August 15th, 2018
Help employees avoid the afternoon slump with these tips.
For many employees, there’s something that happens most afternoons and you may have come to expect it: an energy crash.
The afternoon crash not only affects employees, it can also have a negative impact on overall company productivity and quality of work.
What can you do to avoid the afternoon slump and keep energy levels up? Keep reading to find out.
Employees and Productivity: Avoiding the Afternoon Slump
- Encourage Going Outside
Going outside, getting fresh air and sunlight can wake employees up, even in the middle of the day. Sunlight during the day can have the same effect as getting sunlight in the morning – it wakes the body up. Read the rest of this entry »
August 8th, 2018
Keep employees healthy during the summer with these tips.
During the middle of the summer, you may not be as worried about a cold or flu spreading to employees. That happens in fall and winter, right? While August is typically not considered part of cold and flu season, keeping employees healthy should always be a priority.
Here are a few tips from the Huffington Post to keep your employees feeling good year round.
How to Keep Employees in Good Health
- Wipe Down Desks and Computers
Even though people around you may not be constantly coughing and sneezing, germs and bacteria still survive on commonly used surfaces. Take some time out of the day, provide an appropriate cleaning solution, and encourage employees to wipe down their mouse, keyboard, phone and any other surfaces they touch often. Read the rest of this entry »
July 23rd, 2018
Motivating employees doesn’t have to be expensive.
Motivating employees can seem like a challenge when you want to buy something for staff, whether it be a fun experience or lunch. However, even with just a handful of team members, things add up.
How can managers motivate employees without emptying the budget? Keep reading to find out.
Motivating Employees without Spending a Fortune
- Recognition Board
In a break room or common space, create a recognition board to shine a light on outstanding work. Did someone complete a tough project or land a new client? Put it on the board. Employers can also open the board up for employees to recognize each other. Read the rest of this entry »
July 14th, 2018
Use these tips to attract and keep millennial employees.
When you think of the phrase “Millennial Employees,” many negative stereotypes probably come to mind. When it comes to interacting with millennial employees, a CNBC report found that it’s better to treat them like anyone else: “…if you want to appeal to millennials and keep them in the fold, don’t treat them like millennials. Instead, address millennials as you would employees in any other demographic group.”
If you find this age group perplexing, here are a few tips for hiring and keeping millennial employees.
How to Attract and Support Millennial Employees
- Offer the Right Environment
Forbes reports the right workplace atmosphere is important to millennial employees; job seekers are looking for more than just going to work and going home. As Forbes notes, “There are many ways to create an optimal work environment for millennials—flex hours, fitness allowance, casual dress code, stocked break rooms, half-day Fridays, and more.” Read the rest of this entry »
May 15th, 2018
Limit office clutter for a productive environment.
Sometimes the office can be a boring place. You show up at the same time every day, likely do the same work day in and day out, and are out the door like clockwork.
For employees, an unexciting day at the office can decrease productivity and may even impact quality of work.
How can you make your workplace more suitable for productivity? Keep reading for business environment tips and ways to make the day a little better for your workers.
Designing the Perfect Office
As Lifehack reports, “It’s been said that a well-designed office can increase your productivity about 20 percent. However, despite the studies and statistics, nearly half of the employers interviewed don’t consider workplace design a good business investment.” Read the rest of this entry »
March 14th, 2018
What skills do you think are important for team building?
It is finally spring, which means it’s time to shake of the winter blues and start anew. One of the best office place tactics for leadership to work on is team building.
Three Team Building Techniques
E-Skill has created an incredible list of leadership skills for a successful team; here are a few of our favorites.
- Relationship Building
Taking the time to build a relationship with your team is important. The website notes, “These relationships will help inspire your team to work harder, possibly even going beyond their job responsibilities. A team member who feels personally mentored by his or her manager is more likely to go the extra mile for that manager.” Read the rest of this entry »
February 20th, 2018
Is an open-door policy right for your business?
One of the most popular buzz-words for businesses is to have an open-door policy. This means that employees of all levels can speak to their supervisor. It’s believed to be a way to keep communication open and flowing, build relationships and keep employees in-the-know about company information.
While this seems like it should be a great idea, is it right for you as a supervisor? Keep reading for a few reasons that an open-door policy is beneficial for corporations compiled by Forbes.
4 Reasons an Open-Door Policy Will Benefit Businesses
If a business has an open-door policy, managers are more likely to have a better understanding of the day-to-day issues and goings on of their company. The open-door policy will encourage employees to directly address issues to their manager and receive high-level advice. Read the rest of this entry »
December 26th, 2017
2018 is upon us and we hope you’ve had a productive year! From showing your employees you appreciate them to ensuring your workplace is as healthy as it can be, this past year has been a great opportunity to improve your company. What resolutions should you set as goals in the coming year? Read on for three ideas.
What New Year’s resolutions have you made for your workplace?
3 Workplace Goals for 2018
- Host Regular Performance Reviews
Not all companies offer performance reviews, and while they take time, reviews offer a real benefit to both your organization and your employees. Employees who regularly receive feedback produce higher quality work and are more committed to their jobs; learn how to prepare for a review in this blog post.
- Encourage Workplace Health and Wellness
Could your office be healthier? If you want to see your team members’ productivity increase and your health bill decline, make this your focus in 2018. Encouraging frequent standing in the form of walking meetings, offering sit-to-stand desks and even having dedicated team standing breaks can add years to your team’s life expectancies and also boost their on the job productivity. Read the rest of this entry »
November 28th, 2017
We’re coming up on the season for New Year’s resolutions, when both workers and employers make a conscious effort to change aspects of their life with health and wellness in mind. Are you looking for ways your office space could be improved?
Are you focusing on workplace health and wellness?
Employing strategies to increase the overall health and wellness of your office can be a great way to boost morale and encourage higher rates of productivity, in addition to extending the lives of your employees. Workplace stress can be as dangerous as secondhand smoke; workers who lack proper ergonomic comfort and sit for all hours of the day can experience body pain, low motivation and are more likely to quit their jobs. Read on for a couple of strategies to boost the overall health and wellness of your team.
2 Strategies for Boosting Health and Wellness at Work
- Encourage Higher Water Consumption
How much water do your employees drink in a day? Is it enough? Healthy water consumption is important for health and wellness; it regulates body functions, helps with alertness and encourages a more positive attitude. Read the rest of this entry »
September 19th, 2017
It’s almost fall, which is a great time to show your workers you care about them, and provide incentives to keep their work the best it can be. If you’re looking for ways to reward your team members without straying from a tight company budget, non-monetary incentives are the way to go. Although money is a motivator for many people, most use it to pay bills instead of doing something fun, and you may see what was meant to be a reward turn into just another paycheck. To help retain top talent and keep them motivated, try one of these four non-monetary incentives.
Want to motivate your team without spending lots of money? Read on!
4 Best Incentives that Don’t Break the Bank!
- Offer Continuing Education
This incentive is a great way to improve the quality of work from your team members and make them feel appreciated and invested in! Workplace education or paid certification courses will help your office soar to new heights and encourage your workers’ talents. Try night school classes, on the job training or other continuing education options.
- Reward Them in Small Ways
You don’t have to give your workers extra vacation days or swag items to motivate them. Small (and free!) benefits like a dedicated parking space, picking an employee of the month or a more relaxed dress code can all have the same effect as cash. Read the rest of this entry »