Category: Leadership

How can you improve leadership skills? How about team building? Organizing and Planning for Success? Inspire leadership and develop professional skills with these powerful resource tools.

Absenteeism

Mitigating the Effects of Absenteeism

In a previous post, we discussed the findings of the second installment of Kronos’ Global Retail Absence survey, which analyzed responses from 800 retail managers across Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

absenteeism

The Vicious Cycle of Absenteeism and Employee Engagement

Even for very large companies, absenteeism among employees can be a big deal. But, for smaller organizations, where there are fewer people in a given position—perhaps only one person in a certain position—absenteeism can have a significant impact on productivity and customer service.

leadership

What’s Causing a Shift in Leadership Training?

Companies rightly spend a lot of time, money, and energy on training and development. But some observers think they are going about it all—or at least mostly—wrong. While that has been the case for some time, recent trends have some suggesting we are entering a new paradigm in which we need to think fundamentally differently […]

PTO

What to Expect of Employees Before They Take PTO

All employees need to take a day off here and there or maybe go on a vacation for a week or two. It’s typically a basic part of the compensation package, at least for salaried employees. But taking time off is generally not as simple as letting your manager know you won’t be in tomorrow […]

manager

3 Things Your Management Training Programs Shouldn’t Be Missing

This year will be the year that you’ll want to invest more heavily in your management training programs. According to research, employees don’t leave jobs—they leave managers. And 70% of employees consider themselves to be disengaged at work, most often due to ill-fitted and improperly trained managers.

stress

How to Help Managers Deal with Stress

In a previous post, we discussed recent survey findings, which showed that one in three managers are unable to handle high-stress, high-stakes situations in the workplace. The result of this inability can be poor team performance, which can be manifested in a number of ways.