Monthly Archives: July 2015

Importance of Employee Motivation, Encouragement, and Appreciation

July 30, 2015

At one point in time, employees were simply a means to get necessary work done. No thought was given as to what motivated them or how a business could be more successful based on the level of motivation or encouragement an employee experienced. The topic of motivation in the workplace has been researched by many and entire books have been written on the subject. Research has shown that the more motivated an individual is, the happier he or she tends to be and the more productive he or she becomes. This outcome has benefits to both the business and the ...

Leadership Competencies

July 8, 2015

The success of a business relies heavily upon its leadership at all levels of the organization. The ability to develop and retain employees that show strong leadership competencies has a lasting impact on a Company’s ability to thrive and be successful, whether those employees are executive-level managers or team supervisors. While there are a variety of competencies that could define a strong leader, EctoHR, Inc. believes that laying out those that are the most important to the success of a business is the best way to start identifying and grooming talent within a Company. This process should involve open conversations ...

Impacts of the SCOTUS Ruling

July 2, 2015

On Friday, June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, meaning that same-sex marriages must be acknowledged nationwide. With this ruling, employers should prepare to implement changes within their companies. The likely outcomes of the ruling include: Extension of Benefits to Same Sex Spouses Extension of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Employee Handbook and Company Policy Updates, including changes to bereavement Employers should consider taking the following steps to begin the implementation process: Contact your Group Benefits consultant to find out how the carriers are handling this change and what ...