management

How to Approach Irrational Requests

After working in the business world for a decent amount of time, managers and employers are bound to come across irrational, or simply unreasonable requests from their employees or colleagues. Whether asking for an usually large increase in salary, or being asked to increase your levels of performance without adequate compensation, understanding the most effective [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|Human Resources|Comments Off on How to Approach Irrational Requests

The Recent Trend of Summer Fridays

What has become a growing trend in offices all across the country in recent years is allowing its employees to leave a number of hours early on Fridays during the summer months. This may seem counterintuitive for managers and business owners who wish to get as much work done within a 5-day work week, however, [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Management|Comments Off on The Recent Trend of Summer Fridays

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

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 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

How to Include Long-Distance Employees

It’s becoming more and more common for companies to have a group of workers who do their jobs remotely. These workers may spend little to no time in the actual office, which makes it hard for them to cultivate meaningful connections with the rest of the team. While it’s great that changing company cultures allow [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Human Resources, Management|Comments Off on How to Include Long-Distance Employees