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A Healthy Community Includes Responsible, Respectful & Hard-Working Individuals

If you have lived in the Charlotte Metro very long at all, you have bound to have seen a LOT of changes in every direction of the Queen’s Center City.  Many older buildings are being renovated or demolished with new replacements.  The construction includes numerous residential home developments, large condos, offices, shops, and even parking …

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LEADERSHIP – A TOP PRIORITY ON THE MINDS AT THE NC SHRM CONFERENCE

At this year’s North Carolina Society of Human Resources Management Conference, held in Pinehurst, NC, the concern and need for well-trained, effective Leaders for the Future, was on the minds of those Human Resources Professional attendees.   Too many companies and organizations have their senior business leaders retiring, leaving a big void, leaving the businesses in …

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Leadership – A Critical Priority for Companies & Organizations

Last week the North Carolina Society of Human Resources Management had their annual conference in Pinehurst, NC.  Of the many Human Resources Professionals who attended, there were equally as many who did not attend, which is disappointing.  It seemed many companies and organizations did not support their HR Professionals attending this valuable, annual event.  With …

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TOP EFFORTS THAT EMPLOYERS PROVIDE BEING MOST HELPFUL TO EMPLOYEES

When talking with employees, who have experienced supportive employers, a key factor is for employers to not only talk to/listen to their employees regarding their concerns, but for employers to follow up and address these issues. There are multiple efforts and services employers can offer to help their employees, however, MANY employers never “follow through” …

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How Can Employers Improve Workplace Behavior, i.e. Bullying and Harassment

No matter what industry or business is your field, it seems there is some level of Bullying or Harassment that exists.  Even the settings make no difference, nor age or level of education or income.  The wide diversity of our workforce has only increased the number of poor workplace behavior situations. With each week that …

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THE IMPACT OF CUSTOMER SERVICE ON BUSINESSES

Of all the investments and efforts provided by businesses, where would you believe Customer Service Training ranks in that list?  Seen as a skill or role in a business, Customer Service often is given extremely little training or none at all.  The majority of business people have no idea what impact that Customer Service has on the bottom …

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How Would Employees Rank Your Company’s Hiring Process

The Hiring Process is “no piece of cake”.  Locating appropriate employees with the needed skills, experience, personality, and competencies, PLUS having proper certifications and education AND a clean background check is a lot of qualifications.  Of course, no one is perfect, but with all that some positions require, it may take not just dozens, but …

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What Are You Doing to Enable Your Workforce to be More Productive

If you are one who believes to keep all efforts and processes the same, ask yourself if the results and outcomes are the same, better, or worse.  If you are a business leader or employer and are one who doesn’t like change OR believes in staying with what has worked in the past, be careful — …

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How Important Is It for the Employers to Listen to the Employees?

No matter how many employees you have, chances are you have more now than you did in the past.  Employers need to think back to their past when they were an employee.  How did your employers treat you?  Did they know your name or speak to you and ask how you were?  Did they react …

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Retirement – A Glass Half Full

Past generations considered a “Retirement” as a Celebration of a Passage of Time, Hard Work, & Accomplishment.  Grandparents and parents seemed to take this period of life in stride and felt due their more relaxed lifestyle.  However, in more recent years many working adults have felt pressured to exit their jobs.  In addition, those exiting are …

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