WHY EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IS ALL ABOUT COMMUNICATION

 Effective Employee Engagement begins with communication.  There’s really nothing controversial about that statement.  What does communication mean though?  Effective communication is a two-way street.  A commitment must be made at the managerial level to provide employees with the information necessary for getting the job done.  Likewise, employees must be willing and have to ability to relay their concerns to management without hesitation.  If honest, effective communication amongst employees is absent, an organization runs the risk of decreasing morale, which can decrease production and leads to turnover.….READ MORE

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS & VISIONS: GLOBAL SERVICES

Here are Creative Solutions and Visions we’re a team built from experience.  Our people are former high-ranking union officials, HR experts, CEO’s, Labor Relations Directors and dozens of others who’ve held leadership positions in different sectors and industries. This has allowed us to provide a wide breadth of services, delivered at the highest quality in the industry….READ MORE

SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION MANDATED IN NEW YORK

The state of New York, along with New York City, have passed into law policies to prevent sexual harassment at work.  Governor Cuomo signed the bill on April 10th, with a mandate for employers in New York beginning October 7th, 2018, that requires employers to follow sexual harassment prevention training.  The new legislation requires training be in depth and interactive, fully explaining what sexual harassment is, and examples of conduct that would be classified as unlawful harassment…….READ MORE

WE CAN’T BRING IN CONSULTANTS!  THEY’RE OUTSIDERS!

This thought process is among the most pervasive thinking companies do, whether large, medium or small.  We hear this constantly, and through multiple mediums, whether it be the employee engagement surveys, or during a full-blown labor crisis.  So, we wanted to briefly review the reasons why that thinking can be the cause of some of your problems……READ MORE

WHY ARE MY EMPLOYEES UNIONIZING

As we’ve previously explored, the unions use the assets and negotiation tools employees already possess to negotiate on the employee’s behalf, for a membership fee.  Since they’re paying for what they already possess, unionizing doesn’t seem particularly beneficial for the employees, and it’s typically not.  So why do your employees want a union?…..READ MORE

WHY WE FIGHT THE UNIONS

In 2018 it might not be a popular stance to oppose the unions, but we didn’t get to this point in the typical fashion.  Just about everyone here at Creative Solutions and Vision, myself included, is either a former union official, former union organizer, labor expert, or human resource professionals.  We know how the system’s work because we’ve worked in the industry from every side……READ MORE

HOW THE UNION TODAY HAS OUTLIVED IT’S PURPOSE

 A lot of the back and forth about unions in today’s discourse suffers from some misunderstanding about what the unions currently do in the United States.  How have the Unions changed over the years? Over 35 years ago, 37% of the workforce was participating in a union. Nowadays that number floats around 7%. We can of course…….READ MORE

IS “UNION AVOIDANCE” NECESSARY?

Why you should you care, as a business owner, whether or not your employees unionize?  After all, we know that in order to gain productivity you need employees to be engaged, and to be happy.  Wouldn’t a third party that negotiates between you and your employees in order to make sure their demands are heard a beneficial thing?……….READ MORE

WHY EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IS AN ESSENTIAL TOOL FOR EVERY ORGANIZATION

You may have seen the title of this article and asked, what is employee engagement?  Simply put it’s an emotional state where employees feel passionate, energetic and committed to their work.  This translates into employees who give their hearts, spirits and minds to deliver a high level of performance to the organization.  It means that the employee has an emotional….READ MORE