Entries by Trisha Crigger

Companies: Consider up-to-date tech tools for your employees

Most company owners and managers agree that recruiting costs have increased, high-quality employees are in high demand and short supply, and employees are their biggest asset. But companies often fall short when providing valued employees the tools and technology that they need to help them be successful. This is something that should be high on […]

Don’t be distracted. Practice driving defensively.

Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from the road and can greatly increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash. Employees should learn about the types of distracted driving and what they can do to be proactive while on the road. There are three main types of distraction: […]

Employee burnout can cause high turnover and increased business costs

A recent poll of more than 600 HR professionals from companies and industries of varying sizes found that employee burnout affects 95 percent of all organizations. This same study found that the three main factors affecting employee burnout are: unfair compensation, unreasonable workloads and too much required overtime or after-hours work. Further analysis showed that […]

Take care when implementing workplace English-language policies

Use caution when adopting “English only” language policies in your workplace. Employers that want to implement a language policy should be prepared to provide evidence that its purpose is more than a personal preference on the part of the manager or business owner. Although there are certainly situations in which employers may appropriately require that […]

Would you marry me? Would you hire me? Tips for finding staff with leadership and other key skills

Would you consider marrying someone you have never met before, but looks good on paper? I’m guessing most people would not accept a marriage proposal from someone they have not previous met, even if that person looked great on paper. A job offer is similar in that it can be a potentially life-changing event that […]

Consider this: Who is your trusted business partner?

Who comes to your mind when you hear the words “Trusted Business Partner”? Many would quickly respond with my “CPA, banker, lawyer, or partner.” These individuals have absolutely earned the title. You hear about this term often now, because people are working hard to earn this moniker as they realize the impact it has on […]

Preparing for a workplace violence event in your company

Also see Part 1: Employers can take steps to prevent workplace violence The increasing number of workplace violence incidents in our country have employees increasingly concerned for their safety at work. Last week’s blog addressed many ways employers can prevent workplace violence. Those suggestions range from strong employment practices throughout the employment life cycle, to […]