Follow These 8 Tips to Manage Challenging Employees

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As a manager, there will be times when you have to deal with difficult employees. Rather than ignoring the problem, face it head-on to maintain an effective work environment. Follow these tips to manage challenging employees. Evaluate Employee Behavior Observe the employee in various settings to determine which behaviors bring discord into situations. Watch how… Read more »

5 Tips for Reducing Stress in the Workplace

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Because your employees spend the majority of each week at work, the office can become a major source of stress. Feeling stressed contributes to poor job performance, increased absences, higher healthcare costs and more. Therefore, you want to do what you can to help lower your employees’ stress levels. Here are five tips for reducing… Read more »

Hiring a Successful Warehouse Team

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When hiring employees to work in your warehouse, you want to put together the most effective team possible. Having the right team in place means that members work more efficiently and collaboratively, helping to lower your business costs. Here are five areas to focus on when hiring a successful warehouse team: Recruiting The first step… Read more »

Phone Interviews Done Right!

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As a recruiter, you need to prepare for a phone interview in much the same way as a candidate would. Because your interview may be a candidate’s initial introduction to a position or company, you want to make a positive first impression. Here are some tips on how to conduct a phone interview the right… Read more »

Ethics in the Workplace – Fear Based Cultures

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The previous blog “Ethics in the Workplace” promised methods by which employees and employers can create an ethical culture. This column analyzes fear based cultures and actions that can be taken to eliminate this major driver of unethical behavior. Simply put, in a fear based culture an employees’ behavior is principally governed by fear. Often,… Read more »

Seven Tips for Building a Better Relationship With Your Employees

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Building a strong relationship with your employees has many benefits. Not only will your employees trust and respect you, they’ll also improve their performance and help your company move forward. Here are seven tips for building a better relationship with your employees. Make Yourself Visible Rather than emailing or instant messaging your employees, talk with… Read more »

Seven Reasons Why Employee Recognition Matters

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Employee recognition is a vital part of growing your business. When you recognize your employees’ contributions, you experience multiple benefits that improve your bottom line. Here are seven reasons employee recognition matters. Fills Basic Needs When your employees feel respected and appreciated, they take pride in their work because they know they’re making a significant… Read more »

Important Questions to Ask When Interviewing IT Candidates

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Hiring IT staff can be challenging. You need to know the best questions to ask and what type of answers to look for so that you hire the best candidates. Here are nine important questions you should ask when interviewing IT candidates: What Are Three Major Trends Affecting the IT Industry? How Do You Think… Read more »

Ethics in the Workplace

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has staked its place in the business community; seeking to deliver sustainable economic, social, and environmental benefits for all stakeholders. The stakeholders of an organization are: Employees Customers Suppliers The Community Throughout this series of blogs, the terms ethics and CSR will be used interchangeably. Ethics is the underpinning of CSR;… Read more »

Find the Right Employee with Behavioral Interviewing

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Conducting a behavioral interview uncovers the truth about a candidate’s character. How a candidate dealt with past circumstances is a strong indication of how a candidate may deal with future occurrences. Therefore, behavioral interviewing is a highly effective method for finding the right employee for a position. Uncover Genuine Answers Behavioral interviewing requires a candidate… Read more »