Boosting employee relations

Boosting employee relations

For a functioning company, employees have to be able to work together and communicate. Their relationships can be the difference between an ok team and a great one. People who enjoy their work are more productive and employee communications can be a contributing factor. Instigate:A good employer will help foster the working relationship of their…

Professional phone and e mail etiquette

Professional phone and e-mail etiquette

Maintaining a professional voice when communicating in the workplace is crucial, especially when corresponding with superiors or new clients or colleagues. Use of e-mail and phone calls greatly enhance our communication reach and enable us to quickly respond to a task. Like in-person interaction, e-mail and phone conversations have social conventions to follow. E-mail:E-mailing has…

Improving office communication

Improving office communication

Communication between co-workers is vital but a growing reliance on social media to converse threatens to distract workers. If you need to contact someone and you use social media messaging, you run the risk of them getting distracted by their phone in the process. Here are a few ways you can communicate with employees without…

Conflict resolution tips for leaders

Conflict resolution tips for leaders

Workplace conflict is inevitable, which is why you must manage arguments between your staff to keep your office environment professional and productive. Establish office rules of engagementYour code of conduct and workplace policies should make your job easier as a manager. Clear expectations for how staff interact with one another is key to setting the…

Staff bonding tips

Staff bonding tips

A tight-knit staff will work more effectively as a team and provide a positive impact on your workplace. Encourage your employees to bond with each other through a range of activities so you can reap the benefits of a friendly office. Staff karaoke nightTake your Friday night staff drinks to the next level by booking…

Promoting gender equality in the workplace

Promoting gender equality in the workplace

All of your staff must feel equally valued and treated fairly to keep your workers motivated, reduce staff turnover and avoid damage to your reputation as an employer. Keep in mind the following strategies to make sure you are promoting gender equality in your workplace. Put a policy in placeAn equal opportunity policy that is…

Dealing with a grieving employee

Dealing with a grieving employee

Grief is an inevitable part of life, and it is something you will encounter in your workplace. There are several strategies you can use to assist your employee when they are dealing with a loss in their life, which will benefit them and make sure your business stays on the right track. Have a one-on-oneCalling…

Developing a successful mentoring program

Developing a successful mentoring program

Spotting talent early and nurturing it will benefit your business by strengthening your staff and ensuring that high performing, high potential employees remain loyal to you. Here are tips to develop a successful mentoring program. Give it some thoughtWhen developing your mentoring program, you need to establish your aim. Do you want the proteges to…

Preventing workplace fatigue

Preventing workplace fatigue

Workplace fatigue damages morale, increases errors made by staff and can lead to an overall decline in the quality of your business. Steps you can take to prevent and reduce workplace fatigue are provided below. Educate your workersYour employees should be informed about the symptoms of fatigue and the lifestyle choices they can take to…

Become a master of delegation

Become a master of delegation

For leaders and entrepreneurs chronic stress, fatigue and feeling overwhelmed point to one obvious and overlooked solution: you need to delegate. Delegation is a lot easier said than done because there is a definite art to letting go. Although entrusting employees with tasks you have been in charge of can be a struggle, a leader…