Employees need to feel consistently supported and appreciated for the long haul, and that’s where “longboarding” comes in.
During this global pandemic, people are anxious and concerned, not only about their health, but the future of their jobs. And they’re looking to you to reassure them. To make things more complicated, you have so much on your plate right now, it can be easy to let communicating with your team fall by the […]
Every workplace has negative people who erode morale. They’re not always easy to pick out of a crowd, but they can do an amazing amount of damage over time.
The COVID-19 pandemic is the ultimate game-changer that has turned many things, especially business, on its head. In response, most companies are implementing work-from-home-arrangements for employees so they can keep things running. Along with all the cautions about online scams and email phishing, another pitfall awaits: It’s possible that without a legally sound remote work […]
The workplace is constantly evolving, and so is the job market. With unemployment at a near record low, job seekers have tons of options. Recruiting new talent is a challenge, so employers are focused on keeping their current employees happy. Having your company staffed with the best people is a full-time job by itself, not […]
More than half of gig economy workers responding to a recent survey said they believe the “alternative workforce” should unionize. And the desire to unionize extends to gig workers who say they are satisfied with their current job. Why? So they can get paid fairly, have some level of benefit coverage (about three-quarters of gig […]
How Much Support Do You Really Need to Get Ahead? When it comes to career development, what gives you a leg up over your peers? Extra hours in the office? Consistent performance? The sheer luck of being in the “right place at the right time”? What if getting ahead at work means having the right […]
The secret to success is learning how to manage emotions in the workplace, whether you are in an entry level position or the CEO.
We’re an electrical contractor, so a well-trained workforce is essential to protect our team and customers. As a small employer in a largely rural area, though, we face challenges finding, training and hanging on to great employees. Certification as a licensed electrician requires a training program that typically takes about five years. Some employees leave […]