Category Archives for Human Resources

Making The Most of Open Enrollment

Your HR department and your employees have been waiting and preparing for open enrollment for a year — and now it’s finally here. This is your organization’s chance to show how much you value your workforce and want to contribute to their overall wellbeing. The better they understand their benefits packages choices, the higher their […]

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Tips for Improving Employee Engagement

It’s no secret that keeping employees engaged in the workplace helps the entire organization thrive. In fact, research shows that engaged employees could help boost profitability by up to 21%. When managers use leadership skills to help keep team members passionate about their jobs and their careers, everyone wins. The good news? It doesn’t take […]

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Workshop On Hiring

How to Beat The Hiring Odds and Hire the Right Candidate

The Alexander Group recently hosted a Hiring Workshop featuring David Weller, Ph.D. and Principal of Leadership Alliance. The workshop included our current board member clients, their key managers and invited guests.

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The Real Cost of Hanging on to Toxic Employees

Nearly everyone has worked at a company that has a toxic employee (If you haven’t, count yourself lucky). Even businesses that are lauded as being a “Best Place to Work” can run into problems by hiring a bad apple. Toxicity can range from bullying to sexual harassment to workplace violence. Regardless of their actions, though, […]

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Five Things Business Owners Should Do Before The End Of The Year

Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash There are plenty of things savvy business owners should do before year’s end: set goals for next year, thank employees for their contributions, conduct year-end reviews, plan the company Christmas party… the list is long. But you’d better add tax planning too!

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Tips From The Top for March 2018

Photo by Nicolas Cool on Unsplash As a certified peer group facilitator with The Alternative Board (TAB), I get the opportunity to review ideas and insights from TAB facilitators and members from around the world. Here are my top picks for March 2018…

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Tips From The Top for February 2018

Photo by Enrapture Media on Unsplash As a certified peer group facilitator with The Alternative Board (TAB), I get the opportunity to review ideas and insights from TAB facilitators and members from around the world. Here are my top picks for February 2018… Hire the Right Attitude TAB Winnipeg Board 401 You can improve customer service and product […]

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Why Most Business Generational Transfers Fail and What You Can Do About It

For as long as people have lived in communities and practiced trades, it has been the dream of mothers and fathers that their children take over the family business. Just as kings pass the crown to their progeny, so too do today’s business owners hope to bequeath their lot to their children rather than retiring […]

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Vacation, Bereavement, Sick Days, and Jury Duty OR PTO? What’s the best policy?

As an employer, it’s very important to understand the different types of HR policies when it comes to employees’ time off. As a leading small business consultant company, we’ve grown to understand a lot about how the implementation of HR policies affects different sizes and types of business. We now know that it’s very important […]

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