Common Workplace Time Wasters

It may come to no surprise but there are many activities employees do throughout their work day that waste time. While some workplace time wasters can be difficult to control, such as long meetings or technological failures, some of the biggest culprits include surfing the Internet and social media sites, personal phone calls and e-mails…

The new era: Telecommuting

According to the Canadian Business Journal (2014) “70% of millennial workers would rather telecommute than come to the office” and “Gen-Y employees say telecommuting increases job satisfaction”. Telecommuting means working from home, whether occasionally or permanently, by making use of the company’s network, email and resources via a remote VPN connection. What is all the…

The Art of Delegation

Delegation doesn’t have to be scary. If done well, delegating is an indispensable tool for managers which allows more time to focus on big picture items. By not delegating, managers can even hinder their own advancement within the company. Here are the steps on how to delegate effectively: Analyze current tasks Start by analyzing your…

Your employee quits, now what to do?

It is late Friday afternoon when your employee asks to meet with you privately and delivers the bad news that they are leaving the company. Like a deer in the headlights, you are stunned to receive this resignation. Once you get over the shock, what do you do? More importantly, how do you prevent others…