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When’s the Last Time Your Company Did a Safety Review?

April 12th, 2017

Every company should make sure to keep its workplace health and safety plan up to date. Obviously, safety is important, and having a plan in place that everyone adheres to is a key component to having a safe workplace. Companies also need to conduct periodic reviews of their safety plans. Here is a checklist of things… Read More »

One Skill That Carries Over to Every Job

January 18th, 2017

No matter what kind of job you have, there is one skill that you will need, and that is communication. In fact, many employers consider good communication skills to be the most important. But there are different types of communication skills, and you need to work to master all of them. Here is a list… Read More »

Temporary vs Overtime – What’s the Right Decision?

December 14th, 2016

Whether to hire temps or pay your regular employees overtime depends on a number of factors, and you have to look at your individual business to see what is best for you. Overtime Pay Federal law requires businesses to pay overtime to workers when they go over 40 hours for the work week. You can… Read More »

Prevent Illness in the Workplace

November 23rd, 2016

Getting sick is no fun. Besides feeling miserable, you have to take off from work and often fall behind there. Every year somewhere between 5 and 20 percent of people in the United States get the flu, which causes them to miss about 70 million days of work. That adds up to a business loss… Read More »

What Can You Do with the Inconsistent Employee ?

September 28th, 2016

If you have an employee whose performance is not up to par, what is the most effective way to get them back on track? You can simply tell them what they need to do and then warn them of consequences if they do not achieve expectations. But that is not the most effective way. An… Read More »

Five Ways to Increase Office Safety and Not Blow Your Budget

August 24th, 2016

Workplace safety starts from the top of the organization and trickles down to other employees of the country. In an office setting, accidents don’t happen often but they can take place. In fact, they happen a lot more often than many people realize – accidents at work cost companies about $60 billion a year in… Read More »

Improve Employee Engagement by Doing One Thing for Yourself

August 10th, 2016

That one thing is having self-confidence, which is the foundation of all leadership. It is difficult to inspire your workers if you are not inspired yourself. If you do not believe in yourself and what you are doing. Without confidence, there is no leadership, pure and simple. All of the other components of leadership rely… Read More »

It’s No Fun to Fire Someone. How Can You Make It Easier?

July 27th, 2016

Terminating an employee is never easy. The discussion is a no-win situation for everyone involved. If you are the supervisor who is informing the employee of their termination, you never feel good about it. Because of this, it is important to prepare properly for the meeting with the employee to make sure things go smoothly.… Read More »

What Type of Manager Are You?

July 13th, 2016

Just as there are different types of people, there are different types of managers, with different kinds of management styles. Some are naturally better than others and work better in different types of situations. Here are a few different types of managers and their leadership styles. 1. The crisis manager This is the manager who… Read More »

Trusting Employees Leads to Better Engagement

May 11th, 2016

Micromanaging can be a real problem. Most people realize this. It is particularly bad for employee morale, to say nothing about the effect it has on productivity by creating a bottleneck in the process. But it can be tough for some supervisors to stop micromanaging because they are constantly worried someone on their staff will… Read More »