Archive for the ‘ Work Issues ’ Category

Ask Why…

“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” ~ Richard Branson People do not want to keep job-hopping until their find the “Perfect Company” to work for that would provide the three aspects described above, involving, fun, and creative. What they can do is start asking “why questions” […]

Creating Value In Employees

All employers want great employees. Yet it seems that a lot of the employers I speak to their number one issue is employee problems. What I find interesting is that I rarely hear employers talk about how great their employees are and it makes me wonder if the employees know what value they have in […]

Unacceptable Behavior At Work

A couple of months ago I went to a conference and part of the requirement for managers in my state was to take a 2-hour course in Sexual Harassment and Workplace Harassment.  It was very informative and I had great information to take back to my staff for a meeting on these two topics. Our […]

Having A Lean Office Policy Manual

A few years back, when we opened up our newest medical practice,  I had the wonderful opportunity to revisit our office policy manual. It is a fact that usually the office policy manual is only opened when a problem arises and then we hope that there is a solution to it. When I work with […]

Choose The Monday Happy Challenge

“Monday, Monday, so good to me Monday mornin’, it was all I hoped it would be….” Happy Monday to you all! Do you know if you asked 100 people if they are happy to go to work Monday morning you would probably get a 50/50 answer between yes and no? We all would love to […]

What To Think And Ask Before Taking Any Job

When you are in the job search arena and desperately in need of landing a job it is hard to take the time to ask the right questions to make sure when offered a position that it is the right fit for you. Since I am on the other side of this and am the […]

Lack Of Sleep, Lack Of Productivity

According to a Centers for Disease Control and Preventions survey, 40% of Americans get less than the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep each night.  In fact, these people overall get approximately 6 hours or less of sleep a night. Medical studies relate a lack of sleep to various health problems, such as heart disease, strokes, […]

A Pleasant Hiring Experience

Hiring new staff members is not one of my favorite things to do.  Why?  Because it costs money (lots of it), and if you make a wrong hiring choice you have lost time and more money for the organization.  But recently because of growth we have found our practice in need of hiring two new […]

Hiring? Remember The Happy Factor

When hiring a new person we (the employer/manager) have certain expectations that they are to meet, at least in our minds. But does the new hire know these expectations? Have they been listed out and explained in detail? Most of the time the answer is no, and I as a manager have been guilty of […]

An Ounce Of Prevention

Recently, our medical practice hired two new staff members.  These wonderful ladies have worked together in another practice for about one year so they know each other pretty well, which is helpful for them.  What is important is that we (those who have worked in our practice prior to our new hires) work at developing […]