TAG: employees relationships

LM’s advisory board on why employee recognition is important as the season winds down

November 6, 2023By
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Experts explain that the most important part of your operation is your team and share why employee recognition is important as the season winds down. read more

Seth’s Cut: Keeping great workers is the GOALLLL!

October 7, 2021By
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Finding employees is brutal in this market, but focusing on culture and employee wellbeing can boost recruiting and retention efforts. read more

Are you misclassifying independent contractors?

May 16, 2019By
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How do you determine if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor? H The IRS is cracking down on employee misclassification. read more

SafetyWatch: Difficult employees

December 18, 2017By

There are a few common types of difficult employees, but things are rarely as clear-cut as we might like them to be. Some employees will be a mix of different types. Others might be completely different types on different days. You have to become good at reading people’s signals, stopping problem behavior early and setting the tone for your crew... read more

How to engage employees

July 15, 2016By
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Other than a paycheck, do you give your employees any good reasons to come to work each day? If your answer is “not really,” here are a few ideas to help you pump up employee engagement, which has a direct correlation to retention and makes recruiting new hires easier, too. 1. Differentiate yourself. What do you offer that other employers... read more

High Performance: Are you listening? Really?

July 13, 2016By

For the past couple of years, I’ve been mentoring a young man in his late 20s. We meet every couple of weeks for coffee early in the morning before work begins. Among other topics, we discuss his job and issues related to navigating the nuances of large company politics. At our most recent meeting, he informed me that he was... read more