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Employees

Having policies in procedures in place will result in a more efficient and productive employees. The following articles explore methods to hire and keep good staff and increase employee productivity through training and incentives.

Fun in the Workplace

When you think of employee games what instantly comes to mind? Are these thoughts negative or did you think of something positive? Yes, there is the negative side of employee games, where the game seems to be getting you. In this case it seems that you are the adversary, as opposed to a team member.

Predicting Staff Success

How often have you asked yourself how you can find, build or keep good staff?  I am often told that it is simply impossible to find or keep good staff and yet I consistently see just the opposite.  No, I am not saying that the problem doesn't exist, but what I am saying is that

Preparing For Staff

To make sure that a new employee actually becomes part of the solution instead of just adding to the existing problem, you've got to make sure that you are prepared for them when they show up for their first day on the job.  On-the-job training is all well and good, but without a good plan,

Shining Stars

I am often asked, how do I get my staff to care?  How do I get them to be more productive?  Before answering these questions, let's step back a bit and look at some facts with regard to productivity, morale and motivation.  Let's also turn this around and ask "How can I make my employees

Sinking or Swimming

One of the most troublesome areas of many businesses is employees - finding them, hiring them, getting them to do what is needed and keeping them.  In spite of this, one of the most neglected areas of employee relations is training.  We recognize that hiring is important and we may even take the time to

How to make your employees feel valued and why

I am often asked, “How do I get my staff to care?” or “How do I get them to be more productive?” Let’s also turn this around and ask “How can I make my employees feel valued?” When employees feel valued, they will care and they will be more productive. Often I’m told that employees

Make Things Go Right Not Wrong

As business owners we all want to increase productivity, efficiency and profits. As a busy business owner it’s tempting to overlook the need to communicate regularly with your staff and the benefit of staff meetings.  A properly planned and executed meeting will increase productivity, communication and efficiency. What we don’t often think about is not having

Reduce Employee Turnover

Your employees are one of the biggest assets of your business. Locating and retaining quality employees is an ongoing job. All businesses experience some amount of employee turnover and depending upon the employee that leaves, turnover may not be the worst thing.  However, too much turnover can affect the productivity and morale of other employees

Hiring the Right Person for your Company

Why, in a world where people say they want to work, is it so difficult to hire the right person? In hiring, the first test is the initial conversation you have with the candidate on the phone—before asking them to come in for a face-to-face interview. This step is very important and should not be

Your Employees – the Frontline of Your Business

Have you ever shopped around for a new car and left the dealership thinking no way would you purchase a vehicle from that salesperson? Your potential customer’s relationship generally starts with some interaction with one of your employees. As they say “What goes around, comes around”, so if you take great care of your employees,

Be Prepared to Hire

Most of us have heard of disaster preparedness for example getting your bag of items ready in case of emergency.  When you are hiring new staff you also need to prepare with a “toolkit” of sorts so that you are prepared to find, select, interview and hire that new employee for your organization. It sounds

Fun in the Workplace – Employee Games

When you think of employee games what instantly comes to mind?  Are these thoughts negative or did you think of something positive?  Yes, there is the negative side of employee games, where the game seems to be getting you.  In this case it seems that you are the adversary, as opposed to a team member. 

Shining Stars

Increasing Staff Productivity by Lorraine Hart, Ideal Consulting Services, Inc. I am often asked, How do I get my staff to care?  How do I get them to be more productive?  Before answering these questions, let’s step back a bit and look at some facts with regard to productivity, morale and motivation. Often I’m told

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