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Workplace Guidelines: Handling Employee Grievances

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 7, 2022

It is unrealistic to expect that your employees will never have any complaints about their jobs or workplace conditions.

It is realistic, however, for your company to have policies and procedures in place to handle employee grievances in a timely and professional manner, which can go a long way to bolstering your employee retention and workplace culture.

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Topics: Human Resources, HR, Leadership

8 Urgent Steps Businesses Should Take to Protect Against Cyberattacks

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 4, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the response by the United States and other Western allies has prompted fears of a massive cyberwar with American businesses as potential targets.

“The Russian-Ukraine conflict could trigger a massive cyberwar, "New Scientist" surmised. An unprecedented cyberwar is likely, Senator Marco Rubio warned,” wrote The Atlantic in February. “Cyberwar sounds bad – and it is.”

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Topics: Cyber Security, cyber attack, Risk Management

Importance of Continuous Learning on Employee Wellness, Career Advancement

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 22, 2022

Employers and employees both agree that continuous learning can have a positive impact on employee wellness and career advancement, as well as improving workplace culture and, best of all, your business's bottom line.

“The vast majority of U.S. workers say that new skills and training may hold the key to their future job success,” according to a Pew Research Center survey.

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Topics: Continuous Learning, Employee Benefits, small business

How to Counter Employee Burnout

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 15, 2022

When it comes to employee burnout, the numbers speak for themselves, with 86 percent of U.S. employers saying that mental health, stress, and burnout are a priority in 2022.

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Topics: HR Trends, COVID-19, Employee Burnout

Inflation Balancing Act: Businesses Must Move Wages & Revenue in Tandem

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 10, 2022

Business owners are facing an issue many have not experienced in their lifetime as inflation reached its highest level since 1982 with consumer prices jumping 7 percent last year.

“The last time inflation was this high, Ronald Reagan was in the White House, Olivia Newton-John was all over the radio, and the cool new computer was the Commodore 64, named for its 64 kilobytes of memory. Oh, and there was a new soft drink about to hit the shelves,” NPR’s Kelsey Snell said of a time before Diet Coke was an option.

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Topics: small business, The Great Resignation, Supply Chain

The Importance of Teamwork in Today’s Work Environment

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 4, 2022

Part of the enigma of U.S. history is the apparently opposing dynamic forces of American “Rugged Individualism” vs. teamwork.

The authors of “Rugged Individualism: Dead or Alive?” wrote, “Reaching back to the founding, rugged individualism has defined American character and uniqueness. It has been described as the “master assumption” of American political and economic thought. The combination of individual liberty in America’s founding and the frontier spirit provided the rich soil in which it has grown and developed.”

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Topics: Productivity, performance, The Great Resignation

We Need to Have a Chat: Importance of Constructive Feedback

Posted by Employer Flexible on February 23, 2022

If you have spent any time in a workplace you probably have experienced various levels of feedback from your employer.

Those sit-downs, both formally in scheduled performance reviews and informally when the boss asks you to step into their office, come in all varieties.

Sometimes the feedback can come off as superfluous with an uncaring supervisor quickly checking generic boxes that provide no real insight or help to sharpen your role with the company.

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Topics: Productivity, performance, Human Resources, HR, Leadership

Business Owners Challenge: Embracing Change in the Face of Uncertainty

Posted by Employer Flexible on February 18, 2022

Has there ever been a harder time for business owners to make decisions than right now?

That can certainly be the perception from Wall Street to Main Street with a confluence of factors leading to decision paralysis including:

“2022 is shaping up to be one of the hardest years ever to run a company – even harder than 2020, when the pandemic first hit, corporate leaders and analysts tell us,” wrote Emily Peck and Erica Pandey, this month, in Axios.

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Topics: small business, COVID-19, Leadership

Improve Workplace Culture to Combat Resignation, Boost Productivity

Posted by Employer Flexible on February 15, 2022

Nearly two years of a global pandemic has wrought economic and emotional turmoil on the average employee, but businesses that focus on improving their workplace culture can counter “The Great Resignation” while boosting overall productivity.

“Corporate culture may be the most important aspect of employee satisfaction. A strong corporate culture can be the differentiator in helping a company barely survive to actively thrive, especially in challenging times.” Matthew Rolnick, vice president of sales at Yaymaker, wrote in Forbes.

And these have been some of the most challenging times for managers in memory with an average of four million Americans resigning each month last year in what has been called “The Great Resignation”.

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Topics: Productivity, Employee Benefits, The Great Resignation

How “The Great Resignation” Will Affect Businesses in 2022

Posted by Employer Flexible on February 10, 2022

It is incredibly hard to envision just how historic “The Great Resignation” has been with a record number of American workers voluntarily quitting their jobs month after month.

Consider this: the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has been tracking the number of U.S. workers who quit their jobs each month, and prior to last year, the record for quits in a single month was 3.6 million in July 2019.

Last year, nearly 4 million U.S. workers quit their jobs in April and the number of quits stayed above that 3.6 million high-water mark for each of the next eight months.

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Topics: Human Resources, The Great Resignation