The Best Way to Write an Email

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People get a lot of email at work. When you send an email, it becomes one of many that clutter up a person’s inbox. But, naturally, you want your email to be seen and read, preferably in a timely manner. What can you do to make sure your email receives the attention it deserves? Setting… Read more »

Offering More Flexibility in the Workplace

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More companies are now offering flexible working conditions and schedules for their employees in an effort to attract and retain top talent. Surveys have shown that such flexibility is especially important to younger workers. Giving employees control over their own work conditions does a lot to enhance employee engagement. It has many other benefits as… Read more »

The Problem with Late-Night Emails

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Technology has enabled us to communicate more quickly and easily than ever before. We can send messages at the touch of a button. This has helped people to work more efficiently and to be more productive. But there are times when this ease of communication is actually not such a good thing. One time especially… Read more »

Good Leadership Skills

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Many in leadership positions believe that, in order to be effective, they have to keep after their employees, to present a stern, no-nonsense demeanor. They feel they need to push their employees and that the stick is more effective than a carrot. But research has shown that it is possible to have both high performance… Read more »

How to Build a Reward System that Works

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When putting together a rewards program for employees, many companies simply look at what their competitors offer, or cobble together something without a lot of planning. But in doing this, companies are foregoing a valuable resource, an opportunity to attract new people and retain those they have Outstanding companies design rewards programs differently. They look… Read more »

How to Put Together an Effective Team

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No matter what size company you work for, you will at some point be working in a team. Teams are one of the fundamental components of companies. So it is important when putting teams together to make sure they are organized as optimally as possible One expert in organizational behavior explains three important ways to… Read more »

How to Give Recognition to Employees

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Studies have shown how important it is for managers to give recognition to employees, to praise and reward their efforts for a job well done. Giving recognition is a key component of enhancing employee engagement, which is crucial to the efficiency of a company. Employees who are engaged are happier, more innovative, more productive, and… Read more »

Basic Tips on Improving Employee Engagement

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Do you find that your employees are not all that engaged with their work? They are not showing much enthusiasm and not putting in their best effort. If so, you certainly need to address the situation. Employee engagement is important, having a direct effect on the bottom line. Engaged employees look forward to coming into… Read more »

How to Establish an Effective Employee Wellness Program

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There are a number of good reasons to invest in an employee wellness program. Probably the best reason is the health and wellbeing of your employees. Wellness programs can help employees stay healthy and reduce stress, which in the end makes them happier and more productive. Moreover, these days when companies are struggling to find… Read more »

How to Approach Project Management

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To be successful in business, people are all generally agreed that tenacity and persistence are essential, the ability to stick to our goals in the face of setbacks and obstacles. Although this is basically true, there are times when the payoff may actually be greater if we reassess our efforts to make sure we are… Read more »