In our last article, we talked about when to speak up for whatever is on your mind at work. Sometimes, however, it may just be best to keep it to yourself. Granted, it's not always the easiest thing to keep your mouth shut when something is eating you. Depending on the situation, though, you may want to let it slide. Here are a few examples of when you should just let it go:
The workplace is undoubtedly one of the most diverse areas you’re going to encounter. With so many opinions and views, not everyone is going to be on the same page the entire time. That's actually a good thing, but when something happens or when things go too far, when should you speak up and when should you just let it slide?
Most working professionals have goals of upward movement and seek out positions that have opportunity for career progression and scope for promotions. That’s why it’s important for employers, especially those promoting from within, to recognize this climb and to know when it’s time to put things in motion.
When an employee is working hard and making valuable contributions to an organization, it’s only fair to recognize and appropriately reward them with those opportunities that they deserve. And, really, it won’t be difficult to know who these employees are and when the time is right. These are the signs that we look for:
It happens all the time – you have a problem employee. They are distracting and bringing down productivity. What do you do?
It’s not a favorable task, but managers must know how to deal with problem employees. Unfortunately, it comes with the job. You’ll have to deal with it head-on and sooner rather than later. Fortunately, we’ve put together a few tips to help you better address any issues. Here’s what you should do:
Harassment of any kind can be difficult to handle, but it can be even trickier when it’s happening on the job. Unfortunately, workplace harassment happens all too often, so you must be equipped with ways in which to handle it in an appropriate and professional manner.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of tips and tactics to help you handle these tough situations, should you ever find yourself in need.
When it comes to recruiting, the process really is a two-way street. The best recruiters go about the process specifically with candidates, and their futures, in mind. They can answer the question – “Why would someone want to work here?”
Hiring managers already face intense competition when it comes to nabbing top talent, so make it easier on everyone, and give them reason to choose you. Take your cue from these five elements that make prospective candidates want to work for you:
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.
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: