Posts Categorized: Project Management Best Practices

The Importance of Stories at Work

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One very good way of learning about how things are going at a company and the atmosphere of the company is to listen to the stories employees tell about their work experiences. You may hear more positive stories – about the hard work that people do to keep their customers happy, or how they work Read more »

Candidates Are Interested in More than Just a Job’s Duties

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As you try to fill openings at your company with the most talented people possible, you are obviously working to come up with the best questions to ask job candidates. Naturally, applicants have questions of their own, some more probing than others. But it is to these more probing questions that your human resources department Read more »

Temporary Workers and Employer Liability

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One of the regulatory traps that businesses sometimes fall into when they use staffing services is the employment classification of contingent workers. Many times a business that uses contingent workers from a staffing firm takes on certain responsibilities for the workers, responsibilities usually associated with “regular” employment. By doing this, the company allows itself to Read more »

How Business Leadership Must Change

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In the business world today, the way a firm’s leaders exercise their authority has to change radically from the way they have done so in the past if companies are to survive in fast-paced, global economies.  That’s the message of Barry Salzberg, soon to be the global chief executive officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Read more »

Gender Stereotyping in the Workplace

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A recent study has shown that the way managers are viewed is likely to change in the future as more women move into management positions. Currently, only about two percent of the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies are women.  And so when most people think of leaders, they envision a male in the position.  But Read more »

Empowering Employees

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While mechanization is certainly an integral part of how businesses operate today, the human factor is still vital in countless areas of manufacturing, sales and transportation. Keeping workers engaged in their jobs is vital to maintaining a high level of production. There is much a company can do to create an environment where workers feel Read more »

Employee Communication Skills and Company Success

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They are referred to in different ways – communications skills, personality traits, soft skills.  But whatever they are called, recent studies have shown that they are just as important to a company’s success as other more quantifiable business skills. About 75 percent of those surveyed identified these employee skills as necessary to success.  These skills Read more »

U.S. Firms Lag in Assisting Employees with Work/Life Balance

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Companies in the United States do well in handling problems of discrimination in the workplace, but they don’t rate quite as well in aiding employees’ family life. That was the result of a recent study that compared U.S. companies with other firms in 173 countries on their guidelines for working families.  The study used information Read more »

Health and the Workplace

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According to a recent survey on employee health, workers could do more at work to eat better and be more active, while employers could improve workers’ health by doing more to encourage healthy lifestyles. The issue has become important because about three-fourths of Americans will be overweight by 2015, according to healthcare experts. And the Read more »

E-mail: Gossiping and Wasting Time at Work

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Waaaay back in 2007 (remember those halcyon days, pre-recession?) a survey by the company MessageGate, Inc. found that employees considered e-mail systems the most important “corporate workflow tool.” Still, it also was a tool that helped employees “exercise poor judgment in its use,” and increased costs as well as business and legal risks. We can Read more »

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