Human Resources

2601, 2015

Drug Use Costs Employers

smoke-jointDrug use, abuse, or addiction among employees and their family members can cause expensive problems for business and industry, ranging from lost productivity, absenteeism, injuries, fatalities, theft and low employee morale, to an increase in health care, legal liabilities and workers’ compensation costs.

In addition, drug abuse […]

2612, 2014

Drug Use Expensive Problem for Business

1788218_2232590_1400592599Drug use, abuse, or addiction among employees and their family members can cause expensive problems for business and industry, ranging from lost productivity, absenteeism, injuries, fatalities, theft and low employee morale, to an increase in health care, legal liabilities and workers’ compensation costs.

In addition, drug abuse […]

1612, 2014

Role of the Supervisor

functionalneeds-6Over the years, the role of the supervisor has changed. At one time, supervisors were feared order-givers who told employees what to do and policed their work. Successful supervisors today are more likely to be good leaders, coaches, and motivators. Good supervisors are respected by their […]

412, 2014

Shaping Behavior at Work.

thumbs upFor managers and supervisors shaping behavior can is a critical skill to get the most out of their workforce. Shaping is a simple concept but very difficult to master. You can’t get from step 1 to step 10 in one easy move. You sometimes have […]

212, 2014

Why HR Really Does Add Value

HR-ImageIn order to add significant value to a business, HR must be able to support and enable the execution of strategy through building organizational capability. This is a role that cannot be automated, shared as a service, offshored or outsourced. It comes from an intimate knowledge […]

2511, 2014

The True Meaning of Human Capital

what-are-your-immigration-problems-sp-law-office-300x210The main value of a company does not lie in its systems, controls, or machinery and equipment. As much as technology and data systems may evolve, nothing substitutes the value provided by human capital. ¬†The biggest companies in the world are recognized by their talent and […]

2211, 2014

Cost of a Bad Hire

Bad EmployeeYour company loses more than time, money and effort by recruiting, hiring and training people who perhaps shouldn’t have been brought on in the first place. You must also deal with the havoc that the “wrong” employee can create: the business you may lose when […]

1811, 2014

Growing Labor Shortages on the Horizon

help_wantedOccupational data from the United States indicates that future labor shortages will cluster around three major categories of concern:

  • Health-related occupations. The same aging of the U.S. population that will curtail working-age population growth to as low as 0.15 percent by 2030 is also driving up demand […]
1611, 2014

Why Behavior Change is Hard

behaviorchangeAccording to one widely used theory (the transtheoretical model of behavior change), change occurs in five stages. Each stage is necessary before you can successfully move to the next, and stages can’t be hurried or skipped. The entire process can take a long time and may […]

911, 2014

Embrace 4 Habits to Be An Effective Boss

best_boss_ever_mugs-r3a053530b0724497b46c2adb5768f2f7_x7jg5_8byvr_512To become a highly effective boss, embrace the following four habits:

1. Focus on improvement.¬†Although it’s tempting to only scrutinize the numbers when measuring a company’s progress, qualitative matters count. Look at how employees try to boost their efficiency or learn from past mistakes.

Creating successful employees involves […]