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16

Oct

2018

Why So Many Managers Have Poor Listener Syndrome

Author: Heather Nezich

The same qualities that describe a good listener, describe a good leader: respect, concern, an openness to new ideas, empathy, compassion, curiosity, trust, loyalty, and receptivity.  However, one of the lowest rated behaviors in 360-feedback surveys for managers is listening.

9

Oct

2018

The Effect of Workplace Drama on Your Bottomline and How to Stop It

Author: Heather Nezich

Drama – every workplace has it.  It can be annoying, but it can also cause bigger problems, including a loss to the bottom line.

2

Oct

2018

Employee Wellbeing as a Retention and Engagement Strategy

Author: Heather Nezich

The number of job openings continues to exceed the number of job seekers in the U.S., forcing employers to reexamine their strategies for hiring and retaining top employees. Employee wellbeing is a key aspect that employers need to pay attention to when looking at retention strategies.

25

Sep

2018

Workplace Productivity Trends - Are Employees More Productive in the Office or at Home?

Author: Heather Nezich

Jabra, the global leader in audio and communication technology, recently revealed the top workplace productivity trends for 2018. The trends are based on a survey among business professionals in the U.S., UK, Germany, and France.

18

Sep

2018

Compassion Goes a Long Way in the Workplace

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent study published by Binghamton University, State University at New York revealed that showing compassion to employees improves workers’ performance.  On the other hand, authoritarianism leadership has the exact opposite effect – negatively affecting work performance.

11

Sep

2018

How Employers Can Help with the Tech Shortage

Author: Heather Nezich

The White House Administration’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology predicts that by 2020 the U.S. will be short 1 million tech professionals. How can employers do their part to help this growing shortage?

4

Sep

2018

Three Steps to Increasing Employee Engagement Through Internal Communications

Author: Heather Nezich

Organizations with high levels of employee engagement experience higher revenue, less employee stress and absences, higher customer satisfaction, and higher quality and safety.  It affects every aspect of the company.  According to research from Willis Towers Watson, effective internal communications can have a significant impact on employee engagement.

28

Aug

2018

Toxic Employees – Know How to Handle Them So You Don’t Lose Your Best Employees

Author: Heather Nezich

Toxic employees continue to wreak havoc on the workplace. However, instead of confronting them, other employees tend to do little to address them directly, according to a 2017 survey by Fierce, Inc., leadership development and conversation experts.

28

Aug

2018

Quick Hits - August 29, 2018

Author: Heather Nezich

Raising minimum wage initiative on November ballot: A proposal to increase Michigan's minimum wage should be put on the November 2018 ballot, the Michigan Court of Appeals said in a ruling last week. The Michigan One Fair Wage proposal would raise the state's minimum wage from $9.25 per hour to $10 in 2019 and $12 by 2022.  

21

Aug

2018

What Do Prospective Employees Look for in an Employment Ad Before Applying?

Author: Heather Nezich

A new survey from Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, reveals that the key pieces of information that job seekers and workers in the U.S. look for when researching job ads are salaries (67%) and benefits (63%). In addition, 59% U.S. workers/job seekers say that location is one of their top considerations, while 43% look for commute time.  The survey also explores the differences in men and women when job hunting.

14

Aug

2018

Could Apprenticeships be an Answer to the Skills Gap?

Author: Heather Nezich

A majority of Americans (62%) agree that apprenticeships—or “earn while learning” vocational opportunities—make people more employable than going to college, according to the results of the latest American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults conducted online by The Harris Poll.

7

Aug

2018

The Talent Shortage is Affecting More than Just the U.S.

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent study by Korn Ferry revealed that if not addressed, the skilled talent shortages could have significant impact on global economics by 2030. 

31

Jul

2018

Engaged Employees, Even Millennials, Are Less Likely to Leave

Author: Heather Nezich

Employees today are more likely to job hop than ever before.  Millennials in particular have earned, whether legitimate or not, a reputation for job hopping.  But the latest research shows that if employees, even Millennials, are engaged and have learning opportunities in the workplace, they are less likely to leave.

24

Jul

2018

Working Parents are Feeling More Balanced

Author: Heather Nezich

Being a working parent can be especially challenging in the summer.  But according to a recent CareerBuilder survey, the majority of working parents feel that it is possible to have it all. Of workers who have a child living at home, 78% say it's possible to be equally successful in your career and as a parent.

17

Jul

2018

How to Prevent Implicit Bias in the Workplace

Author: Heather Nezich

Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner.  It sets people up to overgeneralize, sometimes leading to discrimination even when people feel they are being fair.  Since implicit bias is unconscious, how do you identify it?

10

Jul

2018

What One Company Learned from Testing Mandated Vacation Time

Author: Heather Nezich

American workers took an average of 17.2 days of vacation in 2017, according to new research from Project: Time Off, jumping up nearly a half-day (.4 days) from 2016. This marks the highest level for American vacation usage since 2010 (17.5 days) and a more than full-day increase since bottoming out at 16 days in 2014.  But there is still more room for improvement as many Americans (52%) left vacation time unused in 2017 (down from 54% in 2016). Further, nearly a quarter (24%) of...

26

Jun

2018

Good Management Equals Even Better Retention

Author: Heather Nezich

It’s hard enough to find good employees, so when you find them make sure your managers are not making any of the common mistakes that drive employees to look elsewhere.  It holds true that employees don’t leave jobs; they leave managers.

19

Jun

2018

Employees Taking Revenge on Each Other?

Author: Heather Nezich

Remember The Office episode where Jim puts Dwight’s stapler in Jello?  Well, apparently workers taking revenge on each other happens in real life too.

 

12

Jun

2018

Will Seasonal Workers Close Job Gaps this Summer?

Author: Heather Nezich

According to CareerBuilder’s annual summer hire survey, 41% of employers plan to hire seasonal workers for the summer, which is on par with last year. Of these employers, 1 in 4 plan to pay summer hires $15 per hour on average – double the federal minimum wage ($7.25). The vast majority (88%) expect to transition some summer hires into permanent roles, up from 79% last year.  Perhaps summer will help fill some the job gaps in today’s workplaces.

5

Jun

2018

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May

2018

Work Doesn’t Have to be a Drag This Summer – Make it Fun!

Author: Heather Nezich

School might be letting out soon, but most workplaces continue throughout the season with no break.  With summers being so short here in Michigan, some employers offer special, summer-only perks to add some fun over the summer.

22

May

2018

2018 College Graduates are Entering the Market – Know Your Data

Author: Heather Nezich

Employers say they are planning to hire more recent college graduates this year than they have in more than a decade, according to new CareerBuilder research. 80% percent of employers say they plan to hire college graduates this year, up from 74% last year and 58% in 2008. Those who are not hiring college grads say it's because their organization isn't expanding headcount this year (57%) or they need more experienced workers (26%).  How does this compare with ASE’s 2018 Starting...

15

May

2018

Unexpected Ways to Increase Workplace Collaboration and Productivity

Author: Heather Nezich

When you think of wayss to increase collaboration at work you might consider bringing remote employees in-house and creating open work spaces.  But surprisingly, these methods could backfire.

8

May

2018

How to Spot Resume Lies

Author: Heather Nezich

85% of applicants have lied or embellished a resume.  It’s become so common, that many of them are getting through undetected.  Learn what to look for.

1

May

2018

Is Routine Killing Your Creativity?

Author: Heather Nezich

While routines are generally good, being a little too rigid with your work routine can reduce your creativity.  Making small changes to your daily routine can spark creativity and reduce the day to day drag.

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