As British Columbia has entered phase 2 of the provincial restart plan, Worksafe BC has issued guidelines for various industries to reopen.
With the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies had to quickly implement work-from-home policies. It certainly is an adjustment for all parties involved. Remote employee management can feel like a totally different challenge than managing people you work side by side with. Things that work in an office don’t always translate exactly to remote employees. Here are … Continue reading 5 Tips to manage remote employees
As we navigate uncertain times and uncharted territories, a lot of businesses are stuck. Should we close? Should we lay-off staff? What if we don't follow government orders? How are we going to pay our bills? As the response to Covid-19 is updated and modified on an almost hourly basis, answering the above questions can … Continue reading Covid-19: Tips for employers
As Covid-19 spreads in North America, chances are that your employer has implemented a temporary work-from-home policy. If you're new to this, you may have found out distractions were both plentiful and tempting. However, it's more about managing them than avoiding them. Unfortunately, the latter is pretty much impossible, as we are actually conditioned to … Continue reading Managing distractions while working from home
This is the last installment of our 3-part series on 3 generations of workers. This week, we'll look at Generation Y, mostly known as Millennials. Millennials were born between 1981 and 1994 Technology is an intrinsic part of their lives. Unlike previous generations, they've never experienced a time without computers, cell phones and Internet, and … Continue reading Generation gap: Millennials at work
Contrary to popular belief, the open office concept didn't come from the 80's and 90's start-up companies of the Silicon Valley. In 1939, Architect Frank Llyod Wright designed the Johnson Wax Headquarters. The office lacked any partition, but rather was divided up by thin white columns, filing cabinets, and oval desks. Johnson Wax Headquarters For … Continue reading Can a great open office concept help you attract and retain employees? (You bet!)
Whether you are thinking about starting your own business, or you already have your owncompany, you may wonder if you should write a business plan or not.