How To Manage a Remote Workforce
Feb13

How To Manage a Remote Workforce

Remote working is becoming increasingly common and, in some businesses, the entire workforce work remotely. This can have its advantages, including cutting the costs of leasing premises, but it does come with its share of challenges. When you manage a remote workforce, you need to be aware of the difficulties which may arise and make sure you have a plan in place to ensure your business is not adversely affected. These are some tips...

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How to Maximize Employee Performance Without Burnout
Feb13

How to Maximize Employee Performance Without Burnout

Working at a desk and staring at a computer all day can be a grind. It can become dull and boring, and sometimes you just want to take a six-month vacation. We’ve all been there. So, as managers and employers, how do you keep your expectations high and increase employee performance without suffering the consequences of burnout? The first step is to recognize the problem and how your employees are feeling. Talk to them and get their...

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How to Be A Data Maniac — The Right Way
Feb09

How to Be A Data Maniac — The Right Way

Data analytics has become a primary decision-making tool for business leaders — but in order to exert the greatest impact on performance metrics, companies must begin with the employee experience.

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Injuries in the Workplace: What are your employer’s obligations?
Feb08

Injuries in the Workplace: What are your employer’s obligations?

Injuries in the Workplace… understanding your employer’s obligations. Whatever work you perform in Ireland, your employer has a legal obligation to look out for your safety. It’s not just the environment you work in, or the tools or machinery you work with that need to be safe, there’s a lot more to it. Employers have common law duties Apart from all the safety legislation introduced over the last thirty years or so and...

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Managers? Or Leaders? Or Both?
Jan05

Managers? Or Leaders? Or Both?

To begin, management and leadership are not necessarily the same, but they do go hand in hand. Over the years, the lines between the role of a leader and a manager have blurred, and the terms are now being used interchangeably. With the lack of clarity in job expectations, many workplaces have not been able to succeed to its full potential, causing unhappy and unsatisfied employees. But is it necessary to have both within an...

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Why We Need to Treat Departing Employees Better as They Head Out The Door
Nov16

Why We Need to Treat Departing Employees Better as They Head Out The Door

Here’s something I’ve learned from years of management: There are two key days that employee’s judge the organization on — their first day at work, and their last. The first day of work has been getting a lot of attention as everyone seems to be focusing on the importance of onboarding, and that’s a good thing given how critical it is that your new people get off on the right foot. Companies have —...

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10 Tips to Help Managers Honor Diversity During Challenging Times
Oct26

10 Tips to Help Managers Honor Diversity During Challenging Times

As managers in increasingly diverse workplaces, how do we understand the challenges our people are facing at home while keeping the peace at work?

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A Manager is More Than Just a Job Title, with Barb Buckner [Podcast]
Oct11

A Manager is More Than Just a Job Title, with Barb Buckner [Podcast]

About Barb Buckner Barb Buckner has over 15 years of experience as a strategic Human Resource Professional with a proven history of implementing HR strategies and managing employee relations, process improvement and compliance. A reputation for leveraging business relationships, engaging the workforce and creating a positive return on investment into HR...

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