8 Tips for Effectively Giving Feedback to Your Employees

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Effective feedback enables employees to grow as professionals. It increases loyalty and engagement – and can be equally valuable for the giver, as you seek to strengthen and develop as a leader. Giving feedback is not always easy, but it’s essential and well worth the effort. Here are some tips for success: Be prepared. Prepare… Read more »

Learn How to Keep Your Manufacturing Employees Safe

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As reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, manufacturing is among the top three most potentially dangerous occupations, with 395,300 workplace injuries and 35,000 workplace illnesses annually. Other highlights of the most recent BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, published in November 2019, include: Twenty-six percent of all non-fatal workplace injuries resulted from… Read more »

Learn Why Your Company Should Have a Work from Home Policy

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Remote work was already a growing trend when the Covid-19 pandemic struck earlier this year. Then it became the norm, virtually overnight. It may be a positive outcome of this surreal time for many employers as they realize the numerous benefits associated with team members working from home. Consider the following factors: Morale When it… Read more »

Tips for Measuring the Success of Your Remote Employees

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Six months ago, you may have had some remote employees at your company – or not. But today, chances are, that picture looks very different. Where working from home was a growing trend before the coronavirus pandemic onset, it has now become the norm at many businesses. Do you plan to allow your employees to… Read more »

Learn About Different Types of Personal Protective Equipment

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The global Covid-19 pandemic has brought personal protective equipment (PPE) to the forefront, not only for professional reasons but also to safeguard individuals in their own lives. But PPE has always been vital, as employee safety should be every company’s top priority. The National Safety Council reports this alarming fact: Every seven seconds in the… Read more »

Learn How to Treat Your Employees Right – Before They Leave

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When a good employee leaves your company, it hurts. There’s nothing worse than that sinking feeling you get when that person enters your office and breaks the news. You’re happy for them, proud of what you’ve helped them to accomplish, but oh, so sorry to see them go … especially if they’re taking all their… Read more »

Managers Play an Important Role in Employee Well-Being

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“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” These are the words of Jack Welch, a well-regarded global business leader and CEO of General Electric from 1981 to 2000. They should resonate with you as a manager today. Sure, your plate… Read more »

This is How You Can Spot a Bad Hire During an Interview

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One of the most critical things you can do for your company is to learn how to spot a bad hire. As reported in Harvard Business Review, 80 percent of employee turnover is attributed to bad hiring decisions. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) places the cost of a bad hire at five times… Read more »

The Right Way to Give Employees Constructive Feedback

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Constructive feedback is critical to your employees’ professional development, which contributes to your overall business success. Because the better your team performs, the better your company performs. But giving that feedback is a delicate process. There’s a fine line between helping employees grow and discouraging them. For this reason, managers are often hesitant to start… Read more »

Do You Have an Employee Who’s Struggling? Here’s How to Help

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Every employee struggles at some point. As a manager, it’s up to you to recognize these situations and acknowledge them at the earliest possible stage. It may be tempting to simply let them run their course, but chances are, that won’t just happen on its own. It’s like most any challenge in life: sticking your… Read more »