Help Employees Create Career Plans for 2019 and Beyond!

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  With the business world in a constant state of evolution, often because of advances in technology, and the labor pool shrinking, companies need to go the extra mile if they want to keep their employees engaged. Your workers are an asset and, by helping them identify clear pathways for advancement, you can show your… Read more »

Can You Keep Employees Engaged During the Busiest Time of the Year?

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  When employees are scrambling at work and juggling personal responsibilities related to the holidays, keeping them engaged on the job becomes increasingly challenging. After all, your staff likely has a lot on their mind, and not all of it relates to their position. Luckily, there are things you can do to boost engagement, ensuring… Read more »

3 Ways Tech Can Improve Employee Health

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  The basics of good health have remained largely unchanged over the decades, focusing on key points like getting exercise, eating balanced diets, and getting sufficient sleep. However, how people monitor success in these arenas has changed dramatically, predominately thanks to technology. When it comes to good health, the benefits extend beyond the person’s own… Read more »

Rewarding Employees Without Breaking the Bank

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  When you manage an exceptional team, wanting to reward their effort is completely natural. However, many companies can’t afford to spend a bundle on their employees, or even just their top performers. When options like expensive gifts, generous bonuses, or raises aren’t affordable, it can be frustrating. This is especially true if you want… Read more »

Why You Need to Work on Workplace Diversity

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  Most business leaders understand the value of diversity in the workplace. Bringing people together from different backgrounds can lead to innovation and more effective problem solving, allowing the cumulative life experience of the team to create additional value. However, when it comes to creating a diverse workplace, not all companies take the right approach…. Read more »

Employee Engagement That Works for Everyone

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  While technology has been a boon in many workplaces, it isn’t without its drawbacks. Today, people expect their information in quick snippets and, at times, even instantaneously. This has led to the rise of efficient collaboration software, but has also rendered communications options like email, employee newsletters, and even intranet announcements to become less… Read more »

Are You Prepared for Your Employees’ Maternity Leave?

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  When an employee is getting ready to head out on maternity leave, the situation is both exciting and daunting for the employer. Often, it means a valuable staff member will be away for an extended period, and their absence will be felt by their co-workers, manager, and even the entire company. However, if you… Read more »

How to Properly Onboard Your New Welders

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  When a new welder comes in on their first day, some companies don’t spend much time familiarizing them with the environment, introducing them to team members, or providing them with helpful information that will allow them to excel. Instead, they give them the basics of what they need to know and then largely leave… Read more »

Want to Improve Retention Rates? Read This Advice!

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  Improving your retention rates comes with a range of benefits. First, it means you won’t need to recruit as often, since fewer vacancies occur. Second, it can keep your costs down in key areas like recruitment and training. Finally, it creates peace of mind when high turnover is a thing of the past. Making… Read more »

Keep Your Michigan Workplace Engaged This Summer With These Tips

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  When it comes to managing productivity, summer can be one of the most challenging periods. Many employees begin heading out on vacations, or are at least planning them, and it isn’t uncommon for thoughts about spending time out of the office to dominate the workplace, especially on beautiful summer days. During the summer, focusing… Read more »