management

How to Handle Parental Leave

Simply congratulating employees on their pregnancy or that of their spouses, though thoughtful, is not all that is necessary when handling such situations. Employers should have legally sound, consistent policies set in place to allow employees an adequate amount of time when choosing parental leave. While offering your staff paid maternity leave is not mandatory, [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Human Resources, Management|Comments Off on How to Handle Parental Leave

How to Promote Education in Your Workplace

An office full of confident, proactive employees is an office bound for success. A powerful way to establish this mindset within your workplace is to develop a learning culture, that is, to instill values, practices, and conventions among your employees to encourage continuous learning. The advantages of promoting continued education among your staff members are [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Business, Management|Comments Off on How to Promote Education in Your Workplace

Employee Engagement Does Not Rely Simply on Salary

Everyone has probably heard the phrase “money cannot buy happiness,” and many argue the validity of that statement. However, it’s hard to deny that compensation is a major factor for employees when looking for a career. Differentiating employees who seek only adequate salaries and those that seek a staff-friendly workplace is important in establishing a [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Business, Management|Comments Off on Employee Engagement Does Not Rely Simply on Salary

What to Consider When Hiring an HR Manager

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or your startup just opened its doors, one of the most important people you can hire for the future and success of your company is a Human Resources (HR) Manager. The job of an HR Manager is to plan and coordinate administrative functions, oversee the hiring [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Human Resources, Management|Comments Off on What to Consider When Hiring an HR Manager

Promoting Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

Developing a healthy lifestyle and achieving overall wellness can be either hindered or helped by one’s work life, and you as an employer are able to make that decision. It should come as no surprise that happy, healthy employees are better for business, offering value within the workplace. More and more businesses today are taking [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Human Resources, Management|Comments Off on Promoting Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

Adapting Your Recruitment Process

Over the past few years, technology has developed and changed nearly every aspect of our lives. Some companies have begun drastically changing their hiring processes, which all businesses should be doing if they want to stay competitive. The new tactics that are on the recruitment playing field can hurt companies if they aren’t instituting them [...]

By | December 27th, 2016|Business, Human Resources, Management|Comments Off on Adapting Your Recruitment Process

Tips to Make Your Workplace More Employee-Friendly

Have you noticed lately that your employees are in a slump? It’s a fact that bored employees actually hurt productivity, and that’s certainly not something you want to have in your workplace. Not only can it cause a decline in sales, but it may cause employees to annoy each other and become verbally abusive. As [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Business, Human Resources, Management|Comments Off on Tips to Make Your Workplace More Employee-Friendly

How Workplace Design can Improve Company Function

It should come as no surprise that a well-designed work environment can positively affect the work ethic of employees. A workplace with dull colors, poorly planned layouts, and lack of flair could possibly demotivate those who would otherwise make the most of their time in the office. A recent survey discovered a correlation between office [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Business, Management|Comments Off on How Workplace Design can Improve Company Function

The Realities of a Management Position

Managing a team of employees is a complex, and difficult responsibility. Many people in leadership roles want to establish personal relationships with their employees, which is beneficial, but not the most important approach. Exceeding certain boundaries in this aspect can negatively impact your business. Though it may be a difficult reality to accept, business relationships [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Business, Human Resources, Management|Comments Off on The Realities of a Management Position

Setting Standards in the Workplace

Civility and the practice of ethical behavior within your company can translate to meaningful relationships between managers, employees, business partners, and customers. It is a fundamental aspect of successful businesses, and is something that requires setting expectations along with guidance. Behavioral Standards Examples of these include proper phone etiquette, positivity, respect among coworkers, and maintaining [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Human Resources|Comments Off on Setting Standards in the Workplace