according to this survey, employees are probably using your small business as a free dating site (right now)
You may not run a match making service as your business, but that doesn't mean you're not the unwitting sponsor of a dating service. If you haven't discovered an employee romance, just keep running your business, one is bound to pop up. Or it's quite possible that they already have but those dating relationships have been well hidden from you.
A survey conducted by Career Builder revealed just how common dating on the job really is today. The survey, which included over 8,000 employees also uncovered several other interesting facts.
1. Admit it, your business is a dating service
Employees looking for a relationship are apparently in the right place. According to the survey, 39% of workers say they have dated a coworker at least one time, while 17% admit to dating a coworker multiple times. But while nothing is guaranteed, dating at the job proves to be a good move for those looking to get married. A reported 30% state they met and married their spouse at work.
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to commit to writing a job procedures manual for your employees. But now if you find yourself staring at a blank Google Doc with nothing but a flashing cursor wondering where to begin, you’ve in the right corner of the internet. When you’re setting out to create procedures for your small business, the best place to start is with developing an effective structure for your procedures document.
Before you write the first step in any procedure, there is some very important information to include at the beginning that will make your procedure more effective and useful. This information can be divided into several categories that can become standard elements of each procedure that you write for your small business.
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The company holiday party can be a fun way to celebrate a year of hard work with your employees. It's typically a time to treat your employees to a good time and show appreciation for their contributions. But it can also open the door to your company dealing with issues long after the party ends and starting the new year on a not so high note. Without taking proper actions before the party, mayhem in the form of sexual harassment, sexual assault, drunk driving or any other manner of undesirable behavior you can imagine, can rear it's ugly head.
So while you're choosing the venue and caterer for the holiday party, take some time to think about how you can mitigate the most common risks of bad behavior from happening at your event. With a little pre-planning you can reduce or eliminate the risks of employees driving home drunk and employees being sexually harassed while at your event. While both of these are things we would never want to happen, actions to prevent them from happening are simple and can be done in advance by any employer. Here's some actions you can take as you're finalizing plans for the company holiday party to keep everyone safe, comfortable and out of trouble.
If you’re bringing on seasonal employees to get your business through a temporary busy season like the Christmas holiday shopping rush, don’t forget about the training that these employees will need to not only do their jobs successfully but to work well within your business culture. It can be so easy to just give these temporary employees the bare bones of job related training that will make them functional for the short period of time that they will be on your payroll. But overlooking other aspects of employee training and not providing them will a well thought out and complete training program can be a source of frustration throughout their employment.
So while you may not need to invest the time to put a seasonal employee through your entire training program, it is a smart idea to have a modified, shorter and more targeted training just for seasonal employees. Ideally this training program would include the skills training needed for them to perform the job at a basic level and give them enough organizational knowledge to play well in the sandbox during their employment. While the components of any training program will depend on your business and the expectations you have for employees, incorporating these five topics will serve as a great place to start.
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