4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Employees

Employees
Hiring employees is expensive. Both the process of finding the right person and keeping them on are time-consuming and cost you money. But it is imperative to keep talented people on your team. However, if you’re paying to have them there, you understandably want to get as much out of them as you can. Making the most of each of your employees is essential if you want to get your money’s worth. That doesn’t mean treating them like bags of money you can wring dry, though. If you want them to reach their full potential, you have to be willing to nurture them. Employees who are treated like people will be more likely to work hard and stick around. If you want to make the most of yours, do the things below.

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Top 5 Reasons to Give Specialist Training to Your Employees

Training
Are you having problems keeping your staff engaged? Do you have a high turnover of employees? Do you get complaints about customer service? The answer to these dilemmas could lie in training provision. Proper training can not only help you get better results but it can also help motivate employees and improve employee engagement. Take a look at our top 5 benefits of specialist training:

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Improve Productivity and Security with Employee Monitoring Software

Monitoring
For business owners, and particularly small business ones, two of the biggest challenges they have to deal with are employee productivity and business security. Productivity determines how much sales and profit they can get out of their existing resources. While security is a necessity that they cannot live without. Even a single data breach can cost them thousands of dollars in litigation. Unfortunately, many business owns struggle in overcoming both these challenges.

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13 Best Companies to Work for in the Western United States

Best Workplaces
The following 13 businesses have proven they’re a remarkable place to work. According to Fortune, Google is still the best company to work for, but Google isn’t the only company that offers incredible benefits and competitive pay. The Western United States has number of cool, rewarding workplaces. You don’t have to sacrifice pay for a job you love. When you work for these companies, you truly get it all: competitive paychecks and a rewarding workplace.

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How Right Office Chairs Can Increase Employee Productivity

Office Chair
With findings from research upon research piling up, most employers are now paying attention to how the design and environment of the office can influence their workers and actually make them more productive. One such aspect highlighted is that the employees’ concentration is bound to be disrupted given they are forced to sit all day long on uncomfortable chairs. Understandably, this type of furniture proves to have an adverse effect on health too.

If, like all good employees, you are looking for ways to increase retention and productivity, the following reasons should help you consider improving the furniture with respect to both their cohesiveness to the office design on the whole as well as in terms of their quality as individual items.

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Safety on the Job – Importance of Small Business Safety Checklists

Safety
Running a small business can be an exciting venture as profits begin to grow and new employees are added to the payroll. However, one thing that many small business owners often overlook is that with growth come additional risks. Safety procedures for a handful of employees can be totally different than when there are twenty or thirty people milling about at their duties. From the front end where visitors and clients are received to shipping and receiving in the back end, there are safety procedures which should be in place in order to prevent an unfortunate accident.

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Infographic – Why You should Hire more Women in Executive Ranks

Marissa Mayer
Women run 30% of the world’s businesses, but make up only 5% of the executives at large corporations. Research proves that corporations see financial benefits when they have larger population of female executives. Women are considered as being more honest and ethical. They also provide fair pay and benefits as well as pay more attention to mentoring employees all of which lead to higher employee engagement and greater growth. Here is an Infographic that provides insights into female run corporations along with benefits they provide.

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Zen and the Art of Losing a Customer – Lessons from Avis Car Rental

Avis
Your front line employees who interface with customers regularly can make or break your business. These are the people in the call center providing help and answers to customers as well as calming them down when they call with complaints. They are also the ones working at front desk who direct customers properly and guide them through paper work, etc. When this employee is a manager with an authority the stakes are multiplied. At least with the employee the customer has hope to take the complaint to the manager, but when the buck stops at the manager and when the customer has lost all hopes of getting problem resolved you can be sure to lose him for life!

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How can Businesses Improve Security and Efficiency with Plastic ID Cards

Picture ID
In places such as schools, hospitals, leisure centres, sports clubs, building sites and many different businesses, there will be lots of different people onsite. In all of these places, it is important that you are able to identify people. This is so that people are able to know who they are talking to and what position they hold, but also for security reasons. This can be achieved through the use of high quality identification cards. These cards should display a photo ID, as well as all the relevant information about the holder. These ID cards can serve a bigger purpose than this however, and they can help to improve the entire operation that the business or organisation is running.

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A Fresh Approach to Equipment Training to Manage Risk

Equipment Training
Any person who is required to use equipment at the workplace needs to receive an adequate level of training in order to comply with health and safety requirements.

There are several ways by which your business can approach your training needs to meet certain minimum standards. You can either take the view that the bare minimum to meet legislation will suffice, or hopefully, you will take a fresher approach to equipment training and seek to empower employees with the skills and knowledge that will help them to develop a greater level of competence.

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