Posts Categorized: Management Best Practices

How Job Rotations Can Help Your Company

Looking for a way to boost employee morale, help them learn new skills, and keep them at your company? Job rotation may be one way to do all three. By using job rotations, employees are not locked into the same position with a limited career path. Instead, they move through a number of different jobs… Read More »

Creating a Welcoming Workplace

Research has shown that employee productivity is closely tied to their well being and engagement. These elements are important not only for their performance but their retention as well. The growth and viability of any business depends on having a workforce that is eager and enterprising. Here are a few things to keep in mind… Read More »

How Employee Recognition Programs are Changing

Reward and recognition programs have been around for some time. But they are undergoing a transformation as companies become more interested in the results of these programs and their effect on the bottom line. Return on Investment Companies are using these programs to produce specific results, things like increasing revenue, reducing turnover and increasing productivity.… Read More »

How to Handle Some Common Workforce Issues

If productivity and efficiency are lagging in your workforce, and revenue is not what it should be, even though market conditions are favorable, there are some employee issues that need to be looked at. Here are a few common ones that impact productivity. 1. Poor project management Projects, if not handled properly, can become boondoggles.… Read More »

How Office Greenspace Can Improve Performance

More companies are adopting wellness programs for their employees. These firms realize the advantages of such programs in enhancing the morale and productivity of employees. These wellness programs encompass everything from exercise rooms to yoga classes. But there is one very powerful element of wellness that companies are overlooking, something that actually has a huge… Read More »

How to Interview for Soft Skills

When interviewing job candidates, it is important to get an idea of the person’s soft skills as well as their technical knowledge. Soft skills generally apply to a person’s personality and character – their honesty and integrity, how well he or she works with other people, his attitude and motivation, and his persistence and resilience.… Read More »

How to Do Special Events

If you are looking to get employees engaged and energized or to advertise your brand, sponsoring a special event may be the way to go. A special event, as the name implies, is something out of the ordinary, something that is more than a routine meeting or gathering. Many different occasions fit under the special… Read More »

Personality Tests

During the interview process, you ask questions designed to understand a job candidate’s personality and motivation, to find out what the person is like, what kind of character they have. You may be satisfied with this assessment of the job candidate and your own judgment. Many companies, however, are now going a little further in… Read More »

What to do When Workers Leave

Turnover may be a more common occurrence than in the past because of changes in the economy. Nonetheless, employers should try to keep on good terms with workers even after they leave the company, according to researchers. For most employers, connections to an employee end when he or she leaves the company. But companies need… Read More »

How Working Together Helps Productivity

It is common knowledge that people working in a group can be more productive than when people work individually. When people work together, they work more efficiently and effectively, they work longer, and they have more fun doing it. This is known as the social facilitation effect. Experiments have shown that when people work together,… Read More »