Nearly half of American adults report feeling alone or left out, according to a recent study by Cigna. And, those feelings often crop up in the workplace. Even for employees who love their jobs, loneliness can result from an individualized workplace culture or a lack of communication.
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You’ve likely heard the saying, Nothing worth having comes easy. When it comes to developing your workforce, understand that you won’t just happen upon the perfect team. As the leader of your business and staff, you need to know how to build a high-performing team.
What are the key ingredients of a thriving workplace? Veteran entrepreneurs may argue that workplace efficiency depends on employee engagement and retention. And if you want to boost engagement and retention, focus on building relationships at work.
More and more people are now open to remote work. In fact, a lot of them prefer working this way. A study shows that over 43% of US employees worked remotely during 2017, and the numbers show that the interest is only growing. At the same time, an increasing number of small businesses understand that […]
Most businesses encourage collaboration in the workplace as a means of driving productivity, engagement, and innovation. Employees can collaborate during meetings, over lunch, or at business get-togethers. What does business collaboration look like to you? When you think of team collaboration, you might not picture remote employees working with other remote employees or in-house staff. […]
A human resource audit, at its core, is ultimately a good thing—even though it may not seem that way in the moment. An HR audit is designed to help you properly identify whether or not your department’s practice areas are adequate, effective, and (most importantly) legal. Essentially, they allow you to take matters into your […]
Most business owners don’t love dealing with difficult conversations at work. But whether you’re encouraging an employee to improve their performance, asking a vendor for a payment extension, or giving bad news to a customer, having difficult conversations is bound to happen. When difficult conversations come up, you need to be ready to handle them […]
Letting employees work remotely has many benefits. When you need to hire, you can attract more candidates by opening up your job search across the U.S. Telecommuting is among low-cost employee benefits that can improve employee happiness. And, the option to work remote can increase employee retention as employees move or grow their families. But, […]
Creating an employee dress code policy can be beneficial for your business. Dress codes can help you create your business’s image and keep employees safe. You can make your dress code policy for employees as formal or as casual as you want. But, there are some things you should consider when creating your policy.
Only 32% of U.S. employees are engaged at work, according to Gallup. Without engaged employees, you’ll start to see a drop in productivity and quality of work. And, you’ll see a spike in turnover rates. You need to know how to improve employee engagement to combat these issues.
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