Why You Should Care About Emotional Intelligence

Why You Should Care About Emotional Intelligence

Our business training efforts often concentrate solely on job, product or process issues. Sometimes we include team building or productivity skills in our training plan. It’s unfortunate that too many companies fail to include soft skills, such as emotional...

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Benefits of Offering Daily Pay

Benefits of Offering Daily Pay

In our previous post, we examined the reasons behind the rising popularity of wage advance offerings. Wage advance, also referred to as earned wage access, provides employees with on-demand access to wages they have earned before their regular payday. While still new...

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The Rising Popularity of Wage Advance

The Rising Popularity of Wage Advance

In the ongoing challenge to obtain and retain high-quality talent, businesses are exploring unique incentives that could set them apart. The most effective incentives are ones that meet their employees’ real needs. An example of this younger generations increasingly...

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Using Feedback for Employee Growth

Using Feedback for Employee Growth

Just as a plant needs sunlight and water, our teams need support and effective feedback to grow personally and professionally. As leaders, it’s our responsibility to provide our teams with the tools to aid them in their ongoing development. However, many leaders...

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Pandemic Lessons on Leading a Team Through Crisis

Pandemic Lessons on Leading a Team Through Crisis

Companies often say they greatly value their employees. While it’s easy to throw that language around when things are going smoothly, the dedication to prioritizing our teams matters most when things are difficult. Here are a few things that our managers learned while leading our teams through crisis.

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Advice for the Newly-Promoted Leader

Advice for the Newly-Promoted Leader

There’s an old leadership parable that says, “He who thinks he leads but has no followers is only taking a walk.” It isn’t enough to simply claim to be a leader; it’s a responsibility and privilege that must be earned through consistent, hard work and a strong embodiment of core values…

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Overtime and Employee Productivity

Overtime and Employee Productivity

When we think about managing overtime in our organizations, we typically think of it in financial terms. We consider issues like how much we are spending on overtime, how that cost compares with hiring additional staff, or the way unplanned absences impact that overtime number. While those are critical issues, there is another that needs our attention: the impact that overtime might have on employee productivity.

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