Great employees spend the majority of their time helping other people succeed: Their company, their employees, their customers and vendors and suppliers... the list goes on and on. Great employees also spend some time helping themselves succeed, both for "selfish" reasons and because their success creates success for others. To succeed you must stand out from the crowd. Here are six ways: 1. Be first with a purpose.
Following the surprise drop in the unemployment rate last Friday, I have seen many conspiracy charges leveled against the BLS.
I do not believe any of the conspiracy charges. Had Obama instructed the BLS to juice the numbers, someone in the BLS would surely be yapping. They are not all Democrats. Many were hired under President Bush.
Is Obamacare Responsible for Surge in Part-Time Jobs?
I received a number of interesting emails from readers in response to Prepping for Obamacare, Olive Garden and Red Lobster Cut Workers' Hours; Are Other Companies Doing the same? Tip Sharing Lowers Minimum Wage; Like One, Like All?.
Here is a sampling of emails.
Reader John, Owner of 37 Restaurants Chimes In
Have you ever noticed that often when people get promoted to management, their whole perspective on workplaces issues changes? It's because as a manager, you see things that you might never have been exposed to as a regular employee, and you come to view workplace questions through a different lens than the one you used previously. As a result, a manager's stance on common workplace issues often ends up changing, often to his or her own surprise.
What is Employee Engagement?
Any employee who simply turns up for work, whatever they do, and then goes home, having put in minimal effort or enthusiasm, is not engaged and, at worse, may just be showing “presenteeism”: being there but adding little or no value is not engaging with your employer. Employees who do not just turn up but are participative and show enthusiasm and commitment to their work are energized. They are likely to be doing a good job and ultimately their retention is important as they will be one of their organisation’s biggest assets.
NPR "Restaurant News" confirms exactly what I have been saying about Obamacare: Restaurants to Mitigate Health Care Costs by Cutting Hours.
“What we’re seeing is that this health care law puts unique challenges on chain restaurants,” said Rob Green, executive director of the National Council of Chain Restaurants. “The law will have cost implications on a lot of different business sectors, but restaurants and retail are in the bull’s eye.”