In previous posts, we’ve discussed some things managers and business owners can do to aid in resolving workplace conflict among staff members. While there are many possible roads to success in this area, there are a few tactics that will invariably end poorly.
In our last post, we addressed some of the initial steps managers and leaders can take to aid in resolving conflict in the workplace. Once the issue has been acknowledged, there are a few broader concepts to keep in mind when dealing with employee disagreements.
We’ve previously discussed workplace conflict and its potential to disrupt the activities and productivity of a business. While a manager or business owner can take as many steps as possible to create a positive work environment, conflict is going to occur.
We've discussed in previous posts (linked) some of the potential pitfalls of choosing specific gifts for customers and clients. Gift giving is a veritable minefield of potential faux pas with the increasing internationalism in modern business. Is there a way to simplify the whole process? Of course there is. Let them select their own gift.
Job interviews can be stressful prospects for employers and prospective employees. While an applicant may feel the onus is solely on them to produce a good interview, the reality is that employers are equally culpable when it comes to job interviews. We’ve previously discussed some of the dangers of falling prey to trends rather than […]
Oftentimes job seekers believe the greatest share of job interview stress is resting on their shoulders. However, effective job interviews are integral to the success of any company. Hiring a new employee is a serious investment of money, resources and time. It can take months to determine an employee is not the correct fit, at […]
In the mid 2000’s, employers and HR professionals conducting job interviews were suddenly smitten a groundbreaking technique which focused on problem solving and dynamic thinking rather than the perpetual strength and weakness focused interview.
Recent years have seen a growing trend in telecommuting, or working from home, for a variety of businesses. While some employers may have been initially resistant, the alternative method has been readily welcomed by several industries and is on track to infiltrate into a variety of fields. The benefits of this style of work extend […]
The savvy businessperson is always looking for ways to grow their client base. A solid client base will help a business through slower times by providing consistent sources of revenue. A large, happy client base is something every business should cultivate.
The first few months of the year affect different businesses in different ways. Some companies will find themselves drowning in clients and work, while others will feel stagnant as they wait for their particular busy season. Regardless of how this time of year affects a business, each company should use this time to their advantages.