […]

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By admin May 17, 2016

Jan
12
2016
Are Your Employees Engaged or Empowered?

Most business owners know that the employees are key to a company’s success. As a matter of fact, they are the most important asset in your business! Staffing at all levels must be actively engaged in the company and stand by the services it provides to clients, as well as empowered to get things done […]

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By admin January 12, 2016