Employee Management

10 Ways to Reduce Employee Theft

Employee theft is among the severe issues small business proprietors are facing these days. According to the NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business), a worker is 15 times more likely to steal from an employer than a non-employee. Employees are responsible for an estimated 44% of losses in stores as a result of theft, and research from the U.S. Department of Commerce … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Changing up Your Employee Schedule and Roster Management During the Pandemic

Keeping a physical business open during the pandemic is a difficult task, especially if you’re unable to adopt a remote work model. Your employees are coming into contact with customers and their colleagues throughout the day, and thus they are constantly exposed to the threat of the virus. If you want to minimize the risk of contagion and a potentially business-busting … [Read more...]

The Art of Leading Grieving Employees: Being an Adaptive Leader

Consider the following scenario: A business leader (let’s call him Lou) has been troubled by an employee (let’s call him Joe) whose performance was suffering. Lou noticed that Joe was becoming more and more unreliable—requesting days off without notice, often with just a phone call on the morning he was unable to come in. Joe’s appearance and overall attitude seemed to have … [Read more...]

How to Encourage Staff Back into the Office

Many businesses are now starting to open back up again and are encouraging staff to come into the office, but there are some businesses that are finding it hard to encourage staff back into the office, so it is important that you recognize the concerns of your staff. Here are a few ways that you can encourage staff back into the office. Flexible Working First, it is a good … [Read more...]

Proven Techniques to Keep Remote Employees Engaged

The need to abandon offices and resume work from home came suddenly and unexpectedly. Thankfully, remote work was already an emerging trend before it became the need of the hour. As a result, when it did become an absolute necessity, most businesses found that the tools and technologies that are needed to operate with distributed employees already exist and are easily … [Read more...]

Business Giving Back: A Guide to Incentivizing Your Employees

Have you ever bribed or used a form of encouragement as a means to get your kids into doing a chore, or used a reward as a means to motivate yourself? From wanting to work out to fit that outfit, to encouraging your kids to do their household tasks - everyone becomes a little bit more up for the job when there is a small gain for them. It also comes down to us wanting to be … [Read more...]

What You Should Think About Before Going into Business with a Friend or Family Member

Joint business ventures can offer amazing future prospects because they enable individuals to combine resources and skills. One half of a joint business venture might be a whiz with finances, while the other party could come with numerous industry contacts, but at the same time, all business ventures present a risk. When you start a company by yourself, you are the sole … [Read more...]

Aged Care Worker Police Check Requirements in Australia

The Department of Health and Ageing mandated police checks for approved aged care organizations that receive funding from the Commonwealth. Police Clearance requirements were developed to assist organizations and were further amended in Australia in 2017. Aged care providers operate in an industry that comes into contact with most members of the Australian community in some … [Read more...]

Should You Ever Take Time During Work for Leisure Activities?

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy… is indeed a true statement, and for a good reason. Productivity is a measure of output based on a given set of inputs. The greater the output, all things being equal, the higher the productivity. Unlike machines which are geared towards non-stop productivity, human factors of production are subject to cyclical productivity levels. … [Read more...]