Creating a Culture that Attracts Employees

Good managers strive to create a culture that actively attracts employees. No, we don’t mean casting a network just to fill job openings, although that’s important. We expect a culture that fosters engagement in the workplace, secure retention, and job satisfaction.  Let’s put it this way: Companies whose cultures foster engagement and satisfaction will attract… Read More »

What Makes Valuable Employees Quit?

Employee retention can be highly valuable to your business. It can take from two to three times an employee’s salary to replace them, factoring in employee search, interviewing, and training a new employee. In the meantime, the productivity of departments and companies can be severely affected by being down in headcount.  It stands to reason, then, that… Read More »

Has Your Company Thought About Offering Unlimited Sick Days?

Roughly 85% of full-time employees and 74% of all workers receive paid sick days as a benefit. Usually, workers are allocated a certain number of sick days based on some standard, such as length of service. They can also be part of a general paid time off (PTO) category, which includes vacation time and personal days off,… Read More »

Stop Tabling Bullying In the Office

Roughly 40% of workers in the U.S. report that they have been bullied in the workplace. Even more, upwards of 60%, have seen instances of abuse. The net result is that bullying is an issue in workplaces throughout the country. Bullying can cause stress, negatively impact teamwork and productivity, and even cause good employees to leave… Read More »

Struggling to Fill a Job No One Wants?

There are few elements more challenging in the life of a manager than repeatedly trying to fill a job…that it seems no one wants. You can receive multiple indications of such a problem. Maybe you’re receiving just a smattering of resumes. Perhaps the candidates seem unqualified when they show up. Or, candidates may not show up for… Read More »

What Is the Value in Creating a Safe Workplace?

Ever wonder why safety in the workplace has to be created and maintained? At times, it may seem like the costs in terms of time, equipment, education, and maintenance activities might outweigh the benefits. Believe us; they don’t.   Here are four ways that a safe workplace adds value to an organization.  Improving Morale The fact is, no employee wants to feel… Read More »

Handling Sexual Harassment Complaints In the Workplace

Sexual harassment has been in the news a great deal over the past several years. Your Human Resources Department and your employees must know how to handle sexual harassment appropriately by taking the following steps.  Establish Policies and Procedures It’s highly relevant to establish your policies against sexual harassment upfront. Define it and establish a no-tolerance… Read More »

3 Ways Candidates Can Blind Side You and How to Deal With It

The hiring process can be time-consuming and costly to your productivity. If all goes smoothly, you’ll contact top candidates, interview them, and make hiring decisions quickly so your team can once again be at full strength.   But what if it doesn’t go smoothly? Unfortunately, candidates can blindside you. It’s all too common for candidates to not… Read More »

Manager’s Guide to Hanging Out With Employees 

Should managers hang out with employees outside of work? Frankly, it’s not an easy question to answer with complete certainty. It’s more useful to explore the potential pros and cons of hanging out with employees, as a guide to how you should behave.   Pros   You can get to know the employees better.   Hanging out with… Read More »

Are You Turning a Blind Eye to Bad Safety Practices?

Even with the best of good intentions, it’s possible to start turning a blind eye to corrupt safety practices. In a warehouse, for example, not keeping workspaces and areas where people walk clean and free from debris can be dangerous. But not keeping them clean and free from debris is a practice that can start very slowly… Read More »