When employees thrive, the company thrives. Is your workplace working for you and your employees? Studies show that unhealthy work habits, like staring at computer screens and rushing through fast-food lunches are taking their toll in the form of increased absenteeism, lost productivity, and higher insurance costs-but it doesn't have to be that way. Companies such as Google, Apple, Aetna, and Johnson Johnson have used innovative techniques to incorporate healthy habits and practices into the workday and into their culture-with impressive ROI. Packed with real-life examples and the latest research, The Healthy Workplace proves that it pays to invest in your people's well-being and reveals how to: Create a healthier, more energizing environment * Reduce stress to enhance concentration * Inspire movement at work * Use choice architecture to encourage beneficial behaviors * Support better sleep * Heighten productivity without adding hours to the workday Filled with tips for immediate improvement and guidelines for building a long-term plan, The Healthy Workplace will boost both employee well-being and the bottom line.
Knowing how to motivate employees is critical for an organization's ability to get results. When employees are not motivated properly, their productivity drops and key milestones and deadlines are missed. Motivation determines the direction of an employee's behavior (that is, what the employee chooses to do), the level of effort an employee puts into his or her work, and the level of persistence that an employee has when faced with obstacles. This Infoline will help managers and trainers who train managers to understand and master this important piece of the organizational productivity puzzle.
Hiring a new employee is one of the most important and time-consuming tasks a manger or entrepreneur can undertake. Firing an employee is an emotional draining and difficult action, no matter the length of service or level of responsibility. The problem is that you find yourself under a great deal of pressure to fill a position. You will be investing a lot of time and money in this new employee and it is essential you do it right. In this remarkably simple and practical book, you will learn: the absolute importance of defining the job before interviewing; how and where to advertise job openings; is it better to use an agency?; the importance of fair hiring-it's the law; why regular performance reviews are essential; choosing the right time and place to let an employee go; the importance of paperwork and the employee folder; and much more.
How can managers effectively deal with difficult and troublesome employee behaviors in order to enhance productivity and employee morale? The authors answer this question by discussing an array of common disruptive behaviors. They present the major principles managers need to follow when taking disciplinary action, describe several broad areas of employment law, and lay out the steps a manager should follow when using a progressive penalty system.
A unique handbook for litigators that describes and anallyzes an often tricky area of discovery: dealing with the current and former employees of one's opponent. It provides overall guidance and discusses cases from all fifty states in order to point the practicing litigator in the right direction.
Since the advent of managed care, relationships between physicians and providers have changed greatly. From roles as independent contractors, physician have moved into slots as paid employees of health care org anizations. With this shift, your legal risk as a provider increases d ramatically. Learn what you need to do now to assess your transactions with physicians to make sure that they comply with a variety of laws.
This practical guide for professionals and managers in patent and HR departments, both in Germany and abroad, provides a quick and reliable introduction to this important law. Among the book's very useful features are the following: An expert overview on all relevant practical problems which might arise from employees' inventions in Germany; diagrams which visualize how service inventions are treated from the moment that they are created to the final
Based on the reasearch findings from a wide variety of healthcare providers, clinic administrators and practice managers, 222 Secrets of Hiring, Managing, and Retaining Great Employees in Healthcare Practices provides simple, easy-to-use advice and techniques for successfully recruiting, interviewing, compensating, managing, motivating, training, evaluating, and retaining great employees in the clinical practice setting. This unique book reveals the
The Essential Guide to the Most Crucial Challenge Facing Twenty–First Century Human Resources Management "This book offers a practical, realistic approach to keeping the best employees. It draws on good theory and offers excellent advice." ––Dave Ulrich, Professor of Business, University of Michigan, and coauthor of Organizational Capability "Business owners who agonize over attracting and retaining employees will find a wealth of information. Suzanne understands how to apply today′s best ideas in human resources management to businesses large and small." ––E. Jill Pollock, President, Pollock Consulting Group, Inc., and Chair, Small Business Association of Michigan "A two–year Gallup study found that companies with a positive workforce reported higher profits, productivity, and lower turnover. Every organization would like these results. Suzanne shares her human resources experience and provides hands–on tools for retaining those people who are key to an organization′s success. It is an easy–to–read, practical guide for working with today′s and tomorrow′s employees." ––Hunter A. Pickens, President, The Pickens Group, Ltd.