Hiding in Plain Sight? How to Spot – and Fix – Unproductive Employees

Have unproductive employees who spend their work day napping? Show up to work dressed in their bathrobe? Do nothing but shuffle papers or walk in circles for eight hours? Not likely, right? Chances are, most of your employees appear busy – because unproductive workers don’t want to be found out! If they’re caught procrastinating or […]

The Lowest of the Low: Unemployment in Nashville is the Lowest of Any U.S. Large Metro Area!

How low is Nashville’s unemployment rate? 5%? 3.5%? Try 2.7%! This recent Nashville Business Journal article shared several eye-opening facts that galvanize exactly how strong our employment market is: For the month of February 2018, government data showed the Greater Nashville area’s unemployment rate was just 2.7%. Among the 51 U.S. metro areas with populations […]

Work Smarter – Not Harder – and Get More Done (part 1)

Each of us is given the same 24 hours per day to accomplish our work. So, why do some people seem to get so much more in a day than others? Have they found a way to slow down time – or maybe clone themselves? Nope. They have simply mastered the ability to focus on […]

How Should You Handle an Employee Who Vents about Their Job on Social Media?

When an employee complains online, what’s the best way to handle it? You may have a stellar corporate culture. Great-paying jobs. Tremendous opportunities for advancement. But that won’t shield you from a disgruntled employee who wants to exercise their First Amendment Right to free speech online. When it comes to protecting your company’s online reputation, […]