Everybody wants to be good at their job, and becoming more productive is a great way to become a better employee. This list should give you a good idea of where to begin, starting with the second you roll out of bed. Most people are highly alert and productive in the morning, so use the […]
Increase Employee Motivation With Performance-Based Pay
Performance-based pay is a highly effective strategy for increasing motivation among employees. Although financial rewards aren’t the only things that motivate employees, they can be very effective when properly implemented. The possibilities for performance-based pay come in many variations, and each will have to be tailored to the specifics of your company in order to […]
Prevent Employee Absences by Choosing the Right Absenteeism Policy
No business owner enjoys seeing absenteeism patterning among his employees. Not only are excessive employee absences an inconvenience, but if employees miss too many days, it could cost your company money in terms of lost labor or the need to hire a temp to cover the vacant shift. Employee absences can never be eliminated, of […]
How to Discuss Uncomfortable Personal Issues With Your Employees
There are certain subjects that you will probably never feel comfortable discussing with your employees. Whether the issue revolves around inappropriate dress, bad hygiene, attitude problems, or cultural misunderstandings, some situations can be very tough to bring to discussion. Your first instinct may be to avoid the situation altogether, but because these issues can have […]
Should I Ban Facebook and Texting at Work?
It’s hard to escape technology in today’s world, and it’s even harder to escape it in today’s workplace. Cell phones, computers, and the internet have revolutionized the way many companies do business, allowing for fast communication and instant access to information. Unfortunately, though, many companies are experiencing as many of technology’s drawbacks as its benefits. […]
Employee Texting at Work: How Do You Handle It?
With technology an ever-increasing part of people’s lives, cell phone use at work is a growing concern among today’s employers. Specifically, texting, which is favored by most employees due to its discreteness and convenience, is an issue that many employers have a difficult time addressing. (Personal calls, which are much more disruptive and time-consuming than […]
What Your Employees Really Need
There’s no denying that money is important. It can help you attract star employees and keep you from losing those employees to competitors. However, salary isn’t everything to employees, and if you rely too heavily on money to make your workers happy, you could find yourself in a situation where your employees are less productive […]
Reward Your Hard Working Employees With A Profit Sharing Plan
Your business has been doing considerably well this year. You have increased sales, improved customer service, and nearly doubled your profit from last year. You know that a large part of this year’s success is directly contributed to your hard working, devoted team of employees. You want to show your appreciation and reward them for […]