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Employee Appreciation Day

With “National Bosses Day” upon us, I began to wonder if there’s a specific day of the year that is set aside to honor and appreciate employees who are not managers. Sure, there’s Labor Day, which focuses on the American labor movement and the contributions that all workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and…

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What’s That Smell?

As a Consultation Specialist, I talk to managers, supervisors, and Human Resources professionals every day about concerns in their workplaces. I never know what the caller on the other end of the phone is going to call about and just when I feel like I’ve heard every scenario in the book, I’ll hear something new.…

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7 Reasons an EAP is a Strategic Advantage

In today’s business environment, organizations look for competitive advantages in every aspect of their operations. An effective, well-communicated benefits program can make a significant contribution to a company’s competitive position by aiding recruiting efforts, increasing employee engagement, and improving employee retention. Employee assistance programs (EAPs), while not as visible as medical or retirement plans, are…

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Managers and Delegation

Delegation: The assignment of responsibility or authority to another person (normally from a manager to one of his/her employees) to carry out specific activities. However, the person who delegated the work remains accountable for the outcome of the delegated work. It is one of the core concepts of management leadership. Whether you are a newer…

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How Engaged are Your Employees?

Employee engagement is essential to productivity, workplace culture, and the bottom line. Despite increasing efforts by employers to improve engagement, it remains stagnant. In fact, 70% of employees are disengaged according to Gallup’s “State of the American Workplace” report. And the same report concludes that companies who have engaged workers experience 147% higher earnings per…

Top 15 Management Tips

Beginning this year, some of my colleagues will be contributing to the monthly manager/leadership blog posts. This way, you will be able to get some other perspectives on the topics of supervision, human resources and overall leadership. I will still be contributing to this topic every few months. On the other months, I will be writing…