A strong sense of teamwork among your employees is crucial to successful operations, longevity, and seamless new employee onboarding. It’s equally important to recognize employee contributions and provide the necessary time for cross functional team bonding to avoid communication silos. Failing to deliver on these items can be detrimental to employee team building and morale.(more…)
As older baby boomers retire in droves, younger generations are beginning to fill today’s workforce. But these new generations have vastly different values than older generations did – which makes sense given rapid technological advances and inevitable cultural shifts. For those who may not know, the two newer generations are Generation Y (aka millennials) and Generation Z. According to the Pew Research Center, millennials are born between the years 1981 and 1996; Gen Z is anyone born after that.
Read, ‘How to Reject Job Candidates Without Burning Bridges’ for more helpful tips on running your business.(more…)
Conflict in the workplace is inevitable, even with the most agreeable personalities. The average American spends well over 2,000 hours at work over the course of a year. When employees of various backgrounds and different work styles are brought together to work on the same project with the same goal, the conflict will be a natural byproduct. Not all conflict is bad, however, and all conflict can and should be managed and resolved. If handled correctly, confronting conflict head-on will result in a stronger culture and closer teams.
Interested in learning how to increase productivity amongst your employees? Read, “Increasing Employee Motivation.”(more…)
The landscape of human resources is changing rapidly. With the explosion of social media and sites like Glassdoor, people can comment on their experiences with your recruitment and employment process. Try to think of candidates that you interview as customers: if they had a negative experience, would they likely do business with you? Would they reapply? Their opinion will matter. Throughout the whole recruitment process, from the initial phone screen to the interview stage, recruiters should inform candidates of what they should expect next in the recruitment process. Now, it’s time to inform the candidate that they did not get the job. What do you do?(more…)
Don’t wait until warmer weather (especially in the Midwest) to develop meaningful working relationships within your organization. As a new generation captures key leadership positions, greater emphasis is placed on collaboration in the workplace. Working as individuals can only get the company so far. By working in teams, individuals can put their brains together to solve complex problems, exchange original ideas, and improve their overall work. Are you adapting your indoor team-building activities to suit these different set of behaviors, values and demands?
Below are four indoor team building activities you can begin right away to foster internal bonding within your organization.(more…)
Starting employment at a new business can be extremely exciting yet intimidating and can stir up some nerves. When adding a new person to your staff, you’ll want to make a positive first impression and ensure they are comfortable at your company; these impressions will impact how the employee views the company from here on out. This all begins with a solid onboarding process for new employees. Whether your company is large or small, welcoming new employees is imperative to promoting a healthy and productive company culture. Afterall, happy and engaged employees result in increased productivity—boosting your bottom line.(more…)
Why wait until Employee Appreciation Day or other scheduled days throughout the year to make those around us feel valued and appreciated? Individuals should be recognized for their exceptional work and be rewarded with gratitude whenever possible; it should never have to wait for a specific day or time. Even a small amount of appreciation can go a long way, especially for employees. (more…)
Internships are often a college student’s first experience within the professional business world. They offer an opportunity for students to gain valuable on-the-job experience and advance the skills they’re learning in college. Individuals often seek internships related to their desired career or profession to get their foot in the door at a company, or to gain practical knowledge they will be able to apply to future job opportunities. Not every company’s intern program is the same; each intern program is dependent on the type of company, their values, and mission.
At Society, there are a variety of internship positions offered throughout the company, including: (more…)
Most individuals have gone through the process of being interviewed, while few have been on the opposite side of the table interviewing candidates. Use these tips before and during the interview to ensure a smooth hiring process. (more…)