3 recruiting tips your business needs to implement

As employee turnover and low retention rates remain an issue in businesses, how can your recruitment efforts make a difference?

Take a look at your employment screening and hiring process before beginning a new search.

Take a look at your employment screening and hiring process before beginning a new search.

According to a recent study conducted by PeopleMatter, a workforce management platform for service-industry brands, 70 percent of professionals surveyed said they struggle with identifying top candidates for their business.

In addition, three out of five professionals are dissatisfied with applicant quality and 67 percent said they need more applicants than they receive.

The survey also found that turnover remains the biggest challenge, with many reporting annual turnover rates a little under 50 percent, costing almost $5,000 per worker.

High retention rates and employee engagement begins during the hiring and on boarding process. Keep the following three tips in mind during recruitment: Continue reading

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3 ways to improve accountability in the office

Encourage accountability in your office.

Encourage accountability in your office.

Personal accountability in a workplace setting is a crucial part of interpersonal skills and team development. If an employee lacks or struggles with accountability, office relationships and productivity can be negatively affected.

What exactly is personal accountability? It is the willingness of employees to answer for the outcomes that directly result from their choices, behavior and actions.

A study published in the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education found that children who were encouraged to take responsibility for their actions had more positive social interactions with others, as opposed to those who did not.

Keep the following three tips in mind to encourage accountability in your business: Continue reading

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The benefits of positive discipline

Why is positive discipline an effective form of workplace communication?

Positive discipline has a greater effect than a negative experience.

Positive discipline has a greater effect than a negative experience.

Positive discipline enables appropriate behaviors and practices by encouraging effective participation and understanding.

Enabling positive discipline in a workplace begins with outlining clear protocols and ethical guidelines all employees must follow. If employees falter, constructive criticism is often the best way to handle the situation.

The ultimate goal of employee discipline is creating a safe, happy and productive work environment for everyone. Positive discipline creates an understanding between an employee and management that something is wrong, but steps can be taken to remedy it.

Shifting away from warnings, reprimanding and suspensions across the U.S. has created a more positive and energized work environment for workers. Some results include: Continue reading

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The importance of integrity in leadership

What role does leadership play in an integrity-focused workplace?

Integrity is a vital component of workplace productivity and success.

Integrity is a vital component of workplace productivity and success.

Business leadership requires a host of behaviors that benefit productivity and employee happiness. Integrity is vital in an office setting, especially when displayed by management.

Integrity is the moral judgment, character and honesty an employee displays throughout the day. A leader with integrity not only understands right from wrong, but practices it in everything they do.

Integrity begins with both understanding and implementing it into everyday business practices. Business leaders are often looked to as a guide for best work practices. Ensure your leaders are capable of instilling integrity in your workforce by keeping the following three tips in mind: Continue reading

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Increase knowledge sharing in your workplace

Increase knowledge sharing through employee collaboration.

Increase knowledge sharing through employee collaboration.

Why is sharing knowledge important in a workplace? According to a recent Global Deloitte survey, over 80 percent of Deloitte Knowledge users indicated that sharing information leads to both competitive advantage and an increase of client value.

The survey found that knowledge sharing leads to:

  • Enhancing the quality and ability to work together by solidifying a management system and enabling open discussion
  • Focusing on workers as a whole, rather than the bottom line in a business
  • Increasing efficiency, productivity and work by reducing time wasted by single-worker thinking as opposed to group collaboration
  • Linking and fostering employee relationships through collaborative methods
  • Real innovation.

If the employees of your business seem to be lacking when it comes to spreading the wealth of knowledge, keep the following tips in mind: Continue reading

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