Achieving Work Life Balance

“Work is life” is a generational idea that is retiring with the baby boomers. The “live to work” generation is aging out of the workforce, and being taken over by gen X and millennials. This has created a paradigm shift in the way people think about their work life.  The baby boomers created a competitive… Continue reading Achieving Work Life Balance

The Value of Employee Engagement Activities

Employee engagement activities come in many different forms. Some are organized events, while others involve everyday work practices. The organized events include things like staff outings, team parties, and employee engagement games. The second group applies more to general workplace conditions than to specific one-off events. We’ll dig deeper into these practices a bit later… Continue reading The Value of Employee Engagement Activities

Guide to Resilience: Mental Health in the Workplace

Studies show that mental health in the workplace is directly correlated to the workplace environment. Stressful work, employee engagement and employee benefits all have an impact on an employee’s mental health. The Workplace Health Survey Report reads that the relationship between workplace health and the employee’s mental health is indicative of the level of stress at… Continue reading Guide to Resilience: Mental Health in the Workplace

The Current Demand for Flexible Working Hours

Conventional wisdom says adults have to work 9-5 jobs, but that’s not really the case anymore. Punching in and out at the same time five days a week is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Today’s employee wants the freedom and variability of flexible working hours. While flexible schedule jobs aren’t a new phenomenon, the… Continue reading The Current Demand for Flexible Working Hours

Using a Salary Paycheck Calculator to Help Solve the Payroll Equation

Payroll management is an area that no company can afford to take lightly. In fact, payroll management can be one of the most challenging parts of running a business. These difficulties arise from a number of sources.  First, payroll is often tedious and time-consuming. Second, it’s an area where it’s easy to make costly mistakes.… Continue reading Using a Salary Paycheck Calculator to Help Solve the Payroll Equation

The Challenges and Benefits of Teamwork in a Global Economy

Every company might have very different needs, but the benefits of teamwork are relevant to all of them. In fact, team effectiveness is crucial to every type of organization you can imagine. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about an elementary school, a professional sports teams, or a worldwide corporation. The benefits of teamwork apply… Continue reading The Challenges and Benefits of Teamwork in a Global Economy

Culture of Accountability in the Workplace: An Introduction

Trust can only be formed when team members are consistent and demonstrate a culture of accountability in the workplace. It is important to trust a team to do what it said it would do. With that, each employee in the team is accountable for his or her actions and results generated. One person’s shortcomings can… Continue reading Culture of Accountability in the Workplace: An Introduction

Take Initiative: Leadership Skills in the Workplace

Leadership skills in the workplace can make or break a business. A bad leader of operations can repel fruitful relationships with the employees. In fact, the wrong leader can scare employees away from even working for the company. The leader is the authoritative figure that serves as a role model and directs the team. This… Continue reading Take Initiative: Leadership Skills in the Workplace

FLSA Regulations and Computing Overtime Pay

For most companies, computing overtime pay is just part of doing business. You might not want the added expense, but there are times when it’s impossible to avoid it. And when employees do end up working over, you’re obligated to pay them properly. You’ll also want to calculate these extra wages correctly the first time… Continue reading FLSA Regulations and Computing Overtime Pay

Using a Work Schedule App For Strategic Shift Planning

Digital technology has revolutionized shift planning in recent years. Some companies might continue to lag behind, but changing staffing needs are forcing even the most stubborn businesses to reconsider. If your business is suffering the negative of consequences of poor shift planning, then a work schedule app might be your answer. Scheduling software is no… Continue reading Using a Work Schedule App For Strategic Shift Planning