In the world of open office spaces, we are able to learn so much about our fellow employees. When they come in, when they take their breaks, when their kids have an impromptu trip to work with them, their favorite YouTube videos and much more. An open office structure is amazing for collaboration and camaraderie, but what about those projects that require a little more focus? Here are some tips and tricks on how to overcome the ongoing distractions within your given work environment.
Owning your own business is one job you can’t leave at the door when you get home. Being a business owner or CEO requires your availability and attention even while away from the office. This means that you have to maintain your productivity level to its fullest potential 100% of the time. Consider these 10 life-hacks that will help you keep the gears moving, even on your most unmotivated days.
For business leaders, productivity is a much-cherished word. How would you enhance productivity in HR? Here are some shrewd methodologies we've seen from HR pioneers trying to get more yield from their department. There are such a vast numbers of hours in any given day – and scarcely ever enough to deal with all that you need to achieve.
As you move up in the business world, you come to expect unwelcome setbacks and challenges. One of the biggest problems you will probably face most often is when an employee decides to leave for one reason or another. Even if you work for a large corporation, an employee leaving can cause a much higher impact than you might expect. The absence of a single employee can create a ripple effect that spreads to every corner of your business. Today I’m going to break down how turnover affects your business and the actual price tag that comes with replacing your former employees.
When you’re tired at work, what do you do? Do you become lazy and wish the day away? Do you find your mind wandering off, thinking about how nice a nap sounds? While these are responses most people have, the first step to becoming more awake and productive is to notice the way you’re feeling and the second step is to take action to be more focused and productive. We may all dream about the 4-hour workweek, but the reality is, most of us work at least 8 hour days with a lot of early mornings and late nights. The next time you’re struggling to stay awake at work, sharpen your focus by trying some of these ideas before chugging that sugary energy drink or downing another cup of coffee.
No matter how great a company is, or how fun the company culture is, turnover is inevitable. People leave companies for different reasons, and it is your job to spot unhappy employees before they decide to relocate, especially your top talent. Employee turnover is a major concern and for a good reason. It can be frustrating, time-consuming, and not to mention, expensive. When you hire a new employee, you have to onboard them, buy the necessary equipment, train them, and so on. This is why supervisors and managers have to be aware of the signs that show an employee is about to quit. If you are not paying attention to those signs, a situation like that can catch you at a bad time and leave you in a tight spot. Knowing the warning signs will help you spot those unhappy employees and do what is necessary to make them happy and stop them from quitting.
In the past, I’ve shared some tips on how to attract and retain top talent. One of the best ways to do so is by offering benefits. This means not only the required assistance by the government but also those that go beyond that. Some businesses offer benefits because of their state or federal laws such as social security taxes, worker’s compensation, disability insurance, leave benefits, and unemployment insurance. Yes, staying compliant is very important for every company, but going beyond that is what makes your company stand out from the rest. You are not the only company that is working hard to attract and retain top talent, which is why you should go the extra mile to stand out. The following are a few reasons why you should offer additional benefits to your employees.