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Category: Human Resources & Talent Management

Oct
30
2018
Three Tips For Stress Management

Too many people in my life have said they’re experiencing elevated stress levels. Many of them have said they’re unable to relax, both at home and work. And even I admit there are times I’ve felt that way too; OK maybe more than a few times! Rising stress and constant anxiety is an unhealthy, compromising […]

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By admin October 30, 2018

Oct
9
2018
Great Worker! Wrong Job?

Employee retention and internal promotions are good, right? The cost of finding, hiring, and training a new hire is reduced, while the potential for existing staff to grow within the organization is greater. Sounds like a perfect plan for succession and progress! Unfortunately this is not the reality for every employee at all companies.  Promoting […]

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By admin October 9, 2018

Sep
25
2018
He Said, She Said: Dealing with Interoffice Squabbles

Do you know any families that never disagree? I didn’t think so. Disagreements, or “squabbles,” are an immutable fact of life in most families and not surprisingly, in businesses too. Despite a business owner’s best efforts to promote a happy and congenial workplace, employees will not always see eye to eye, but that doesn’t mean […]

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By admin September 25, 2018

Sep
18
2018
Personal Hygiene – How to Enlighten an Employee

Business Owners face a myriad of issues every day, not least of which involves human resources and the people who keep the company operating. As I’ve written before, it is important to recognize employees when their job is performed well, and equally important to recognize when a job is done not well. It is also […]

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By admin September 18, 2018

Jul
24
2018
What to do about Workplace Bullying

(Originally published Sep. 24, 2014) What comes to your mind when you hear the word “bullying?” Brats in the playground, pushing and shoving on the school bus or perhaps it’s the online flaming that has generated so much press in the last few years. But bullying in the workplace, nah, it didn’t come to mind, […]

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By admin July 24, 2018

Mar
27
2018
How to Handle a Great Employee That Has Too Many Absences or is Always Late

If you’re a business owner, it can be extremely disheartening to have an employee that is proficient and skilled at their job BUT frequently late or absent from work. While the quality of their work may be excellent their habitual lateness or absenteeism can create morale problems for other employees and impact the overall productivity […]

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By admin March 27, 2018

Oct
17
2017
How to Curtail Office Rumors and Gossip

What’s going on in the office? They’re up to something and I think they might be planning a layoff. Did you hear about John? I hear he’s getting a divorce. I think they’re going to move the office. I can’t afford to travel any longer than I do now so I think I’m going to […]

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By admin October 17, 2017

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

Sep
26
2017
How to Take Away an Employee Perk

Employee perks are intended to inspire, motivate, encourage, and reward Company loyalty. They can spur employees to do better work as well as prompt creativity. The variety of perks is limited only by your imagination and budget and can range from paid time off, free food in the break room, babysitting services, gym memberships and […]

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By admin September 26, 2017

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