6 ways managers can improve employee development practices through setting expectations

Is your leadership capable of effective delegation of expectations?

Is your leadership capable of effective delegation of expectations?

How can expectations impact a work environment?

Setting expectations at work will also set the stage for a positive, easy to understand work environment. Although many employers and employees cite development as a major factor for job development, expectations are often left out of the conversation. Job expectations are one of the most crucial aspects of an employee’s day and must be created as such.

According to The Grindstone, setting expectations at work can be impacted by the 4 Cs: Clarity, Communication, Confidence and Contingencies. Oftentimes though, expectations depend on the field in which managers lead, the type of daily tasks completed and other factors.

Keep these six tips in mind the next time you set expectations for a new hire or additional employee project: Continue reading

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Why should your business utilize video-based training?

How can videos aid in your employee development and retention process?

How can videos aid in your employee development and retention process?

Using videos for learning purposes has a range of benefits for employees and employers.

According to a recent study conducted by the University of St. Francis, using video components to train employees has been proven to enhance the employee learning experience and information retention.

The study concluded that students who learned information through videos remembered 50 percent of what they heard and saw, as compared to 10 percent who just read the information.  Continue reading

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Why is fall protection training a vital component of worker safety?

Are your employees protected from fall hazards?

Are your employees protected from fall hazards?

On the heels of the end of OSHA’s second annual National Safety Stand-Down two-week initiative May 4-15, many workers hope safety will remain a top priority for employers and employees.

National Safety Stand-Down, geared toward construction workers, began as a way to generate awareness of fall prevention and overall safety. During this time period, employers and workers were encouraged to take a break and discuss fall protection at work sites.

Entities such as OSHA and participating companies such as Capital Safety also took the time to visit construction sites across the U.S. to hold demonstrations, training sessions and talks on worker safety.

Why is fall protection important?

According to OSHA statistics, in 2012, 279 of 806 construction worker deaths were caused by preventable falls. Fatal falls are part of the “Fatal Four,” the leading cause of construction worker deaths, in addition to being struck by objects, electrocutions and being caught in between machines or other materials. Continue reading

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4 tips your human resources department needs to know

How strong is your human resources department?

How strong is your human resources department?

Is your HR department as effective as it can be?

According to Business Vancouver, your company’s HR department is a vital part of employee happiness and retention. Many employers may look at a workplace as a work-driven 9-5, but viewing a job by seeing its employees, productivity and outside lives is just as crucial.

How can an HR department instill a sense of morale, satisfaction and happiness in its employees? Keep the following four tips in mind: Continue reading

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5 ways to create a more positive workplace

Create a happy, positive workplace with the following five tips.

Create a happy, positive workplace with the following five tips.

Although management teams and leaders would like to think their workplace is without issues, animosity or difficulties, chances are that is not the case. An office can be close to perfect, but there are usually one or two underlying issues or people who may throw off complete happiness or productivity.

One or two employees don’t have to derail workplace success, and they don’t have to be fired. When given the right tools and encouraged to use other thought processes, employees can change. Continue reading

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