I am the Operations Manager of a manufacturing company. I am a salary-based employee. I get a generous 14 days PTO and 5 Paid Sick Leave. If I ever have to take off work for a personal reason, I submit a request for TO and take it. My
You’ve probably finished setting your business goals for 2022, but what about your personal goals? Sometimes business leaders skip those–so many things to worry about with revenue targets, product development, and hiring goals. But, don’t put all your focus on your employees and your business. Focus on yourself.
Join us as we go through why the 6th Circuit removed the OSHA Stay. what we think will happen, and expressed our dismay at having to do this the last week of the year. We should be watching movies, eating fudge, and drinking bubble water, but no.
ou will eventually need to terminate an employee if you own a business. If you are not careful, you will do it the wrong way. This can go spectacularly badly–just ask Vishal Garg if you’re not sure. His Zoom meeting to fire 900 people resulted in a media superstorm and him taking
The Fifth Circuit Court shot down the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard back in November, and many people thought it was never to return. But, the Sixth Circuit court brought it back last Friday, and OSHA declared it would begin enforcement on January 10, 2022. Any business
I love the 1961 film, West Side Story. So did the critics and everyone else, as it won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress for Rita Moreno, who played Anita. I loved this film so much that I dreaded the Steven Spielberg remake. The
How is your budget? Because inflation hits everyone, hiring isn’t easy, and now you may be hiring with leaner teams and budgets just in the time where everything costs more. This means a more agile recruitment process for you and your company. Many businesses had massive cutbacks in
Some managers are not great, but these were truly terrible. Alison Green at Ask a Manager runs a vote every year for the worst manager. You can read them all here.
This year, I took a couple of classes that taught me the beauty of limiting options–or thinking within a box. They weren’t business classes–they were Improvisation (Improv) Classes. My friend, Susan Brownfield, runs Boutique Theater Basel, and she was starting an improv class with Pharmaceutical Executive, and Second-City Trained