Safety first! Lately, every time you turn on the TV, it seems like the world is a mean, nasty place filled with bad people. I try and look at the glass half full, so let’s go over some safety tips in the workplace and get the pendulum swinging in the other direction. These may seem obvious, but let’s be honest….who isn’t on their cell phone as they leave the office, right? (gotcha there!)
The pressure. The expectations. The stress. The sometimes pointlessness. Many of us are familiar with all that goes into every meeting, big or small.
Throughout the week, it’s important to meet with your employees, to score some “face time”, in order to maintain effective communication. At ConnectedHR, we’re big on communication, and, among the many ways you’ll communicate with employees, one-on-one meetings can be the most difficult.
We’d like to go over the “Point” and “Procedure”. That is, why you have these meetings and how to have them.
It’s like herding cats. When you’re a small business owner, too much of your time can be spent ironing out what may seem like trivial employee googleygunk. Everyone needs to work together. Everyone needs to stay on task. People have different personalities- some of which don’t mesh. Adults don’t always act like adults. I don’t think many people realize the weight the human element puts on managers and owners.
Emotional Intelligence as a term is understated and misunderstood. I’m not going to tell you to start each day with a hug for all your employees, but that sentiment really underlines how little most of us understand emotional intelligence. It isn’t about being a really sensitive person, it’s being in-tune with the needs and perspectives of others. As an employer, such skills are immensely valuable.
As a directory of company policy, and as the introduction to your company, the Employee Handbook is one of the most important materials you give to new hires. We’ll also work with you to update your existing handbook . Maintaining these materials by keeping them up to date and current is just as important as building them in the first place.
How We Build Your Company Handbook
By considering current and upcoming legislation, both state and federal, we keep your handbook legally compliant . Looking at the specifics of your industry, as well your own expectations for the culture of your workplace, will inform us on what areas to focus on.
By evaluating the current and future needs of your staff, your handbook will be a resource to address and avoid any potential workplace issues. Many of our clients come to us after an issue has happened , or even when one is still ongoing. Along with the other services we provide, we can identify the parts of your company policy that must be tailored to your company.
Employee Handbook Services:
- Promote positive employee relations
- Policy creation and implementation
- Reader-friendly, organized and concise
- Remove antiquated policies and ensure legally up-to-date
- Maintain managerial discretion while being sufficiently detailed
- At-will disclaimers and other legally required/recommended provisions
The Employee Handbook is a great first step many clients take with us. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can begin to improve your handbook on your own, contact us today!