5 Things No One Tells You About Becoming a Manager for the First Time

You may have long anticipated the opportunity to become a manager. You may have dreamed about how you would handle high-profile projects, take on responsibility, and train workers.   Whether you are in charge of one employee or an entire team,  making it to a managerial position for the first time can be a considerable change, the consequences of which …

Four Common Reasons Employees Leave

Every organization struggles with employee retention, whether it’s natural attrition due to retirement, employees receiving promotions, or workers who choose to leave the job. Employee turnover can be extremely costly to organizations, both in terms of revenue loss and reputation. The most effective managers will learn to recognize the early signs of employee dissatisfaction and act early enough to make …

Four Ways to Encourage Your Employees to be More Proactive

Effective managers are skilled at influencing their employees and other team members to work at acting proactively in their positions. Proactive employees are more productive and lead to exceptional teamwork, innovation, and success. In this article, we discuss four ways to encourage employees to become more proactive.   Create a Corporate Culture of Trust and Support   Teamwork is the …

Six Things To Always Do When Starting a New Job

The first day of a new job is a crucial time. The opportunity to get off on the right foot is invaluable and will never come again. Here, we share six critical elements of starting a new job. Be friendly. Personal connections are always meaningful in a business environment. Since it takes time for relationships to grow, get started immediately …

Staff Motivation: Are You Killing It?

Business owners and executives spend a lot of time thinking about their customers, but sometimes that forget about their internal customers: their employees. How do you keep them enthused about the work they’re doing, about the company, and possibly even about you? When it comes to staff motivation, are you promoting or diminishing it? To create a positive office culture, …

The Future of Work and Mapping Employee Engagement

Mapping based on feedback is critical to understanding the individuals who make up a workforce. Comprehensive thinking about overall employee experience provides valuable insights into what employees are thinking and feeling while handling customer service tasks and other responsibilities. In this article, we discuss how active employee engagement can help deal with poor motivation, morale issues, and other distractions before …

The ROI of Using a PEO

Laurie Bassi and Dan McMurrer McBassi & Company September 2019 Introduction  The areas where PEOs can deliver significant value to their clients can be divided into three broad categories:  Improving clients’ ability to attract, motivate, and retain employees; Enabling clients to focus on their core businesses while PEOs handle all HR matters; and  Lowering HR-related expenditures The first two categories …

Department of Labor Finalizes New Overtime Rule

On September 24, 2019 the United States Department of Labor issued a final overtime rule regarding salaried employees. This rule has been anticipated and is considered long overdue since the last increase took place more than 15 years ago. The Obama administration attempted to nearly double the salary threshold in 2016 before a federal judge ruled that the increase was …

The Know How for Veterans Who Are Injured

We appreciate the time and sacrifices made by our veterans. We want them treated the best just as any other employee would be; however, there are potential pitfalls when seeking work-related injury treatment that is not a commonly known issue. Recently, StaffScapes has seen an increase in veterans seeking treatment for work-related injuries from the VA, rather than informing their …

Holiday Party Planning, How Early is Too Early?

Holiday parties are an excellent way to show appreciation for your employees and it’s not uncommon for companies host them toward the end of the year. But how soon is too soon to start planning a holiday party? That depends on what you would like to do. Are you planning dinner or a catered event? Surprisingly, these types of events …