Fix Employee Absenteeism by First Fixing Your Culture

You have several employees out today… again! This trend is driving you crazy. So, what can you do? Here’s how to fix employee absenteeism by first fixing your culture. Tips for Creating a Culture to Fix Employee Absenteeism Provide Purpose Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, once said, “If you’re changing the world, you’re working… Read More »

Manage Your Team Like You Would Take Care of Your Garden

Spring is here! So, all those gardeners out there are starting to think about flowers and plants, fertilizer, and mulch. But did you know gardening practices apply to business too? Here’s how to manage your team like you would take care of your garden. Choose the Right People (or Plants) When gardeners choose their plants,… Read More »

How to Tell if a Job Applicant is Trainable

You’re searching for a new employee. Of course, qualifications and experience are important, but don’t forget about trainability. So, how can you tell if a job applicant is trainable? What Is Trainability? Trainability refers to an employee’s ability to master and apply new skills. Brainpower comes into play. However, a person must be flexible and… Read More »

How to Increase Employee Attendance

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), productivity losses linked to absenteeism cost U.S. employers over $225.8 billion annually. So, what can your company do to make sure your workers show up when you need them? Here’s how to increase employee attendance. Tips for Improving Employee Attendance Clearly Outline Expectations It will… Read More »

Make 1:1 Meetings With Employees a Priority this Year

Are you hoping to build a better business in 2021? Would you like to help your team reach their full potential? If these are your goals, you need to make 1:1 meetings with employees a priority this year. Why You Should Make 1:1 Meetings with Employees a Priority Build Relationships Meeting with your employees 1:1… Read More »

Create a Fitness Challenge for Your Office!

Healthier employees are likely to be happier and more productive. So, how can you encourage healthy behaviors within your organization? Consider creating a fitness challenge for your office.  The Benefits of a Fitness Challenge Healthier employees usually miss fewer days of work and have lower health care costs;  Fitness activities help to promote overall healthier lifestyles;  Group challenges foster teamwork as well as friendly competition;  Fitness competitions can be… Read More »

How to Begin Bringing Back Your Furloughed Employees

With state stay-at-home orders expiring after the Coronavirus pandemic, you’re probably in the process of reopening your business. However, reinstating your workforce won’t necessarily be a straightforward process. Use these tips to successfully begin bringing back your furloughed employees.  Create the Safest Workplace Possible Understandably, some of your employees may be afraid to return to work. And certainly, you don’t want people to get sick… Read More »

Getting to the Bottom of High Employee Turnover in Your Company

Is your company struggling to keep workers? Does it seem as though no sooner do you hire someone than someone else leaves? If so, it may be time to get to the bottom of high employee turnover in your company.   What Is High Turnover? High turnover is a tricky topic. Turnover rates vary from 1.3% to 1.4% for government positions to 100%… Read More »

Did You Meet Last Year’s Goals? How to Realign for the New Year

How successful was your business in 2019? Did you meet your goals? Or, do you need to realign for the new year? Before you begin planning for 2020, it’s essential to consider your past performance.  Revisit Your Goals Start the new year by looking over your 2019 goals. If you didn’t write them down, make a list for both this year and for next. Having a hard copy… Read More »

How to Manage and Make a Difference

What if you could not only effectively manage your employees, but also improve their lives? Does this sound impossible? Maybe, it’s not. Check out this inspiration advice from top leadership experts.   Help People Achieve Their Dreams – Matthew Kelley In his book, The Dream Manager, best-selling author Matthew Kelley writes, “The future of your organization and… Read More »