Strategies to Encourage Teamwork

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When you hear the word “teamwork,” what’s your reaction? Do you brighten at the thought of working with others, or do you roll your eyes? The concept of teamwork, when promoted well, can truly bring employees together and demonstrate just how much a group effort can accomplish – as opposed to forcing people to collaborate… Read more »

Lessons You Can Learn from Last Year

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As you move into 2015, it may help you to look back a bit and see what 2014 brought to your business in terms of positives and negatives. Specifically, look at old reports and statement from the previous year to evaluate where your strengths and weaknesses lie, then formulate a plan to enhance the former… Read more »

New Policies You Need for 2015

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As the new year begins, it’s important to get your team started on the right note. Creating new policies will help keep your team on track and allow team members to reach their productivity potential. Below are several policies that will help your team and company start the new year off right. Vacation Time. If… Read more »

Why Company Culture Matters Around the Holidays

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The holidays can bring on stress in anyone, and that can manifest at work as well, leading to distraction and lessened work output. So from a management end, it’s important that you take notice of those parts of the workday that aren’t technically about work, but can influence your employees. In other words, make sure… Read more »

Strategies to Reduce Turnover in Young Employees

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Turnover costs quite a bit, on various fronts. In the literal sense, turnover becomes expensive: Depending on the industry, it can cost thousands of dollars to replace just one good employee. A higher turnover rate adds up over time. There’s also the cost of lost productivity (finding someone to replace who’s left, time taken to… Read more »

Four Reasons New Employees Fail

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As an employer, you do your best to go through the hiring process and carefully choose the right candidate for the position; it’s not something to take lightly. Yet, a 2005 study discovered that 46 percent of newly hired employees fail within 18 months of starting the job – and the results still bear out… Read more »

Do You Have an Employee Handbook? Three Reasons You Should.

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If you want employees to remember the rules and the ropes, it helps to have a tangible document they can get their hands on — or that you can show them — as needed. As a written record of a company’s policies, regulations, legal statements, and general information, an employee handbook can cover a number… Read more »