Posts Categorized: Tips for the Workplace

Choosing the Right Candidate

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Finding the right candidate for job is never an easy task.  If you hire the wrong person it can be expensive, damaging to your work environment, and very time consuming.  Hiring the correct person on the other hand will enhance your work culture and pay you back in high employee morale. You’ve pulled together a Read more »

What Should I Do Today?| Planning a Successful Workday

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In a fast-paced industry, managing time efficiently is a skill many architects and engineers must pick up quickly. Learning how to plan your day and set work priorities can increase productivity, decrease stress, and reduce the amount of overtime hours you are putting in.  Time management is more than jumping from task to task putting Read more »

Employee Retention Tips

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A recent study by Randstad U.S. reported that 40 percent of U.S. workers said they’re planning to look for a new job within the next six months. Another 69% of employees admitted they are already passively shopping for other opportunities via social media. As an employer, these numbers should be frightening. You spend countless hours Read more »

Building a Culture of Performance

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Corporate culture governs the way employees interact and work within the organization.  For prospective employees and managers alike, the want to maintain a healthy work-life balance is becoming even more prevalent.  Therefore, it is no surprise that people find the satisfaction of working for a company with a great culture as important as the job Read more »

Institutional Memory

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Companies work hard to develop what is known as institutional knowledge; ways of doing things, procedures and policies that enable the company to perform effectively. But as hard as the company might work to grow this knowledge, over time, it often decays. Some of it may find its way into company policies and procedures, but Read more »

Onboarding the Right Way

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In the past, orienting a new hire was usually relegated to some lower-level worker in the human resources department, and after that brief introduction to the company, the new employee was on his own. Now, however, things are different because businesses realize the importance of getting new employees up to speed, making them feel welcome Read more »

Write It Right

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Writing is something we all do in a business environment, and as someone once said about common sense, we all feel we are proficient at it because it is such a common activity. But, as with anything else, there is good writing and there is bad writing. Good writing on the whole is simple, clear, Read more »

Never Make a Snap Decision

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You have just been offered what looks to be a great job that may lead to a great career. Should you jump at the opportunity and tell the company right away that you will take the job? Some may believe that is the way to go, but psychologists have found that when you are faced Read more »

Handling Resistance to HR Presentations

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If you work in human resources, and you have to make a presentation to employees or managers, odds are you are giving them information that will lead to a change, a change in how they are thinking or what they are doing. But getting them to change isn’t always easy because, no surprise, most of Read more »

The New Rules of Employee Engagement

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Many companies realize the importance of employee engagement to their success, and a new study has brought that connection home with even more emphasis. The Towers Watson 2012 Global Workforce study, which covered 32,000 employees in 30 countries, showed the strong connection between engaged employees and their performance. But the study also shows that the Read more »

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