Bad weather can come in many forms, from earthquakes to hurricanes to floods, and more. These events can wreak havoc on your business, disrupting normal work operations while significantly driving up costs. It is for this reason that it is so important for companies, both large businesses and small startups, to maintain inclement weather policies.
The environment that an employee works in can positively or adversely impact their performance. A growing number of organizations are recognizing the importance of creating an ideal work environment and this is something you must also prioritize if you want your employees to operate at their maximum potential. Below are some tips for achieving this.
Whether it’s a small business or a large corporation, exceptional employees are the bread and butter of every organization in existence. Even with the advent of increasing automation and artificial intelligence, at best machines can only perform basic, routine tasks and only humans have the creative insight and knowledge to provide novel solutions to complex challenges. Therefore, making a new hire feel appreciated is essential, as to do otherwise runs the risk of them leaving your company to go work for your competition.
Generation Z is the name given to the generation who succeed the Millennials, who were born during or after 1993. While the Millennials grew up in the late 1970s and 80s and experienced a world without the Internet, Generation Z (at least in developed countries) has had Internet access from the beginning of their lives. This is one of the key things that make them distinct, but there is other things about them that employers should be aware of.
The start of 2017 should be be marked by goals, both personal and professional. It comes as no surprise that companies of all sizes are looking for ways to motivate their employees, as doing so leads to greater productivity as well as profit. Below are some tips that will provide your team with the staff motivation that is necessary to help your business succeed in this new year.
Workplace wellness programs can be challenging to manage, especially when you factor in changing regulations. Both the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act includes wellness programs which are provided by employers. The two regulatory systems provide a framework by which wellness programs in the workplace can remain in compliance at all times.
Very few employees look forward to end of year performance reviews. A number of companies, whether it’s small businesses or large organizations, determine annual increases based on them, which makes it a source of considerable anxiety. Additionally, many employees make mistakes when performing these reviews, which only make things worse. Below are some of the most common mistakes that you should avoid.
While a degree of workplace stress is expected in any working environment, excessive amounts can contribute to a number of problems among employees, ultimately impacting their productivity. Workers who are routinely under tremendous amounts of stress will lose satisfaction with their jobs and a link has been found between high stress levels and turnover rate. Given the difficulty involved with recruiting top level workers, employee retention, turnover rates and high stress are all factors that employers should address. Here are some ways in which it can be done.
Recruiting high level employees can be extremely challenging, especially given the 80/20 principle. Most of the available workforce in any give region lacks the credentials or skills needed to perform specific jobs, especially those which require many years of education and or experience. It is for this reason that employee retention is so important when you do recruit top level workers. Here are some ways to keep the best workers within your organization and away from the competition.
The holiday season is an ideal time for companies to give back, and a great way to do this is through corporate donations. These donations will not only bring greater attention and awareness to your company and the products or services you provide, but can also offer a number of tax advantages as well. Here’s a look at how the act of giving back to the community can be performed in different ways: