Monthly Archives: October 2015

Is Work-Life Balance a Real Concern?

October 28, 2015 | 756 views

Is Work-Life Balance a Real Concern?

Is Work-Life Balance a Real Concern?

Ah, work-life balance. It’s one of those cliche terms that has everyone in the business world buzzing. No matter whether it’s an executive, a front desk staff member, or a manager, everyone seems to experience a struggle with work-life balance.

 

Is this a real concern?

 

In many businesses it is. Employees feel pressured to show up to shifts or take on co-workers shifts, even when it means missing out on family time. Managers notoriously work late to make sure the job gets done well. Executives are constantly perched at their desk trying to find the next big idea to help the business thrive.

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How to Give Better Performance Reviews

October 21, 2015 | 726 views

How to Give Better Performance Reviews

How to Give Better Performance Reviews

Performance reviews are one of those tasks that many managers and employees dread. Managers worry about having difficult conversations, even with top performers. Employees worry about getting disciplined, even when they’ve tried their best to do well at work.

 

It’s an uncomfortable necessity in the workplace, but when done right performance reviews are also powerful tools.

 

Here’s how to give better and more productive reviews.

 

Start by Scheduling the Performance Review

 

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Should Smartphones be Allowed in the Workplace?

October 14, 2015 | 740 views

Should Smartphones be Allowed in the Workplace?

Should Smartphones be Allowed in the Workplace?

For years, it was thought that allowing smartphones at work could be too much of a distraction. Many companies still worry about lower productivity and performance. However, when used correctly, allowing smartphones in the office can actually make your business run smoother, faster, and better.

 

Here are a few ways this can work for you.

 

Faster Communication

 

When your team is sitting across from each other at a desk, or working side-by-side, communication is easy. However, when you’re working between offices and phone lines are tied up, if you need to get ahold of someone in a pinch, you’re at a loss.

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Managing Employees In Relationships

October 7, 2015 | 675 views

Managing Employees In Relationships

Managing Employees In Relationships

No matter what the policy is in your workplace, it’s almost impossible to prevent. At some point, two of your employees will start to date.

 

This can bring up a host of problems.

 

1.  Could this new relationship make others feel like there is favoritism in the workplace?

 

2. Will productivity take a steep decline?

 

3. What happens to your service levels during a lover’s quarrel?

 

4. Is there a risk of some of your best employees quitting if there is a breakup?

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