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 […]
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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.
As you are reading this, 52% of employees already work remotely in some form. Kudos for being among partially or fully distributed teams. Statistics show that companies who support remote work experience 25% higher employee retention than those who don’t. Despite the benefits, working remotely isn’t always a piece of cake. Frankly speaking, remote work […]
Studies and reports are definitive — engaged employees perform better than disengaged employees. Companies with highly engaged employees see 2.5 times as much revenue and 22% more productivity than companies with disengaged employees. Engaged employees also have a longer employment lifecycle than disengaged employees. This means that an engaged employee in a company is more […]
Employers aim to build talented and dedicated workforces. You might ask the employees on your payroll how they like working at your company. Though you want satisfied workers, happy employees aren’t necessarily productive. You need to understand employee satisfaction vs. employee engagement.
You often hear that you’re “only as good as the people you hire.” There’s no doubt this phrase is true, especially when we’re talking about small businesses. But, what you don’t hear as often is that continuing training and encouraging employee development is just as important as hiring, if not more so.
This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on 4/18/2016. Early in my career, before I became my own boss and the CEO of Patriot Software, I was a hard charging mover and shaker. I did whatever was necessary to get the job done. I took no prisoners, offered no quarter to failure, and if my […]
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