Team Building

HR Department of One – Making the Most of Lunch Breaks

As a former and sole HR Manager of a manufacturing plant in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina; I often found myself using lunch breaks to get extra work done. Being an ‘HR department of one’ while it can be rewarding, also often has its challenges — time being one of the biggest. Yet, […]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Team-building as a Way to Create Employee Engagement

Managers often refer to employee engagement and team-building as essential elements in retaining high-calibre workers. The advantages and disadvantages of team-building are clear: without a team-building premise, employees may feel adrift and lack necessary supervision; the disadvantages of team-building can make some employees, e.g. entrepreneurial ‘rain-makers,’ feel stifled or tied to the hip of a […]

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HR Tips for Boosting Employee Self Esteem

The power of self-esteem is incredible. When a person feels good about him or herself, in the workplace, he or she is more capable of doing a good job on a regular basis. Likewise, if an employee has a low level of self-esteem, that person struggles with nearly any action or task. Though many people […]

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Retain The Best Talent In Your Business – Inspiring True Loyalty From Your Employees

There is nothing worse in business than having your most productive sales people, your most talented research and development staff or your most inspired customer service reps leave for a rival company or a better paid job. While some staff turnover is to be expected as people’s lives change and they may move to a […]

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Stuck For Team Building Ideas? Try A Themed Event!

Themed events are a great way for companies and businesses to build and maintain relationships with their employees. Working together and having fun is great for team morale and when staff are happy they are more productive and positive about their role. Holding a themed event is a great way in which you can encourage […]

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Human Resources: Building a Learning Culture in the Office

One job of a human resources professional is to monitor office culture and champion programs, ideas, and policies that create a more productive office environment. While goals such as positive work environments, increased staff morale, and better teamwork are important, HR should also look at creating a learning culture in the office. By fostering training […]

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