Tag: employees

5 Causes of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) & How to Prevent Them

Posted on March 22, 2017

    Sick building syndrome, or SBS, is an illness that affects hundreds of office workers each year, although for many it goes undiagnosed. A major cause of absenteeism, SBS can cost businesses serious money in low productivity levels and unfit workers. Headaches, nausea and difficulty breathing are all symptoms of SBS that are often mistaken for other illnesses. But what does all this have to do with heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)?

    SBS can be triggered by a number of factors and one of these is poor air quality. (more…)

Tips on How to Tell an Employee: No Bonus This Year

Posted on February 20, 2017

Tips on How to Tell an Employee: No Bonus This Year

    The Griswold Scenario

      In the movie, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Clark Griswold awaits his annual Christmas bonushis plans for the bonus are biga new swimming pool in the backyard! Clarks boss, Frank Shirley has a different plan for bonuses, however: a years subscription to a jelly-of-the-month club.

    Times are tough for small business owners and very often they seek ways on how to tell an employee, No bonus this year,” and thats difficult for both the employer and their employees.

    In the Christmas Vacation Movie, the boss (Shirley) is kidnapped with hopes hell cough up a bonus much as he did in other years.

    As an employer this would be the extreme where your employees kidnapped you demanding an annual bonus, but what if you cant afford them this year?

    Discuss the Situation

    Clark Griswolds boss’s solution to denying annual bonuses was simply not telling the employees and thats never a good idea. (more…)

15 Ways You Can Improve Staff Happiness: Implement These Policies Today

Posted on January 16, 2017

15 Ways You Can Improve Staff Happiness: Implement These Policies Today

    Wondering how you can improve staff happiness? Go through this list of 15 items to see the biggest opportunities for your company.

     

    1.Transparency

    While promotions and pay rises are important, many employees value honesty and transparency above most other things. (more…)

5 Unique Company Culture Ideas and Trends to Boost Employees Spirits

Posted on March 12, 2016

5 Unique Company Culture Ideas and Trends to Boost Employees Spirits

    Creating a Fun Place to Work

      There are many unique company culture ideas that will make your employees leap for joy, laugh, get out of the office, and bring their lives into the officeeven pets! Google offers free, healthy and what they call yummy” lunches each and every day to employees so they can skip the brown bag.

    Companies like Volkswagen and Apple are getting involved in the fun theory” to turn boring tasks into the exciting. (more…)