CATEGORY: Employee Relations

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Helping a New Hire Get Off to a Good Start

Posted by Eric Friedman

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Helping new employees get off to a good start can have big benefits for the company as well as the new hire. In addition to increasing morale, it can save the company money and time, increasing the productivity of the new hire as well as the whole team. Since not understanding what is expected and a lack of proper training are common reasons for employees to leave, putting the effort into starting a new hire off right can save the company the cost of finding another new hire. In addition, misunderstanding of job functions or company policies can result in lost revenue. The best approach starts at the job interview, where company expectations for the position should be made as clear as possible. A detailed description of the job func [...]
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How to Handle Job Stress

Posted by Eric Friedman

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While some amount of stress – such as having a schedule with deliverable dates – can help in workplace productivity, too much stress can have the opposite effect, making workers less productive, and even leading to depression and other health issues. Workers who are stressed are less committed to their jobs, and have more absences and a higher level of turnover. According to the World Health Organization, “Stress results from a mismatch between the demands and pressures on the person, on the one hand, and their knowledge and abilities, on the other. It challenges their ability to cope with work.” The demands and pressures of a job can be addressed by looking at how your organization is structured. Are the expectations reason [...]
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The Generation Divide in Workplace Communication We Face as Managers

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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With four generations active in the workforce, communicating effectively with each individual in his or her preferred style is one of a manager’s many challenges. We’ll take a look at each generation’s preferred method, and how to develop a communication strategy to satisfy each employee in his or her own unique way. The oldest generation in the workplace is getting ready to retire, and the newest is about to start a first part-time job while still in high school. Knowing about communication styles is an important skill to possess as our workplace gets more diverse. Traditionalists (1922-1943) Their communication style is a direct reflection of their generation name. Traditionalist feel that no news is good news. As a superviso [...]
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