Most people can agree that various generations have drastically different views on, well, just about everything. This fact certainly doesn’t change when it comes to business. The current workforce is made up of Baby Boomers, Gen X’ers, Millennials, and the first digital natives, Generation Z.
Business owners, your perpetual concern is to grow your business. But you can't do that if your employees don't see eye to eye with one another.
If your workplace environment is toxic or your employees can't stand one another, you can't nurture your company's future. Therefore, business owners and managers, need to add workplace conflict management to their tasks list as a priority.
Unfortunately, to manage workplace conflicts, there's no straightforward formula available. As people are involved in the process, you can't resolve conflicts using the same approach all the time. In the words of Dale Carnegie —
A happy employee is a productive employee.
But ensuring that all the members of your staff are highly motivated isn’t just about giving them everything they want. Instead, it’s about offering them the things they need.
Of course, this could go beyond monetary incentives. When implemented correctly, the following eight uncommon benefits work better than money in keeping employees happy:
Topics: Workforce Management
It is undeniable that our surroundings can significantly affect the way we feel. That is precisely why it is of the utmost importance that businesses start investing more effort into making their offices more pleasant to spend time in. While it is true that modern-day office designs are miles away from the once-popular cubicles, there still is a lot of room for improvement.
That being said, here are some of the ways you can change your office design, and thus improve the overall atmosphere and mood of your employees.
Working remotely used to be an option for companies that wanted to onboard diverse talent. Now, the practice is mainstream, and nearly everyone is familiar with logging into their company’s system via a virtual private network.
This new virtual work environment has impacted training. Currently, all team members must be trained online regardless of whether they are down the street or across the country.
Developing a training program that satisfies your company’s productivity goals helps employees to grow professionally and maintains organizational culture is a challenge.
Here are four key points to consider when developing effective training programs for teams that are in different locations.
For the roughly 44 million Americans rocking a side hustle outside of their standard office hours, banking a few extra dollars every month isn’t just a nicety—sometimes it’s a necessity for getting by. But if you’ve got skills you’ve been dying to put to good use—everything from writing and editing to data entry or tutoring—freelancing can be among the most lucrative side job success stories. It might even just be fun to daydream about the perks of being a full-time freelancer instead of punching in and out five days a week at your “real” job. Giving up the commute, working in your pajamas, setting your own schedule, and being your own boss are just a few of the commonly touted benefits of taking what might start out as a side gig and become a primary source of income. But is the grass truly greener on the other side? To uncover the truth behind some of the most common myths and perceptions of full-time freelance work compared to office life, we surveyed 955 people—485 working freelance jobs and 470 working in a more traditional office environment. Thinking about making the switch for yourself? Read on to discover who’s happier, who’s making more money, and how many of your co-workers might take the plunge next.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many employers across the U.S. to implement work-from-home policies as a way to help stop the spread of the virus and resume daily business operations. Work-from-home policies might include a 14-day quarantine for individuals that have recently traveled to hotspots, flexible work shift schedules, or even the strict direction to work-from-home until further notice.
With so many employees working remote, it’s essential that employee time is being accurately recorded and that employees are compensated in compliance with local, state, and federal wage and hour laws. However, properly classifying employees is one of the most challenging aspects of HR compliance.
While what we care most about during a crisis are very human issues such as emotions, safety, and family, it’s technology that is going to be the first and best way to stay connected with your people.
Long before anyone had heard of Covid-19, the demand for remote work was already growing.
Both business leaders and their employees discovered that remote work had many benefits and very few disadvantages. For instance, working remotely reduces the overheads that business owners need to pay for electricity and desk space.
Remote work also means that your employees can spend less time on their commute, and more time getting things done. It’s no wonder that 50% of the workforce is set to be operating remotely by the end of this year.
Now that a global pandemic has pushed countless companies to experiment with remote work, it seems certain that more flexible working policies will begin to appear. The question for today’s employers is how they can create a remote work policy that supports their team.
PeopleGuru HCM, a cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solution, is pleased to announce that it is now fully integrated with Verify Every Applicant (VEA!®), Capital Associated Industries’ background check technology.
This integration will help mid-market organizations streamline their recruiting processes, eliminate duplicate data entry, and mitigate the risks associated with a bad hire.