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How To Keep Your Startup Culture Thriving

A startup culture is often defined as one that respects the individual, values creative problem-solving, open communication, and a flat hierarchy. It focuses on its team members and promotes adaptability at every level. Having a clear vision, shared values, and a commitment to success are all likely key ingredients to early success in a startup. But how will […]

Do Your Remote Employees Feel Looked After?

It’s a given fact that employers have a duty of care to all employees, including Lone Workers. It’s the responsibility of employers to ensure that the mental and physical well-being of all of their employees are cared for, especially since there is a growing number of employees silently suffering from mental and physical illnesses. According to the World Health […]

6 Mistakes That Can Kill Employee Motivation

Employee motivation is an incredibly powerful driver of performance in any organization. Whether you’re focused on improving productivity, boosting performance, or increasing retention, employee motivation will no doubt be central to your considerations. And yet, it’s tough to effectively manage and most days can feel equal parts art and science. Management training usually provides helpful […]

How to Encourage Employee Alignment in Times of Growth

Employee engagement is the key to employee alignment. As your company grows, your vision, mission, and values for your company can become diluted. This can sometimes lead to organizational misalignment. A few signs of a misaligned company are: Difficulty scaling Decision-making is a long and complicated process Silos exist with little to no communication between […]

Lone Working: An Employer’s Duty of Care

As an employer, you have a duty of care to your employees. But what exactly does this mean? It’s basically ensuring that the mental and physical health & wellbeing of your employees are being protected. And with one in five people experiencing mental health issues or illnesses a year, it’s no surprise that employee wellbeing […]

5 Ways Your Workplace Can Motivate Employees

Motivate employees to do their best work has benefits for both the company and its workforce. For the organization the benefits are obvious, higher revenue, lower turnover, improved product quality, and so on. For the employee, the benefits are less quantifiable but we know that motivated employees feel valued, and employees who feel valued are […]

How to Give Feedback to Get Better Results

What is the one thing that would make most managers better? The ability to provide effective feedback to their employees. We know employee feedback is important, but there is a proper way to provide feedback that will produce better business results. First, ask yourself a couple of questions: Does the phrase “performance review” put your […]

How to Write a Bulletproof Project Plan That Gets Approved

You’ve finally landed upon a project that you have been eyeing for long. You are excited and so is your team. And, even though this may not be your first time managing a project, you are still nervous. Whether you are a pro or a newbie in the management sector, the first thing that matters […]

How to Calculate Bonuses for Employees

The way you choose how to calculate bonuses for employees can affect company morale. Performance bonuses encourage personnel to work toward achieving individual and company goals, and nonperformance bonuses can make everyone feel appreciated. You can multiply an employee’s total sales earned by a fixed bonus percentage or pay a flat rate to everyone. Types […]

Free Pay Stub Template: Tips & What to Include

A pay stub is a document that serves as a record of an employee’s paid wages in addition to taxes and deductions withheld. We provide more than 50 free pay stub templates to help you comply with laws in the 41 states that require employers provide them—even if paying with cash or direct deposit. Downloadable […]