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Leadership: Here’s what employees want from you in 2013

Employees knew the salary and the compensation package when they were hired. They applied for the job, so presumably, they knew what the work entailed. What else do great employees want? How do managers keep terrific employees? As it turns out, at all levels, employees want leadership. Real leadership fosters a vibrant working environment, and… Continue Reading Leadership: Here’s what employees want from you in 2013

Governor to sign Colo. state employee bill

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  Colorado state employees could see revised job protections under a measure headed to ballots this fall.   Gov. John Hickenlooper says he plans to sign the proposal to revise personnel regulations on Wednesday. The governor’s signature is the last step before the changes go to voters.   Many of the protections are in the… Continue Reading Governor to sign Colo. state employee bill

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Stellar Restaurant Solutions announced today that it will keep its corporate headquarters in Colorado Springs and could grow its call center business locally to 500 employees, double what it has today. Steve Bigari, Stellar CEO, said he was looking at moving his growing business out of Colorado Springs, where it was born in 2002, to… Continue Reading Stellar Restaurant Solutions opts to grow in Springs

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CO employees nervously await employment changes

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Kim Bodin works nights and weekends as a state prison nurse, and she hasn’t had a raise in years. Now the 54-year-old is watching nervously as Democrats and Republicans talk about changing how state employees can be hired and fired. “There is a big move in this country to make people who work for government… Continue Reading CO employees nervously await employment changes

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Workers looking to take advantage of Cyber Monday online deals will have a harder time sneaking past the guards at work this year, according to a survey of employers. Robert Half Technology found in a survey of Chief Information Officers that 60 percent of them block access on employee computers to retail and other online… Continue Reading Online shopping could be harder for employees this year

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Highlight progress to motivate employees

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Here’s a quiz: Which of the following tools is most powerful for motivating employees? Recognition for good work Incentives Interpersonal support Clear goals Support for making progress in work If you are like 95 percent of managers who responded to a Harvard study, the answer will surprise you. Most managers believe that recognition for good… Continue Reading Highlight progress to motivate employees

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We once had an employee who was a nice guy but was never as productive as others in his department. Supervisors discussed this with him on several occasions but his output didn’t improve. Then, in a staff meeting one day, he spotted something on the wall and remarked, “Sometimes I’m sitting at my computer and… Continue Reading Why employees who have potential for success often fail

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New Honda dealership to hire 50 employees

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A Honda dealership slated to open at the end of the month at the Powers Auto Park is hiring roughly 50 full-time local employees. The Piercey Automotive Group, based in Southern California, is opening the new dealership, but is only sending a few employees from its headquarters. The rest of the new staff will be… Continue Reading New Honda dealership to hire 50 employees

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About 57 percent of employees surveyed in a LinkedIn and Right Management online poll say they regularly make suggestions about how to improve their workplaces. But the ideas apparently fall on deaf ears. “Our findings suggest a surprising number of employees go the extra mile by making suggestions in the workplace,” said Mark Schmitz, general… Continue Reading Workers have ideas – bosses don’t care

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