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 »
August 18th, 2015
With tight budgets, many employers are foregoing traditional perks and incentive programs to save money. However, many events like a company picnic can be great investments into the happiness of your workers. Here are four reasons to recognize and reward your team by taking some time off in the warmer months to hold a company picnic.
4 Reasons to Hold a Company Picnic
- Encourage Team Building
A company picnic isn’t just a good way to release steam from the office, but also to encourage team building and strengthen relationships among workers. Set aside time during the event for relay races, sandcastle building competitions, strategy games or any other bonding activity. Read the rest of this entry »
July 28th, 2015
Employers who hold regular office meetings will benefit from learning new and innovative ways to catch employees’ attention and keep them interested. Many workers have a negative perception of conference room gatherings and this can affect employee morale. Here are four ways to make the most out of your time, and theirs.
4 Ways to Make the Most Out of Office Meetings
- Be Present
One of the easiest ways to derail an office meeting is by being distracted. Before you begin the meeting, make sure to take care of all important emails, text and phone calls. By showing your employees you are involved and present in the meeting, they will follow suit and feel like their time is valued. Read the rest of this entry »
July 21st, 2015
This post shares job search tips for employers to avoid making a bad hire. Seeking a candidate and conducting a job interview take time and resources, so finding the right person for the position is important. After the interview and before you consider making a job offer, seriously ask yourself if the candidate is a good fit. Here are 3 ways you can avoid making a bad hire.
[Job Search Tips] 3 Ways to Avoid a Bad Hire
- Don’t Rush the Hiring Process
Choosing a candidate because you’re desperate to fill a position is never a good idea. Rushing the process before fully determining if the worker will be a good fit is one of the most common job search mistakes. Avoiding a bad hire is best done by taking your time and weighing all personnel options. Read the rest of this entry »
March 3rd, 2015
Temporary to hire employees are workers hired directly to a company after their temporary job is complete. Hiring temps after they finish their assignments may be a good fit for your company. At JPS, we offer temporary to hire solutions to help businesses save money and time with staffing. Here are some pros and cons of choosing temporary to hire employees.
What are the pros and cons of hiring temporary workers?
3 Pros of Temporary to Hire Employees
- Lower Labor Costs
Temporary workers likely don’t receive the same costly benefits as regular employees and the duration of their assignment is a good time to test their performance. For these reasons, hiring them on after their assignment is complete will save you money instead of hiring a permanent worker from the start. Read the rest of this entry »
February 10th, 2015
Killing innovation in the workplace is one thing that may be happening without management even knowing it. If your employees are spending more time with their heads down than dreaming of big ideas, your business’ opportunity for growth may be suffering. Here are 3 surefire ways to kill innovation in the workplace, and how to avoid them in your office.
Is innovation suffering in your workplace?
3 Ways to Kill Innovation in the Workplace
- Having a Conflicting Culture
A conflict of values between the business model and the company culture is one of the ways to kill innovation. Business models drive businesses forward financially, but the workplace culture is what drives employees. If a company’s culture interferes with the business model, innovation is usually the first to suffer. Your model may be to blame if employees rarely offer new and creative ideas. To create a more innovative work environment, encourage a culture that is open to change without interfering with the company’s bottom line. Merging the two together is the best way to encourage questions and new ideas. Read the rest of this entry »