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June 20th, 2017

Preventing Summer Slump in the Workplace


Summer is a time for relaxing in the sun near a beautiful body of water, not for working. At least that is what we are conditioned to think as children. However, life as an adult is very different, with most of us finding ourselves in a cold and austere office working throughout the summer. This […]

June 6th, 2017

Surprising Reasons Your Employees Aren’t Using Their Vacation Time

A recent study by Project Time Off concludes that 40 percent of American workers left vacation time on the table last year despite the fact that it is widely accepted that a strong workforce requires adequate time off. Many European workers, particularly those in France, Scandinavia and Germany, routinely take off six weeks of vacation […]

May 23rd, 2017

How to Make the Most of Your Employee Meetings

One-on-one meetings are an opportunity to engage with your employees as well as address any issues they may be facing. By engaging them effectively, you will recharge your employees and help them work more productively. Many employers implement one-on-one meetings, however they typically don’t put much thought into how to make them effective. Here are […]

May 9th, 2017

Surprising Productivity Drains

If you have noticed a lull in productivity among your employees, there may be some surprising reasons why. We’ve put together a list of some of the most surprising productivity drains employees face:

Group Emails – Email is an important tool when working. However, many employees are often facing full inboxes and feel the pressure […]

April 25th, 2017

How to Make New Employees Feel Welcome

When employers hire new employees, they typically welcome them with training checklists, meetings, an office tour and other necessary tasks. Though this approach is important for orientating the new staff member, it fails to really welcome the new employee and make them feel appreciated.

When you hire a new employee, you only have one chance to […]

April 11th, 2017

Has Your Company Considered a Wellness Program?

Wellness programs revolve around incentives for employees to improve their health. This can include incentives to exercise, such as offering a gym membership discount or exercise equipment at the workplace. Others may focus on smoking cessation which is a key contributor to many illnesses. Some wellness programs will also offer healthy food in the break […]

March 1st, 2017

How to Show Your Employees You Value Them on Employee Appreciation Day

Employee appreciation day is Friday, March 3rd, 2017. This special day is a great time to show your employees that you value them. A recent open-ended and unaided survey by Forbes reveals that the single most important practice managers and business owners can adopt for better employee productivity is to recognize and appreciate employees. This is […]

January 3rd, 2017

How a PEO Can Help You with Your New Year Business Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone!  That means it is time to think about your business New Year’s resolutions. While there are many common resolutions, such as being more organized or having better time management skills, there are five specific resolutions that come with the support of a Personal Employer Organization, or PEO, like Optimum Employer Solutions. Most […]

December 20th, 2016

Starting the New Year Right: The Best Resolutions for Your Small Business

January is traditionally a month in which people set goals and make resolutions for the upcoming year. Since we are just a few weeks away from the New Year, we thought it the perfect time to share some information with you that would help you get a jump start on your goals. Consider some of […]

October 18th, 2016

Dealing with Entitled Employees

Everyone has at least one employee who feels “entitled.” You know, the one with selfish behavior in the office, or the one who always feels he or she has been treated unfairly. Employees who feel entitled think that they are more deserving than others, which can cause tension and issues to arise in the workplace. Negative consequences […]