How Teams Can Improve Productivity

Posted

The ability to collaborate with others is one of the most sought after skills today. Because of the complexity of the problems facing companies, many people with different perspectives and skills are needed to solve them. Teamwork is essential. Companies structure their teams in different ways, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Some are… Read more »

How to Reduce Minority Turnover in Your Company

Posted

Is your company struggling to hang onto minority employees? If it is, you are definitely not alone. Many businesses have the same problem. Much of it has to do with work cultures that are less than receptive to minorities. A recent study found that about one-fourth of Black and Latino workers are the victims of… Read more »

How the Pandemic is Affecting Company Benefits

Posted

As the coronavirus erupted across the country, it caused major disruptions to businesses and employee work routines. It caused a major shift in priorities among employees as they began working from home and taking other measures to insure their health and safety. This shift was mirrored in the changes companies have been making in their… Read more »

How to Interest Job Candidates in Your Company

Posted

Although the pandemic has led to many job losses, companies are hiring again. The unemployment rate is still high. But even in this pandemic environment, companies still find themselves struggling to find top talent to fill essential skill positions. To attract and retain the best people, you need to spark their interest in your company… Read more »

Helping Your Remote Workers Stay Healthy

Posted

As the pandemic continues to grip the country, it is taking a toll on people’s physical and mental health as they attempt to social distance and work from home. It is important that employees don’t ignore their physical health as they work remotely. Healthy workers are happier, they take less time off, and they are… Read more »

The Benefits for a Company of a Remote Workforce

Posted

As the pandemic continues to surge, many companies are moving to a more remote workforce. According to one survey, almost two-thirds of all companies have some portion of their workforce working remotely. Almost half of all employees work from home occasionally. However, about 80 percent of employees say they want to work at home at… Read more »

How the Coronavirus Will Affect Offices

Posted

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we work, changes that are likely to be long lasting. In a recent survey, three-fourths of those responding said they expect to have more flexibility in where they work. Almost all of the those responding said their supervisors trust them to work remotely. People will be returning to… Read more »

Why Leaders Fail

Posted

Leadership has been defined as the act of motivating a group of people to achieve a common goal. Some leaders are better than others at doing this. Why do some leaders fail? Sometimes they just develop poor practices, faulty ways of doing things that hinder their effectiveness. Here are a few of those bad practices… Read more »

Electronic Monitoring of Remote Workers – Good or Bad?

Posted

With many more people working remotely, how companies monitor their employees is an issue that has acquired new emphasis. There are differing points of view – some believe companies need to electronically surveil their workers, while others think this is a bad idea. The research tends to support those who oppose it, reinforcing the idea… Read more »

Handling Pandemic Disruptions in the Workforce

Posted

About two-thirds of companies have furloughed or laid off workers because of the pandemic, according to a recent survey. But, as the economy begins to sputter back to life, and businesses begin to reopen, they are looking to bring back employees. Some businesses may be lucky enough to pick up just where they left off,… Read more »