Posts Categorized: Tips for the Workplace

Show Your Appreciation for Your Staff Through Your Management Style

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Thanksgiving is upon us and you have a wonderful staff to be grateful for this year. These skilled, hardworking people have their choice of companies to work for, but they chose your organization. Ensure your management style aligns with the respect you have for your incredible team. How to Manage Your Staff to Show Your Read more »

What to Include in a “New Hire” Packet

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The hiring process can be long and tedious. Unfortunately, your work as a hiring manager is not done after finding the best person for the job. Providing new hires with a comprehensive orientation program is crucial to their success. If people are thrown into the mix too quickly, without a proper welcoming and adequate training, they could have trouble Read more »

5 Signs Your HR Staff Needs Help

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Your Human Resources staff is the heart and soul of your entire organization. They are responsible for everything from hiring the best person for each open position, to keeping employees happy and engaged. HR has a number of large responsibilities, so it is understandable when personnel in this department get a bit stressed from time to time. However, Read more »

Creating an Employee Manual to Minimize HR Nightmares

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Running a business is certainly rewarding, but it can be unpredictable at times. While you can’t see the future, you can safeguard your company against many HR nightmares by creating an employee manual. This compilation of company policies serves as an invaluable point of reference. In fact, it can even protect your organization from lawsuits. Read more »

3 Mistakes to Avoid as a Manager

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Whether you were recently promoted to your first management position or have been holding a supervisory role for years, managing a team can be difficult. While there needs to be an overall congruity within an organization, no two employees are exactly alike. They each have their own personalities, motivators and working styles. It’s the job of a Read more »

Improve Employee Happiness to See Productivity Increase

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When you’ve hired talented workers, it is beyond frustrating when productivity levels are below what they are capable of achieving. It’s easy to assume these individuals are lazy or simply lack the drive to succeed, but there is a good chance that is not the case. There is a direct correlation between the happiness of your Read more »

A Look Back to the Top Blog Posts of 2014

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It’s hard to believe 2015 is just a couple days away!  While we eagerly look ahead to what the next year will bring for the architectural, engineering, and construction communities, we would first like to take a look back at some of our most popular blog content in 2014.  From effective communication tips to advice on Read more »

Wrapping Up 2014…Did You Reach Your Annual Goals?

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With only two weeks to go in December, 2015 is nearly upon us.  If you haven’t already, it’s time to start evaluating the past year.  What were your biggest accomplishments?  Did you meet your annual goals?  How did 2014 rank in comparison to previous years?  These are the questions that you and every other company Read more »

How to Make Your Employees Advocates for Your Organization

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When coached correctly, employees can be the greatest advocates for your organization.  In a time when organizational social media literacy can be a source of a competitive edge, engaging your employees to successfully become ambassadors can easily improve your online reach exponentially. 5 Steps to Empower Employees to Become Brand Advocates on Social Media   1. Identify Read more »

Planning the Night Before Leads to Successful Workdays

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The first few hours of every workday can have a significant impact on the following 6 to 8 hours.  These hours are often spent planning out your day and setting work priorities to increase productivity.  However, imagine how much more productive you could be in these first hours, if all your planning was already done. Read more »

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