Top Methods to Keep Your Workforce Fresh

The physical and mental well-being of your workforce is critical to productivity. Though work can be strenuous and the week-long, helping your workers live in their best health is an important part of being an employer. You can take steps to provide the support your workers need with a few easy steps. Six Ways to Support Employee Well-Being Now more than ever before, holistic wellness is a popular topic when it comes to managing a company. And you can encourage your employees to pay closer attention to their wellness with the following steps: Provide Education – Depending on the age… Read more »

Speak Up: How to Properly Alert Your Boss of a Safety Hazard

You have the right to do your job in a safe work environment. After all, it’s the law! But it can be uncomfortable to let your boss know about a situation that’s unsafe. Still, it’s important to speak up because unsafe working conditions can put you and other workers in danger. So what should you do? Five Tips for Alerting Your Boss to Safety Hazards There’s a right way to go about this task that makes it easier on everyone—both you and your boss. Just follow these tips when you notice dangerous situations: Be Positive About Your Concern. Though you… Read more »

Be Prepared: Interview Answers You Should Be Giving

You google “interview answers I should be giving.” Meanwhile, HR specialists are googling “interview questions I should be asking.” Point is: most job interviews follow a similar format, which gives you the opportunity to prepare in advance, practicing answers to the questions you’re most likely to receive. As we’ll discuss, you don’t want your answers to become overly stale. However, there’s a benefit in coming up with some stock answers, responses you can use as starting points to help you maneuver around some of the tougher questions you’re likely to hear. Here are some standard replies you can have in… Read more »

Easy Ways to Implement a New Company Policy

It could be a new vacation request procedure, or a change to retirement withholdings, or just a new directive about not pouring coffee down the water fountain. Whatever the new policy, how you implement the change is almost as important as the change itself. After all, any workplace runs on habit. A smooth operation involves everyone knowing what to do and when to do it. A sudden, haphazard transition can spark complaints (and even full-on revolt) among front-line workers. A poorly managed shift on a core policy can seriously cut into productivity and permanently damage morale. That doesn’t argue that… Read more »

Are Your Employees Able to Spot Workplace Violence?

Awareness of the danger posed by school shooters has risen dramatically in recent years, fueled by the barrage of tragic headlines we receive far too often. The threat has become something that teachers, administrators, and even the kids have to worry about on a regular basis, punctuated by “live shooter” drills and increased security. So, schools have gotten the message. But have other workplaces? The threat of violence goes well beyond the educational sphere. It can potentially impact any office or factory floor. And while the danger from things like mass shootings prompt the most headlines, those kinds of attacks… Read more »

Job Search Tips for the Rest of 2019

The job market constantly evolves. Twenty years ago, you read paper newspapers to find job postings and had to stay near your house phone to wait for companies to call you back. Ten years ago, it was all job sites and maybe some message boards. Now, social media, the gig economy and an emphasis on employer branding play an increasing part, once again complicating the process of finding a position. Another year, another set of changes in the mix of potential job-search tools. So, what’s the best combination of techniques to use in 2019 and beyond? Here solutions for your… Read more »

How Costly Can it Be to Make the Wrong Hire?

What happens when your new hire is a bad hire? Every employer hopes this isn’t the case, but unfortunately it’s a costly mistake to make. When calculating the cost of a bad hire, you need to take into consideration both direct and indirect costs—and they add up! Direct Costs of a Bad Hire When calculating how much a poor hiring choice cost your company, factor in:  The Hiring Process – From advertising an open position to reviewing resumes, interviewing and negotiating an offer—how many hours and individuals were involved to bring the bad hire onboard? Consider their pay per hour… Read more »

4 Major Signs Your Staff is Overworked

Few things bring more joy to the workplace than a set of dedicated employees. It’s heartening (and profitable) to have the kind of staff that will work all manner of overtime to achieve the company’s goals. But just because they are willing to work that overtime, doesn’t mean you should let them. Think of dedication like gasoline for a car. Burn through all the gas in your tank, without stopping at a service station, and eventually, your car will sputter and die. Similarly, if you let your employees burn through their dedication for their jobs, they’ll eventually start looking for… Read more »

Is Your Resume Too Long? Here is How to Cut the Clutter

In search of your next job? You want to take all the steps to put yourself at the top of the stack. You can imagine how many resumes a recruiter, employer or hiring manager may be facing for an open position—so you want yours to be memorable (in a good way) and easy to skim. The key to the best resume is to include only relevant information, cut out anything unnecessary, and spike out the highlights. Ten Things to Remove From Your Resume Right Now: Maybe you’re not sure what can stay and what should go! Just follow this guide… Read more »

Don’t Let Your Night Time Shift Affect Your Decision Making

Moving to the night shift represents a potentially difficult transition. In the abstract, eight hours might seem like eight hours, whenever they take place during a 24-hour period. But that’s not how most people are wired. Most people have a natural tendency to perform tasks during the daylight hours and sleep when it’s dark out – that’s probably not shocking information. Reversing those situations can lead to significant problems if you don’t prepare sufficiently. Working a night shift when you’re unaccustomed to the schedule can diminish your ability to make good decisions. This can hurt your work performance, cutting into… Read more »