Employee engagement is important for business results. Turnover has high costs in recruiting and training new employees, and by improving engagement, you can reduce employee turnover. Also, various studies have shown that engaged employees are more … [Read more...] about Innovative ideas to drive employee engagement
No matter the industry a business is operating in, an efficient and effective workplace involves having employees who trust one another. Trust helps to boost productivity levels, enhances exceptional customer service, and provides a workplace where … [Read more...] about 5 Ways For Employees to Trust One Another
Employee engagement is a big topic these days, as companies recognize what this can mean to their productivity and performance. A 2014 survey reported that 78 percent of executives surveyed rated engagement as an important or urgent issue. Research … [Read more...] about Employee engagement – is it becoming a concept to rethink?
Employers are always looking for ways to cut costs. Be aware, however, that it can be easy to make risky decisions on how to classify your employees. Whether it is with existing employees or additions to staff, be sure you are making informed … [Read more...] about Make the Right Decision! – Exempt vs Non-Exempt vs Independent Contractor
Many employers are facing turnover issues that they may not have had to deal with in the past. Some of the turnover is downsizing due to a tough economy. That type of turnover is not the common turnover that employers deal with consistently. It is … [Read more...] about Understanding Employee Turnover
A Layman's Journey to Effortless Human Resources, author Lola Kakes As a business owner, you want to expand your company by building a solid team, not a three-ring circus. There's a reason human resources work is often compared to running a … [Read more...] about If You Don’t Own a Circus… You Shouldn’t Be Hiring Clowns!
As a business owner, consultant, and entrepreneur I have been told by many small business owners that "diversity" is really only applicable to larger businesses. When asked what diversity means to them (the small business owner), many respond it is … [Read more...] about Understanding Diversity in the Workplace
Mary Weather is one of your key employees. The customers ask for her by name and she is one of your best team leaders. Today she comes into your office and tells you that she has accepted an exciting opportunity. You are taken aback. What happened, … [Read more...] about From Employed to Engaged
Discussions regarding the Presidential Campaigns seem impossible to avoid. The media is bombarding us with information as this election year there are many "firsts" in our history. Freedom of speech is our right - but is it right to discuss politics … [Read more...] about Political Discussions in the Workplace – Danger Zone
Some businesses are unsure how to handle privacy compliance in regards to HIPAA regulations. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 has created more work for businesses in that they have to spend endless hours researching … [Read more...] about Privacy Compliance – Disclosing Health Information Has its Consequences