WEDNESDAY WORKFACT: Americans Check Cellphones 80 Times a Day

{Excerpted from an article in The New York Post} By the time you’ve read this, you’ll probably feel a strong urge to check your phone. According to new research, Americans check their phone on average once every 12 minutes “ that’s 80 times a day. A study by global tech protection and support company Asurion […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Should We Bring Back These Old-School Office Practices?

{excerpted from an article in the Harvard Business Review online} Progress is good, and the business community has made real advances over the last 50-60 years. But are there elements of twentieth-century business culture that may be worth preserving? Beyond reading books and handwriting notes, what old school  office habits might be worth resurrecting? […]

TIP TUESDAY: 4 Tips for Dealing with Digital Disruption in 2019

{from Recruiting Daily Advisor} While artificial intelligence (AI) and automation have made recruiters lives easier, it still doesn’t make up for the fact that getting a job these days is still tough for many jobseekers. While we have yet to see what 2019 has in store for jobseekers and recruiters alike, one thing remains clear: […]

WEDNESDAY WORKFACT: Work Time at Work

How much time do you and your fellow employees spend working when you’re at work? According to a report from CrossOver, 89% say they waste more than 30 minutes at work each day adding up to 2-1/2 hours a week; in a business with 10 employees, even just a half hour per employee means 25 […]

TIP TUESDAY: 3 Ways to Motivate Millennials at Work

by Brian Pittman for Ragan Communications Millennials make up the largest segment of the workforce, yet many companies haven’t adjusted their employee communications accordingly. Here are three easy steps to help you engage these hyper-connected employees without alienating others in today’s multigenerational workplace: 1. Engage each generation on its own terms. For example, Traditionalists born […]

TIP TUESDAY: 5 Ways to Increase Employee Productivity

By Ben Gold, President, QuickBridge Employee productivity is vital to your business’s success. Increasing employee productivity requires small business owners to motivate and engage their workers. If you’re a small business owner looking to ramp up productivity, you may face significant resource limitations. Driving productivity gains isn’t necessarily simple. Consider these five key tactics: 1. […]

WORKFACT WEDNESDAY: Millennials at Work

The odds are good that there’s a millennial sitting ”or standing ”at a desk near you right now. Or maybe you are one yourself. That’s because millennials are the largest generation currently active in the workforce. We focused our latest research on understanding how millennials feel about their school-to-work transition and career prospects ”as well […]

TIP TUESDAY: A New Employee’s First Day

An effective onboarding process ensures that new hires will feel welcome and prepared to take on their job, and understand the requirements of the position and performance expectations. Successful onboarding will also contribute to the likelihood that your new employee will become a long-time employee! The checklist below can help you outline your employee onboarding […]

TIP TUESDAY: 8 Phrases a Great Boss Tells/Asks Employees

{excerpted from The Ladders online newsletter} Communication can play a large role in determining your effectiveness and success as a leader. How you communicate with your employees can either show them they are valued or make them feel disposable. Great bosses find themselves using the following positive reinforcements, questions, and statements of gratitude on a […]