Dec. 16, 2013 — Employees around the world sometimes lose sight of what makes their work worthwhile. They get run-down, burnt out and de-motivated. At times like these it can be difficult for anyone to enjoy work and find the old levels of motivation and energy.
June 7, 2013 — Hearing about embezzlement in a public company rarely shocks anyone, but when it happens in a family business, people are often stunned. “How could he steal from his own family?” “Doesn’t she know she’s hurting her siblings/cousins/parents?”
Contributing your time and resources to develop your employees’ skills and competence will increase morale and improve your bottom line.
Contributing your time and resources to develop your employees’ skills and competence will increase morale and improve your bottom line.
Dec. 4, 2012 — A recent research study identified the 10 biggest mistakes companies make when hiring. The number one  mistake was rather surprising and one rarely even considered by most companies. Yet this one mistake impacts the whole hiring process, including how candidates are sourced, where to find candidates, compensation, performance management, advertising, position title and what questions should be asked during the interview.
I received an e-mail recently from a reader asking a question that has affected his margin the last two years.
Sept. 20, 2012 — Too often, organizations promise satisfaction to external customers and then allow internal politics to frustrate their employees’ good intentions to deliver. It’s important to remember that your customers aren’t the only ones who come through your organization’s door every day seeking quality service.
With the start of this month’s Ohio Short Course, the 2012 trade show and conference season is well underway.
We live in a world that’s changing every day.
Every living thing needs a mechanism to recharge; the minute we ignore this process, or it is uncontrollable, we cannot accomplish the “recharging process.”
According to the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada1 website, one in every 65 employed workers in 2009 was injured or harmed on the job and received workers’ compensation as a result.
For any organization that produces more than one product, “changeover time” is something that can be a concern.
Our day is made up of many different tasks that are completed many times by many people. Because we are human, there tends to be a lot of variation to complete the same task.

The care and feeding of Gen Y employees
They’re called Generation Y, the millennials, the Net Generation or the Echo Boomers. They’re mostly younger than 30, and the children of baby boomers. And they’re not easy to stimulate and satisfy in the workplace.
Does your farm have a written workplace safety plan?

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