Today's workforce is incredibly demanding! The competition is fierce, and once you have a position you love, you really want to do everything possible to keep it. There is a certain skillset that can help you do exactly that, and it applies no matter what profession you are in. Here are five skills that no modern worker should ever be without:
All too often, we hear employers complaining about the cost of overtime. Whether it's intentional overtime that is caused by understaffing or your employees are running up incidental overtime hours, the fact remains that overtime can cost you a pretty penny if you're not careful. Have you ever wondered, though, what it's costing your employees? Even worse, are your customers paying the price, too? Let's take a look at some of the ways that excessive overtime could be killing your productivity.
An employee injury is a very serious issue, which is why we wrote about preventing them in our previous article. As an employer, you must do everything you can to provide a safe environment for your workers, and when something unexpected does happen, you have to deal with effectively as an employer. You should immediately call for medical help for your employee, and then move on to helping your employee file a worker’s compensation claim.
While managing a company one of your most important goals should be to prevent workplace injuries. This isn’t always as easy to do as it seems, though. Minimizing injury requires you to take a proactive approach that ensures your workers are all properly trained and physically capable to do the job.
If you're applying for a new job, you can rest assured that your potential employer is looking you up on social media. There's no question that he or she is going to check you out, including things like your professional background as listed on your profiles, your personal commentary on important political topics, any questionable photos that may be circulating, and more. They may even look into your friends lists to see what type of characters you associate with. Do yourself a favor and "employer proof" your profiles before you ever start applying.
Here is a checklist for you:
For most of us, there is a constant drive to move forward. In our personal and professional lives, we are always trying to improve our situation and "climb the ladder" in one way or another. This is the kind of drive that keeps us from falling into a rut or feeling stagnant and unsatisfied. That drive, however, can also be a catalyst for a great deal of frustration if you feel like you've hit a wall in your career. Avoid that feeling by keeping a progressive and strategic mindset. Here are 3 ways to show your boss that you're interested in that promotion:
As a business owner or manager, one of the most important skills that you can master is the art of delegation.Delegating tasks empowers your team and gives you more time to focus on bigger aspects of your business. The most challenging part of th is, though, is knowing where to begin, which is why we wanted to offer a few suggestions to you here on the blog. So, if you're on board with delegating tasks, but don't know where to start, try the following:
e've all heard employees say, "meetings are a waste of time." Moreover, most managers have actually shared in that sentiment a time or two themselves, and it's easy to see why. Without proper direction, meetings can get derailed fairly quickly. Unfortunately, because this stigma exists, many employees today simply find reasons to skip staff meetings altogether. Here are 3 top reasons why employees bail on staff meetings:
Employers in this day and age understand the value of a solid benefits package. It has the power to help you win top talent for your team, improve employee loyalty, and save you money on employee turnover. One of the benefits that candidates expect to see nowadays is, of course, holiday pay. Unless you work in an industry where labor unions are a factor, you have a lot of flexibility where this is concerned. So, choose the options that work best for your business. Here are a few things to consider:
Work is such a significant part of our lives that when something is amiss, it affects every other aspect of our existence. You don't have to feel stuck in that rut, though. If you are an employee who is feeling demotivated or simply exhausted, there is one solution that works nearly every time: hearing inspirational stories of people who have been there before.
So, if you’re in this unfortunate situation, here are 3 movies that will get you over the hump: