Topic: employees

Working Through A Natural Disaster: My Lesson In Extreme Concentration

Working Through A Natural Disaster: My Lesson In Extreme Concentration

Being so engrossed in my work that I didn’t notice a natural disaster shouldn’t feel like a badge of honor. Who on earth gets so much tunnel-vision that they don’t notice 90 mph winds whipping through their backyard? That’s not dedication to work, it’s near blindness. This should not be something to be proud of. And yet, in some very odd way, I feel a little impressed with my own ability to concentrate. More »

Miss USA Lawsuit Shows That Donald Trump Is Terrible At Managing Employees

Miss USA Lawsuit Shows That Donald Trump Is Terrible At Managing Employees

There is a great scandal going on this week with the Miss Universe competition. In short, Sheena Monnin, Miss Pennsylvania, is accusing the competition, which Donald Trump co-owns with NBCUniversal, of being totally rigged. She wrote an Op Ed detailing these alleged violations of the competition and well Donald has not had the best reaction. Dealbreaker broke down his exact reaction and we couldn’t help but agree that his actions show he is not the best at managing unhappy employees. More »

7 Traits Of Happy Employees And Why You Want One

7 Traits Of Happy Employees And Why You Want One

As an employer, you have a lot of responsibilities. You have to lead employees, produce strong products, and deal with the weight of your company’s success, or failure, on your shoulders.

You don’t want another thing to weigh you down, but this one is pretty important. Do you know if your employees are happy?

What are the traits of a happy employee? More »

HR Mistake Of The Week: When Dress Codes Go Wrong

HR Mistake Of The Week: When Dress Codes Go Wrong

Should your office’s dress code be based on common sense, or should it spell out exact skirt lengths and ban certain kinds of sweaters? At their best, dress codes help employees understand what kind of professional atmosphere your office wants to maintain. But when HR gets overly interested in mandating employee appearances, they can look a bit like a bridezilla demanding that all 17 of her bridesmaids wear identical shoes and jewelry and dye their hair to match. Then there are the bosses who mandate “mini-skirt Mondays” — that’s a whole other problem. More »

Apple Employees Rate Tim Cook Higher Than Steve Jobs

Apple Employees Rate Tim Cook Higher Than Steve Jobs

In October, shortly after Steve Job’s death, we asked how would Tim Cook, the new CEO of Apple, follow an act like that at one of the most important companies in the world? Well, we don’t have a full answer but we’ve got a start. A new anonymous survey shows that Apple employees gave Tim Cook a final satisfaction score of 97% from March 2011 to March 2012. In comparison Steve Jobs’ own ranking was 95% from March 2010 through March 2011. More »