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How to Bring Back Working Mothers After Maternity Leave

Allowing expecting mothers to devote their time to the necessary care needed for pregnancy is an important policy every business should have in place. Maternity leave is a crucial benefit that can be the sole reason why some women may choose to work for your company, or why they choose not to. Just as important [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Human Resources|Comments Off on How to Bring Back Working Mothers After Maternity Leave

How to Manage Time Off Requests

With the beginning of summer just around the corner, employees are gearing up for vacation season -- planning their trips, booking flights, and, of course, submitting time-off requests. As a manager, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to handle these requests, especially while keeping organizational needs in mind. However, there are several ways to manage these [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Human Resources, Management|Comments Off on How to Manage Time Off Requests

The Advantages of Coworking Spaces

The standard representation of a “workplace” in most people’s eyes is often seen as a large number of employees working silently and individually in their own cubicles. While some may argue that this isolation can boost productivity, there have been a number of studies indicating that cubicles can have adverse effects, actually inhibiting employee engagement, [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Business, Management|Comments Off on The Advantages of Coworking Spaces

Characteristics of a Happy Workplace

As a manager, keeping your employees happy should be a priority. An ideal workplace is one comprised of employees that can leave at the end of the day and look forward to returning in the morning. While this may seem like an unrealistic office, it is not impossible to implement strategies, activities, and benefits that [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|Human Resources|Comments Off on Characteristics of a Happy Workplace

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Remote Employees

Slightly different than the concept of outsourcing, hiring remote employees for your business has both its perks and setbacks. Doing so can depend heavily on the type of job remote workers perform, as well as your company’s services, which can either benefit, or be hindered by those not present in the office. Below are a [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Management|Comments Off on The Pros and Cons of Hiring Remote Employees

What to Look For When Hiring a Salesperson

Sales is not a job that everyone is equipped for. It’s much more than just picking up the phone and selling something; you have to help the potential client see that what you’re offering them is something they need, without being overly pushy. A salesperson must be able to make cold calls to potential clients, [...]

By | April 2nd, 2017|Human Resources|Comments Off on What to Look For When Hiring a Salesperson

How to Manage a Larger Team

Individuals in a large team can easily be blurred and often become the background. It’s hard to give attention to every single member of your team. If you're looking for a way to balance your team, the individual members and your work at the same time, you’ve come to the right place. Revamp and revise [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|Management|Comments Off on How to Manage a Larger Team

Considerations When Hiring Internally

Understanding the difference between making an internal hire and promoting an employee is important if managers wish to properly fill the gaps needed within their businesses. Switching a staff member’s position to an entirely new one within the office is considered hiring internally, and should be done so with extreme care and consideration. Though it [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Human Resources|Comments Off on Considerations When Hiring Internally

The Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace

A highly sought after work environment in today’s business world is one of great diversity, not only in the employees themselves, but in the ideas shared and implemented within the company. Many people today would agree that working in a setting which fosters a variety of viewpoints is beneficial for both themselves and the business [...]

By | March 24th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on The Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace

The Effect of Transparency in the Workplace

Positive workplace culture is contingent upon a flow of information that is known among all team members. A company or human resources department that does not disclose all information legally allowed to be distributed to its employees is one that is bound for failure in the long run. Transparency is a key ingredient in a [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Business, Human Resources, Management|Comments Off on The Effect of Transparency in the Workplace