By William Taylor
If you want higher productivity from your employees and better customer service, one way to achieve that is boosting employee engagement. A recent survey reported that about 63 percent of U.S. workers are not engaged in their jobs. When employees are disengaged, they lose productivity and can negatively impact the morale of other team members, too. When management actively seeks ways to boost employee engagement, it can have a direct positive effect on the company’s profitability. Here are seven steps that you can take.
Some training is required by federal or state law, other training is discretionary, but whichever you need, good training is essential to your company’s success. Let HR Daily Advisor give you the quick-reading and easy-to-implement training ideas you need for your kind of business.
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By William Taylor
Yesterday’s Advisor featured the first five of attorney Aaron Zandy’s 10 things we do to get sued. Today, the rest of the 10, including failure to pay correctly.
“It’s a case of perception vs. reality. The plaintiff perceives he (she) was disciplined, retaliated against, and harassed. The reality is different. He (she) was terminated for a legitimate, non-discriminatory, non-retaliatory reason by a professional, well-trained manager with supportive documentation.”
Yesterday’s Advisor began our list of the seven deadly sins of managers; today, we present Envy, Greed, and Sloth.
Highlights of the 2014 Training and Development Survey
- New hire orientation is the most commonly offered training topic, followed by sexual harassment and emergency procedures.
- HR conducts the training at 78 percent of respondents’ businesses.
- In the coming years, 86 percent expect to use more online training.
By Jilaine Parkes, president and founder of Sprigg Talent Management Systems
Creating and agreeing on a team charter can set team projects up for success. This is an opportunity to ensure that everyone involved at the team (and senior management) level knows why the project needs to be carried out, understands what the objectives and measures of success are, and has a clear idea of who is doing what and with what resources.