You may have been hearing a lot of talk about a blended workforce, but what exactly is it? A blended workforce is a mixture of in-office employees which are in a traditional setting with offsite freelancers. The benefits to this type of workforce are many, and it’s becoming an increasingly frequent arrangement in the workforce. So, what’s so great about this type of arrangement? Some advantages The advantages of a blended workforce are good for...
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At times, an employee that you’ve hired may seem to be the perfect fit for your company culture. But then little issues crop up, and you wonder if you have made the right choice. Or, an employee that you’ve had working for you for a good while starts to act inappropriately or shows signs off discontentment. What do you do in situations like this? Small employee problems that can get out of control If your...
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You always want to make a good impression on clients and colleagues. Being dressed with confidence and being well-groomed is an essential not to be overlooked. How you dress can affect your position at work and getting promotions as well. One wrong fashion choice could make the difference between losing or gaining a client, not getting the job you want or making a bad impression at a client meeting. Below are some helpful ideas to...
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In the workplace, there are basic common sense rules which every employee should practice. From good manners to other rules being followed, these things make everyone’s work life easier. Another point is that following the rules can help to advance your career opportunities. Rules for good manners Everyone should know what good manners are and what they aren’t. But you would be surprised at how many co-workers don’t use them. A refresher course is listed...
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Sometimes it may cross your mind why your business needs an HR department. But if you think about it, the HR department is always working steadily in the background of your business making sure everything is running smoothly. They are important in many areas; from strategic planning to the image of the company. So below are the different departments of HR and how they work within your business. Training and development: The Human Resources Department...
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It’s your first day at the office, and you’re nervous. You’re not too sure of the office protocol, you don’t really know where your desk is yet, and you almost feel like it’s the first day of school. But there are the same day to day challenges and other stressful situations of a job that you are expected to handle. So below are some suggestions to help you deal with the challenges of your first...
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You’ve hired a new employee who you thought would be perfect for the job. However, the employee doesn’t seem to be fitting into the company culture. You can’t quite put your finger on what’s wrong, but something is. So,what behaviors should you look for that are red flags then? How do you terminate an employee that just isn’t working out? Red flag behaviors There are some behavior indicators which you can look for that tell...
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You may tell your employees thank you occasionally throughout the year, but during the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s really a good idea to show your appreciation and thankfulness. So, below are some suggestions to do just that: Have a Thanksgiving meal for your staff:  Either the week before Thanksgiving or the week off, set aside time for everyone to take a lunch break together. Your employees can enjoy a meal together and socialize. You can organize...
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There are many reasons why background checks need to be conducted on employees before hiring them. These background checks can help keep your business, your clients, and your employees safe. A background check will look for criminal records, but also it will check out employment and education history. It will ensure that applicants are who they say they are and that they aren’t wanted nationally or even internationally for some crime. You do have to...
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Just because your office is having a party doesn’t mean you can break loose. Even though it’s a party, it’s still a business function, and you don’t want to do anything which might jeopardize that promotion, right? So, you need to know what office party etiquette is so that you don’t do something stupid where you ruin your very hard-earned reputation.   Here are some rules for office party etiquette which will keep you out...
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