When two or more of your employees are having issues and not getting along, it can cause tension for everyone else. Being hostile, moody or combative can make other employees on edge, not to mention unable to get their work done. Their desk time will be miserable. Arguments, disagreements and feuds can crop up for numerous reasons even if you have an excellent company culture too. It could be a power struggle, one person thinking...
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When you manage a business, plus handle clients or customers too on a day-to-day basis, you have to be careful on trying days. Those days could be from dealing with a difficult employee or client, or perhaps from an expected shipment that didn’t arrive on time. Whatever the reason, you can’t let it get the best of you. Because maybe you’ll say something then to an employee that will be misunderstood. Or even worse, you...
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There are some behaviors which employees do that can sabotage other workers’ morale. The employee may be an excellent worker, but these kinds of negative behaviors and the attitude that goes along with them can do some serious harm. Because something like this is unpleasant to deal with also, managers may try to ignore it, but shouldn’t. The employee may need some one-on-one coaching to break these disruptive behavior habits which a good manager can...
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Knowing how to communicate with co-workers, clients and bosses is important to success on your job. If you can communicate what you’re thinking and exchange ideas, it’s easier to get ahead. Improving communication and interpersonal skills can be beneficial to your career. So, what are some suggestions to not only improve your interpersonal skills, but on how to use body language as well, which is part of communication. Assumptions: You can’t always assume that someone...
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Having an employee who is bad with time management doesn’t make them a bad employee; it may be a skill which they never properly developed. However, with some proper coaching, it’s something which can be learned and overcome.   How can you help? The first thing you may want to figure out is why the employee is having this issue. Are you not stating clearly your expectations? For example, the A-team is having a meeting...
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A performance evaluation of an employee’s work performance is an important part of making sure the employee is meeting the requirements of the job. It also gives an opportunity to identify and under achieving issues. Too, this gives the employee a chance to discuss any concerns they may have. In addition, employees that understand what role they play in the business will help keep them motivated and productive. With a performance review being reviewed can...
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There are several reasons why it’s important to have employee engagement to make a success of your company. The explanation of employee engagement is when your employees have the ability to be present, energized and focused at their jobs. So, if your employees feel that their work matters and that it’s important to the company also, then they will go out of their way to perform their best. They will then be happier and take...
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Employee absence can cost your business money, affecting how your business runs. Employees who call in sick, or don’t show up for work for one reason or another can create a myriad of problems. These can range from companies not being able to complete project assignments to other employees becoming resentful. You have to be proactive then with employees who miss work and also have solutions to the problem. Putting solutions in place Having a...
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Recognizing and rewarding your employees for outstanding work and dedication to their jobs is your expression of appreciation for their hard work. Everyone likes a pat on the back and a “good job done” now and then too. Now there are informal ways to show your employees appreciation and formal ways; both are good for encouraging your employees. This will lead to a better working environment and higher retention and productivity. Informal recognition There are...
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A toxic employee can become an employable person with the right employer and some coaching from an employer who cares. One way to do this coaching with toxic employees is to disengage bad behavior and remain neutral, but diplomatic. Also, when dealing with toxic behavior, you can address the issue with a solution that’s positive so that the behavior is disengaged. So, what are the toxic behaviors and the solutions to these kinds of bad...
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