Five Tips for Effective Meetings

Carolyn Taylor General

Everyone loves effective meetings. If you want to get a snapshot of your organization’s efficiency and the health of its culture, look at your meetings. Are they efficient and productive? Do their results justify the time and expense? Are meetings an occasion for collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and team-building? Or are they a waste of time and a cause of needless frustration? …

Managing FLSA Change When Exempt Status Is a Status Symbol

Carolyn Taylor General, HR Alerts, Workforce Management

Employees who will be transitioned from an exempt to non-exempt classification because of the new FLSA overtime rules may resent the change in classification. They may feel that tracking time is beneath them, that they’re being micromanaged, that their position has less prestige, or that their work has less value. All of this is understandable; being exempt has become a …

Looking to boost employee morale and reduce turnover?

Carolyn Taylor General

The way to your employees’ hearts may be through their stomachs. A recent survey of more than 1,000 full-time office workers indicated that 56% of employees were very or extremely happy with their workplaces even though they did not offer free snacks, whereas an impressive 67% of employees in offices with free snacks reported that level of happiness. A similar …