Is Your Top Talent Getting Ready to Leave?

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It takes time to get your teams just the way you want them, with all moving parts working together cohesively. So, what do you do when you hear rumors, or flat-out receive notifications, telling you your top talent plans to go elsewhere? If this is happening more than you’d like, learn the warning signs and… Read more »

Is Your Team’s Productivity Taking a Hit?

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Did the holidays last year find you overstressed and understaffed as employees took (legitimate) time off during November and December? The work had to get done, but you had a tough time juggling everyone’s schedules and the holes missing employees left. It ended up more stressful for everyone left behind as the year ended and… Read more »

Should You Promote Employee Wellness?

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Flu season has come, and your overworked employees have begun dropping like flies. What’s more, you’ve noticed most stay fairly chained to their desks, and while they like watching The Amazing Race, none of them would ever consider doing it themselves. The company has unwittingly created an atmosphere of all work and no play/exercise, making… Read more »

Remove These Workplace Hurdles to Productivity

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You take a walk through the office to observe your employees in action, eager to see what projects they have going, what tasks they’ve got going on. Yet what you see is…inaction. Employees stand at each others’ cubicles gossiping. Others not-so-sneakily check their smartphones or social media on their computers. Some simply try to multitask… Read more »

Will Transparency Boost Employee Retention? Definitely.

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You’re working at your job, doing fine, liking the environment; then one day your boss announces the project you’ve been working on nonstop for the last three weeks is on hold because the company has decided to go in a different direction and you need to start over using different parameters. Oh, and it’s due… Read more »

Encouraging Employees to Take Ownership

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You have a new employee who came on seeming eager to do a great job, but you’ve quickly discovered they’ll rarely make a move without checking with a manager first and have been heard to utter the statement, “Well, nobody’s checking on me, so I didn’t really think I had to do it.” In fact,… Read more »

Is Competition Good for Your Workforce?

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If you’ve ever seen the critically acclaimed play or movie version of Glengarry Glen Ross, you know competition among employees can get cutthroat. First prize: a Cadillac; second prize: a set of steak knives; third prize: You’re fired. And while you probably don’t want that sort of back-and-forth in your company, some well-intentioned competition can… Read more »

How Could Flexible Work Opportunities Change Your Team?

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You have a final candidate in mind — she’s the right fit in terms of background, temperament and experience. You want to offer her a long-term contract…and then she mentions wanting a flexible schedule. How do you respond? Does this mean she won’t be available during the “regular” workday? How will this affect her relationship… Read more »

Cross Generational Mentoring: Help Your Team

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Do you remember your first day at a new job? It may have felt similarly to that of a first day at school — often there’s that same combination of excitement, fear, and just plain newness because you don’t yet know the ropes and have a million questions…but you’re not sure whom to ask. And… Read more »

Your Employees Are Failing

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After going through the hiring process and finding the right candidate for the job, you feel confident that you’ve made a good choice. And then, you make an assessment after a few weeks and realize that, like a bad romantic relationship, this just isn’t going to work. What signs did you miss? Did the employee… Read more »