Workplace safety is a serious matter, but too often businesses do not devote the time and resources to it that are necessary to maintain a safe working environment for all employees. Some businesses do the minimum so that they can “check the box” when it comes to safety training and preparedness by showing a safety video once a year or sending out a safety policy that employees are required to read and sign. The truth is, Continue reading this entry →
In part 1 of this post, we looked at a hypothetical situation where Jim was working at Awesome Startup, Inc. for three years. Up until recently, his work had been stellar but now he is less personable, often appears distracted and has a short temper. Part 1 discussed how to hand the situation and avoiding the impulse to diagnose the problem.
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The hypothetical situation
Let’s say Jim has been working at Awesome Startup, Inc. for three years. He’s been a valuable member of the team and has always been willing to work extra hours. He’s especially great with clients and investors and knows how to keep them happy. Everyone loves him and he is close with several employees.
Lately, though, he comes in very late Continue reading this entry →
Seventy-three percent of business owners consider disorganization a major issue at the office, according to a Refresh Leadership survey. In addition, 57 percent of business leaders reported losing about six hours of productivity a week due to employees’ disorganization. To put that in perspective, a manager earning $60,000 annually is costing the company about $9,000 a year in lost labor — all due to desk and office clutter. Then there are the missed meetings, lost receipts, late email replies and a host of related troubles and stress. It’s not uncommon for employees to be denied reimbursement for business expenses because Continue reading this entry →
College graduates can earn $1 million more in their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma. This used to be enough to compel high school seniors to view graduation as a step in the education process rather than a conclusion. It may still be, but with tuition rates increasing exponentially, parents’ retirement accounts slashed by the economic recession and horror stories of unemployed graduates with student loan debt that rivals a mortgage, many are questioning the payoff. Continue reading this entry →