Some of you may be old enough to remember when Japanese industry, especially manufacturing, was seen as a juggernaut. It was characterized by the world’s highest levels of quality, unflagging company loyalty and lifetime employment for workers. The quality standards are still there, but the loyalty and lifetime employment are very much on their way […]
If news reports are an accurate reflection of where the country is at, we’re in a period of increased conflict in employer-employee relations. The most visible of these conflicts has been the public protests demanding a $15 per hour minimum wage. Yet there’s another battle going on that’s capturing fewer headlines, but could have a […]
One of the tragic upshots of the Great Recession and the not-so-great recovery has been a big increase in teen unemployment. It’s not easy for kids to find jobs today, even when they’re looking for part time or summer employment. Not only does this deny them income, it keeps them from learning some of the […]
The increased use of social media platforms may be affecting your company’s morale. A recent study from AVG Technologies finds the mis-use of social media infiltrating the workplace with negative effects. Over half of those employees surveyed believe their company is responsible for online behavior of co-workers, but 25 percent say they aren’t protected from cyber-bullying within existing company policies.
Hiring employees is one of the most difficult and expensive aspects of building a business. Therefore, I’ve created a four step process to help you make sure your investing in the right talent from the beginning. The first step in this process is to Identify Your Needs. Examine what’s happening in your business right now. […]