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Category: Process & Procedure

Oct
10
2017
The Rules About Cell Phones At Employee Desks

With cell phones now such an integral, ubiquitous part of our everyday lives, it is entirely understandable that employers are concerned about decreased productivity and increased errors as a result of employees too focused on their phones and not enough on their work. Way before cell phones and the distractions offered by texting, calls and […]

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By admin October 10, 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

Aug
23
2016
What to Do When Your Employee Isn’t Working Out

The first signs are there: Their work isn’t being executed quite as well as you expected. (Okay, it’s borderline inferior.) Their attendance and punctuality leave much to be desired. They don’t seem in sync with the culture in the office. This is the moment you detest; that moment when you question whether to “pull the […]

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By admin August 23, 2016

Mar
29
2016
First Quarter Gut Check; On Target for Q2 Success

It’s difficult to believe but first quarter is over. Where do you stand on all of those New Year’s business resolutions and goals you committed to on January 1? Did you meet your goals in Q1? Have you been successful? This year, different from last, the weather wasn’t a factor for any of us! The […]

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By admin March 29, 2016

Oct
27
2015
Back to Basics – Onboarding Effectively

Recruiting and hiring new employees is a costly proposition involving a serious investment of time and money. Staff turnover can be highly disruptive and impacts the quality of the work being produced as well as the morale of employees tasked with taking on additional responsibilities. Most employers know this yet in many companies the new […]

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By admin October 27, 2015

Aug
18
2015
How to Get Back on Track After a Vacation

Pretty much everyone anticipates and plans for their vacation time away from work. Whether a journey to some exotic land, a week at the beach, or a “staycation” in your very own backyard, vacations are certainly a wonderful invention. Whether you are a “workaholic” or not, returning to the office after a vacation can be […]

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By admin August 18, 2015

Jun
23
2015
Just Because It Worked in the Past…Should You Still Be Doing It? (Change Can Be Good!)

Savvy business owners know that to be successful over the long term they must evolve to changing times. That’s just the way it is – as the market and demand for products and services changes, so too must the business in order to thrive not just survive! For instance: Do you use a Manual or […]

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By admin June 23, 2015

May
19
2015
It’s Not All About Me?

Selfish: lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure. While I’m not suggesting that you exhibit this behavior, you may have business contacts and perhaps some employees that do. Here’s how you can recognize these individuals: They beeline towards you at a networking event, thrust their card into your hand, […]

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By admin May 19, 2015

Feb
20
2015
Being Trapped by Employees (Part 2)

In our last blog post we discussed the various reasons how and why employers and managers feel trapped by employees. In this post we’re going to discuss some of what you can do about it. Remember, this employee has trapped you for various reasons; if one of those reasons is that they know more about […]

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By admin February 20, 2015

Feb
17
2015
Being Trapped by Employees (Part 1)

Note: This is an important topic as it strikes at the heart of many of the HR debacles that I have witnessed and because I feel that there is so much information to share I have divided the post into 2 parts. Part 1 focuses on the reasons “why” business owners and mangers find themselves […]

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By admin February 17, 2015