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Do You Know: Is It Better to Use Pizza or Praise to Motivate Employees?

Many employers struggle with how to motivate employees. We have heard them argue they cannot afford the cost of motivation programs. The truth is, motivation does not require significant expense. Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the founder of the Total Quality … Continue reading

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Back to School – How Is the Labor-Management Relationship?

As summer comes to an end, students and staff head back to school. Most school districts in Central Ohio have already opened, while others around the country are preparing to begin their academic year. When they do, what kind of … Continue reading

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Did You Know: Raising Pay and Providing Training Helps The Bottom Line?

Companies are often reluctant to invest in employees. Training is one of the first areas to be slashed when budgets tighten and is often one of the last to be restored. Fortunately, some employers have begun to realize the value … Continue reading

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Did You Know: Labor-Management Partnerships in Health Care Improve Patient Outcomes?

When Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the father of the Quality Management process, was asked how he would know when the transformation to quality was successful he gave the same answer: when it is adopted in healthcare. Clearly there were significant … Continue reading

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Did You Know: 25% of Millennial Employees Plan To Leave Their Jobs This Year?

We have written earlier blog posts about millennial employees and the factors that contribute to their job satisfaction. Now, those factors may be leading to large-scale job change. This week, a Business Insider article reported a recent survey that found … Continue reading

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Did You Know: How Do Uber and the Sharing Economy Impact Workers (and Unions)?

Have you been reading about the conflict between Uber and its workers? It has the potential to be one of the more interesting labor-management stories this year. Unfortunately, it’s not about labor-management cooperation. I will admit I’ve never taken an … Continue reading

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Another Look at Millennials in The Workplace

A few weeks ago we wrote about the disconnect between managers and employees classified in as Millennials, ages 18-35. We know people in this age group look at things differently than more veteran employees, but we may not realize the … Continue reading

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What Impacts Your Job Satisfaction?

What factors are most important to your job satisfaction? Look at the following 6 factors and rate them in terms of their significance to you.   Performing Meaningful Work High Pay Sense of Accomplishment Challenging Work High Level of Self-Expression … Continue reading

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Did You Know: It Costs More to Replace Employees Than to Retain Them?

Have you noticed more “Help Wanted” signs in your community? Here in Columbus more and more businesses are hiring, seeking a range of positions from entry level to highly skilled professionals. I hope the hiring is due to expanding employment, … Continue reading

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Did You Know: Employee Involvement Teams Help Keep Your Grass Green

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve read articles about the difficulty employers are experiencing trying to hire qualified workers. As the unemployment rate drops, so does the pool of employment candidates. This problem has some positive aspects. It’s a … Continue reading

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