Tag: control

stress

Imbuing a Sense of Control to Combat Stress

Everyone experiences stress from time to time, both in their everyday life and at work. It can be an unpleasant but necessary part of the job. In fact, many managers engage in behavior that increases stress in their workforce in an attempt to keep their organizations operating at a high level. This can be done […]

leadership

Optimize Time, Maximize Potential: Let Your Team Lead

With organizations engaged in many competing actions and objectives, we’re often inundated with tasks and new initiatives that seem to go on forever. If you’ve ever been in three meetings at once, driven to your next appointment while responding to phone calls, or spent your weekend answering e-mails, you aren’t alone.

COVID-19

3 COVID-19 Lessons to Help Us Prepare for a Better 2021

From the rapid shutdown of the workplace, to the gradual return to the office, to the day-by-day challenges of coping with stress and dealing with guidance updates, COVID-19 has certainly kept me on my toes. Here are some reflections on when the virus became reality, where it has taken us this past year, and how […]

locus

Internal vs. External ‘Locus of Control’

One of the few guarantees in business, as with life, is that there will always be roadblocks, obstacles, stumbles, and setbacks. Plans don’t always work out as expected, goals aren’t always reached, and the competition sometimes prevails.

A Commitment to Changing the Face of D&I in the Oil and Gas Industry

Notoriously known as one of the oldest “boys clubs,” the oil and gas industry has a rigid approach to the way things are done and who has been able to succeed. Vicki Knott started Crux OCM to shake up the status quo, pushing for better safety standards and company values that allow workers to thrive.

independent contractor

Economic Reality Check: Is Your Independent Contractor an Employee in Disguise?

The traditional lines between contractors and employees are fading fast as outsourcing continues to gain popularity. The “gig” economy leads people to pursue freelance careers, working several jobs or maintaining a “side hustle.” Technological advancements allow more flexibility in where, when, and how jobs are completed, further blurring traditional distinctions between contractors and employees. Yet […]

joint employer

DOL Releases Final Rule to Clarify Joint Employment

On January 12, 2020, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) announced the release of a final rule clarifying issues surrounding joint employment, which is of particular interest to employers that use staffing agencies, have franchise relationships, and use subcontractors. The effective date of the new rule is March 16, 2020.

Have You Heard of Lifestyle Spending Accounts?

In a highly competitive hiring landscape, employers are looking for ways to differentiate themselves to prospective employees. One option is to provide a more attractive or unique benefits package by including new and interesting benefit options.