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Category >> Managing Your Staff
Jun 14
2019

Avoid Drugs on the Job

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The Wall Street Journal recently reported that 2.3% of workers tested positive for drug use, according to a survey by Quest Laboratories, the largest drug testing facility in the country.

As marijuana becomes legal in more states for medical reasons or simply recreation, the reality is that usage will likely increase. The study indicated a 10% growth in workers who tested positive to drugs over the last year. If the sample predicts a 10% a year increase in the years to come, the problem will clearly intensify.

I believe that drugs of any kind should be prohibited from the workplace. Businesses will benefit by instituting a zero-tolerance policy. While marijuana may be legal at state levels, there are still federal laws against marijuana usage. Additionally, I have never seen anybody’s work improve while on marijuana, alcohol, or other illegal substances.

May 21
2019

Newspaper Decline

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I've written a number of times about the decline of print newspapers magazines and other media, the chart, from Wikipedia tells the story requiring very few words:

 

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May 13
2019

Posting to Recruit Qualified Applicants

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Attracting, recruiting, and retaining quality employees remains a challenge for many employers.  A key element in meeting this challenge is posting the position and a job description.

Most of us tend to focus on what we want. We use the communication to prospective employees entirely from our point of view. However, in today’s environment many qualified applicants have choices concerning which opening to pursue. We need to understand how this reality impacts how we write the post. 

Feb 21
2019

Teaching Staff the Cost of Mistakes

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When I started out in an office job, I had the responsibility to input customer information to be processed by a computer. My number of processed transactions was quite high. However, my error rate was also high. One day my supervisor showed me how every error had to be manually retyped. In those days it created quite a bit of additional work for colleagues. Seeing the reality of the extra work and the consequences of my mistakes made a lasting impression.  I began to focus more effectively and slowed down my speed to eliminate errors.

Aug 13
2018

Delegation and Accountability

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Delegation and accountability is important for any business. We see a clear example of delegation in scripture. “When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. He told them: ‘Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt.’” (Luke 9:1-3, NIV)  The scriptures are clear that Jesus gave the disciples power and authority to drive out demons and cure disease.  He also told them what to take and what not to take.