How To Establish An Employee Suggestion Program

A good idea can come from anywhere. If your company’s ideas for new products, new positions, and new ways of working are only conceived in closed-off meeting rooms, there’s a chance that you might be missing out on a million-dollar idea. Asking your employees for their suggestions means that your […]

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How to stop micromanagement in its tracks

“Micromanagement is the motivational equivalent of buying on credit. Enjoy a better product now, but pay a hefty price for it later.” – Ron Friedman In Part One of this two-part series, we outlined the signs that you might be working for a micromanager. We also explained how much damage […]

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“Am I being micromanaged?” – 8 Signs you work for a micromanager

Afraid you’re being micromanaged at work? You’re not alone. In his book My Way or the Highway, leadership guru and owner of Trinity Solutions consulting firm Harry Chambers shares details from his company’s survey that showed 79 percent of respondents had experienced micromanagement during their careers thus far. Want to […]

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How to let an employee go with tact

Offboarding. Decruiting. A “personnel realignment.” Discharged. Downsizing. No matter how you dress it up, there’s no putting a pleasant twist on firing someone. Firings, while usually necessary for the health of your company and your other staff members, carry the weight of an uncertain future and possible significant financial burden […]

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Put Company Pride at the Centre of your Engagement Strategy

Are your employees proud to say they work for your company? When they leave for the office each morning, are they dreading the commute, or do they feel a sense of purpose? Does your company give its employees work that they can be proud to share? If you’re not confident […]

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How to Relieve Your Work-Related Stress

Stressed out? You’re not alone. A survey by the American Institute of Stress shows that 40% of people feel that their job is extremely stressful, and a full 25% would frame their work as the number one source of stress in their lives. No matter where we work or what […]

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How your small business can offer big benefits

“Talent is the multiplier. The more energy and attention you invest in it, the greater the yield.”– – Marcus Buckingham, Author and business consultant Besides a competitive salary, what are you offering sought-after job seekers? The landscape of employee benefits offered by small-to-medium sized businesses has changed dramatically over the […]

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5 Onboarding Ideas To Inspire Your Team

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word ONBOARDING? Orientation, of course. Whether you’re a freshman in high school or college, the first day anywhere can be overwhelming and nerve-racking; yet, very exciting and productive. Getting your new hire acquainted with the company goals and values […]

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Workplace Wellbeing: 50 Ideas for Healthier and Happier Employees

Successful companies are finally beginning to figure out that considering their employees as whole, complex people—as opposed to tools that perform a necessary function—is the right, moral, and profitable thing to do. Groundbreaking research into employee engagement and workplace wellbeing over the past two decades has revealed that healthy, happy […]

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How to Increase Employee Engagement by Creating a Culture of Belonging

In a fast changing business landscape, where only 15% of employees worldwide feel engaged in their jobs, while the other 85% are functioning below their potential, it’s obvious that organizations need to make a massive shift in how they create workplace cultures that increase employee engagement and maximize performance development. […]

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