Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Importance of Organizational Charts in Business

April 18, 2017

A good organizational chart is helpful as a tool for talent management, staff planning, and clarifying reporting and communication structure. In the age of multi-dimensional positions, telecommuting, and less hierarchical organizations, putting together a visual representation of the Company's structure becomes challenging, yet even more meaningful. By looking at an org chart, people should be able to gain a quick understanding of how an organization is designed and where each employee fits. With many of EctoHR’s clients being very “flat” in their structure, reporting relationships may not be as clear as in larger, more “structured” organizations. Additionally, job titles likely do not ...

What Makes Employees Tick?

April 13, 2017

Understanding what motivates employees is essential to a positive, productive workplace. When people are affirmed in a way that is satisfying for them, they typically have better quality output and a greater sense of loyalty, both at work and elsewhere. As explained in "The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace" by Gary Chapman and Paul White, there are five languages of appreciation in the workplace: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Acts of Service, Tangible Gifts, and Physical Touch. While each type of appreciation has a variety of expressions, the basic tenets of each, along with some examples, are listed ...