Scorecards & Measuring Performance are Important for Company Success

Posted by Employer Flexible on September 21, 2020

It is no secret that professional football is big business, but some people would be surprised how much NFL teams have in common with big companies such as Google and Amazon when it comes to measuring performances and using scorecards to target success.

Take the NFL 2020 season opener between defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans, for example.

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Topics: Productivity, performance

Hosting an Effective Virtual Company Meeting

Posted by Employer Flexible on September 10, 2020

Most people have a love-hate relationship with meetings. They love productive meetings, but hate time spent away from their desks.

Then there is humorist Dave Barry, who has a hate-hate relationship with meetings, saying: “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings’.” With apologies to Barry, meetings are not going away any time soon.

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Topics: Productivity, COVID-19, Remote Work

How to Prepare Your Business for Flu Season

Posted by Employer Flexible on January 13, 2020

Flu season is here. Unfortunately, far too few businesses have invested heavily in combating the flu season as part of their risk management plans. One case of the flu where an employee comes to work while infected can spread through your entire staff like wildfire — eradicating productivity and making your office look like a ghost of Christmas past.

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Topics: Productivity, Employee Benefits

Is Your Business Prepared For 2019?

Posted by Employer Flexible on October 17, 2018

Each year there are new advances that seem to change the game for businesses, small and large. Whether the latest trends surface in social media, the marketing department, or in new regulations for the finance department to wrestle, success in the new year means being prepared for the upcoming trends.

In 2019 we'll see some evolution that is completely new. You'll also notice that some of the things you've already started to master will continue to be important in the upcoming year. Here are some of the trends to keep your eyes on.

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Topics: Productivity, Human Resources, HR

Employee Reviews

Posted by Employer Flexible on July 24, 2018

Critics of the performance review have long pushed for its extinction. And it's easy to jump on the bandwagon. When implemented incorrectly, performance reviews can feel outdated, cumbersome, and outright disingenuous. But when handled strategically, the performance review can bring benefits that far outweigh the cost of the process.

Here are five key reasons to keep and perhaps upgrade the performance review for your organization.

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Topics: Productivity, performance, Human Resources, HR

Employee Benefits Can Benefit Employers Too

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 23, 2018

All businesses are bound by law to provide at least the legal minimum of employee benefits. What qualifies as the legal minimum varies by state and your company's size. Regardless of the legal minimum for your company, however, it makes good business sense to offer employee benefits beyond the basics.

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Topics: Productivity, performance

At What Point Can Your Business Benefit From a PEO?

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 2, 2018

A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) like Employer Flexible is a third-party firm that manages a company’s administrative management tasks. Tasks such as employee benefits, payroll, and human resources are crucial to the success of any business. With a PEO, business-owners have more time to take care of what really matters: the bottom line.

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Topics: Productivity, PEO, Human Resources, HR

The Importance of Work-Life Balance

Posted by Employer Flexible on November 22, 2017

Many of today's executives, managers and employees continually check their phone or personal laptop for work-related emails when they should be spending time relaxing with their family. Consider this 2016 survey from Deloitte that revealed that Americans collectively check their phones 8 billion times per day, which comes out to an average of 46 checks per day for each American.

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Topics: HR Trends, Productivity

Rethinking Performance Reviews

Posted by Employer Flexible on November 20, 2017

Why Annual Reviews Are No Longer Adequate

Over the past few years, there has been a seismic shift in thinking when it comes to performance reviews. Most HR managers, department leaders and — perhaps most of all, employees — will love the fact that many leaders are rethinking performance reviews. 

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Topics: HR Trends, Productivity, performance

The Benefits of Continuous Learning in the Workplace

Posted by Employer Flexible on November 15, 2017

Agile and Skilled Employees are Essential Components of a Workplace Today

The modern workplace relies heavily on employees who actively seek and quickly absorb new information. These agile and skilled employees can help your business thrive in today's fast-paced, highly competitive and continually evolving business world. 

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Topics: Continuous Learning, HR Trends, Productivity