How to Properly Manage Virtual Workers

How to Properly Manage Virtual Workers

Managing a team of virtual workers requires a different set of skills. You can’t oversee these employees like you would if you were all together in the office every day. In order to keep everyone productive and positive, make sure to focus on the following points: Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

How to Identify Leadership Potential Within Your Office

How to Identify Leadership Potential Within Your Office

Standout employees can play a major role in shaping your office for the better. When you’re able to identify leaders at work, you can slowly put these individuals in a position where they can thrive and influence others. However, just because a person is competent or skilled at their job, doesn’t necessarily mean that they have the characteristics of a leader. Here are some key signs that one of your team members has the makings of a leader: Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

3 Ways to Turn a Bad Hire into a Great Employee

By now you know that a bad hire is also bad for business. When it’s all said and done, a bad hire can cost your small business at least $25,000, according to Career Builder. After, you’re left once more with an open spot to fill, costing you more time, money and resources. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Human Resources and Marketing Departments: Allies with a Common Goal

As part of your company’s HR department, there are probably times when you feel like you’re part of a lonely, little group that’s laboring away to achieve company goals. You may feel that human resources is a misunderstood department; one that’s seen by others as working against the rest of the team, instead of with it. After all, you’re trying to fortify your small business with good employees, while other departments, like the marketing team, is trying to build business so those employees have work. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh Continue reading

Evolving Compensation Models

It’s hard to imagine anyone objecting to the concept of ‘equal pay for equal work’. But the concept of compensation is much more refined than that, much more complex. Getting compensation right is key to both attracting the talent you need as well as motivating and retaining your workforce. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Coaching New Hires – The Teachable Moments

We all try to explain our organizational culture to new hires. We use buzzwords like “high-energy,” and “fast-paced” when recruiting. We repeat them in interviews and at new-hire orientations. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Financial Counseling for Employees

With the April 15th tax deadline passing not too long ago (whew!), most of us have a better idea than usual about the state of our finances. With that in mind, now is a great time to provide some financial planning services to your employees. Many businesses provide workshops, reading materials, and private counseling to help employees make informed decisions about their financial future. Of course, the big financial issue for most employees is retirement planning. However, financial planning can be helpful for things other than a 401k. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly Continue reading

3 Ways to Make a Team Project Productive From the Beginning

How many times have you been a part of a team project that simply cannot stay on course? How many times does a project shift from one focus to another? How many times have you had to adjust a project as you gained more information about the end result? While some of these frustrating aspects of teamwork are unavoidable, others can be accounted for at the outset of the project. Here are three suggestions that could help you have a productive beginning to a team project. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh Continue reading

Tips for Managing Interns

In our intern series, we’ve covered the advertising and the interviewing. Now let’s talk about what to do with an intern once you have one. If you’ve followed our previous tips, hopefully you’ve got a great intern (interns?) that will benefit from working at your company. Here are some tips for managing your summer help crew. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Micromanagement: Productivity Hindrance or Tool for Productivity?

Can managers micromanage in a way that encourages employees to be more productive? At the outset, the question seems like a contradictory one. Typically, “micromanagement” conjures up images of a hovering employer, stressed out employees, and bad manager-employee relationships. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.