Posts Categorized: Management Best Practices

Trusting Your Team is an Underutilized Leadership Trait – Here’s Why It Matters

There are certain core values that are necessary for any group to function. Trust is an important one. Without trust, cooperation and collaboration are impossible. But trust exists along a continuum. There are degrees of trust. The bonds of trust among people can be strong or weak. You may be willing to trust a person… Read More »

Afraid of Negative Reviews? Three Tips to Responding to Less Than Flattering Online Reviews for Your Business

How Should You Respond to Negative Online Reviews? Opti Staffing

From time to time, no matter how hard you try, you are going to get negative reviews online. You just cannot please everybody all the time. When this happens, how should you respond? The first thing to keep in mind is that you definitely should respond. Ignoring the situation will only make matters worse because… Read More »

The Zig Ziglar Philosophy: How Helping Others Reach Their Goals Can Help Your Company Succeed

It’s a counterintuitive path to success, but the man who advocated it was one of the best examples of how it worked. Zig Ziglar, who died in 2012, famously said, “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want, The Importance of Integrity Ziglar… Read More »

Maintain Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis – Here’s Why

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close their doors, putting them in… Read More »

Get to the Gym – How a Health and Wellness Program for Your Employees Can Increase Their Productivity

Health and wellness programs are becoming more popular among companies because of the many benefits these programs deliver. Companies in the United States spend about $8 billion annually on such programs, while worldwide, businesses are spending $40 billion a year. Why Should Your Company Consider A Wellness Program?  How Wellness Programs Help Wellness programs help… Read More »

Safety Doesn’t Have to Tank for the Sake of Productivity

Many manufacturers see an inverse relationship between safety and productivity – if you focus too much on safety factors, you hinder productivity. It has become a rather contentious issue, especially for safety professionals who are trying to disabuse people of the misconception that the two are polar opposites. The fact is, safety professionals say, the… Read More »

Finding the Sweet Spot on the Productivity Continuum

Productivity. It is a Holy Grail for companies looking to innovate, grow, and prosper. All companies are looking for ways to improve productivity. It takes a three-pronged approach to do it effectively – one is by having workers who are skilled at their jobs, two is by creating a culture of accountability, and three is… Read More »

How Referrals and Reviews Can Find Top Talent for You

Reviews  Online reviews from employees can be a great recruiting tool. Job seekers are looking for honest, accurate information about a company, and they give a good deal of weight to what employees say. A job candidate is much more likely to apply to a company if he or she reads good things about it from someone who works there. Having… Read More »

Five Ways to Retain and Re-engage/Rehire Your Temp Staff

If your company uses contingent labor, you want to do what you can to retain these people so that your business runs as efficiently as possible. Constant turnover is not good for any business because it also requires time and effort to train new people. Retaining your contingent workers is much like retaining your regular… Read More »

Why Your Power Stance May Not Be as Important as Your Ability to Engage Your Employees

The concept of power stances has garnered a lot of attention in the business world. These are poses a person takes – how they position their body – that, some researchers claim, can increase the feeling of power, self-confidence, resolve, and, as a result, make a person a better leader. Power stances may help to… Read More »