Celebrity Staff will be celebrating employee achievements at the company’s annual Employee Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 6. Guest speaker Scott Christopher, author of best-selling The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up and Director of Speaking and Training at the O.C. Tanner Company will kick off the day offering a keynote presentation on
A lag in staffing momentum provides an outstanding opportunity for organizations to reevaluate staffing procedures and prepare for a market rebound. One way organizations can prepare is by educating their hiring managers and establishing standardized hiring procedures for the entire organization.
With the advent of modern communication modes such as text messages, instant messages, Twitter updates, and a myriad of others I may not have even heard of yet, it seems that with every gigabyte of data we get further and further away from the basics of communication and further from truly understanding each other.
Fever, coughs and sneezes, OH MY! Flu season is here and with a new vengeance! Everywhere we turn in the news media today we are bombarded with warnings about H1N1 and the flu. Vaccination shortages, updates on the number of cases and warnings to stay home are almost a daily occurrence. We have
According to the Gallup Management Journal’s Employee Engagement Index, 29 percent of employees are actively engaged in their jobs, 54 percent are not engaged, and 17 percent are actively disengaged. As an employer, what effect will this have on your business? Why don't these people quit? What can you do? These
Did you ever stop and think that every time you pick up the phone to call a potential employer that the first person who answers the phone could possibly have a major part in all hiring decisions? First impressions are lasting impressions. Most callers view the gatekeeper as just as the receptionist and act as
Employee recognition. Many companies realize that its true value rests in the people they hire and how they reward employee service. Recognizing a job well done can often be a determining factor in the longevity of staff and can have benefits far beyond tenure. Improved quality of work, reduced absenteeism, interaction with co-workers and overall
The Healthy Families Act (HFA) has been introduced in both the House (H.R.2460) and Senate (S.1152). Sponsored by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA), the bill would require employers to provide employees with up to 56 hours of paid sick leave. Read more here.
The U.S. Department of Labor reminds employers and employees that the federal minimum wage increased to $7.25 on Friday, July 24. With this change, employees who are covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are entitled to pay no less than $7.25 per hour. Read more here.
Running a front desk can be challenging! If you work for a company that has a lot of interpersonal interaction over the phone and in person, it can be a constant exercise in patience, attitude, prioritizing, and time management. It seems that everything happens at once at a busy front desk and that you rarely