Employee Management

How to Prepare for Business Change

If there’s one thing you can be sure of in life, it’s that change is inevitable. This is especially true when it comes to running a business. The economy changes, as does technology and regulations. This means, there’s going to be times where your company is going to need to adjust. If your company is going through a period of change, there are ways you can handle it to … [Read more...]

The Importance of Having a Backup When You Go to Resign

It’s 2:00 p.m. on a Friday afternoon and you’re about to approach your manager for the purpose of resigning so that you can take a position with a competing company. You’re fully prepared, having read up on how to get ready to quit and, even, about what your letter of resignation should say (or not). Because you also know what words to use when you resign orally, you’re certain … [Read more...]

Tips and Tools for Employees Looking to Boost Their Salary Level

A salary is not the only reason you should accept or stay at a particular job. The overall benefits of working for a certain company may be very compelling as they might include medical insurance, life insurance, stock options, or performance bonuses. There are also the aspects that make the work environment a place you enjoy being in which need to be considered. These include … [Read more...]

FMLA Leave: An Overview for Small and Mid-Size Employers

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. A private-sector employer is “covered,” and therefore subject to the FMLA, if it has, “50 or more employees within 75 miles for each working day during each of twenty or more calendar … [Read more...]

Direct Deposit vs Payroll Card: Pros and Cons

Running a business in this customer-centric world of ours is by no means simple, especially when brands consider the fact that their customers are also the creators of their reputation and success. However, what too many businesses fail to include in their strategies is a more employee-centric mindset. After all, they are your brand ambassadors, and perhaps even your trusted … [Read more...]

Three Innovative Workspaces in the United States

Fitness centers, green initiatives, and space to relax — many modern offices are adopting features similar to these which are meant for employee benefit. Innovative designs are making offices feel more inviting, which in turn can help employees be more productive. We rounded up three of the most innovative workspaces you may not have heard of. Check out the awesome ways … [Read more...]

How to Deal with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Any sexual advance or conduct that is non-consensual or offensive to the office environment can be categorized as sexual harassment. Sadly, it still happens across workplaces. In the hindsight of the #MeToo movement, a lot of facts and stories about workplace sexual harassment came into public view. Sexual harassment in the workplace is not just limited to glamour or high … [Read more...]

How to Avoid a Career Crash Due to Cognitive Bias

A few years ago, after my closing keynote for a manufacturing association conference on how manufacturing leaders can avoid business disasters, a man in his late fifties came up to me looking distraught and agitated. I hoped he wasn’t angry with something. He introduced himself (I’ll call him Mark here) and wanted to know more about one of the judgment errors I discussed, the … [Read more...]

Four Benefits that Your Employees Will Value

Finding benefits that employees will value has long been a struggle for many businesses. So, what benefits should you offer? Here are four leading options that you should consider. One of the biggest problems in developing benefits for your employees is that when presented with a choice, many employees tend to say one thing and do another. For example, in a recent MetLife … [Read more...]

Are You More Intelligent than Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence is defined as the development of computer systems with the ability to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. The concept sounds reasonable enough, but how exactly does a machine learn, and is it different from how humans learn?  Tay was an artificial intelligence chatbot that was originally released by Microsoft Corporation via … [Read more...]