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company culture
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3 Tips for Building a Culture of Trust in Your Workplace

As a business owner, you want your company culture to be positive.  When people think of business culture, they often think of cold, hard, and impersonal – but it doesn’t have to be that way.  Having a culture of trust in the workplace can help employees feel like they belong and are valued, which in turn makes them more focused and productive.  Here are three[...]

performance development
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What is Performance Development?

Performance development is a strategy that plays a vital role in any company. Performance development planning, or PDP, reduces the inaccuracies of the general annual review process and, instead, empowers the managers and employees to take an active approach toward positive management and better performance.  The Basics of Performance Development Planning&nbs[...]

employee handbook
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Developing an Employee Handbook: What to Include

An employee handbook is one of the most valuable resources a company can have. It contains vital information and guidance related to the company’s mission, values, and history. These handbooks should be a quick research guide for employees any time they have a question. Therefore, it should have everything an employee needs to know about company policies. Additiona[...]

dealing with change
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5 Tips for Dealing with Change

We all get used to our daily routines at work. Although it can be tedious at times, doing the same tasks day after day helps keep us on track. Even the smallest change in our routine can often throw us off, causing you to not perform your job as well as you usually do. Dealing with change can be tough for people.  Dealing with Change in the Workplace [...]

employee engagement
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Employee Engagement: Keeping Your Employees Passionate

Oftentimes, the idea of employee engagement is ignored by businesses. Businesses will hire an employee and will not attempt to keep the employee interested in work. Due to the lack of care of employee engagement, employee retention will skyrocket downward. The more a business applies employee engagement ideas into the workplace, the longer they will keep that employe[...]

diversity in the workplace
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Ensuring Diversity in Your Workplace

The right candidate for a job can come from a variety of different walks of life. Many great candidates get missed when companies don't do enough to foster a diverse work environment. Research has shown several benefits of diversity in the workplace, including offering different perspectives, quicker problem solving, increased profits, decreased employee turnover, an[...]

human capital
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Human Capital: Why Your Business Needs It

It is a well-known fact that an organization is only as good as its people. Each employee is an asset to the company and it would not be able to function without them. There is a term for what people are bringing to the table within an organization: Human Capital.  What is Human Capital? Human capital is not found on a company’s balance sheet with all th[...]

chronic absenteeism
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Dealing with Chronic Absenteeism in Your Workplace

Operating a workforce of any size can come with a wide array of challenges, with one of these being scheduling and punctuality. Tardiness or absenteeism, if not curbed, can become a far too often occurrence. It can go from once in a while to weekly or monthly in the blink of an eye. Although, there are methods to help resolve chronic absenteeism. Handling Chronic[...]

disgruntled employee
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5 Tips for Dealing with a Disgruntled Employee

When it comes to operating a company, employees are the most valuable asset. Employees are what keep a company productive, operating smoothly, and being financially positive. This is why it is important to keep employees in a positive and happy state of mind. Of course, there are times where an employee becomes disgruntled. This can be difficult to deal with. Fortuna[...]

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Employee Training and Turnover: A Correlation?

Training and development (T&D) in the hotel industry is often viewed as costly.  Choi and Dickson (2009) found that hospitality companies do not value training and as a result, hotel companies do not invest in T&D.  Moreover, Choi and Dickson (2009) argued that well-executed management training programs could reduce turnover and increase job satisfaction. [...]