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10 Aug. 2011 Posted by ehinz

How Social Media Can Aid During A Crisis

All it takes is a quick read of the headlines to recognize the added stress on educators and students as they deal with the potential for violence. Today’s news contains a rising number of stories about disruption at our schools—from altercations between staff or students to disastrous events like shootings.

It’s important for school teachers to understand basic crisis management principles—and how social media might play a role in the event of a crisis, for better or worse. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

3 Aug. 2011 Posted by ehinz

How Engaged Are Your Employees?

This week’s article supplies us with 12 questions to determine levels of employee engagement in the workplace. If there’s a link between high employee engagement and job performance, it may be extremely worthwhile to take a similar survey for yourself or submit one to your employees. This could become a great tool for understanding your own level of engagement within your organization.

13 Jul. 2011 Posted by ehinz

But if You Never Try You’ll Never Know…

These are inspiration- driven words for those at any level in the workforce. Change will only happen if YOU make it happen. This not only becomes a great message for work-related situations, it can be used as a guide to achieve greatness in your life outside of the professional game. Make a decision to change, commit to it, get help along the way, and don’t look back!

6 Jul. 2011 Posted by ehinz

Workforce Resilience: Strategies For Labor Shortage

It often seems the unspoken rule during economic downturns is that employee retention is less of a concern than it might be when labor is in short supply.

Employees are not going to leave because there’s no place for them to go, the logic seems to go, and if they do we’ll just replace them from the stack of resumes that arrives by mail every day.

24 Jun. 2011 Posted by ehinz

Give Wellness the Spotlight it Deserves

Implementing an employee wellness program is a significant investment for many companies, and it’s important for leaders to achieve a strong program launch. Ideally, a wellness initiative should kickoff separately from the company’s open enrollment to keep it from being lost in a vast array of other benefits options. For companies that do choose to unveil a wellness plan during open enrollment, there are several tips for engaging employees and maximizing impact.

8 Jun. 2011 Posted by ehinz

Simple Steps to Improve Morale

Healthcare facilities can examine employee engagement in several basic areas. The questions below will help leaders reflect on their current corporate culture and determine where improvements are needed. More often than not, the solutions are relatively quick fixes that can have a significant positive impact on employee attitudes.

1 Jun. 2011 Posted by ehinz

The Five Pivotal Practices of Managing Up

This week I turned to other blogs for interesting material related to managers. My final choice was an entry on Lifehacker blog, which examined the book “Working with You is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work” by Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster. More specifically, it focuses on “Managing Up-Taking Control” chapter that offers very specific instructional advice on how to do this effectively and successfully.

18 May. 2011 Posted by ehinz

THE FUTURE OF WORKPLACE: Results-Only Focus

This article was sent to me by a colleague. As someone who has a great affection for all things progressive and forward-thinking, I thought it would be most beneficial to share with the Manager Exchange community.

12 May. 2011 Posted by ehinz

Effective/Successful Management of Remote Staff

Does it really matter where you are if you do your job effectively? This is the question I asked myself this morning as I was yet again battling for some space on an overcrowded New York City subway train. The truth is that this is the issue that is gaining more momentum as technology gallops forward and younger generations are re-defining the meaning of job satisfaction.

4 May. 2011 Posted by ehinz

Workplace Email Etiquette

A colleague of mine recently hosted a webinar on effective communication. This subject, in my opinion, can never be exhausted, and yet, regardless of its tenure and the vital tenets that most of us are familiar with, it continues to be one of the most problematic issues in the workplace. This was very much affirmed by questions that were asked at the end of the webinar.

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