Increase Productivity in Your Workplace

May 12, 2015 Today’s business world is extremely fast-paced, leaving many with the feeling that there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. Do you find yourself overworked and tired, putting in overtime day after day when your colleagues are not? If so, it’s possible you are not working as […]

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Handling Workplace Romances

March 3, 2015 As a business owner, you should be prepared for the eventuality of dealing with a romance between two of your staff members. Naturally, your thoughts may jump to what the repercussions might be if the romance comes to an end. At best, this situation can lead to awkwardness, and at worst, a […]

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Reviewing Human Resources

February 3, 2015 In previous posts, we have discussed how important it is for a company to have an established performance review process. In most cases, the records pertaining to this process are filed and tracked by Human Resources employees. However, it should be noted that Human Resources staff should not be exempt from the […]

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Time and Attendance System

December 29, 2014 Having an accurate way to track the time and attendance of your employees is a critical aspect of a successful business. For every employee, you need a 100% reliable count of how many hours they have worked, how much paid time off they have taken, how much leave they have accrued in […]

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Should You Block Social Media in Your Workplace?

October 22, 2014 According to Monster.com, more than half of employers in the United States block social media access on their employees’ computers. The main reason employers do this is fear of lost productivity due to their employees spending work time visiting social media sites. However, since any employee with a smart phone can just […]

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

October 15, 2014 The legal definition of sexual harassment is “verbal, non-verbal, visual, or physical conduct which is unwelcome, and which is either of a sexual nature or based on an individual’s sex, that is severe or pervasive and affects working conditions or creates a hostile work environment.” Examples of this include, but are not […]

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Stress in the Workplace

October 8, 2014 In April 2014, Monster.com published the results of a survey they conducted of approximately 7,000 U.S. employees. They found that 35% had debated leaving a job due to a stressful work environment, and another 42% had chosen to leave a position due to workplace stress. More distressing, approximately half of those surveyed […]

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Building Teamwork within Your Organization

September 11, 2014 As the saying goes, “Teamwork makes the dream work.” Employees who have a sense of unity and shared goals collectively possess the momentum your company needs to handle any bumps on the road to success and help you achieve your company’s visions with more speed and accuracy than ever before. Below are […]

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Social Media in the Workplace

September 4, 2014 For the last three years, global law firm Proskauer has conducted a worldwide study of social media use in the workplace. With 36% of all employers fully blocking access to social media sites, and 70% of businesses reporting they took action against employees violating the rules, it seems company social media usage […]

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The Value of Good Relationships at Work

August 27, 2014 A 2014 study conducted by the Association of Accounting Technicians discovered that the people polled valued good relationships with coworkers over the amount of money they made at their job. Out of the 2,000 person group, 8 out of 10 stated that would turn down a salary increase if it meant working […]

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Putting on a Happy Face

August 19, 2014 We have all heard the expression, “Fake it until you make it,” and there is most definitely an existing school of thought in the world of psychology that if you aren’t feeling happy, plastering a forced smile on your face will help to improve your mood. However, a study conducted by researchers […]

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How to Best Communicate with Your Employees

July 16, 2014 Good communication in the workplace is critical to the success of your business. If employees are not kept informed of what is expected of them, changes to daily processes, or new information important to do their job properly, it can lead to lowered morale in addition to flawed performance. If you feel […]

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