What’s Your Sick Leave Strategy?
You have to be truly off the grid not to know about the corona virus. Coverage of the pandemic saturates news cycles with the increasing number of cases, school closures, travel advisories, and recommended precautions. Hand sanitizer is sold out in many cities (though soap and water are just as effective), people are “elbow bumping” […]
HR is a Creative Process, no really!
Recently, a colleague accused me of being creative. How dare she! I am a successful business owner and coach known for telling it like it is, and I can crunch numbers with the best of them (though a ten-key comes in handy). None of this “creativity” nonsense. I should know. I grew up in a […]
Bad Employee Behavior: You’re Either Coaching It or Allowing It
My husband and I were watching the Thursday night Browns-Steelers game (he is a life-long Browns fan, poor man), and we witnessed the already infamous fight between Myles Garrett and Steelers’ quarterback Mason Rudolph. (In my opinion, that entire game was a hot mess—full of penalties and poor sportsmanship on both sides.) What struck me […]
Don’t be That Boss! Encourage your Workers to Disconnect
What are your expectations of your employees outside work hours? In other words, in the regular course of business, do you expect to communicate with them when they are not working? I ask this question because with today’s technology, our expectations are still evolving. I am old enough to remember receiving my first company Blackberry […]
Collaboration is Key
I learned at an early age that working together is the best way to get things done. My baby sister was born on a freezing Tuesday night in February. As Dad traveled for work, Mom sank into what we now know was post-partum depression. I was the oldest child, and it fell to me, at […]
“Easy” Employee Engagement Tips
Do your workers seem bored and listless, as if they’re just going through the motions? Yeah, you say, but I can’t do anything about it. Work is work. At least they get a paycheck. But all work—or at least all workplaces—are not created equal. Whether or not you think you should have to engage your […]
Plan your Success
As 2018 gets underway, we all are striving to set goals and take those first steps to meeting them. Structure for Success is no different. Our biggest goal this year is to expand. We aim to work with more clients this year at a higher level, and to provide more services. Hiring is still our […]
Are your expectations clear?
My January best practice tip builds on all the hard work you put into creating your Year End Strategic Plan. Didn’t get that done? No problem! There is still time to review what worked and didn’t work for your business last year and to create a custom blueprint for 2018. Strategic plans are living documents, […]
News Alert: Minimum Wage to Increase January 2018
Remember Proposition 206? The one that requires all businesses with at least one employee to provide paid sick leave effective July 1, 2017? Another important provision of Prop 206 is an incremental increase in the minimum wage for hourly employees. As a result, the minimum wage in Arizona increased from $8.05 to $10.00 on January […]
Are You Ready to Ring in the New Year?
Did you say 2018? Where did 2017 go? More to the point, how did it go? Did you hit all your business goals? If you did, congratulations. Set even higher goals for next year. But if you didn’t, don’t beat yourself up—build yourself up. Now is the time to figure out what got in the […]