Tip Tuesday: Return-to-Work Planning

As many U.S. organizations plan for the return of employees to worksites, legal experts Ellen McCann and Tamika Newson weigh in on various legal considerations. We review recent statistics from a Unum survey that shows how employers are facing this issue, with a third of employers saying they do not yet have a plan in […]

TIP TUESDAY: Keeping Employees Motivated Through the Summertime Slump

Credit: GaudiLab/Shutterstock When you’re in school, summer is time for relaxation, vacation and freedom from responsibilities. However, in the working world, there’s no such thing as “summer break.” Sure, you may plan a trip to somewhere exotic or hit the beach for a long weekend, but you no longer have the entire summer to wake […]

TIP TUESDAY: As Work Gets More Complex, 6 Rules to Simplify

TED talks are among the best resources for practical insights from leading experts on an array of topics. To refresh your approach to work, business and success, check out the following TED talk by Yves Morieux. You won’t regret it. His presentation is as engaging as it is informative. Summary: Morieux’s TED talk, “As Work […]

TIP TUESDAY: SCORE’s 5 Tips on Helping Employees Take Pride in Their Work

Employees are your most important assets, so hire the best, provide training and growth opportunities, and recognize good performance. Have a meaningful, concise and realistic job description for each employee. Make sure you review it with the employee and that it’s understood. Be sure employees know what is expected of them. Establish high standards of […]

TIP TUESDAY: How to Thank Your Employees

As promised in last Tueasday’s blog post, here are the other five ways to thank employees: 6. Include Family Members Your employees may be the only ones employed, but each member of the family is invested in the company in one way or another. Whether they are sacrificing sit-down family meals or time together on […]

TIP TUESDAY: Linkedin Offers Unique Marketing Tools

{excerpted from an article by Jim Kendall from his blog and which originally appeared in the Daily Herald newspaper} LinkedIn launched, officially, in May 2003. A month later, the network had 4,500 members. Third quarter last year (2016, if your calendar is slow), LI had 467 million members worldwide; in the United States, LinkedIn membership […]

TIP TUESDAY: Handling Tough Conversations with Employees

{Excerpted from an article at SHRM online; click here to read the full text} Over the course of her HR career, Eileen Habelow estimates that she spent 80 percent of her time coaching managers and leaders on how to have difficult conversations. As the president of Leadership-Link, a Boston-based consulting firm that works with small […]

TIP TUESDAY: 15 Customer Service Tips That Win Sales

{Excerpted from business know-how.com} These customer service tips will help you impress your customers and clients and as a result, lead to more sales, more repeat business and more customer referrals. Know your product. You can’t provide good service to your customers if you don’t know your product. Customers expect you to be an expert […]