Tornado season is upon us, and severe weather is becoming more common year-round across the country and the world. Keeping employees and customers safe is a concern for everyone. The challenge can be particularly difficult for small to midsize organizations. Read about one woman's experience and follow links to helpful information.
People who feel respected and valued are more enagaged at work. The most successful companies know that taking care of employees first impacts everything from customer service to the bottom line. Read about being "people-centric" and follow links to learn more about the concept and companies that have embraced it.
The ICE raid on a Texas electronics tech company reminds us of the increased focus on employer compliance with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service regulations for hiring immigrants. It was the largest raid in over a decade. What does that mean for you? Read for information about the raid, your responsibilities as an employer, and links to USCIS websites with helpful information on completing Form I-9.
Studies show that 79% of Millennials prefer a coach or mentor to a traditional boss and they are becoming the organizational leaders. Along with annual and quarterly reviews in a comprehensive performance management process, coaching contributes to an increase in employees’ sense of participating in a larger team effort. Read about why coaching is an important function of managers and how managers can become better at it.
Feedback and employee recognition can be accomplished in many ways including "homegrown" programs as well as full-blown rewards programs. No matter how you deliver it, employee recognition has broad effects not only for the individual employee, but also for the organization. Read about positive feedback and why it affects your bottom line.
According to an American Psychological Association survey, 61% of Americans report work as a major source of stress. There are lots of reasons: salaries, lack of opportunity, workload, long hours, job expectations. Read and follow links to learn more about causes of stress and what individuals and employers can do to reduce the problem.
Mistakes are often seen as failures rather than opportunities. This is as true in businesses and organizations as anywhere else. We'd often rather ignore them. But that comes with a cost. Opportunities for growth are lost. Not all organizations are adverse to embracing mistakes. They recognize them as possible sources of innovation and success. What makes the difference? Here are some insights into what makes a workplace more pleasant and more successful.
Underutilizing your employees' hidden skills could result in lost productivity as well as contribute to a less engaged workforce. How can an employer tap into that potential? That's worth reading about! Then follow links to additional articles on utilizing your employees' hidden talents.