How to Write Procedures that Increase a Supervisor’s Success

Do your team members come to you repeatedly with the same types of questions? Is it sometimes hard to make sure inexperienced staff gets trained on all the right stuff? Are your employees making more mistakes than you think is acceptable? If you’ve grown a business or organization yourself or have worked in one for…

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How Job Descriptions Can Promote Engagement

HR consultants in Lansing Michigan having a team meeting.

Managers often struggle with how to effectively empower team members.  How do we balance our responsibility of oversight with the autonomy that leads to engagement? The first step in answering that question may lie in the humble job description. The business world has a love-hate relationship with job descriptions, as demonstrated by the praise and…

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How to Build an Effective Employee Survey

In a previous article, “Are Your Employees Really Happy?“, we sang the praises of employee satisfaction surveys.  It busted a few myths about them and discussed why surveys are an essential business tool. Since the article ran, I’ve been asked, “What questions should a survey include?” This article will give you some things to consider…

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How to Build and Maintain a Safe Workplace (Part 2)

Work injuries in the U.S. resulted in 104 million lost workdays in 2017.  70 million of those were due to injuries incurred in 2017, and 34 million were due to injuries in prior years (The National Safety Council, injuryfacts.nsc.org). If that doesn’t motivate you to pay close attention to workplace safety and health, here’s another…

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