September 29th, 2015
Fall is here, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on gratitude and reward hard work. Employee appreciation doesn’t have to break the budget and there are many creative ways to show your team you care this season. Here are the four best ideas for getting outdoors before winter and showing some employee appreciation.
What will you do for your team this fall?
4 Employee Appreciation Ideas for Fall
- Take a Nature Walk
We’ve mentioned the benefits of having plants in the office for boosting health, and going outdoors is a great way to gain the benefits of nature. Fresh air, changing leaves and the crisp breeze of fall are the perfect for reenergizing your team and showing them a thank you. In addition, you’ll also see some of the benefits of walking in action, which can keep your whole office healthier and happier. Read the rest of this entry »
September 15th, 2015
If you’ve ever had a terrible boss, you know it can have a powerful negative effect on motivating employees; working with a great team leader does just the opposite. Here are five personality traits that can make your employees more committed to their jobs, productive in the office and happier with their career.
[Motivating Employees] 5 Traits of a Great Boss
Great bosses are available to workers and don’t make a habit of erratic behavior. Constantly switching up job processes, goals or making unreasonable demands are all easy ways to cause your team stress and push them toward the exit. While it’s perfectly alright to shake things up in the office, great leaders are strong in their decisions and are pleasantly predictable. Read the rest of this entry »
June 6th, 2013
Do you know how to handle underperforming employees?
No business can run the risk of keeping underperforming employees. This is especially true for small and medium sized companies where every employee is valuable and needed at their full potential in order for the business to keep competitive. If you have been noticing some lagging employees at your office, here is a how-to guide to help you get them back on track.
Have your facts straight. Documenting all the information necessary is an important part of this process. It is much easier to talk to the under performing employee when there is the “evidence” to clarify your reasoning for meeting with them.
Set clear expectations. Meeting with these types of employees requires that it be done in a confidential setting. Doing so in a private area, like an office rather than in front of everyone, can help the employee feel more comfortable which facilitates open channels of communication.
Provide step-by-step guidance. After meeting with your employee you may realize that some individuals only need direction and assistance in order to improve. This is where your business can create a loyal and dependable employee by Read the rest of this entry »