The End of the 40-Hour Workweek?

How do you approach your day to be more productive? Do you catch yourself looking at the clock rather than focusing on what you’re getting done? When you put in less than eight or 10 hours of work, do you feel a bit guilty? Possibly, this is the wrong way to think — not just for you, but for your …

The Key Steps Toward a Great Company Culture

What is company culture, and does your company have one? Company culture is defined by a number of aspects, including leadership and employee behaviors. Other aspects, according to William Craig, a contributing writer to Forbes, include the company’s: Vision. Values. Norms. Systems. Symbols. Language. Assumptions. Beliefs. Habits. Does your company have a culture? Yes. Does it matter that you are …

Hiring “Change Artists” for Small Businesses

Today, the qualities you want in job candidates include flexibility, adaptability and broad business knowledge, because work environments are dynamic. What’s needed are rapid and eager learners. Here are some questions to ask to ascertain if you’ve got good candidates: Are the candidates highly adaptive? You want to find people who are fleet on their feet in adapting to changes …

Performance Improvement Plans: How They Help

Surprisingly enough, employee performance improvement plans have nothing to do with general performance improvement of your average employee. Instead, they help problematic employees come up to a company standard. What a manager is saying to the employee with a performance improvement plan is, “You’re on notice. You have to improve if you want to remain here, and these are the …

Is This Your Situation: Business Locations in Multiple States

Is This Your Situation: Business Locations in Multiple States

Opening a location in a different state can be an exciting sign of growth and expansion for your business. But before you crack open the champagne, make sure you know some of the potential tax and business ramifications of opening a location across state lines. Managing Remote Offices Technology has made it easier than ever to communicate with workers near …

Why an Eap May Be the Best Benefit Ever

Why an EAP May Be the Best Benefit Ever

Do you have an employee with substance abuse problems that are getting in the way of his or her performance? Before showing him the door, you have another option. An employee assistance program could offer direct counseling and treatment. EAPs also can aid employees to resolve these personal trials: Marital. Financial. Emotional. Family. Alcohol abuse. Crisis care. Gambling. Grief and …