Employer law suits have increased over the years. And whether legitimate or not, they cost employers time and money. Many of these lawsuits are not triggered by blatant abuse of employment laws, but rather simple managerial mistakes.
Wondering how to manage Millennials? Some suggest to stop thinking of them as Millennials as a solution. A study published in the Journal of Managerial Psychology shows there are many more attitude and behavioral differences within generations than between them.
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.
Drama – every workplace has it. It can be annoying, but it can also cause bigger problems, including a loss to the bottom line.
With last Spring’s Supreme Court Epic Systems Corp. ruling that upheld class action waivers and arbitration as a legal dispute resolution process, employers are once again free to require employees to sign alternative dispute resolutions agreements.
Although cross functioning teams are the rage, and at times rightly so, it appears that too many bosses are like the adage too many cooks. According to a Gartner survey, more than two-thirds of employees around the world say they have to consult with more than one boss to get their jobs done. What does that mean? It means that these employees waste significant amounts of time waiting for guidance from senior leaders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Micromanagement can destroy employee motivation, creativity, and job satisfaction, and it is the biggest complaint workers have. If not addressed, employees are likely to leave. And if there is no exit interview performed, an organization might not even realize it’s happening.
A new study revealed that witnessing a rude act in the morning can hurt work performance all day. Additional studies have shown that the disengagement caused by rudeness can result in significant revenue loss and project delays.
Many employees have signed non-disclosure agreements or non-compete agreements, but a love contract? With all the recent news around sexual harassment in the workplace, employers are taking a new, stricter stance on romance in the office.
At the close of 2017 and the start of 2018 experts provide forecasts and data on what this year’s economy may experience. The following are some of those forecasts.
Emotional intelligence is a job skill that is quickly rising to the top of the list for top human resource officers when seeking talent. It lands above “judgement and decision making” and “negotiation” and is expected to be near or at number one on the list by 2020.
According to a survey of 2,000 Americans people are less likely to express gratitude at work than anyplace else. But why wouldn’t we thank the people we work with day in and day out?
Leaders must continually be taking the pulse of the organization they work for. A once happy workplace can turn toxic quickly if you are not paying attention. But when caught early, it can be turned around.
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