Safety Tips for the Workplace – Four “P’s” to Get You Started

Safety in the workplace is important. “Oh, I know,” you say. “Of course, it is.” No, really. Workplace safety is vital in any work setting. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.8 million non-fatal work injuries or illnesses occurred in 2018. (The most recent data has yet to be released.) There were also 5,250 work-related fatalities. The total …

Company Culture – It Begins with You

“Why is culture so important to a business? Here is a simple way to frame it. The stronger the culture, the less corporate process a company needs. When the culture is strong, you can trust everyone to do the right thing.”   — Brian Chesky, Co-founder, CEO of Airbnb  A company is defined by its culture. It sets the standard …

The Power of Praise and Appreciation

There is lots of science out there about the power of praise. It includes words like dopamine and neurotransmitters and nucleus accumbens. But science aside, it’s just human nature to respond to recognition. Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, put it this way, “Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free …

Will the Reliable Candidate Please Stand Up?

You want to hire reliable employees. Everyone does. But reliability can’t always be ascertained right away. It takes a track record. The candidate you’re interviewing hasn’t had the chance to build one yet – at least with your company. On top of that, turnover is expensive — so hiring without a good idea of someone’s dependability poses a risk factor. …

Building Diversity

If you checked in with us last month, you discovered a lot about diversity, what it is, and how it benefits your company. Diverse hiring isn’t something that comes naturally — simply because it’s human nature to be drawn to the familiar. But since building a diversified company is essential, today we move on to lessons in how to build …

Celebrate Labor Day

Just as Memorial Day seems to kick off the summer season, Labor Day symbolizes its end. But there’s more to Labor Day than closing the door on summer fun – it’s all about celebrating the American worker – could that be you? One could say that the backbone of American society is her labor/workforce. Since backbones are generally considered pretty …

Diversity is Not Your Enemy

Diversity. Today’s day and age have, perhaps, made it a hot-button sort of word. But diversity is truly a beautiful thing – not something to fear. Diversity comes in two packages. Inherent Diversity: Involves traits determined by birth (attributes often used to define demographics) – Age. Ethnicity. Gender. It could be called “surface level” diversity. It’s fairly easy to evaluate …