Going for the Green: Iverson Brothers’ Passion and Focus Translates to Business

Posted by Employer Flexible on June 15, 2022

Employer Flexible has opened their first office in the state Montana in 2022.

We are excited to help companies based in Montana reach their full potential by assisting with all of their HR needs. Below is an article we wrote and distributed recently about two of our team members in Montana - Larry and Logan Iverson.

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Topics: HR, Leadership

Keep Calm and Carry On: Organizational Stability in an Uncertain World

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 11, 2022

Businesses in 2022 could use a good dose of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” spirit and leadership which led the British people through the darkest days of World War II.

While the world is not at war, per se, there are enough global challenges – COVID-19 pandemic, rampant inflation, supply chain woes, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – to test even the steeliest company’s resolve.

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Topics: Human Resources, HR, Leadership

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

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

Establishing Business Goals for 2022

Posted by Employer Flexible on December 13, 2021

For most businesses the past two years have been quite the rollercoaster ride with the pandemic, inflation, tight labor market, and supply chain issues all making day-to-day operations challenging.

For 2022 it is important for businesses to have a plan in place to succeed in an environment where the unexpected is expected.

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Topics: HR, Leadership

America Behaves Badly: Civility Lacking as We Return From the Pandemic

Posted by Employer Flexible on July 14, 2021

For more than a year the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to break all the old rules from government and public responses to medical treatment and vaccinations.

Now that vaccination rates are rising -- 56 percent of the U.S. with at least one dose and 48 percent fully vaccinated -- American’s are returning to public spaces, but it seems some have forgotten the “Golden Rule”.

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Topics: Human Resources, HR, Leadership

One-to-One Meetings are Critical for Employee, Team & Business Success

Posted by Employer Flexible on July 2, 2021

One-to-one meetings are more important than ever as many companies continue to guide a workforce that is remote or transitioning to a hybrid model with limited time in the office.

“Distance creates a new set of challenges that leaders must acknowledge and conquer so they can connect with and inspire their people. Maintaining relationships with your people—and strengthening relationships among your people—needs to be a primary objective,” writes William Arruda in Forbes.

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Topics: Productivity, Leadership

Do You Have the Leadership Traits to Move Beyond Middle Management?

Posted by Employer Flexible on May 13, 2021

There are a multitude of competent employees in managerial roles in today’s business world but only a select few seemingly have the leadership traits that can propel them to the next level in their careers.

Employees would rather follow a leader than a manager with a recent Cornell University-led study finding that “leaders” tend to be valued – and loved – more than “managers”.

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Topics: Leadership