Archive for the ‘Employee Relations’ Category

Diversity in the Workplace

Many companies nowadays are trying to create a diverse workplace of different people from different backgrounds.  Not only does diversity add richness to your workforce, but also add new challenges.  However, many employers fail to realize that they tend to look into how different a potential employee is from his future workmates?Look for similarities, not differences – No matter what race, gender, religion, or lifestyle your potential employee possesses, recruiters should still approve an appli…

Surviving as a Young Manager

After several years-or even months-of hard work, you are promoted into an executive position.  It may feel great at first, becoming a young manager, but you then realize that the work is no walk in the park.  For one, you find yourself being envied by other people who have been on the job longer yet have been passed out in the promotion process.  How should you cope?Do not be afraid of being lonelyYour ability to work alone put you in that executive position.  You may be buddies with other worke…

Recession Planning for Business

News about the United States recession has hit the average Americans, and fears begin to rise about rising prices and higher costs of debt payments.  This is why the company should contribute, even in their own little way, to make the impact of recession less of a burden for employees.Study your company’s strategic planTake a look on your company’s strategic framework, including your mission and vision statements, as well as your company values and even annual goals.  Determine if this framework…

Dealing with a Difficult Coworker

Different kinds of people exist in your workplace, and you more likely do not gel with some of your colleagues. There are different kinds of difficult people whom you may not work well with, from the people who talk constantly yet never listen, those who insist on having the last word, those who fail to keep commitments, perennial critics among others. Some even go to the extent of courting your boss’ positive opinion to your disadvantage.Some difficult co-workers may just be that: hard to work …

How to Be an Effective Leader

Leadership is a quality rarely found in people, but it is even rarer for someone who can effectively leads his organization.  Such leaders display a blend of charisma, vision, and character traits that pull people into following them.  Here are the key characteristics of what makes an effective leader.Choosing to lead – Leadership is not a privilege given to a certain job post such as a manager or supervisor.  It is a choice, when they decide that they want to provide others with vision, while d…

Pitfalls to Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is a process being done by an organization to define its strategy or direction, and at the same time make decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. The techniques that are used to accomplish this include SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) and PEST analysis (Political, Economical, Social, and Technological).In order to determine where the company is going, it needs to know exactly where it stands, then determine where it wants to go an…

Myths About Young Employees

In order to manage younger employees more effectively, it is very important for senior managers to understand them in terms of their general personalities and actions. Certain beliefs that turn out to be myths may have scattered all around different business circles regarding how younger employees should be managed and handled. These myths would have been considered by most managers as true and therefore may have believed them as fact. Although there might be some hints of truth in them, they ge…

Managing Older People

The age divide is one of the sensitive issues that managers have to take care of in the workplace. It is not as hard for senior managers handling a younger bunch of employees. But for a young manager handling an older workforce, things might be different. It can be a serious if a young manager doesn’t know how to handle older employees effectively. The age gap may be a reason to cause misunderstanding as well as miscommunication between employees and managers which may affect productivity as wel…

How to Give Orders to Subordinates

Giving orders is part of the job of a manager. But the way they are being given and how they are received spell the difference between a good and a bad manager. Giving orders to subordinates follows a certain quality or skill that managers need to develop if they expect employees to follow up and accomplish them as needed. Here are some tips that can help every manager how to effectively give orders to subordinates. First of all, managers should learn when to give orders and when not to. Orders …

Preparing for Special Holiday Events

Having a holiday party at your office goes beyond the all-night dancing and unlimited alcohol. If you are organizing a party in your office, here are some tips that would help you.Find out the purpose of the event – Aside from the holidays, what is your company celebrating? Is it a way of saying to their saying “thank you” to the staff members? The clients? Or both?Encourage clients to attend – Having your clients attend your party would actually prevent your celebration from getting out-of-hand…