Who needs their cuppa joe more?

November 14, 2012
By the numbers: Who relies more on coffee to stay productive—men or women?
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When is a demotion a good alternative to termination?

November 14, 2012

If you’re faced with an employee who isn’t a good fit with his or her current job, is termination the answer or is demotion a better alternative? The main factor is whether or not the employee is worth keeping around; however, a demotion will be more effective in some situations than others.

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Communication breakdown

November 14, 2012

U.S. workers were asked: How do you most like to communicate at work?

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Make your point calmly and quietly

November 14, 2012
It’s easy to get frustrated at work, but yelling won’t help you to get your point across. Here are tips for resolving problems in a productive way, from Amy Levin-Epstein at Forbes.com.
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Make New Year’s resolutions stick

November 14, 2012
Most of us don’t stick with resolutions, sadly. Here’s advice from the experts in turning your promises into habits.
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How to schmooze like a pro

November 14, 2012
When people refer to networking as “schmoozing,” it can sometimes feel downright sleazy. It doesn’t have to be that way, though, Tom Searcy writes for Inc.com. Try these tips for classy schmoozing, courtesy of Bob Kobek of Mobius.
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Making telecommuting easy can increase productivity

October 10, 2012

The easier your organization makes it for its employees to access work files from home—or from anywhere outside of the office—the more time they will spend working before and after their scheduled hours.

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Snapshot: Bathroom blues

October 10, 2012
What do your restrooms say about your workplace, according to employees?
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Cyber Monday: Are they working or shopping?

October 10, 2012

Cyber Monday—the online version of Black Friday—is Nov. 26. Do you know what your employees are doing that day?

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Take your employee handbook online: 8 tips

October 10, 2012

Turning your handbook into an electronic document can cut costs, make updating easier and provide employees with a convenient place to access current policies. Use the following guidelines to help protect your organization against legal trouble when moving handbooks online.

 

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