Employee Relations

How to be a Team Player Not a Suck Up

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Being a team player doesn’t always mean agreeing with the boss or the majority. Being a team player means you are loyal to the team. As a team member that means you provide the benefit of your experience and expertise and speak up and make suggestions based on that experience and expertise.

What Leaders Should Know About the Biological Clock

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The human body is amazing. It even comes with its own clock. This internal, or biological clock tells us when it’s time to eat and sleep. It will council us that, yes there are only two episodes of Lucifer left but it really is time to go to bed. So how can you help your team member’s circadian rhythm?

Why You Shouldn’t Fake It Until You Make It

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This concept of, “fake it ‘till you make it” is very bad advice for leaders. You will get caught faking it, most likely fairly quickly, and will lose any respect your team may have for you.

How to Solve That Pesky Sick Leave Problem

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There’s been considerable discussion about mandated, paid sick-leave over the last few years. Proponents say providing paid sick leave is something businesses should do. Opponents say it’s too expensive.
The current situation with Covid has changed this discussion some, but at some point we’ll be back to talking about things like flu or a sick child. So, let’s examine the question from two points of view.
Employees want to be able to stay home when they are ill and not take a financial hit. That seems reasonable.
Employers don’t want to pay someone for not working. That too seems reasonable.