6 Must-Know Tips for Employee Safety During the Holidays

Excitement rises as the Holiday season approaches. Decorations make their way out of the attic, and office storage, people scurry around in search of the perfect gift for family, friends, and office Pollyannas, while folks plan for holiday festivities. To say the Holidays are stressful is a gross understatement; consequently, the added stress and distractions pose safety threats [...]

Office Organization

Order creates a sense of professionalism and generates an atmosphere where team spirit thrives and opens the door to higher levels of productivity. It also invokes a feeling of confidence, competence, and control. Best of all, a well-organized office tells the world – well all who enter in – that here is a company/leader who [...]

Employers and Telecommuting – Statistics and Benefits

Based on an analysis of the 2005-2015 American Community Survey (US Census Bureau) data conducted by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, statistics regarding telecommuting are: 50% of the workforce work at least part-time from home 85% of the workforce desires to work from home at least part-time 50-60% of the time, the workforce is absent from their desks and [...]

Streamlining your Workflow

Streamlining your workflow isn’t a one-time process – it requires an ongoing awareness of what works and what doesn’t. Following these steps will help your business move forward, maintaining a steady bottom-line, and building the kind of strength that rises above the inevitable storms. Assess Existing Processes Prioritize: Which workflow areas will benefit most from [...]

Intentional Safety in the Workplace

Maintaining safety in your workplace is vital to the ultimate success of your company, but “it doesn’t happen by accident.” Taking safety thoughtfully and intentionally, as well as training your staff accordingly is crucial. In fact, according to OSHA findings, companies who place a priority on safety, taking appropriate preventive steps, have 50% fewer lost [...]

Investing in Employees Sparks Productivity

We can spend countless hours touting how success is measured by what we do, where we give, who we build relationships with, etc. rather than the bottom line, but at the end of the day, if the bottom line isn’t profitable, the company fails. So, how can you build a thriving, successful company with a [...]

Can You Turn Your Temp Job into a Permanent One?

Lots of companies want to “try before they buy,” especially in this gig economy. While there is no guarantee of a temporary position becoming a permanent job, it is a possibility. In fact, some staffing companies advise candidates looking for work to take a temporary contract position with the hope of turning it into a [...]

5 Big New Laws that Could Affect Businesses Before Year-End

Laws change all the time, and keeping up with fundamental changes and nuances can be a headache, but below are five laws, in particular, to keep under a watchful eye. Potential repeal of ACA Since Trump was first sworn-in, much of the government buzz concerned the Affordable Care Act. It appears as of this month; [...]

Friendship and Jealousy in the Workplace

Have you ever struggled with being jealous of a coworker or being the object of the jealousy? How did you deal with those feelings? Consider this scenario. Jenny and Amy had a solid friendship both inside and outside the office. They both worked in administration, and both were on the short list for a promotion [...]

Build Employee Performance

Employee performance concerns management because it is not a once-and-done thing. Like anything involving people, job performance is an elusive or uncertain commodity among a workforce tied to both external and internal factors like personality, morale, and salary.  Unique people are motivated uniquely, but there are tried and true methods of achieving improved effort among [...]