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Six Ways to Recognize Employees and Drive Engagement

National Employee Appreciation Day may have passed, but it doesn’t mean employee recognition should end. In fact,...
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Six Creative Ways to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day

By Michelle Steitz
Do you have a “Best Boss Ever” mug on your desk? Or did your staff bring in treats to thank you for your leadership last October? National Boss Day is commonly celebrated across offices, but what about honoring your employees for their hard work?

4 Reasons Why Companies Offer Student Loan Repayment Assistance

By Michelle Leon-Guerrero
As a leader in human resources at your organization, you’re always looking for ways to better serve and engage your employees. After all, engaged employees are happier and more productive. In fact, Gallup reports that “companies with highly...

Building a Culture of Feedback: Key Insights From Our Fall 2018 Growth Series

By Ruth Erickson
Our fall Growth Series event, “Build a Healthy Feedback Culture,” took place on September 19 and featured Sheila Heen, New York Times best-selling author, as our keynote speaker. We couldn’t have been more thrilled to welcome her to the islands.

5 Things to Do After a Difficult Conversation at Work

By Michelle Steitz
Giving feedback can result in difficult conversations at times. It can be easy for managers to miscommunicate or deliver feedback without enough empathy, just as it can be easy for employees to become defensive.

6 Things to Keep in Mind When Delivering Employee Feedback

By Ruth Erickson
Being a great leader means giving feedback that inspires growth and improves performance. It’s both essential to an employee’s individual growth and development but also to the health and well-being of your company. Contrary to what you might...

How to Re-Energize Your Team

By Chris Wakukawa
A happy workforce is a productive workforce. Employees who are happy tend to work better, stay at their jobs longer, and produce higher quality results than those that are unhappy at work. And the benefits don’t end there. High-performing...

Soliciting and Receiving Feedback: How to Do It Well

By Michelle Steitz
Giving, receiving, and acting on employee feedback is essential for organizations that want to improve their company culture. Nearly 60% of surveyed employees and 72% of employees under 30 want feedback from their bosses daily or weekly,...

How to Prep Your Business for Hurricane Lane

By Ruth Erickson
UPDATE: As you may have heard, all ProService Hawaii offices will be closed on Friday, August 24 as the islands prepare for the worst of Hurricane Lane. As your client experience is still our top priority, if you have an HR-related issue on...

Sheila Heen, New York Times Best-selling Author, to Headline Fall Growth Series Event

By Ruth Erickson
Gaining feedback from within your organization is essential to learning, growing, and innovating, especially as your business scales. But giving, receiving, and using feedback can be challenging.

Making Plans for Next Year: Why Feedback and Candid Conversations Matter

By Ruth Erickson
Next year may seem like a world away, but from an annual planning perspective, it’s just around the corner. As we cruise into fall, many of us are thinking about annual planning for 2019. We’re assessing what worked well, what we’d like to do...

The Importance of Learning and Development Opportunities

By Michelle Steitz
In today’s business world, employees want more than a stable paycheck and decent living–they want fulfilling careers. That’s about more than money: People want to learn new skills and to understand how their work contributes to the company’s...

Top 5 Tips to Get Fully Staffed: Key Insights From Our Summer 2018 Growth Series

By Ruth Erickson
Our summer Growth Series, “Get Fully Staffed: Finding & Keeping Great People", took place on June 27th with keynote speaker Eric Chester, with our largest audience ever. Eric has written six books about employee engagement, workplace culture, and...

New Innovations to Enhance the Benefits of Doing Business

By Ben Godsey
Building upon a nearly 25 year commitment of helping local businesses succeed, I’m thrilled today to announce the launch of new and enhanced services from ProService Hawaii that will further grow the benefits of doing business in the islands.

6 Factors for Your Engagement Program

By Ruth Erickson
When it comes to developing an employee engagement plan, the importance and necessity of it is enthusiastically agreed upon by most business owners—regardless of the industry or company size.

We Before Me: 4 Ways to Build a Team-First Work Culture

By Ruth Erickson
As a manager, when you think of your workforce, there are two primary entities involved: the individual person and the collective team. But it’s the relationship between those two that is the most important.

4 Creative Ideas for Reducing Employee Churn

By Michelle Steitz
Many companies focus their efforts on hiring the best and brightest employees, but what about making sure the great ones you have stick around?

Can Diversity Help You Attract and Retain Employees?

By Ruth Erickson
Having employees from different backgrounds creates an enriched, engaged company culture that’s good for business. Even so, there’s a large wage gap in the U.S.– with women making 20% less than their male counterparts. Additionally, racial wealth...

Hear Me Out: How to Really Listen to Your Employees

By Ruth Erickson
It can be challenging to keep a consistent pulse and tune into what your employees are thinking (instead of what you think they are thinking.) Getting their feedback is important and responding to their needs, their ideas, and their suggestions...

Cultivate Engaged Employees With These 5 Mad Libs

By Ruth Erickson
When I participate in leadership forums, it’s not uncommon to hear similar questions float to the top of the discussion: How can I motivate my employees? What tips do you have to encourage and show my team I appreciate them? What’s the best way...

Making it Personal: How Positive Employee Relationships Impact Your Business

By Trisha Nomura
Whether you run a restaurant, manage a business, or own a shop, you can sense when there is tension in the air amongst co-workers. Answers are curt; service is affected; the days are long.

Your 5 Step Guide to an Employee Coaching Program

By Ruth Erickson
What if your company could teach employees new skills, develop leadership skills, and improve overall satisfaction...for free? I’m willing to bet you would jump at the chance to get this in place. Well, with an employee coaching program, you can.

8 Simple Ways to Improve Employee Wellbeing

By Trisha Nomura
When you feel good, you perform well. Whether that’s physically, emotionally, or mentally, wellness plays a critical role in overall performance. And while this is commonly known amongst athletes, taking care of your well-being actually...

10 Ways to Recognize Employees for Under  $30

By Ruth Erickson
Just like your people, rewards are not all created equal. But the undertone of all rewards is the same: A job well done. Great work. We appreciate you.

The Value of Investing in Your Employees

By Samantha Switalski
In today’s modern workplace, investing in your employees is critical to your success. At ProService Hawaii, we’ve found that employers who invest in the growth and development of their employees are more likely to attract the most talented...

How to Keep Your Best Employees

By Jody Aadland
Below is an excerpt from ProService Hawaii’s latest ebook “Employee Retention in Hawaii: Strategies and Insights for Small Businesses”. We spoke with 5 local employers who have implemented innovative, successful employee retention programs and...

Is a PEO Right For You?

By Jody Aadland
Do you struggle to keep up with all the paperwork running a business requires? From payroll and administration, to employee health and retirement benefits, to workers' compensation insurance, state and federal compliance issues, and even worker...