by Dan Oswald May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. —Nelson Mandela Life is full of choices. Some big, some small. Every day we are faced with choices, and once we decide between Option A and Option B, we head down a new path. What occurs after we make the choice is a […]
Month: November 2015
by Al Vreeland A bill signed into law over the summer will significantly strengthen Alabama employers’ ability to enforce noncompete agreements when the law takes effect January 1, 2016. The state’s old noncompete statute makes a broad statement that noncompete agreements are void. It then creates several exceptions into which courts have shoehorned the modern […]
With flu season making its approach, your company is probably beefing up by offering flu shots and telling employees to wash their hands. But are your efforts being wasted, especially when your employees are still acting like children? Recently, the Metro Planning and Design Services department for the city of Louisville, Kentucky has had to […]
Some believe that the 8-hour workday is an arbitrary number of hours to work—one that needs adjusting. A number of companies in Sweden are switching to the 6-hour workday. But will it work? If so, would it work here?
Focusing on a common external threat is often an effective way for a company to execute its business strategy, according to a study, “Executing Corporate Strategy: A Global Study.” However, the challenge is to not create a culture of fear in the process, which could stifle innovation and risk-taking.
By Max Lytvyn, Grammarly The most valuable employees are those who emotionally invest themselves in the mission and culture of your organization. In order to retain your best workers you must hire candidates who resonate with the values of your company. Managers often simplify employee retention strategy by focusing on perks and rewards. But the […]
By Bob Urichuck If you want a happier, more productive work environment that motivates and keeps employees, focus on recognizing what they and—just as importantly—you do right. While we see ranking of the factors that drive performance shifting with each study over time, recognition holds its own as a powerful motivator at all levels of […]
By Catherine Moreton Gray, JD Employers must become “Talent Mobilizers,” according to Dr. Susan Lawley of Lee Hecht Harrison. Talent must be positioned to quickly adapt to rapid change, which means developing a “hyper-efficient workforce” with “just-in-time employees who are skilled, prepared, and ready to move into new roles quickly,” Lawley explained at the American […]
By Holly K. Jones, J.D. Take a moment and picture your workforce. They come in each day and serve customers, build products, promote brands, and counsel clients, but what is their “why?” What are the primary factors that drive your employees to come into work, even when they have a case of the Mondays? Maybe […]
by Dennis Merley Baseball hall of famer Yogi Berra passed away in September at the age of 90. In addition to being a great player for the perennial champion New York Yankees in the 1950s and early 1960s, he was known as a type of clown-prince for his penchant for amusing malapropisms related to baseball […]