November 2016

Improve Attendance by Doing This

When I first started at my current organization, I noticed that we had an attendance problem. There would constantly be employees who had “sick” days, or not show up the day after they were paid (I call this the Friday hangover, as everyone receives their paycheck on Thursday). You’re probably asking yourself why wasn’t the…

How To Create Positive Change

Going to work each day can occasionally feel like a burden, and add unneeded stress to your daily life. If you feel unwelcomed at work, or the environment is poor, it can make things worse. A comfortable workplace follows a set of reasonable rules, keeps up with housekeeping, and treats employees equally and fairly. If…

Improve Your Workplace With Praise

“Nice work”, “job well done”, are some phrases managers should be saying more often – because a little bit of praise goes a long way. There are many benefits of handing out praise to your employees, yet this simple act of thanks is always overlooked. Below are a few reasons why giving out praise in…

4 Reasons Why Your Workplace is Lacking Trust

Trust is one of the most valuable things you can have in business. It’s the comfort blanket you pull over your mind that helps you sleep at night. Without trust – you ask more questions, you look over your shoulder, and you carry around a general feeling of uneasiness. Here are four quick reasons why…

5 Ways To Control Your Work Emotions

We humans can occasionally be a wild mess of emotions – and when we let these feelings get the best of us at work, things can take a turn for the worst. From family issues to sitting in traffic – it’s incredibly convenient to let minor events impact our attitudes every day. Below are five…

4 Reasons Why You Need An HR Manager

With so many different business departments these days, it’s easy to overlook the essential roles that are needed for a company to be successful. If you own or manage a small business, you certainly don’t want to forget about the critical roles needed to operate efficiently and grow at a steady rate. Having a human…

Does Employee Feedback Matter?

One thing all successful businesses have in common is good employees. To you, what kind of characteristics represent a good employee? Maybe someone who pays attention to detail, or has a strong work ethic. It’s true, all of these traits are important – but most people don’t know, the key to a good employee relies…

Why You Should Never Be This Person

There’s something you need to know – I can predict the future. Sort of…once a day…Monday through Friday. You see, each day one of my co-workers (we’ll call him Dave) is the first person to leave work every single day. When the clock hits 4:30 during the afternoon I know if I look out of…

Keep Your Wants In Check

So I’ve been looking at buying a new car for a few months now. My budget is set – I know what kind of features I want – all wheel drive, rear back up camera, heated steering wheel and a handful of other goodies. Yet the more time I spend researching my next car, the…