Category: Positive Workplace

Human Resources: Managing The Two Week Notice Resignation Period

For personal and professional reasons, employees will sometimes move on from your company. Resignation notice periods vary depending on your state and contract signed with the employee, but in most cases, it’s traditional for employees to give a two week notice. This time period gives the employee an opportunity to finish current projects and Human Resources and management to start finding new

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How to Prepare Employees for Change

Change is a double-edged sword. As a leader, you must appreciate the need to constantly move forward, to adapt to new circumstances and create new opportunities. While alterations are exciting and fresh, there are challenges involved that you must address before putting new initiatives in place. Change disrupts the known comfort level and, no matter how positive it is, there will likely

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How to Adapt to Difficult Situations

Change is inevitable. If you decide to remain stagnant, you get left in the mire. The ability to adapt is a characteristic that often determines who continues to climb the advancement ladder and who remains stuck on a lower rung. Teach yourself flexibility so you can make the adjustments a high-level career demands. Choose to commit to creative solutions when you face

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Treating Your Human Resources Well

We’ve built such a stigma around the “That’s not my job.” mentality that often managers and employees alike are crossing job performance boundaries that they should not. The workforce is a competitive environment, and for the most part people genuinely want to succeed at their job and please their peers, but multi-tasking is best left to the computer systems. Learning Is Good

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Human Resources: Motivate Your Underachieving Employees

An underperforming worker in your company is cause for concern. Not only does your business suffer from the lack of productivity of one employee, but the lack of effort is disconcerting to the rest of your staff. Morale in the office drops and grumbling ensues. Learn how to motivate an underachiever so everyone in the workplace benefits.Determine the reason for an employee’s

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Human Resources: Develop a Comprehensive Wellness Policy for Your Business

When you improve the lives of your workers, your company reaps the benefits. One way to make gains in organizational development is to create a comprehensive wellness policy. When  human resources contributes to the health of employees,  they are more productive. Here are various components to consider when crafting health promoting regulations for your business. Physical Activity Promote exercise in the workplace. Put

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Human Resources: Prove to Your Employees That You Value Them

You, as a manager, concern yourself with the needs of your company. You are the leader who makes critical decisions that either profit the business or cause it to fail. Your employees are your team, and you need their respect. They are the ones who decide if you are a good boss. Show them you value them by implementing these five strategies.Provide

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Helping an Employee Cope With a Micromanager

Every company’s success hinges on the very people who work for it. Different personalities and different management styles make up a diverse workforce that keeps a business running smoothly.  But what happens when a manager’s micromanaging style clashes with an employee’s need to feel trusted and empowered? Here are a few tips to share with your employees on dealing with micromanagers: Honestly Assess Yourself

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Company Values Drive Employee Engagement

Employee engagement means a workforce who are involved, committed to the job and the company, and enthusiastic about work. A high level of engagement by employees correlates to increased productivity and profitability, and excellent customer service. But engagement is elusive, difficult to measure, and even more difficult to encourage. The qualities that seem to impact employee engagement are not typical motivators: more

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Human Resources: Maximizing Productivity During Short Work Weeks

In the United States, the average workplace has around 10-12 holidays where the office is closed. This means that, on average, one week every month in a typical company is a shortened four-day workweek. Although holiday weekends are largely positive for companies – research shows shorter weeks can lead to increased employee productivity – it’s important to make sure employees stay focused

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