Scary Stories That Should Inspire Every Business to Focus on Safety

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Even though there is good research generally disproving it, the Halloween myth of tampered candy with razor blades or poison in it persists year after year. While we’re not suggesting you still shouldn’t vigilant when it comes to inspecting your child’s Halloween candy, we are bringing up this long-standing urban legend to point out that… Read more »

How Can You Keep Your Employees Happy While They Work Overtime?

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Most employees accept the fact that they will have to work overtime from time to time, and some employees actually count on getting overtime pay as a part of their regular salary. However, the fact of the matter is that working overtime is pretty much an unpleasant experience. A 40-hour workweek is long enough without… Read more »

Navigate Market Uncertainties With These Workforce Strategies

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When the economy is particularly vibrant, as it is right now, one of the downsides is attempting to ramp up staffing levels in order to meet higher demands.   Complicating matters is the very low unemployment rate, an indication that there aren’t a lot of people out there in need of a job. There’s also the growing sense that the market… Read more »

In A Slim Skills Market – How Can You Keep Your Best Employees?

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The way in which past generations viewed employment is very different from how it’s seen today, particularly when it comes to sticking with an employer.  Due to employees’ greater willingness to change jobs, companies must use work harder to keep their top talent. In addition to hiring the best people, your company also has to develop and engage its workers to keep them… Read more »

How To Encourage Work-Life Balance While Keeping Your Business Productive

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Achieving an ideal equilibrium between the personal and professional sides of life is a challenge for anyone. For most people, a busy work schedule means personal responsibilities take a back seat. In an attempt to better juggle work and personal life, modern professionals are increasingly seeking for more control over how they do their job…. Read more »

How Can You Recognize Great Employees In a Meaningful Way?

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If you have ever felt that your work wasn’t being fully appreciated, then you understand how crucial recognition is to employees. According to research from Gallup, just one in three employees had received recognition on a weekly basis. This is troubling given that research has also shown those who don’t feel recognized at work are… Read more »

Why Checking In On Your Production Team Matters To Morale

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Perhaps out of the fear of being as a micromanager, some production supervisors keep their distance from their production team. However, production employees do want to see their supervisor on a fairly regular basis, especially when it comes to supporting employee morale. If morale isn’t good on your production line, the company as a whole… Read more »

Warning Signs an Employee is Ready To Quit (and How To Address Them)

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The last thing any manager wants is for one of his or her employees to quit. It would be nice if employees gave you fair warning, but that rarely happens. Therefore, it is up for managers to keep their eyes peeled for signs that someone is thinking about quitting. Perhaps you’ve heard the classic signs… Read more »

Tips For Upskilling Your Workforce

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Thanks mostly to technology, today’s professionals must constantly be advancing their skill set. Both employees and employers have a responsibility to ensure that everyone has the skills they need to stay relevant in today’s business environment. Unfortunately, there usually isn’t a lot of spare time in the workday to dedicate to learning, especially when it… Read more »

Save Everyone’s Time – Ask These Interview Questions That Actually Matter

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Identifying the best applicants to hire for your organization is a high-stakes affair, as bad hires can take a massive toll on your company, including the costs to replace them. Experienced hiring managers have a short set of top questions they use to rapidly determine what they have to know from a candidate; in regard… Read more »