Posts Categorized: Management Best Practices

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 »

Great Books on Leading Highly Productive Teams

Teamwork is the key to an innovative and productive workforce. Collaboration among a group of people simply generates more ideas and accomplishes more than any one person can do alone. But it takes real leadership skills to enable a team of diverse people to work together. Here are some books with advice on how to… Read More »

Simple Tips to Help You Become the Leader Your Employees Want

You want to have employees who are motivated, productive and innovative. You know that there are many different kinds of incentives to help with this – from salary, benefits and professional growth opportunities to a supportive company culture. But motivating employees begins with you, the person in charge. If you want employees who work hard… Read More »

How to Detect Morale Problems Early and Turn Them Around

Has productivity at your company been lagging? Does it look like employees are just going through the motions? These are just a few signs that you could be developing a problem with employee morale and culture, and it’s easiest to make improvements before they get worse. On the flip side, a positive company culture where… Read More »

Five Questions to Assess a Candidate’s Self-Awareness

When looking for a new employee, you are always looking for person who’s a great fit technically, someone who has the hard skills needed for the job. There are other qualities you are looking for as well, the so-called soft skills – a person’s judgment, resilience, drive, creativity, adaptability and ability to work with others.… Read More »

How to Build New Company Culture From the Ground Up

A great company culture does not happen by itself. It takes time and effort and a commitment from everyone in the company, especially the leadership. But having a good culture is important. Studies have shown that businesses with good cultures are top performers, with employees who are productive and engaged. Set the Foundation The first… Read More »