Employees and Your Company’s Culture

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Achieving corporate success, and reaching success through motivating people, involves paying attention to three important factors – purpose, talent, and corporate culture. Purpose is simply believing in what you are doing, feeling that it is important and worthwhile.  It is knowing why you became a part of your company and what the company is trying… Read more »

Keeping Your Company’s Plans Flexible

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Many businesses prepare for the future with a plan, a written document that may have figures they hope to reach in sales or earnings, as well as other goals they hope to accomplish.  But the problem with these plans is that they are static.  They represent the company’s thinking at a certain point in time,… Read more »

How Changes in America’s Families Impact Business

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There’s big change going on today in modern families, changes that also will have a huge impact on the workplace. Recent research states that the number of people getting married in the U.S. today is the lowest it’s ever been. Conversely, the numbers of those getting divorced also is among the lowest ever. These researchers… Read more »

Dealing with High Turnover: How to Fill in the Gaps and Stop Talent Loss

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Even the best of companies have employees who leave. Whether you’re considered a “best company” to work for, whether you’re large or a small firm of under 10 workers, you’re going to experience turnover. Staff turnover can be slow and relatively steady with workers leaving only because they decided to take another position because the… Read more »

The Different Kinds of Leadership Styles

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When we think of leaders, we think of people who take charge, who speak up, people who can take control of a situation.  But some recent research indicates that this model may not necessarily be true. Sometimes, people who are more reserved are better leaders than those who are more outgoing.  The most important element… Read more »

Aligning Employees With Overall Company Goals

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If you aim to ensure your company is successful and one of the best in its sector, it’s critical that your employees “get” and embrace your business’ overall goals. Aligning your employees with your company’s goals has many benefits. Workers who understand their company’s goals, for example, and how the work they do for the… Read more »

How Much Can Employers Dictate Employees’ Appearance?

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At home, dressing as you like is not a problem. On the job, your appearance comes under the scrutiny of those who sign your pay check and therefore may have something to say about how you present yourself. In addition, your appearance is not limited to just clothing. The list also includes items such as… Read more »

Workplace Education Held Steady During Recession

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Recent reports show that even during the economic downturn, companies continued to spend on educational programs for their employees.  The reports also show that companies that cut education budgets also suffered from declines in sales, as well. Although some companies did cut education budgets, they were in the minority.  And almost half of the people… Read more »

Who Plays Hooky and Why

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With the holidays fast approaching, do you find that more of your employees get “sick” the day before a holiday break? And have you ever called in sick when you really weren’t? (Come on, tell the truth…..) If your employees do (or if you’ve ever done so yourself), you and they are not anomalies: A… Read more »

Wasting Time at Work

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If your employees waste  time at work (yours surely don’t, right?), they’re not alone. A recent survey reported that, out of  2,000 workers in a variety of jobs, two-thirds said they wasted time while on the job. How much time? On average, workers said they wasted almost two hours of work out of an 8.5… Read more »