Foster Teamwork in the Workplace

If you’re an employer, one of the most frustrating things in the world is to hear that your employees are not getting along or working well together. It’s to your benefit to have total team cohesion so you can avoid costly mistakes or missteps. Here’s how you can foster teamwork in your workplace:

Hold Team Meetings

One of the best ways to foster teamwork is to start holding regular team meetings in which you and your team members check in with one another and provide feedback and suggestions. Doing this will allow you to physically connect with your team as opposed to leaving notes for each other on the message board or sending each other e-mails.

Encourage Employees to Help Each Other

As a manager, it’s your job to oversee the day-to-day operations and make sure that your employees are getting along. One easy way to do this is to encourage employees to help each other instead of you or another manager helping them. Once they start helping each other, they will become that much more accustomed to each other’s needs and be able to anticipate them on the fly.

Do Team-Building Activities

Team-building activities are a fun way to foster teamwork in the workplace because they let you break out of the regular team environment to get to know one another. You’ll soon find that when you’re not huddled in the same office or halls every day, you will get to see different aspects of your colleagues’ personalities shine, which will help you like them and get along with them that much more.

If you need to hire more employees who will help contribute to your workplace’s overall teamwork cohesion, contact Award Staffing. We are trained to look for potential recruits who have positive social skills and who are well-versed in the art of communication.

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Seasonal Staff

When you’re about to head into a busy season, and you’re in charge of staffing for your company, it’s time for the big decision: do you overload your current employees with extra responsibilities, or do you hire seasonal staff to help out with the workload? Before you make a decision, there are pros and cons of hiring seasonal staff that you should take into account:

Pros

  • Increased Productivity
    One of the biggest positive aspects of hiring seasonal staff is that after the onslaught of training, you will have increased productivity. Therefore, if you have a busy season coming up, you may want to get the training done several weeks ahead of time, so your new employees are ready to work when everything gets busy.
  • Employee Vetting
    One lesser-known benefit of hiring seasonal staff is that you can use it to vet longer-term employees. Hiring short-term staff is the perfect way to test out particular employees, especially if you’re not yet ready to make a full-time commitment.

Potential Cons and How to Beat Them

  • Training Costs
    Every time you onboard a new employee, you’re may incur training costs to make sure they’re up to speed with your company’s rules, regulations, and protocol. Adding seasonal staff to your workforce could potentially reduce productivity at first until all the new employees are trained. Connecting with a quality staffing agency who supplies well-trained candidates who learn quickly will ensure that the ultimate productivity and performance is worth any temporary loss of action.
  • Lack of Familiarity
    Your seasonal staff will need to take the time to familiarize the new employees with the position and overall job details. You will need to account for this in the training schedule, but once again, a little effort in the beginning will reap big results in the end. Furthermore, it’s an opportunity for current staff members to expand their leadership skills.

If you are interested in hiring seasonal staff, contact Award Staffing. We can help you identify exactly how many staff members you need, for how long, and in what position/role. We will be able to pre-vet candidates for you so that you’re only meeting with the most qualified candidates by the time they reach the interview process.

 

Foster Teamwork in Your Workplace

If you’re an employer, one of the most frustrating things in the world is to hear that your employees are not getting along or working well together. It’s to your benefit to have total team cohesion so you can avoid costly mistakes or missteps. Here’s how you can foster teamwork in your workplace:

Hold Team Meetings

One of the best ways to foster teamwork is to start holding regular team meetings in which you and your team members check in with one another and provide feedback and suggestions. Doing this will allow you to physically connect with your team as opposed to leaving notes for each other on the message board or sending each other e-mails.

Encourage Employees to Help Each Other

As a manager, it’s your job to oversee the day-to-day operations and make sure that your employees are getting along. One easy way to do this is to encourage employees to help each other instead of you or another manager helping them. Once they start helping each other, they will become that much more accustomed to each other’s needs and be able to anticipate them on the fly.

Do Team-Building Activities

Team-building activities are a fun way to foster teamwork in the workplace because they let you break out of the regular team environment to get to know one another. You’ll soon find that when you’re not huddled in the same office or halls every day, you will get to see different aspects of your colleagues’ personalities shine, which will help you like them and get along with them that much more.

If you need to hire more employees who will help contribute to your workplace’s overall teamwork cohesion, contact Award Staffing. We are trained to look for potential recruits who have positive social skills and who are well-versed in the art of communication.