Archive for the ‘ Employees ’ Category

Thank You For Your Efforts

Changes at work can be challenging to say the least.  For the most part employees like knowing what they need to do each day and how to get it done correctly.  When restructuring job tasks are necessary due to growth, or better methods of keeping the people who do the tasks involved in the process […]

Does My Employee Have The Job Flu?

Employees can feel down at work and show signs of disinterest.  It happens for many reasons, some are temporary and are caused by external problems and work is difficult because life is difficult at that time.  They come to work, but they act like they are suffering from an illness. It is when it is truly […]

Pursuit Of Happiness

To feel good and thrive, researchers say that people need a 3:1 positivity ration.  That means we need to hear three positive statements for every negative statement. Having a positive attitude has been linked to mind-body-spirit benefits including: Greater creativity and increased intuition Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of stroke. Increased resilience and happiness […]

Is Eye Contact Really That Important?

The other day I was conducting interviews for a new staff member and had an interesting experience with one of the candidates.  While asking some key questions the candidate would answer appropriately but would then shift her eyes away from mine. At first, I thought she was nervous, but this continued for several questions when […]

Business Core Values

The past few days I have been interviewing potential employees, I find this task to be a two-edged sword.  As a business owner you want to find the best employee for your business, yet you also want the employee to find the best employer they possibly can.  It needs to be a win-win to truly […]

Finding The Right Fit For The Job

Since our recent termination of an employee,  I am back combing through stacks of resumes and cover letters trying to pick out candidates for initial interviews. If you have ever had to do this process you know that it is very time consuming, especially with the high number of resumes due to job shortages. I […]

Planning For Success

Richard K. Davis On Saturday I had the wonderful pleasure to watch my son, Jonathan, graduate from Cal State Fullerton, obtaining his BA degree with Magna cum Laude honors. This mother could not be prouder! Being one who always is looking and listening for the lessons to be learned, I was looking forward to hearing […]

Who Makes You Look Great?

I posted this story about Charles Plumb’s parachute a long time ago, but felt it was worth repeating as a reminder that it is not us alone that makes our office, department or business a great one.  Say, thank you today to those who have worked alongside you all week-long. As a business owner, manager or […]

Negotiating A Raise

When you think it is time for a pay raise what should you do? Maybe your last raise was a year ago and you are under the impression that one should be coming soon. There is a fear in the back of your mind, if you ask for a raise the request will be rejected […]

A Few Points About Salaries

In helping physicians during their hunt for a new hire the subject of salary always arises.  I find it interesting that 80% of the time the employer wants to hire someone who will do an excellent job, but they want to pay them lower than the going rate.  When I ask them why? they usually […]