Find Your Management Style Sweet Spot

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The key to effective leadership is finding your sweet spot—knowing your strengths, your passions, and where you’re most likely to be productive and engaged. Those are the tasks you should spend the most time on. By further developing those strengths, you’ll become more motivated and inspire those around you to do the same. When your… Read more »

3 Reasons You NEED to Show You’re Thankful for Your Employees

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Showing your appreciation for your employees is one of the most important things you can do to keep up your morale and build loyalty from your team. There are lots of ways to show your gratitude—a thank you note, simple recognition, monetary bonus, and gifts—but it’s not what you award, it’s that you acknowledge them…. Read more »

3 Ways to Get Organized for PTO Just in Time for the Holidays

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Here come the holidays! Which means extra food, extra parties, extra gifts, and…best of all, extra requests for some time off from your staff! The flood of requests can induce a few moments of panic, especially if your business tends to pick up at this time of year. But if you plan ahead and stay… Read more »

How Can You Support Your Employees Who Have Kids Going Back to School?

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It’s that time of year again! The start of school can be stressful for any family—new routines, a change in schedule, a tough transition for everyone. And no matter what, the chances are good that some of that stress will carry over into your employees’ work life, so it could be a tough transition for… Read more »

Resources for Employee Performance Reviews

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Annual performance reviews are a crucial part of employee development. It’s a great opportunity to discuss job performance, set goals for professional development, establish objectives for contributing to the department’s mission, and discuss expectations and accomplishments. Here are some tips and some links for effective employee performance reviews. 5 Tips For Running Great Reviews Tip… Read more »

Safety First! Double-Check These OSHA Requirements

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In 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Below are the most cited violations of 2016 according to OSHA. Because they’re so common, these are requirements you should double check! Employers… Read more »

Why Authentic Leadership Can Get You the Results You Need From Employees

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Authentic leadership is a trendy term at the moment—because it’s effective. Unauthentic leaders hide behind masks and fancy titles, and their employees and team members often don’t fully trust them. An authentic leader cares about his individual team members, is an effective motivator, and keeps them focused on the team’s objectives and goals. He has… Read more »