A lot of people make at least one New Year’s resolution in their personal life, but not everyone thinks about making a business resolution list for their work life. A good place to start on your business resolution list is to review your company goals. Most of those goals depend on your workforce being up to the task. Do you have the talent and leadership you need to get your company to the next level? Connect the dots. If you are missing the talent and leadership you need, maybe the right resolutions can start you on a better path.
However you celebrate the season, holiday safety needs to be top of mind. Traditions can be a wonderful way to bring family and friends together, but can also pose some substantial risks. Especially for anyone who lives in dry climates, fire is one of the primary risks during the holiday season
Of course, the majority of us work for the money and we want to be paid what we are worth. So… what can you do if your company’s budget is stretched thin and you can’t dangle the monetary carrot to keep your talent motivated? Would you be surprised that
The California Fair Employment and Housing Act makes some employment practices illegal. This includes the sexual harassment of an employee directly by the employer or by agents of the employer with the employer’s knowledge.
From merely annoying to downright dangerous, bullies can affect your company’s bottom line. They reduce productivity causing your profitability to suffer. The bully persona creates havoc by lowering your workforce’s morale, reducing loyalty, and affecting your ability to keep absenteeism in check
Whether or not you are typically interested in politics, right now it is hard to ignore the heated topics that are relentlessly thrust in front of us every day. With all the time we spend at work with colleagues, it is natural to want to discuss topics that are on our minds. Everyone has their own opinion which should be respected. However, I don’t remember a time when I have seen so many people passionately and combatively at odds with each other.
A colleague of mine that was having a bad day told me something that has stayed with me for over 20 years. She said, “With the right health, motivation and training almost anyone can run a marathon, but not every day!” Of course, she said this in utter despair at the time because her job was running her into the ground. However, it made me realize how often we just keep racing through our day without
Believe it or not, the holiday season is almost upon us again! It’s the time of year when many businesses, especially retail and hospitality, hire temporary seasonal workers to help with increased holiday demand. With unemployment rates low, competition to find the additional workers you need is going to be fierce!
The ability to prioritize is a valuable skill. If you have a problem with figuring out what is important vs. what is urgent, your work day is going to feel chaotic! “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
Most employers pay lots of attention to customer experience, but making employee experience a priority is a more recent development. Old school thinking is that employees are lucky to have a job no matter what their work environment is. After all, most of us need to make a living and unemployment was high for a long time. Many employers just weren’t too concerned