5 Do’s and Don’ts for First Time Supervisors

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Becoming a manager is a huge career milestone. Whether you were promoted or just landed a job at a new company, you’re probably equal parts excited and terrified. Working in a supervisory role is a huge adjustment, but you can do it. Mistakes will be made, so cut yourself some slack and vow to learn… Read more »

8 Creative Ways to Keep Your Staff Engaged

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Summer is in full swing, and many of your employees would rather be lying poolside than working away at their desks. You can’t afford production to take a hit, so you need to act fast to boost engagement levels. Thankfully, a little inventive thinking can make all the difference. Use these tips to motivate and… Read more »

How to Increase On-the-Job Safety: 6 Tips for Managers

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By nature, some jobs are more dangerous than others, but no company is exempt from workplace injuries and illnesses. In 2015, private industry employers reported 2.9 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) — and many more likely went undocumented. Tragically, OSHA stats revealed 4,836 on-the-job injuries were fatal… Read more »

Employee Resigned? 6 Things to Do

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If your cozy little team is rocked by a resignation announcement, you might feel a bit blindsided. Panicking a bit initially is only natural, but take a deep breath and relax — it will be okay. People change jobs all the time, so you will get through this. In fact, adding fresh talent to your… Read more »

Politics and the Workplace: What You Need to Know

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The current political climate is more divided than it has been in years — or possibly ever before. More so than usual, politics have taken center stage on television, the internet and in conversation. Everyone has an opinion on political initiatives taking shape and the future of the country, but one place this topic of… Read more »

How Can My Company Retain Our Best Holiday Workers?

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During the holiday season, business surges at your company. To keep up with the increase in demand, you hire additional staffers to help out for the season. While you only intended to keep these people on the payroll for a short time, some have exceeded your expectations. If you’re looking to fill a few regular… Read more »

4 Tips for Maintaining a Productive Workforce in the Summer

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Arguably the most fun season of the year, it can be difficult to keep your employees motivated during the summer months. When the temperatures are warm and the sun is shining bright, many people have a hard time staying focused. Learn how to keep your employees’ spirits and their production levels up during the warmest… Read more »

Operations Management – Can Kaizen Promote Employee Performance?

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Are you familiar with Kaizen? Kaizen is a Japanese management strategy for competitive success that when translated, means “improvement.” For business purposes, the term represents frequent small, incremental enhancements to a process, instead of implementing one large costly change. In the U.S., business improvements are traditionally made by updating technology or implementing a new management… Read more »

Identifying the 5 Traits of Top Performance Candidates

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It goes without saying that all candidates don’t have equal offerings to bring to the table. However, it can be difficult to distinguish between applicants who are technically qualified for the job and those who will take your company to the next level if hired. When you add a new member to your team, you… Read more »

Management Tips to Increase Employee Engagement Levels

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An overwhelming 71 percent of employees are not fully engaged, according to a study conducted by Dale Carnegie Training and MSW Research. The relationship with their direct manager was listed as one of the main drivers of employee engagement — and 80 percent of respondents who cited frustration with their boss were disengaged. If you’ve… Read more »